Tabcmd Error "Failed to create a VizQl session on the server" Exporting PDF from Tableau Online or Tableau Server

Published: 03 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 31 May 2018


When exporting a PDF from Tableau Online using Tabcmd, the following error might occur: 
Failed to create a VizQl session on the server


  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Server 10.1 and newer
  • Tabcmd 
  • PDF


Upgrade TabCMD to the same version as Tableau Online or Tableau Server. See Alternate Downloads Site for accessing the most recent version of TabCMD. 


When Tableau Server or Tableau Online are upgraded to a new version, an updated version of tabcmd is required. You can download it from the Tableau Alternate Downloads Site (link below) to avoid issues caused by version incompatibilities.
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