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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: 15 Jan 2020

Issue

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

Environment

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

Resolution

Upgrade TabCMD to the same version as Tableau Online or Tableau Server. See Tableau Server Relase Notes for accessing the most recent version of TabCMD. 

Cause

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 Release Notes Site to avoid issues caused by version incompatibilities.
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