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


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 Tableau Server Relase Notes 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 Release Notes Site to avoid issues caused by version incompatibilities.
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