Unable to Use Tabcmd with Sub-Projects

Published: 17 Jan 2018
Last Modified Date: 13 Feb 2018


When using tabcmd, there is no option to specify a sub-project. When using the --project option with a sub-project name, an error may occur:

*** Unexpected response from the server: Not enough permissions
Sorry, the project you were looking for does not exist, or you do not have permission to see that project.



  • Tableau Server 10.5+
  • Tableau Online 10.5+
  • tabcmd


As a workaround, to automate tasks you want to perform on a project within a parent project, use the equivalent Tableau REST API call.


Using tabcmd, you can specify only a top-level project in a project hierarchy. The ability to use sub-projects with tabcmd is not built into the product at this time.
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