Tableau tabcmd error code 16


Do you get the tabcmd error code 16, Invalid username or password?

A cause of this error is having a special character in the password.

For example, Tableau interprets %1 as a parameter. To resolve this use an escape character. In the command line write %1 as %%1. The preceding % acts as an escape character.

Another special character Tableau can’t interpret is # (the hash symbol¬† or pound sign for any Americans).

I was unable to find an escape character for the hash symbol.

Therefore I had to change the password, removing the #, to make tabcmd work.

If anyone knows better ways around this than changing the password please write in the comments.

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