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TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst Command Line Parameter Reference

Last updated:
5:44am Feb 02, 2022

The launch behaviour of TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst can be configured using command line parameters.

Command Line Parameter Reference

The following command line parameters are available for Spotfire Analyst:

Parameter Description


Show help on command line options.

/usage Shows the usage of the application from the command prompt.
/server:<server> Defines the server to log into when starting Spotfire.

Example: http://myserver:1234
/username:<username> Username when logging in. It is not necessary when logging into a server with integrated authentication. Must be provided when the /password parameter is provided.
/password:<password> Password to use when logging in. It is not necessary when logging into a server with integrated authentication. Must be provided when the /username parameter is provided.
/offline Starts Spotfire in offline mode.
/forceShowLoginDialog Forces the login dialog to be displayed.
/enablePerformanceCounters If true enable collection of performance counters.
/modules:[<modules> ... For internal purposes only.
/area:<area> The name of the area on the server to log into.
/file:<file> The analysis file to load in the application.
/qualificationexport:<qualificationexportpath> Run the qualification export
/applicationprofiler:<applicationprofilerconfigpath> Run the Application Profiler
/noupdates Disables the check for updates.
/serverless Runs the application in a server-less state, i.e., it never connects to a Spotfire Server. The argument '/serverless' is not allowed within a bootstrap configuration.
/acceptupdates Silently accepts updates from the server.
/loadAllModules Load all available modules, not just those specified by the server.
The information link or analysis in the library to load in the application.

tibcospotfire:server:http\://myserver\:1234/:analysis:/Data/My Analysis

See here for more examples using the tibcospotfire protocol handler.
/culture:<culture> The language and culture to start the application in. For example, en-US.
/debug Enables debug logging. Available from Spotfire 11.7.


"Spotfire.Dxp.exe" /server:"http://myserver:8080/" /username:me /password:mypassword /file:"c:\my analysis.dxp"

The command line parameters are unordered and not case sensitive.

Note: the output from the /?, /help or /usage parameters needs to redirected to a file, e.g.: Spotfire.Dxp.exe /help > a.txt

Command Line Arguments in the Application Configuration File

The command line arguments may be specified in the <arguments> section of the Spotfire.Dxp.exe.config file. Each argument is specified as an <argument> element with the required name and optional value attributes:

    <argument name="server" value="http://myserver/" />

The arguments specified in the Spotfire.Dxp.exe.config file are appended to the command line arguments. Duplicates will result in errors.