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Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public by Matt Floyd, Ashley Ohmann

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Actions

There are three types of actions that you can create on dashboards to add context, relevance, and specificity for your users, namely Highlight, Filter, and URL.

The following list describes these three action types:

  • Highlight actions: These draw attention to marks related to selections in a visualization without filtering other data points on the visualization.
  • Filter actions: These show only the selections made in a source visualization. They can be set up in such a way that when the marks in the source sheet are deselected, the target visualization shows all the marks, shows the filtered marks, or excludes all the marks.
  • URL actions: These allow you to link to generic URLs or dynamically add selected field values into URLs to link Tableau ...

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