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

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URL actions

URL actions are useful when you wish to connect users to external and auxiliary data, whether it's from a public interest website or to a related dashboard. In the next example, you will create a URL action that allows users to view the World Bank's website for each country.

The URL action that you will build will append the name of each country as a variable to the root URL for the World Bank's well-organized websites.

The root URL is http://www.worldbank.org/en/country, and in order to get to a specific country, such as South Africa, you need to add the country name so that it looks like http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/southafrica.

There is one issue—there are no spaces in the country names in the URL and yet, there are spaces in ...

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