How actions work
You saw a few examples of actions used in dashboards. We'll now consider some details of how actions work in Tableau.
Tableau supports three kinds of actions:
- Filter actions
- Highlight actions
- URL actions
Certain actions are automatically generated by Tableau based on shortcuts. For example, you can select Use as Filter from the drop-down menu of a view on a dashboard, resulting in an automatically generated filter action. Enabling highlighting using the button on a discrete color legend or on the toolbar will automatically generate a highlight action.
You can create or edit dashboard actions by navigating to Dashboard | Actions from the ...