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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Using the URL action

There are times when we would want to access more information about data that maybe hosted outside our data source. This information could either be on a web page, file, or other web-based resources that are outside of Tableau. To access these from our Tableau workbook, we will need to create hyperlinks. These hyperlinks can be created using a URL action. Thus, a URL action is a hyperlink that points to a web page, file, or other web-based resources that are outside of Tableau.

Further, we can pass values and replace the field values in the URL to make the link more relevant to our data. Let us follow the recipe that is given here, to understand the URL action better.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will first create a new ...

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