Use URL actions to pass values from a sheet to an external webpage
- [Instructor] One action that we can use…with the dashboard is a URL action.…This is really useful if we have information…that's accessible by URL.…We can build it into our dashboards…to allow or our user to click on one of the elements…in the dashboard and take us to an external web page.…First, we're gonna build the action.…It's dashboard Actions, and add URL.…We'll give it a name,…for example, Go to Google.…We then have to decide…which of our sheets for it to work on.…
For our example, we're gonna use all three.…We then have to decide what action to work on.…We can choose Hover, Select, or Menu.…We definitely don't want to use Hover,…because otherwise any time the mouse moves over an element,…our web site is gonna pop up.…Select is sometimes a good choice,…but often people also use Select…for dragging and dropping.…The best choice is the Menu option.…So now we enter our URL…and click OK.…Now when we select an item,…we get a URL link at the bottom.…
We click on this and the web page opens.…We can go one step further…
The training starts with one of the most important features in Tableau: the difference between the green and blue pills (discrete and continuous data) and how this affects every single action Tableau performs. Then find out how to add new maps and create more effective dashboards that maximize screen real estate. Discover how actions can link together sheets and provide greater levels of interactivity and performance, and how formatting can make an ordinary dashboard demand attention. Plus, get some bonus tips on performing date and time calculations in Tableau. This course deep-dives into the practical, applicable, and essential skills that anyone doing data visualization and analytics in a professional setting needs to have.
- Green vs. blue pills
- Using filters, colors, and dates
- Connecting to data
- Extracting data
- Cleaning and prepping data
- Pivoting data
- Merging and joining data
- Highlighting data
- Using the Analytics pane
- Creating new maps
- Creating calculations based on parameters
- Designing dashboards
Skill Level Intermediate
Q. Thise course was updated 04/21/2017. What changed?
A. Videos were added to cover features in Tableau 10.2.
1. Green and Blue Pills
2. Connect and Extract Data
3. Transform Data
5. Map Your Data
7. Dashboard Design
8. Useful Calculations
9. Tableau 10.2 Updates
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