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Adding Embedded Videos to Dashboards


Published: 21 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 10 Jun 2016

Question

How to add videos to dashboards.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Answer

Embedding videos into dashboards is not tested or supported by Tableau. However, the below steps might allow you to embed a video in a dashboard: 
  1. Copy the embed URL for the video. If your video is on YouTube, the URL should look similar to the following: //www.youtube.com/embed/<text>.
  2. In Tableau Desktop, open the dashboard.
  3. On the Side Bar, double-click Web Page.
  4. In the Edit URL dialog box, paste the embed code, change /embed/ to /v/ as follows://www.youtube.com/v/<text> and click OK.
  5. (Optional) Publish the dashboard to Tableau Server. For more information, see Publishing Workbooks.
Note: In Tableau Desktop, the above steps can create a persistent web object (the video remains visible despite switching between tabs) This behavior does not occur in Tableau Server. 

Alternatively, you can link to the video using a URL action in the dashboard. For more information, see URL Actions
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