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Dynamically Hiding a Sheet from the Dashboard


Published: 01 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 06 Feb 2018

Question

How to hide a sheet on a dashboard until a selection is made on another sheet.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Use a dashboard action. This example has a few sheets, a map view and detail views, and hides the detail views until a selection is made on the map view.
  1. Arrange the Map and detail sheets on a dashboard. 
  2. Select Dashboard > Actions
  3. Click the Add Action buttonand select Filter.
  4. Under Run action on, click Select.
  5. Choose Map for the source sheet and the sheet(s) you wish to hide for the target sheet.
  6. Under Clearing the selection will, select Exclude all values.
  7. Click OK to close each dialog box.
  8. (Optional) Right click the title of the hidden sheets, and select Hide Title.
The above solution will leave a blank space for the hidden sheets until a selection is made on the Map sheet.

Additional Information

To view these steps in action, see the video below: 
Note: the video has no sound
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