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Opening a File from Google Drive with a URL action or Web Page Object


Published: 19 Jul 2017
Last Modified Date: 19 Jul 2017

Question

How to open a file from Google Drive with a URL action or Web Page Object.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2.0
  • Google Drive

Answer

For the URL action: 
  1. In Google Drive, right-click on the file, and select 'Get Shareable Link'. 
  2. In Tableau Desktop, on a dashboard, select 'Dashboard' from the top toolbar. 
  3. Select 'Actions' > 'Add Action' > 'URL' 
  4. Enter the Shareable link URL. 
  5. Choose how you want to trigger the action (Menu, Select or Hover). 
  6. Click OK. 


For Web Page Object: 
  1. In Google Drive, right-click on the file, and select 'Get Shareable Link'. 
  2. In Tableau Desktop, on a dashboard, select 'Dashboard' from the top toolbar. 
  3. On a new dashboard, drag out the Web Page option from Objects in the bottom left of the dashboard area. 
  4. Enter the Shareable link URL. 

Additional Information

The shareable link must be used in order to open a file from Google drive with a URL action or in a web page object.
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