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Opening Links In Separate Browser Windows or Tabs


Published: 19 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 23 May 2016

Question

How to open links from URL actions and web URLs in separate browser tabs or windows and not in the same view or dashboard.  

Environment

Tableau Server

Answer

To workaround this issue: 
  1. Add ?:embed=yes&:linktarget=_blank at the end of the browser URL of the view or the dashboard published on Tableau Server. 
    • Note: Do not append the URL parameter of the Action URL.
    • This embed parameter will force all external hyperlinks to open in a new tabs. 
  2. Ensure this new URL is being distributed to all the persons who use this view/dashboard. 

Additional Information

If URL actions and web objects are present in the same dashboard, the links will open in the web object. This behavior is by design.
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