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Showing Web-Hosted Images in a Dashboard


Published: 12 Mar 2015
Last Modified Date: 10 Jun 2016

Question

How to use a URL Action to display web-hosted images in a dashboard.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Images will need to be hosted online and the URL for each image must be stored in your database.
  1. From the Dashboard pane, drag Web Page onto your dashboard to create a dynamic web page window.
  2. Navigate to Dashboard > Actions.
  3. Select Add Action > URL.
  4. Under Run action on: choose Select.
  5. Click on the triangle to the right of the URL field and select the name of the column that contains the image URLs.
  6. Click on OK.

Additional Information

Note: In order to use the URL field in a dashboard action, it must be present on worksheets in the dashboard.
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