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Fields from Blended Data Sources Unavailable for URL Actions


Published: 23 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 12 Jul 2016

Issue

When you try to add URL actions to dashboards, fields from secondary data sources cannot be added to the URL.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Blended data

Resolution

Use the following workaround:
  • Create a new worksheet. Make the data source that contains the field that you want to use in the URL action the primary data source in the worksheet.
  • Add the worksheet to a dashboard.
  • Create an action filter whose source is the original worksheet and whose target is the new worksheet. For more information about creating action filters, see Filter Actions in Tableau Help. 
  • Create the desired URL action with the new worksheet as the source sheet. 

Cause

Fields from secondary data sources cannot be used in URL actions.
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