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Hash Symbol and Number Are Added to View URL


Published: 20 Nov 2013
Last Modified Date: 14 Jul 2015

Issue

When you display or edit a view on Tableau Server using the web environment, a hash symbol (#) and integer are appended to the URL. The integer increments by one each time you do the following:
  • Refresh the browser as the view is displayed.
  • Open the view in a new tab or window.
  • Display a different tab in the workbook.

The following is an example of a URL that gets created:

https://<hostname>/views/<workbook-name>/SampleView#1

Environment

Tableau Server 8.1 - 8.3

Resolution

This behavior is by design.

Additional Information

This hash fragment was implemented in Tableau Server 8.1, to enable you to display different configurations of a view on multiple browser tabs at the same time. You can interact with each of the tabs independent of the other. The following are a few points to keep in mind about the new URL structure:
  • The #n is not considered part of the URL of the view. Therefore, when you embed the view or distribute the link to the view, exclude the #n. For example,  you would include: https://<hostname>/views/<workbook-name>/SampleView.
  • If you want to add query parameters like ?:render=false or ?:highdpi=true, you must add them to the end of the URL but before the hash symbol. For example:
    http://localhost/views/simplemaplegend/Sheet2?:render=false#6
  • If you change the n integer value to a previous value, the view will not return to its previous state.Tableau increments refresh instances over the entire server session, from where it left off. 


 

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