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Controlling the Toolbar in Embedded Views


Product(s): Tableau Online, Tableau Public, Tableau Server
Version(s): 8.2, 8.1, 8.0
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2016

Article Note: This article is no longer actively maintained by Tableau. We continue to make it available because the information is still valuable, but some steps may vary due to product changes.


When you share a view, either by emailing or embedding it in a webpage, the default setting includes the toolbar. This article describes how you can change the toolbar's location or remove the toolbar from the view.

The toolbar allows people to interact with your view. It also lets them export the view as a static image, crosstab, PDF, or as data. Below is a description of each toolbar option:Article Note: This article is no longer actively maintained by Tableau. We continue to make it available because the information is still valuable, but some steps may vary due to product changes.

When you share a view by emailing it or embedding it in a web page, it includes a toolbar that enables your audience to interact with your view. This article describes how you can change the toolbar’s location or remove the toolbar from the view.

The toolbar enables the following actions:

  • Share: Share a link to the view through email or social media sites, embed the view into your web page.
  • Export: Export the view as an image or PDF. Alternatively, you can export the data as a crosstab or comma separated value (.csv) file.
  • Revert All: Revert your changes (e.g., filter, sorting, etc.) and restore the view to how it was originally published.
  • Download: Save a Tableau packaged workbook (.twbx) to open in Tableau Desktop products.

On Tableau Server and Tableau Online views, you can change the position or disable the entire toolbar.

On Tableau Public views, you can change the position of the toolbar and disable the Export and Revert All buttons.

Manipulating the toolbar on Tableau Public views

When you share a view, you can specify whether to remove the Export and Revert All buttons or place the toolbar at the top of the view.

Remove the toolbar from a Tableau Public view

  1. Sign in to your Tableau Public account, and click My Workbook.
  2. Select a workbook, and under Settings, clear the Show toolbar check box.

Position the toolbar at the top of the view

You change the toolbar’s position through URL parameters. To do this, you must also disable the viz home page that is part of every Tableau Public view.

  1. Sign in to your Tableau Public account, and click My Workbooks.
  2. Select a workbook, and then select a view from the gallery.
  3. Copy the email link.

4. Paste the URL into a web browser, and then add the following text to the end of the URL:

&:showVizHome=no&:toolbar=top

Tip: You can also use &:toolbar=no to remove the toolbar from the view. This also requires disabling the viz home page.

Manipulating the toolbar in Tableau Server or Tableau Online views

To remove the toolbar:

  1. Display the view, and click the Share link.
  2. Click the Display Options arrow and clear the Show Toolbar check box.

You can also use URL parameters as you do in Tableau Public. Tableau Server and Tableau Online views do not have their own viz home pages, so you do not need to include the corresponding parameter to disable them.

  1. Display the view, and click the Share link.
  2. Copy the Email link, and then paste it into the browser address bar
  3. Add &:toolbar=no to the end of the URL to remove the toolbar.

By default, the toolbar is placed above the view. To place the toolbar below the view, you can add &:toolbar=bottom.

 

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