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A URL action is a hyperlink that points to a web page or other web-based resource outside of Tableau. For security reasons, Tableau requires you to link to a file hosted by a web server. A best practice is to use the https:// protocol with URL actions. If you use http:// in the URL action, and the server on which you publish the dashboard runs through https://, browsers will not be able to display the http:// page that the URL action points to.
Edit the URL action
Select Worksheet > Actions.
In the Actions dialog box, click the name of the URL action that needs to be modified, and then click the Edit button.
In the URL textbox, type the URL of the resource.
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