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How to add a URL action for a button with image


Published: 03 Jul 2020
Last Modified Date: 03 Jul 2020

Question

How to add a URL action for a button with image

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

Option 1: Use image object on dashboard and edit the target URL

User-added image

Option 2: Use background image

1. Create a sample excel file with X and Y coordinates to map a background image
 

XY
48.23529.1836
2. Add the above excel file as a new data source

3. Go to Map -> Background Image with the below configurations and a view with X and Y as dimensions 
User-added image

4. Right-click X and Y in columns and rows and deselect Show Header

5. To annotate the Clicking point to any other location:

Right-click anywhere on the image where you want to find the coordinates, and select Annotate > Point.

For more information about annotating marks or points in the view, see the Add Annotations topic in the Tableau Help
This will show the X and Y points, move the point across image where you want to position it and then replace the excel file with this X and Y coordinates 

6. Go to Worksheet -> Actions and configure the URL action as desired 

 Option 3: Use shapes

1. Create a sample excel file with a column having just one value. Example:

 

Test
X
2. Add the above excel as new data source

3. Change the Mark Type to shape and drag Test to Shape on Marks card

4. Add a Custom Shape

5. Go to Worksheet -> Actions and configure the URL action as desired 
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