Opening Links In Separate Browser Windows or Tabs

Published: 19 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 17 Dec 2019


How to open links from URL actions and web URLs in separate browser tabs or windows and not in the same view or dashboard.  


Tableau Server


To workaround this issue: 
  1. Add ?:embed=yes&:linktarget=_blank at the end of the browser URL of the view or the dashboard published on Tableau Server. 
    • Note: Do not append the URL parameter of the Action URL.
    • This embed parameter will force all external hyperlinks to open in a new tab. 
  2. Ensure this new URL is being distributed to all the persons who use this view/dashboard. 

Additional Information

If URL actions and web objects are present in the same dashboard, the links will open in the web object. This behavior is by design.

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