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Hyperlinks do Not Work After Downloading View as PDF


Published: 20 Jan 2022
Last Modified Date: 26 Jan 2022

Issue

Using URL actions to create a hyperlinks to external sites work both in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. However when you download the view as PDF, the hyperlinks do not work.
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 2020.3.0

Resolution

Hyperlinks do not retain their value when saved as PDF.  However, as a workaround, type the full URL in the view/dashboard. 

When view is saved as PDF, clicking on the URL/link from the PDF file opens the page.




 

Cause

The ability to retain hyperlinks when the view is downloaded as PDF is not currently built into the product.
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