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Multiple URL actions may not open multiple tabs when published to Tableau Server


Published: 10 May 2022
Last Modified Date: 26 May 2022

Issue

When two or more URL actions are assigned to a single mark/click, opening multiple tabs works as expected in Tableau Desktop but not Tableau Server. 

Environment

  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Adjust the web browser security settings to allow pop-ups from your Tableau Server URL. 

In Chrome, if we switch back to the Tableau Server tab after triggering the URL actions, there may be a notification on the right side of the address bar warning that pop-ups were blocked for the site. Clicking on this notification allows us to allow pop-ups from Tableau Server.

Alternatively, if the above "pop-ups blocked" notification is not showing in the address bar after triggering the URL actins, please take the following steps in Chrome to allow pop-ups for your own Tableau Server URL:
  1. At the top right, click the three dots menu > Settings
  2. From the left side menu, navigate to Privacy and security
  3. Go to Site settings > Pop-ups and redirects
  4. Under "Customized behaviors" there are two sections, "Not allowed to send pop-ups or use redirects" and "Allowed to send pop-ups or use redirects"
  5. Under "Allowed to send pop-ups or use redirects" click the Add button and add your Tableau Server URL to the list of allowed sites

 

Cause

Pop-up blockers built in to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Edge) may be preventing Tableau Server from opening all tabs successfully. 
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