Tableau Server 2019.1 URL Actions & Parameters not functional

Published: 26 Feb 2019
Last Modified Date: 10 Apr 2019


After publishing a workbook, URL actions using :linktarget=_blank or :linktarget=_self do not work as expected.

Actions may not work at all, or may open in a new tab when the expected action is to open in the same tab, or vice-versa.


  • Tableau Server 2019.1.0 - 2019.1.1
  • Tableau Online


Option 1
Upgrade to Tableau Server 2019.1.2, or a newer version.  Click here for downloads of current and previous versions of Tableau Server: Tableau Server Downloads and Release Notes. For more information on current releases, see Upgrade Tableau Server and Server Upgrade.

Option 2
As a workaround, remove :linktarget=_self or :linktarget=_blank from the URL when opening the first view.


This behavior is related to known issue ID 866376 and was resolved in the 2019.1.2 release of Tableau Server, and all more recent versions.

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