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Unable to Add the Show/Hide Button for a Sheet on a Dashboard


Published: 18 Jun 2019
Last Modified Date: 21 Jun 2019

Issue

When attempting to add the show/hide or toggle button for a sheet on a dashboard, the option is not available.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 2019.2.0 or later

Resolution

  1. Verify that Tableau Desktop 2019.2.0 or later is being used.
  2. Place a floating horizontal or vertical object on the dashboard
  3. Place the sheet inside the floating horizontal or vertical object.
  4. Select the underlying horizontal or vertical object and click the carrot in the top right of the object. (See attached screenshot)
  5. Select "Add Show/Hide Button"

Cause

This feature is currently available only for Horizontal or Vertical Object layout containers that are Floating. If the goal is to have a toggle button to show and hide a sheet on a dashboard, the sheet must first be placed on a floating horizontal or vertical object layout container. The option will not be available if the sheet is not on a horizontal or vertical container and that container is not floating.
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