0 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2013 12:33 PM by John Sobczak

    Seamless Integration with Secured Network Access in Windows Explorer/File Manager

    John Sobczak

      When linking to external files from your workbook using a dashboard URL action, is there seamless integration in a "secured" Windows Explorer network environment so that Windows will recognize the required user credentials from which Tableau is running from to gain access to the file location?  I can get this to work to access local files on my machine outside the secured network, but not otherwise.



      Linking to External Files from Your Workbook

      A URL action is a hyperlink that points to an external file, web page, or other web-based resource outside of Tableau. When using a hyperlink from a workbook to point to an external file, use the full universal naming convention (UNC) path for the URL action. A UNC path is the full path of a resource or file that is stored on the machine, which includes the full computer name, drive, path to the file, and file name. For example, a text file with a path to D:\datasource.txt has a UNC path that looks like the following: \\workstation1\d$\datasource.txt, where"workstation1" is the full computer name. 

      Note: For other users to be able to access the external file from a published workbook, the Tableau Service account must have access to the file location.