There are no URL actions set up in this workbook. It is helpful when we can see what you've already tried.
The problem is with your batch_id; it cannot be used as it is. I decided to remove any spaces before/after the values by using the TRIM() function, and that allowed it to be used in a URL action. However, the search results are meaningless based on these numbers/values--if these were product names, or something like that, the results would be meaningful. I'm not sure what end result you are looking for, or if you are just trying to learn new skills.
Also, I don't think you can direct two different links to open in two different web page objects. I could be wrong, so someone can correct me if I am.
In the attached, I set up two menu links based on my New Batch ID field with spaces before/after the values removed.
Hope this helps.
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I haven't set-up anything on the dashboard yet. If you look at sheet1 I have two URL actions and it is at the URL set-up stage I get this error.
invalid field expression <batch_id> in URL.
I do have work around for this.I can code in SQL to generate links for me and interpret them as URL in tableau. but I want tableau to do this for me. So I want to know what I am doing wrong here.
this definitely helps..
Actually batch_id is something like a product in my application . I didn't think about spaces in the field. Thanks for helping me.
I was planning to use menu links as a second option and wanted to check if there is a way we can do that with select.
No problem--so what else do you need help with?
That is all. I 'll just wait and see if anyone has a work around to display different links in different web page objects
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See this thread for more info:
and here is a "workaround" for opening text links in a new browser window (not a second dashboard object--and there are limitations to this, as well): Tableau Friction: Dashboard Text Links - Adding and Customizing, no Worksheets Needed
May wanna vote for ideas like this: http://community.tableau.com/ideas/1100
More related threads to read:
http://community.tableau.com/thread/117152 <-- Note the responses here
If you really think this is something you need, I'd suggest creating your own idea for this. However, I think using one web page object is sufficient for most scenarios, including this one.