1 Reply Latest reply on May 21, 2014 12:53 AM by Jim Wahl

    Dashboard layout to fit all monitor resolution

    jagam jaga win

      Question 1

      I used dashboard layout to fit "automatically". But some of the desktops have wider screen and hence the dashboards alignment are totally off.. What is the right layout to use . Is it "desktop" instead of "fit automatically".

       

      Question 2

       

      I have a 3 tabs in a dashboard. An action filter on tab1 should reflect results in tab 2 and tab 3.

      However 2nd tab should be shown to the users and not tab 3.

      Is it possible to prioritize  what to show first  with the same action on a tab to 2 different tabs ?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Dashboard layout to fit all monitor resolution
          Jim Wahl

          The fit "automatically" doesn't work very well for me for the reasons you mention, and because there is a performance hit when Tableau resizes the dashboard.

           

          The best layout depends on your users / use cases -- I often choose iPad landscape, if I can make everything fit, or letter-landscape if I need a little more room and will be generating PDFs from the dashboard. I've heard of places that use much bigger dashboards, because the users have big monitors are aren't using projectors or printing.

           

          For your second question, I believe actions are executed in the order in which they are created. So if you created the action for tab3 after tab2, an action that affects both tab2 and tab3 will show tab3. Try deleting the action for tab2 and adding it again.

           

          Jim