I think this should be able within the options of the URL action.
* Check the 'Allow Multiple Values' options
* I you select an artist, all corresponding titles are also selected
Have a look at the attached (8.2) workbook - I hope this works out for you. You need to adapt is to the corresponding URLs of course.
Johan de Groot
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Thank you Johan De Groot... I did that and Multiple values get selected but how to play them as a playlist in VLC media player? All songs should be played one after another.
Here all of them open has a webpage.
I don't think it is possible to open media-files direct from Tableau. You can only create an URL-action - which opens a browser. I tried using file:\\ instead of http:\\
but this only works for single files, not multiple ones.
The solution to make this work is probably program a script which handles the right files to make a playlist. Another problem is probably the size of the URL string: if you want to create a playlist of all Beatles songs the list of all titles will exceed the maximum string-length of a browser.
I hope you will find a solution to your problem - if solved you can create nice applications!
Johan de Groot
Fine Johan.. I am not sure whether i can solve this as i have a feel that scripting will not solve this. If solved, i will definitely let you know.
In future, if you find a solution for this, let me know.
Also, Johan... From command line i am able to open multiple files in VLC using the command:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe --one-instance --playlist-enqueue "filename1.mp3" "filename 2.mp3"
If there is a way to access command line from tableau. let me know.