2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2016 9:39 AM by Angie Tarbet

    UNC path and Saving a Dshboard in presentation mode

    Angie Tarbet



      I am trying to use a UNC path in order to direct my users to a Tableau "landing page" (a dashboard) I keep within my personal saved files on my computer. I'd like to direct them by using a UNC path, which would take them to the dashboard in presentation mode. Does anyone know how you can save a dashboard in presentation mode? Any suggestions are appreciated.


      This is all a workaround too because posting the landing page to server and then using dashboard actions hyper linking all the various workbooks does not seem like a reliable option because sometimes the dashboards have to come down off Server for any edits or filtering issues thus changing the URL making the landing page useless because the original URL no longer directs people to the right place on internet. If we never ever had to take a workbook down and report then URL dashboard actions would be great, but in my world dashboards come down and go up fairly often.



        • 1. Re: UNC path and Saving a Dshboard in presentation mode
          Clara Siegel

          Hi Angie,


          Here's an idea you can try: Open a view in Tableau Online, click the "share" icon to the top right of the view, and then copy the URL under "Link" (you'll see fields for Embed and Link). Then open a new tab and paste in that URL. You'll see that the view is presented in a very clean way. I have to admit I'm not 100% sure if this is the same as "Presentation Mode" but let me know if it meets your needs.


          Also, thanks for the feedback on URLs changing. If you publish a workbook from Tableau Desktop to Tableau Online or Tableau Server, and then go back to Desktop to make changes, and republish with the same name, it should leave the URL unchanged.


          Hoping this helps,


          • 2. Re: UNC path and Saving a Dshboard in presentation mode
            Angie Tarbet

            I have found that the URL changes every time you republish to Server.


            You can edit the URL and we are testing this today, to ensure that it take users to the right place, however it is not the URL provided in the Share option on Server. That URL will go stale if you make edits to the workbook and republish. Whoever you sent that Share link to will no longer be directed to correct place on server and will receive an error message.


            I will try your suggestion above. Thanks. Angie