I'm not seeing an issue with Tableau crashing when I tried making that PDF into a URL action, any chance you could upload the workbook?
Even I didn't face an issue. Checked it with 10.2 now.
SO the problem is slightly more complicate that I said in the original post. Some urls pointinf to pdfs don't crash (some pdfs on dropbox don't seem to). But the crash always comes after that Adobe warning.
I'm attaching a version that crashed (its Tableau 10.3). The dashboard has an action that attempts to open the url if the url is selected. This usually works (for valid urls, not all linked urls in the twitter account are still active, so other errors may happen). I've highlighted urls that contain explicit text containing ".pdf" but this misses some that are shortened links that Twitter doesn't expand in the datasource. So the error may occur for non".pdf" containing url text.
The source is a download of my Twitter feed as a csv file, lightly processed to separate out the components of a tweet.
I haven't processed much beyond this experiment because of the error. So it isn't very pretty!
Thanks for the workbook Stephen,
I'm still not seeing any crash when clicking the links for PDFs.
I did notice that some of the PDFs were loaded in Tableau, some were launched in a browser window. If it is the ones that were launching in a browser window which are the issue, I'd suggest trying the following:
-Turn off any popup blockers
-Make sure your version of your default browser & Adobe are up to date
-Maybe try a different default browser. I was using Chrome, everything looked okay.
Otherwise it might be worth it to file a support case? If you go that route, I'd suggest including the workbook above & noting which link causes an issue for you. It would also be good to include the version of Adobe you have installed, and some logs from Tableau: Sending Tableau Desktop Log Files | Tableau Software