4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 13, 2018 3:26 PM by ShivaRam Chennapragada

    Navigate a filter action to a story

    Shanna Liu

      Hi:

       

      I have a lot sheets, dashboards in my workbook, to minimize the pages displayed to users, i'm trying to navigate a filter action to a story, but don't see stories are listed in the drop down of Target Sheets.

       

      can someone please help on how to navigate filter action to a story?

       

      thank you

        • 1. Re: Navigate a filter action to a story
          ShivaRam Chennapragada

          Hi Shanna- "Story" in Tableau is a collection of views/Dashboards that follows a narrative. It is best used when you want the user to follow certain narrative, explore data and answer questions. It is not ideal to mix things with worksheets/Dashboards and Stories within a workbook.

           

          - In your situation, make use of dashboards effectively, if you don't to show all the sheets at once you can always "swap sheets" using a simple parameter (my favorite technique to include multiple sheets on to a dashboard but show only select few at a time).

          - See if you can break the workbook into multiple workbooks, publish them separately, and make use of URL actions to jump from one to another.

          - Avoid publishing individual worksheets and incorporate them into dashboards.

           

          Hope this would give you some direction.

           

          Best,

          Shiva.

          • 2. Re: Navigate a filter action to a story
            Sankarmagesh Rajan

            Hi shanna,

             

            Story not added any actions, so better use dashboards in workbook and interact it.

             

             

            thanks

            sankar

            • 3. Re: Navigate a filter action to a story
              Shanna Liu

              Hi Shiva:

               

              Thanks for explanations.

               

               

              For your option - - See if you can break the workbook into multiple workbooks, publish them separately, and make use of URL actions to jump from one to another.

               

              I have dashboards published  in different workbooks, crated a landing page with a filter, trying to use dynamic URL action to navigate to dashboards from different workbooks, but I was not able to make the dynamic URL action link work with the workbook names and dashboard names as parameters.

               

              Instead, I have to create a lot hyperlink buttons to navigate to dashboards in different workbooks manually.  Is there a way to use dynamic URL action to navigate to these dashboards from different workbooks?

               

              Thanks a lot for your help.

               

               

               

               

              Thank you

               

              Shanna Liu

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              • 4. Re: Navigate a filter action to a story
                ShivaRam Chennapragada

                Could you share some screenshots or sample workbook to better understand the problem?