Add context and interactivity to your data using actions. Users interact with your visualisations by selecting marks, or hovering, or clicking a menu, and the actions you set up can respond with navigation and changes in the view.
For example, in a dashboard showing home sales by neighbourhood, you could use actions to display relevant information for a selected neighbourhood. Selecting a neighborhood in one view can trigger an action that highlights the related houses in a map view, filters a list of the houses sold, then opens an external web page showing census data for the neighbourhood. For related information and examples, see A Rough Guide to Dashboard Actions(Link opens in a new window) on the Tableau Public blog.
Here's how you use the different types of actions:
Filter. Use the data from one view to filter data in another to help guide analysis.
Highlight. Call attention to marks of interest by colouring specific marks and dimming all others.
Go to URL. Create hyperlinks to external resources, such as a web page, file or another Tableau worksheet.
Go to Sheet. Simplify navigation to other worksheets, dashboards or stories.
Change Parameter. Let users change parameter values by directly interacting with marks on a viz.
Change Set Values. Let users change the values in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz.