Add context and interactivity to your data using actions. Users interact with your visualizations by selecting marks, or hovering, or clicking a menu, and the actions you set up can respond with navigation and changes in the view.
Filter. Use the data from one view to filter data in another to help guide analysis.
Highlight. Call attention to marks of interest by coloring 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. Simplifies navigation to other worksheets, dashboards, or stories.
Change Set Values. Users can change the values are in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz.
For example, in a dashboard showing home sales by neighborhood, you could use actions to display relevant information for a selected neighborhood. 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 neighborhood. For related information and examples, see A Rough Guide to Dashboard Actions on the Tableau Public blog.
Note: Actions behave differently in workbooks that use cube data sources. Cube data sources do not accept actions from relational or other cube data sources. For example, suppose you have a workbook that contains a view that uses a MySQL data source, a second view that uses a cube data source A, and a third view that uses a cube data source B. Actions in a view that use the MySQL data source will not affect the views that use the cube data sources. However, actions in the view that use the cube A data source can affect the view that uses the MySQL data source. The view that uses the cube B data source will not be affected in this case.