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Hide and Show Sheets in Dashboards or Stories

To streamline the editing process for large workbooks, hide and show sheets as you work.

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What sheets can I hide?

While editing a workbook, you can hide any sheet contained in a dashboard or story. (That includes dashboard sheets in stories.)

Sheets that aren't in a dashboard or story are always visible while editing workbooks. However, you can hide any sheet in workbooks you publish to Tableau Online or Tableau Desktop. See Comprehensive Steps for Publishing a Workbook.

Note: If you're creating a viz in a tooltip, see these steps to hide the target sheet.

Hide a sheet

  1. Look for the sheet in the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Or, if you're viewing a dashboard or story, look in the Sheets list at left:

  2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) the sheet name, and select Hide Sheet.

    Note: From the sheets list to the left of a dashboard or story, you can hide only sheets used in that particular dashboard or story. You can identify these sheets by the blue checkmark on the sheet icon.

Unhide a sheet

  1. At the bottom of the screen, click the tab for the dashboard or story that contains the sheet. You can identify dashboards and stories by grid and book icons, respectively.

    Note: If a story has a hidden dashboard that in turn has a hidden sheet, first go to the hidden dashboard from the story, and then to the hidden sheet from the dashboard.

  2. In the list at left, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) the sheet, and clear the Hide Sheet checkbox.

Temporarily show a hidden sheet

While editing a dashboard or story, you can temporarily show a hidden sheet to get a closer look and change its structure. The sheet is hidden again when you switch to another sheet.

Do either of the following:

  • On the dashboard itself, select the item that references the hidden sheet. Then click the drop-down arrow in the top left or right corner, and select Go to Sheet.

  • In the Sheets list to the left of the dashboard, click the icon to the right of the sheet name.