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I was liking the Text tool a lot until I got stumped.
I need to put in a link to https:\\tableau\#\site\...etc
Text tool keeps changing the # to %25 and the link doesn't work.
I tried ## and got %25%25
Is there an escape character I can put before the # so it will not change?
Go to Solution.
Go to Solution.
@hroderick-thr I think you are talking about the report text tool. I would put in a hyperlink, give it the proper text to display and the url associated with it. Just tested it, it works as expected.
Let me know if you need help setting it up.
I believe it would work if I coded it like you advised. And I REALLY appreciate the fast answer.
But I left out part of the story.
The link I'm trying to insert needs to be dynamic.
It ends with a filter like https:\\tableay\#\…?dataowner=hroderick
and the hroderick changes to other people.
I tried the forward stash / .
EUREAKA it worked. \/#\ became \#\
I got an email with the \#\ in the link
So for Alteryx it is solved!
My joy was short-lived when outlook changes the # to %23
That's a plea for a different board
Unfortunately I clicked the solved button prematurely.
Hovering over the link looked right, but viewing code or actually using the link did not.
I did solve my situation but not with special characters.
I got a different coding for the link by using the share feature in tableau.
It used a t instead of a #, avoiding the problem.
Here is the Alteryx formula I that produced a working link
'https://tableau/t/THR-Tableau/views/TableauDataOwnerReview/DataOwnerReview?Dataowner Friendly Name=' + [Name]