If you’ve accidentally or intentionally hidden a card in your Tableau worksheet and can’t figure out how to unhide it, Jack Wallen is here to show you how easy that task is.
So you’ve worked hours and maybe even days to create the perfect Tableau Dashboard to visualize massive amounts of data. Everything looks perfect and you are ready to show that work to the higher circles.
But wait: something is missing. There’s a map you know you’ve added, and it’s a must-have for those you report to. Without that map, your dashboard won’t deliver the data visualization that those in power need to see.
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What are you doing?
Do not panic. Most likely, the map in question is hidden. Hiding a card is actually quite easy, you just need to click on the dropdown associated with the card and then select the Hide item (Image A).
You may have hidden that card by accident or you want to temporarily hide it on purpose. Once you’ve done that, making it visible isn’t nearly as intuitive as you might think. Fortunately, however, the solution is quite simple… once you know where it is.
Let me show you how.
What you need
To follow this, you need a Tableau account and at least one sheet of cards already added. You can use the sample dataset to practice this if you need to, although it’s so simple you probably won’t need much practice. Let’s reveal some cards.
Make a map visible
Suppose you have created a KPI filter map that is somehow hidden from view. That map still exists – it’s just not visible.
To make that card visible, click the Show/Hide Cards drop-down list in the top toolbar (Figure B).
When you click on the drop-down list, you will see a number of submenus (Filters, Highlights, Parameters – Figure C).
You need to know what type of card is hidden. In my case, the KPI card is of type “Filter”. When I click on the Filter submenu, my KDI map is there (Figure D).
Click on the KPI item and the map will become visible (Digits E).
Believe it or not, that’s all there is to making a card visible in Tableau. It was just a matter of knowing where the Show/Hide Map button is located and selecting the correct item in the right submenu.
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