1. Titles and Toolbars

    2. Homepage

    3. Curator Styles

    4. Group Overrides

    1. Pages Overview

    2. Tiles

    3. Error Pages

    4. SSRS Embedding

    5. Explorer

    6. User Customized Metrics

    1. Tutorials

    2. Search

    3. Managing Menus

    4. Menu Items

    5. Keywords

    6. Files

    7. Notices

    8. Loading Screens

    1. Embedded Tableau Server Views

    2. Thumbnails

    3. Tagged Workbooks

    4. Favorites

    5. Email Subscriptions

    6. Data Export

    7. Download Workbook

    8. Share Workbook

    9. Custom Views

    10. Pause/Resume Changes

    11. Dashboard Titles

    1. Filters

    2. Parameters

    3. Apply Button

    4. Filter Categories

    5. Hidden Sticky Filters/Parameters

    6. Specify Filter Sheet

    7. Mark Commenting

    8. URL Action Overrides (Link Target)

    9. Hidden Dashboards

    10. Replace Dashboard URLs

    11. Site Switcher

    12. Cache Filter/Parameter Options

    1. Data Manager Basics

    2. Web Data Connector (WDC)

    3. Connecting to Data Manager

    4. User Commenting

    5. Field Calculations

    1. Overview and Enabling

    2. Report Builder: Scheduled Reports Option

    3. Report Builder: Email Option

    4. Report Builder: Watermark Text

    1. Automatic License Provisioning

    2. Just-in-time (JIT) Provisioning

    3. Users and Groups

    4. Reset User's Password

    1. Frontend User Permissions

    2. Password Change

    3. Password Reset

    4. Password Expiration and Complexity

    1. E-mail Configuration

    1. Force SSL

    2. Trusted Tickets

    3. Basic HTTP Authentication

    1. Import / Export

    2. Backend Users

    3. Frontend Users

    4. Updating License Key

    5. Linux: Cron Troubleshooting

    6. Filesystem Permissions

    7. Backend Administrator Password Reset

    8. Dependency Updates

    9. Manual Restoration of Curator Backup

    10. Updating Curator Logging

    11. Third Party Cookies

    12. Troubleshooting Load Times

    13. Curator Backup

    14. Taking a Manual Full Backup

    1. System Upgrade

    2. Disable Curator Upgrades

    3. Offline Upgrades (Airgapped)

    4. Troubleshooting Upgrades

    1. Scripts

    2. Commands

    3. Subscription Routing

    1. Curator API Overview

    2. Integration

    3. Curator API

    4. Tableau API

    5. Content

    6. User API

    1. Username Mapping

Documentation: Content Management

Loading Screens

Loading screens can be used to show text or animations while a dashboard is loading.

To create a loading screen:

  1. Navigate to the backend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Click on Content > Loading Screens in the dropdown.
  4. Click the "New Loading Screen" button.
  5. Enter the title of the loading screen in the title field.
  6. Enter the content of the loading screen in the content field. This field allows for fully formatted content, including images, links, etc.
  7. Click the "Create" button.

To select a default loading screen for all dashboards:

  1. Navigate to the backend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Click on Settings > Tableau > Tableau Server Settings in the dropdown menu.
  4. Click on the "General" tab at the top.
  5. Toggle on "Custom Loading Screen"
  6. Select the desired loading screen in the "Default Loading Screen" field.
  7. Click the "Save" button.

To display the dashboard thumbnail while loading for all dashboards:

  1. Navigate to the backend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Click on "Settings" link in the left-hand menu.
  4. Click on Settings > Tableau > Tableau Server Settings in the dropdown menu.
  5. Click on the "General" tab at the top.
  6. Check the box next to "Show Dashboard Thumbnail During Load". The "Custom Loading Screen" option and this option can not both be enabled at the same time.
  7. Click the "Save" button.

To set a loading screen for a specific dashboard:

  1. While editing the dashboard, click on the "Misc" tab.
  2. Scroll to the Look/Feel section.
  3. Select the desired loading screen.
  4. Click the "Save" button.

To view the loading screen:

  1. Navigate to the frontend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Navigate to the desired dashboard by using the navigation menu.
  4. The configured loading screen will be shown while the dashboard is loading.