Portals for Tableau New Feature Spotlight: Favorites Score

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Portals for Tableau New Feature Spotlight: Favorites Score

The Portals for Tableau New Features series is designed to keep users up to date with all the latest features being added to InterWorks' embedded analytics solution, Portals for Tableau.

People like knowing when they share the popular opinion or when they’ve found some undiscovered gem. Sometimes it confirms that they are a normal member of society. Other times, it gives them bragging rights as a trendsetter.

One new way Portals for Tableau enables this obsession is the ability to show the number of times a given dashboard has been favorited by others. When this feature is activated, the favorites score will appear next to the favorites icon (i.e. star), in both the dashboard action-buttons area when viewing a dashboard and on the homepage when showing dashboard tiles.

In fact, we’ve also added a new homepage type to show the most-favorited dashboards, making it easy to join the popular table in the cafeteria or to humblebrag that you discovered all of the best dashboards organically before they were cool.

Enabling Favorites Score

In your portal’s backend, navigate to Settings > Portal Settings > Features tab. Turn on the switch labeled Show Number of Favorites and save:

show number of favorite in Tableau

Enabling Most-Favorited Homepage Type

In your portal’s backend, navigate to Settings > Portal Settings > Layout tab. Under the homepage settings section, select one of the tiled homepage types. In the Dashboards to Display field, select Most Favorited and save:

enable most-favorite homepage type in Tableau

Viewing Favorites Scores

Favorites scores will be shown on tiled homepage types, especially when configured to the Most Favorited setting:

viewing favorites score in Tableau

Additionally, the score will be shown next to the favorites button when viewing a specific dashboard:

favorites score on Tableau dashboard

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