Hidden pages and controls in workbooks

Hidden pages give you more flexibility when designing workbooks for viewers who do not need to see all the detailed data.Β For example, you can create a page with visualizations based on a table on another hidden page. Viewers would not see the table, only the visualizations.

Hiding control elements provides a level of data security in shared and/or embedded workbooks.

Hidden pages are only visible in Edit mode to Sigma users with Can Edit access on the workbook.


  • To hide pages, view existing hidden pages, and unhide pages you must have Can Edit access to the individual workbook.

Hide a page

  1. Select the page's menu.

  2. Choose Hide.

    Sigma hides the page and displays an eye icon next to the page name.

Unhide a page

From a hidden page's menu, select Unhide.

Hidden control elements

You can add any control element to a hidden page, with one limitation.

Hidden control limitation for data element filters

Hidden pages do not fully hide control elements created from data element filters (filters created directly on visualizations, tables, and pivot tables). Users with Can Explore and Can View access to the workbook can access and manipulate data element filters, giving them indirect access to any associated control element.

Because of this, if you intend to completely hide a control from non-creators, you must store the control's parent element on the hidden page.

Hide a control

  1. If you are not already in Edit mode, click Edit.
  2. Add a new page to your workbook and hide it, or open an existing hidden page.
  3. Place the control on the hidden page. If the control was created from an element filter, both the control and the element must be stored on the hidden page. Alternatively, you can create the control directly from the ELEMENT editor panel.