Hiding control elements provides a level of data security in shared and/or embedded workbooks. Workbook editors can hide controls and other element from viewers using Workbooks' hidden page feature. 

Summary of Content

Hidden Pages
      Who can see hidden pages?
      Hide a Page
Hidden Control Elements
      Hidden vs Partially Hidden Controls
      Hide a Control
Related Resources

Hidden Pages

Who can see hidden pages?

Hidden pages (and their tabs) are only visible to Sigma users with "Can Edit" access on the workbook. They can be identified by the eye icon on the page's tab (located at the bottom of the screen).

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Hide a Page

  1. Click the caret icon to open the page tab's menu.
  2. Click Hide.
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Hidden Control Elements

Hidden vs. Partially Hidden Controls

Any control element can be added to a hidden page. However, there is one limitation.

Hidden pages do not fully hide control elements created from data element filters. Users with "Can Explore" and "Can View" access to the workbook are permitted to 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-editors, you must either (1) store the control's parent element on the hidden page OR (2) create the control directly from the new ELEMENT editor panel

Hide a Control

  1. Add a new page to your workbook and hide it, or open an existing hidden page. 
  2. Store 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 new ELEMENT editor panel.

Related Resources

Workbook Permission Types
Intro to Control Elements