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Interface EventListenerManager

Interface for handling registering and unregistering event listeners. Different objects will implement this interface to manage their event handling.





  • Adds a new event listener to the object. If this object does not support the specified eventType, the method throws an exception. The following table shows the event types supported by objects.

    object eventType
    Worksheet FilterChanged , MarkSelectionChanged, SummaryDataChanged
    Parameter ParameterChanged
    Settings SettingsChanged
    Dashboard DashboardLayoutChanged, WorkbookFormattingChanged


    • eventType: TableauEventType

      The type of event to register for. The type of event is a TableauEventType enumeration.

    • handler: TableauEventHandlerFn

      The function which will be called when an event happens.

    Returns TableauEventUnregisterFn

    A helper function which can be called to remove this registration.

    The following example sets up a listener in a worksheet for a mark selection event (MarkSelectionChanged). When the event occurs, the data is reloaded. The addEventListener method returns a function that un-registers the event handler. Call that function, in this case, unregisterEventHandlerFunction() to remove the registration.

    // Add an event listener for the selection changed event on this sheet.
    // Assigning the event to a variable just to make the example fit on the page here.
    const markSelection = tableau.TableauEventType.MarkSelectionChanged;
    unregisterEventHandlerFunction = worksheet.addEventListener(markSelection, function (selectionEvent) {
    // When the selection changes, reload the data
    // remove the event listener when done


  • Removes an event listener if a matching one is found. If no matching listener exists, the method does nothing. The handler function must the handler function specified in the call to the addEventListener method. Alternatively, use the function returned from the call to addEventListener to unregister the event listener. For more information, see Events and Event Handling.


    Returns boolean

    Whether or not an event listener was removed.