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Problem with tabs and subtabs in Dash

I’m trying to create two tabs with two subtabs each in Dash but I’m having problems.

Here is my code:

import dash
import dash_html_components as html
import dash_core_components as dcc

app = dash.Dash()

# Create a Dash layout
app.layout = html.Div([
        html.H1('My Dashboard')
    dcc.Tabs(id="tabs", value='Tab1', children=[
        dcc.Tab(label='Tab 1', id='tab1', value='Tab1', children =[

            dcc.Tabs(id="subtabs1", value='Subtab1', children=[
                dcc.Tab(label='Sutab 1', id='subtab1', value='Subtab1'),
                dcc.Tab(label='Sutab 2', id='subtab2', value='Subtab2'),

        dcc.Tab(label='Tab 2', id='tab2', value= 'Tab2', children=[

            dcc.Tabs(id="subtabs2", value='Subtab4', children=[
                dcc.Tab(label='Sutab 4', id='subtab4', value='Subtab4'),
                dcc.Tab(label='Sutab 5', id='subtab5', value='Subtab5'),


if __name__ == '__main__':

When I run this application the subtabs in the first tab work as expected. However, I can’t navigate to any subtabs in the second tab. Why is this happening? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Thanks for reporting! This seems like a bug. Would you mind reposting this as an issue in

It may be related to In the meantime, could you try the “Method 1: Content as Callback” in the docs?

I tried it and there’s still a bug.

Could you post a simple, reproducable example of what you tried? That’d help us debug the issue

I reported the issue and provided the example you asked for:

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@chriddyp @rory Was this issue resolved? I am running into a similar problem with loading subtab content.