Recently, one of our colleagues reported a very interesting “feature” around filters. He had a client that wanted his user to follow a strict analytical pathway.
First, select your filters. Then consume the results. We have encountered this type of request every now and then, especially with more complex data.
One of the request was that the filter shouldn’t have any preselected values. This can be solved in a few different ways:
The client came up with a simple approach with the added benefit of a nice effect on the final filter selection window:
We immediately recognized how brilliant this idea is, and we thought we would share this idea with the Tableau community.
Let’s first discuss the “how”:
Let’s discuss some advantages:
While this isn’t a revolutionary technique, it’s a clever and useful one to add to your Tableau toolkit.
Read the first part here.
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