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Custom Item Delimiters in URL Actions are not Respected on When FILTERVALUES Function is Used


Published: 15 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 01 Mar 2017

Issue

When checking Allow Multiple Values and specifying custom Item Delimiter for URL Action, custom delimiters are not respected by Tableau Server when "Run action on:" is set to "Select" and the "FILTERVALUES()" function is in use.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Server 10.2. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server.

Option 2

Try one of the following workarounds: 
  1. Change "Run action on:" to "Menu"
  2. If possible, use "FieldName" in URL actions insteadof "FILTERVALUES(FieldName)". They are different in how they behave ("FieldName" is based on current selection and must be on level of detail), but it doesn't reproduce the issue as well).

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 585187) that has been fixed in a recent version of Tableau Server. 
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