Implementing Row-Level Security with User Filters at the Group Level

Published: 14 Feb 2013
Last Modified Date: 22 Nov 2016


How to implement row-level security by using user filters at the group level.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop 


  1. In Tableau Desktop, select  Server Log On and then type in Tableau Server log-in credentials.
  2. Right-click in the Data window and then select Create Calculated Field.
  3. Name the field, enter the below formula, and click OK :
    ISMEMBEROF('[<group name>]')
  4. Drag the calculated field to Filters card.
  5. Select True and then click OK.
    Note:​ You must be logged in as a user of the selected user group to select True.
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