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Action Filter on Tableau Public Not Functioning As Expected


Published: 28 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 21 Jul 2017

Issue

After publishing a workbook to Tableau Public that uses Action Filters, the filters redirect to a new window and do not filter the data as expected.
This behavior is not experienced in Tableau Desktop or when the workbook is published to Tableau Server.

Environment

Tableau Public

Resolution

After publishing the workbook to Tableau Public,
  1. Navigate to the workbook and click "Edit Details"
  2. Select "Show Sheets as Tabs".

Cause

Tableau Server and Tableau Public handle action filters differently. Publishing as tabs works around this difference.
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