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Command Buttons Do Not Appear When Clicking a Mark


Published: 12 Aug 2015
Last Modified Date: 07 Sep 2016

Issue

When clicking on a mark in Tableau Desktop, the command buttons (Keep Only, Exclude, View Data, etc.) might not appear.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Option 1

Add a dimension to the view. If dimensions are not needed, create a calculated field with "" as the formula, and then hide the header. 

Option 2

  1. Navigate to Worksheet > Tooltips....
  2. Check Include command buttons from the Edit Tooltip window.
  3. Click OK.

Cause

Command buttons are disabled or there are no dimensions in the view.
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