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Displaying Filter Selections in Exported PDF


Published: 06 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 06 Sep 2017

Issue

How to display which filter selections were used in a view when exporting that view to a PDF.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

  1. Create the view.
  2. Create a quick filter.
  3. Make the desired selection of filters.
  4. Create a caption.
  5. Export the view to PDF.
By default, the caption will display any filter selections used in the view. The caption will be visible, along with any legends in the view, in an exported PDF.

Cause

The ability to automatically display filters used in a view when exporting that view to PDF is not currently available in Tableau Desktop.
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