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Hidden parameter cannot be unhidden


Published: 16 Nov 2017
Last Modified Date: 16 Nov 2017

Issue

When a parameter is "hidden" in Tableau Desktop, it is not possible to "unhide" as the "Show Hidden Fields" option cannot be clicked on the menu.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.0-10.3

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.4 or higher.

Option 2

If not possible to upgrade, create a new parameter with a different name and replace all references within calculations.

Cause

This is caused by a known issue, Story 477697, which has been fixed in 10.4.
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