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Performance Slows When Using Quick Filters on Dimensions with Many Members


Published: 13 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 04 Feb 2014

Issue

Creating a quick filter on a dimension with many members causes performance issues.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Cause

When displaying a quick filter, Tableau queries the database to determine what options to display in the quick filter card. When the data set is large and/or there are many filters, performance can be impacted, because Tableau must query the database for all possible quick filter options.
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