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Quick Filters Change to Multiple Values (List) After Replacing Data Source


Published: 18 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2017

Issue

After you replace a data source, dashboard quick filters might change to Multiple Values (List) type.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 8.0 - 9.2

Resolution

Option 1: 

For Tableau Desktop versions 8.0 to 9.2, upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.3 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2:

Let all the dashboards in the workbook load completely before you replace the data sources.
  1. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Open each dashboard, and wait for the dashboard to load.
  3. After all the dashboards have loaded, replace data sources. For more information, see Replacing a Data Source in the Tableau knowledge base.

Cause

This behavior is a known issue which has been corrected in more recent versions.
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