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

Published: 18 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 30 Nov 2017


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


Tableau Desktop 8.0 - 9.2


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 Upgrade 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 Data Sources in Tableau Help.


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