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Unable to Drill Up Date Hierarchy


Published: 30 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 06 Feb 2017

Issue

After drilling down on a date hierarchy in a view, it might not be possible to drill back up.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Continuous date field

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.1. For more information about upgrading Tableau Desktop, see this article in the Online Help. 

For more information about drilling up on a continuous field, see the animated example in What's new in Tableau 10.1.

Option 2 

For older versions, replace the continuous date field with a discrete date field:
  • Right-click the date field again and select a date from the first set of options:
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Note: Selecting Discrete or Continuous options on this menu will only affect how the date is displayed, not the type of date that it is.

Cause

Before Tableau Desktop 10.1, it was not possible to drill up on continuous date fields.
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