Unable to Drill Up Date Hierarchy

Published: 30 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2017


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


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Continuous date field


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.


It is not possible to drill up on continuous date fields.

Additional Information

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: Drill-Up on Continuous Date
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