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Unable to Use Parameters as URL Parameters to Filter a View


Published: 19 Jun 2013
Last Modified Date: 05 Dec 2016

Issue

When working with views that are filtered on parameter, passing this parameter as a URL parameter does not filter the view.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

  1. Create a calculated field similar to the following: 
    IF [Parameter] = [Field] THEN [Field]
  2. Place the field on the Filters shelf of the worksheet you would like to filter. 
  3. In the Filter dialog box, check Exclude and Null. 
  4. Publish the workbook.
  5. The published view can no be filtered with the parameter as a URL parameter as follows: 
    https://myserver.example.com/#/views/workbookname/viewname?[Parameter Name]=[Value]
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