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Unexpected Behavior When Using Action and Quick Filters on the Same Dimension


Published: 17 Aug 2016
Last Modified Date: 19 Sep 2017

Issue

When using an Action Filter on a Dimension to another Dashboard containing two Sheets (that uses the same Dimension), changing this Dimension's Filter Selection will remove the Action Filter from the Quick Filter source sheet.

 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

In order to workaround this issue, create a Duplicate of the Dimension and use the copy for the Action Filter, and the Original for the Filter.

Cause

It appears that the behavior experience is by Ddesign, if we use the same dimension as a quick filter and action filter, we are basically have two elements turning the wheel at the same time. 
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