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Using a Quick Filter Apply Button With Cube Data Sources


Published: 26 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016

Issue

When connected to a cube data source, the Apply button for quick filters is unavailable.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Cube data source

Resolution

In Tableau Desktop 8.3 and older versions

Create a set of the needed values for the filter from the dimension member:
  1. Right-click on the dimension containing the values to be filtered and select Create Set.
  2. Check all of the values within the hierarchy that will need to be available in the filter.
  3. Drag the new set onto the filter shelf.
  4. Right-click on the set in the filter shelf and select Show Quick Filter.
  5. Select the drop-down arrow from the quick filter and select Customize > Show Apply Button.

Cause

The ability to use the quick filter Apply button with a cube is not functionality built into Tableau Desktop.
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