Implementing Row-Level Security with User Filters at the Group Level

Published: 14 Feb 2013
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2019


How to implement row-level security by using user filters at the group level.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop 


  1. In Tableau Desktop, select  Server Log On and then type in Tableau Server log-in credentials.
  2. Right-click in the Data window and then select Create Calculated Field.
  3. Type the name of the group as it appears in Tableau Server in quotes in formula below, and click OK :
    ISMEMBEROF('<group name>')
  4. Drag the calculated field to Filters card.
  5. Select True and then click OK.
    Note:​ You must be logged in as a user of the selected user group to select True.
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