Running Filter Actions on Multiple Dashboards Without Switching to Other Dashboards

Published: 15 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 18 Aug 2020


How to use filter actions to filter target dashboards without automatically opening the target dashboards.


  • Tableau Desktop


Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1

Use a quick filter and apply it to multiple worksheets. For more information, see Sharing Filters in Tableau Help.

Option 2

Change the action filter to a global action filter:
  1. In Tableau Desktop, open the worksheet that is being filtered.
  2. On Filters, right-click the filter action, and then select Apply to Worksheets > All Using This Data Source.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all worksheets filtered by the filter action.
Note: Filter actions on the Filters shelf begin with the word "Action."
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