Sorting Doesn't Work in 2018.2 But Works in Same Workbook Locally

Published: 10 Sep 2018
Last Modified Date: 06 Mar 2020


The Sort button, that appears when hovering on top of the column, does not work the same as earlier in Tableau 2018.2.


  • Tableau Desktop 2018.2
  • Crosstab


With version 2018.2 Tableau released the widely requested "Nested Sort" option, as detailed in section "Create a nested sort" in Tableau Online Help: Sort Data in a Visualization

The old sorting behaviour is not lost. It has been moved to the sort options that appear in the pop-up including "Keep Only" and "Exclude". See the picture below:

User-added image

In Tableau Desktop, the classic sort is also available in the toolbar, as explained in section "Sort data using the toolbar" of the Online Help page above.
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