Action Filter Does Not Display A Mark In Bar Chart Or Circle Chart On Target Sheet Though Underlying Data Exists

Published: 06 Sep 2018
Last Modified Date: 28 Sep 2018


Action filter does not display a mark in the target sheet even though underlying data exists. This issue occurs in Tableau Desktop 2018.1 and 2018.2 but not in Tableau Desktop 10.5 and earlier.


  • Tableau Desktop 2018.1 and 2018.2


Try one of the following workarounds:
  1. Change the data type of the field from "Number (decimal)" to "Number (whole)".  
  2. Change the target sheet to a text table.


This behavior happens when the marks have exactly the same value and it is "by design". Change in the underlying data causes the second mark to show.
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