Filter Shows Unexpected Selection When Published

Published: 08 Feb 2017
Last Modified Date: 10 Dec 2018


When viewing a worksheet or dashboard on Tableau Server which has filters, there is an unexpected filter selection, regardless of which logged-in user is viewing the workbook.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


  1. Open workbook in Tableau Desktop (download from Tableau Server if necessary).
  2. Navigate to any filter which is showing an unexpected selection.
  3. Change the selection to 'All'.
  4. Save workbook.
  5. Republish the workbook with the same name, to replace the original workbook.


The filter was published with a member selected in the filter. Filter selections present in Tableau Desktop at the time of publishing persist as a "default" selection in the workbook on Tableau Server.

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