Filtering Options Behave Inconsistently in Workbook(s) Published to Tableau Online

Published: 16 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 11 Apr 2017


When attempting to make changes to filters on a Sheet after publishing a workbook to Tableau Online, the options regarding filtering with use of a particular Dimension are inconsistent in the following manners:
  • Right-clicking on the pill in the Data Pane returns the options by Show Filter
  • The Dimension cannot be placed on the Filters shelf
  • Right-clicking the pill on the Filters shelf does not return any filtering options
  • The caret on the pill does not return any filtering options​


  • Tableau Desktop 10.0
  • Windows 10
  • MS SQL Server


  1. Close all Tableau programs and files
  2. Re-open Tableau Online
  3. Navigate to the workbook on Tableau Online
  4. The Filter editing options previously unavailable then will be available
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