Setting a Quick Filter Default Value to a Variable Username Function

Published: 02 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016


When publishing a workbook to Tableau Server, a quick filter that uses a username() or fullname()function will default to the value that was in use at the time it was published.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


Have the Tableau Server user perform the following:
  1. Navigate to the published workbook.
  2. Select his or her name in the quick filter.
  3. Click the Remember my changes link.


The ability to set a quick filter default value to be variable based on which user is viewing the utilization (without filtering making other values unavailable) upon publication is not currently available in Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server.
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