View is Blank After Publishing a View with a Filter Using a Username Function

Published: 02 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 19 Dec 2019


When publishing a workbook to Tableau Server, a quick filter that uses a username() or fullname()function will retain the value that was in use at the time it was published. If the user logged into Tableau Server does not match the user in the filter, then the view ill be blank.


  • Tableau Server
  • User Functions


Option 1:

  1. Change the filter value to (All).
  2. Republish the view.

Option 2:

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


Filters will be set to the value they have when published, and do not have the ability to automatically update to a valid option based on which user is viewing the visualization. 
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