Unable to Drill Down on Individual Members in Hierarchy

Published: 24 May 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Sep 2020


Drilling down on an individual member in a hierarchy drills down for all members.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Relational data sources


Workaround 1

Use Filter Actions. When you use filter actions, a selection on one view in a dashboard can filter the other views on the dashboard.

Workaround 2
1. Create a set from Category dimension using all values. Name it Category Set

2. Create a calculated field called Expand with the following formula:
if [Set 1] then [Sub-Category] else "" end

3. Add Category and Subcategory to rows with Sales or any other measure on Text

4. Go to Worksheet -> Actions -> Change set values with the below configurations
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The ability to drill down for individual dimension members is only available for multidimensional data sources, and is not currently available for relational data sources.
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