Unable to See or Edit Data Source Filters on Published Data Source

Published: 07 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 21 Jul 2020


After creating data source filters and publishing a data source, the filters are not visible when choosing Edit Data Source Filters.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


Download the data source in order to edit the filters:
  1. Connect to the published data source. 
  2. Right-click the data source and choose Create Local Copy. Save the .tdsx file in a desired location.
  3. Right-click the newly created data source (extract) and choose Edit Data Source Filters.


After publishing a data source, the data source filter(s) cannot be seen or edited. This provides security by preventing users from seeing or editing the user filters.

Additional Information

  • To prevent downloading the data source and viewing/editing data source filters, deny the Download/Web Save As permission when publishing the data source. 
  • Although the filters are not visible on the published data source, the data is still being filtered.

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