Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getSelectedObjects' of null

Published: 09 Mar 2021
Last Modified Date: 24 May 2021


When attempting to click on a filter in a dashboard in Tableau Server, the following error might occur:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getSelectedObjects' of null


  • Tableau Server 2020.3
  • Tableau Server 2020.4


Option 1

Disable/uncheck the "Show tooltips" option in the 'Edit Tooltip' dialog
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Option 2

Leave "Show tooltips" enabled/checked and provide some non-empty tooltip text/content
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Option 3

Upgrade Tableau Server to one of the following versions
  • 2020.3.7 or later
  • 2020.4.3 or later
  • 2021.1 or later


This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 1231313 that has been fixed in later versions of Tableau Server.
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