• Only Relevant Values on Secondary Data Source

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    It would be nice if when you blend two data sources, you could have the option to show "Only Relevant Values" on filters used from the secondary data source.  As it is right now (version 8) if you add filters fro...
    Karl Jensen
    last modified by Karl Jensen
  • Tableau Server Subscriptions: Add size (x by y)

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    The image sent with a subscription in Tableau 8 Server is a great first start, but alas the image is always of poor resolution when the dashboard is set to Automatic. It would be much better to be able to specify an i...
    Jim Thompson
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  • Use most recent date (max date) on discrete Quick Filter after extract update (if only one date is selected by default) [RELEASED]

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    I attended TCC12 and was told this was going to be included in Tableau 8 but I just got the BETA and it's not there.   We have several 'automated' reports that are refreshed daily. We pull data for a rolling win...
    matt.holty
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  • Autosave or Autobackup and/or Autorecovery Functionality     [RELEASED]

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    How many hours of work have you lost in the past because Tableau does NOT have an autosave?   --Shawn   EDIT: See discussion below for a more nuanced thinking on this.     Similar ideas: http:/...
    Shawn Wallwork
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  • Tooltips in headers (field labels, quick filters, parameters, etc)

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    What Please make it possible to show tooltips in field labels, quick filters, and parameters. The tooltip format could be HTML. One important benefit would be the possibility to link to more information. The tooltip...
    kettan
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  • Use table worksheet as a datasource

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    There are plenty of times where I would like to use a table on a worksheet as a new datasource - perhaps there are some complex table calculations that I don't want Tableau to recalculate, or that make the chart diffi...
    Alex Kerin
    created by Alex Kerin
  • Limit the Measure Names that appear in Quick Filter

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    I show the Measure Names Quick Filter so that Tableau Server users can select which measures to display. I only want to show them a selection of measures from the workbook, not all measures in use.   At this tim...
    Rebecca Sundquist
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  • Ability To Export Whole Workbook To Excel Similar To The PDF Function

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    It would be great if this had the ability to export the all worksheets at once into Excel even if it is to multiple excel files. Similar to printing all the whole workbook to PDF. An additional feature would be to exp...
    Joseph Pirraglia
    last modified by Joseph Pirraglia
  • Transparent Backgrounds - Is it so difficult?

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    Seriously Tableau, it is 2016.  Can we please have the ability to set the background of WORKSHEETS (i.e., charts)  and dashboard objects to transparent.   Is it really that difficult?   I wou...
    Stephen Hellyar
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  • Tableau Desktop/Public for Mac   [RELEASED]

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    Releasing a native version would remove the need for Parallels. I have a feeling that this will be a popular request... :-)   (Note: Any ideas submitted by Tableau Employees are personal opinions and in no way ...
    James Baker
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  • Transfer Aliases and Color Settings with Replace Data Source

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    Replacing a data source in Tableau retains calculated fields and all that goodness, but loses some elements of the original, in particular aliased dimensions and assigned colors. I'd like Tableau to appropriately tran...
    Jonathan Drummey
    created by Jonathan Drummey
  • Support Country Specific Fiscal Year

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    In Japan,the government's financial year runs from April to March. The fiscal year is represented by the calendar year in which the period begins.   On Tableau, if we change " Fiscal Year Start " to April, 2015/...
    Yutaka Sato
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  • Spell-Check for Tool Tips, Titles, All Text Boxes & Storyboards.

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    I just assumed the tool tip edit box performed spell check. Just discovered (the hard way) this isn't the case. Rather hard to believe, but I'm sure they'll add it some day. If you vote this one up, maybe it'll get a ...
    Shawn Wallwork
    last modified by Shawn Wallwork
  • Don't show total when dimension has one sub-item

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    What Please don't show total when dimension only has one sub-item. Said differently, show only total when dimension has at least two sub-items.   Why It avoids duplicated information It saves precious screen...
    kettan
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  • Clear all filters on dashboard

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    Although there are many discussion threads on this topic I haven't found it as an "idea". So here we go:   Dashboards are great for drilling down into data but not great at all for getting back. Using the "undo"...
    Daniel Thull
    created by Daniel Thull
  • "Excel Like" Sorting - a child's play

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    We all agree that: "Sorting needs to be easy as a Child's Play" We also agree that: "Sorting in Tableau is Painful"   since the dawn of mass computing, which was 30+ years ago, people got used to this capabilit...
    Scott Eaton
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  • Dynamic Axis Labels

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    Allow us to enter dynamically changing fields/parameters into the axis title:  
    Shawn Wallwork
    last modified by Shawn Wallwork
  • Edit alias of table calculation title on a published data source

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    If you connect to a published data source on Tableau Server and create a table calculation, you cannot edit the alias of the title, so you are always stuck with the "along Table (Down)". This makes it very challenging...
    Ryan Knight
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  • Parameter or Filter for Storyboards

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    I like the layout of storyboards, but find it frustrating that it is not possible to filter across all of the dashboards in a story. I had thought that this was the point of parameters. My users are finding it irritat...
    Eleanor Jarvis
    last modified by Eleanor Jarvis
  • Desktop Edition should remember db server passwords

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    I understand that Desktop Edition does not store passwords in the workbook itself due to valid security concerns. But as a user, I connect to about a dozen different data sources, all with different credentials. Every...
    Rob Flickenger
    created by Rob Flickenger