• Dynamic parameters  [RELEASED | 2020.1]

    2969 votes
    This idea is currently being reviewed.   As the result of some further investigation, the idea has been broken up into 5 different scenarios as listed below. These scenarios have ideas associated with them and ...
    Tom Walter
    last modified by Tom Walter
  • Multi-Values Parameters  [ RELEASED ]

    1802 votes
    Parameters are right now single value. You can only pick one value out of a predefined list. What would be great is to make Parameters accept multiple values!   Example: String Parameter for Region. I have 4 v...
    Loïc Grange
    last modified by Loïc Grange
  • Different Columns Width

    In Review
    1589 votes
    While I'd like to keep by default the current behaviour of column widths of text tables, it would be nice to also have the option to:   1. Fix the width of each column individually 2. Add a "Fit to content" opt...
    last modified by thierryjakircevic
  • Conditional Formatting of Measure Names/Measure Values

    1590 votes
    A common request in the forums is to be able to apply conditional formatting of Measure Names/Values, in other words something that approaches what MS Excel can do. Users have come up with various workarounds, includi...
    Jonathan Drummey
    last modified by Jonathan Drummey
  • Control what displays in View Data

    1480 votes
    Users like the visualizations to find what's important and when they do they want to be able to see the record(s) to understand the issue.  The view data option works great for this, however it is filled with col...
    Darrin Schulte
    last modified by Darrin Schulte
  • Horizontal Scrollbar on tables [RELEASED | 2019.4]

    1457 votes
    I often have large tables that exceed the width of the screen. While these are not for analysis/consumption, they are used as a staging point to create a new datasource. Sometimes I need to check the far right columns...
    Alex Kerin
    last modified by Alex Kerin
  • Ability to join Tableau Server data sources

    In Review
    1154 votes
    I would love the ability to join Tableau Server Data sources.   Use case: I published a SQL view containing transaction information to Tableau and another containing account information.  Right now if I wa...
    Elan Sofer
    last modified by Elan Sofer
  • Apply number formatting inside a calculated field

    991 votes
    I need to be able to take numbers and apply number formatting to them based on the logic of my calculation.  The number formatting should be exactly the same as the "Custom" formatting that tableau does now. ...
    Russell Lamb
    last modified by Russell Lamb
  • Allowing to set the default value for parameter  [RELEASED | 2020.1]

    958 votes
    Very helpful if you could allow to set the default value for parameter dynamically. Very big help to improve initial loading because all the required parameters are set to the expected values.   Here is the rel...
    last modified by rozvin.marchan
  • 'IN' Operator equivalent

    944 votes
    I would like an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator.  Currently the only way to compare a list of values is by using an OR operator.  This is very cumbersome when comparing a large list of values.   For...
    Stephen Smirl
    last modified by Stephen Smirl
  • Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable

    916 votes
    [This use to be a long post with multiple broken pictures (if memory serves) so I tried to delete it altogether, but once you have an Idea, Tableau won't let you delete it no matter how bad it is. So in protest I blan...
    Shawn Wallwork
    last modified by Shawn Wallwork
  • Automatic animation of page on Public/Server  [RELEASED | 2020.1]

    889 votes
    You have to click every time you want to advance/animate through the pages when you post a workbook on Public or Server. This is a request to have the same 'play" feature you have on desktop.     **********...
    Alex Kerin
    last modified by Alex Kerin
  • modifiable reference line tooltip    [RELEASED | 2019.2]

    880 votes
    What Please make it possible to modify the reference line tooltip.   Why Better descriptions Better formatting as suggested  here Locale language (currently only English) Optionally turned off Relat...
    last modified by kettan
  • Default Value for Quick Filters

    851 votes
    To set the default value for quick filters. E.g. could be according to last value or according to a sort.   My use case is that I have time-series data to which I refresh extracts regularly and new time periods ...
    Nathan Schofield
    last modified by Nathan Schofield
  • Tableau Prep - add ability to schedule flows  [RELEASED | 2019.1]

    811 votes
    Could you please add the ability to schedule the data prep flows?  Once our users build something they most likely are going to want these to run many times to take advantage of the great features.     ...
    Jennifer Vogeler
    last modified by Jennifer Vogeler
  • Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort      [RELEASED | 2019.2]

    790 votes
    The one-click sort button can over-ride and totally mess up the set sorts in a view. We really need the ability to disable/disallow these buttons for end-users.   --Shawn   EDIT: Here's a good example of w...
    Shawn Wallwork
    last modified by Shawn Wallwork
  • Customise the default font permanently

    709 votes
    It would be fantastic if you could customise the default font, colour etc for a dashboard on a permanent basis.   Currently format font allows you to set the font for a current worksheet, cell, title, but doesn'...
    Jennie Kearnes
    last modified by Jennie Kearnes
  • Multiple in 'cell' charts on one dashboard row

    709 votes
    Similar to Excel, or some other viz tools, I would love to have the ability to create multiple charts and text fields on a single row, similar to this You can currently do this by aligning multiple worksheet tables a...
    Alex Kerin
    last modified by Alex Kerin
  • Change datasource on one worksheet and not others

    712 votes
    Here's the challenge I come across (which has different ways to address it, but for now, let's just say that the data is split into nearly identical excel workbooks, one for each region -- and it has to stay that way)...
    Brad Earle
    created by Brad Earle
  • Ability to group Tabs into a menu like structure

    733 votes
    From my "Wouldn't it be nice post":   Many of my workbooks end up with 30+ worksheets. I know I can consolidate the sheets on a dashboard and then hide them, but this is klutzy if I'm doing this just to organize,...
    Alex Kerin
    created by Alex Kerin