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Without a screenshot or workbook, I am guessing you are referring to a quick filter using a date range when you say "date slider." Note that this option does NOT state that the date value for the maximum date range value is relative (aka, dynamic).
Essentially, when you set a min and max date for the date range, those are static values and they remain even if the underlying data is updated.
While I wouldn't classify this as a bug--the Relative Date Value option is supposed to give you the ability to filter based on the most recent data (based on today/now), there are a couple other threads with this topic at the core that you might find useful.:
Thanks a lot Mark and Johan
Given this post is a few months old, it's possible that you've already found a solution (or several!) to the refresh issue. I was having the same problem: the date slider wasn't updating so viewers had to manually move it each day. Though that seems like a insignificant task, some viewers are not as tech savvy as others and assume the data shown will be through today, even if the date slider's end date is clearly a few days old.
I played around with the date field's Filter Options and am now using the Special option (far right option; next to Ending Date) with the specification of All Dates (bottom-most bubble choice). I've only tested this with a few refreshes, but it looks like the slider defaults to a start date of your earlier date and an end date of your most recent (most times, today).
Hope that helps!
Hello Tableau users,
I have The Same problem ( I'm using live connection to Redshift DB).
The Relative Date is not what I need, I want to see the most updated range of dates every day.
Katie , What you suggested didn't work for me....
Do you know if this problem is solves in later version of tableau?
It is very annoying to push the slide each day ( there are servral date filters in my application ;(
Another issue with date slider is : after I push the date slider that extra day the value on the slider changes from date to date time (probably the time stamp which the data base was updated). The variable on the slider date type (not Date time!! ).
Can you help me please
I'd have to see an example to try and address the datetime issue.
The range of dates are still static in the most recent version of Tableau. Please vote for the ideas listed above:
Thanks for answering.
The next time the time will repeat it self ill send you screen shots ot twbx..
Have a great weekend
I'm probably not experienced enough to diagnose the problem via screenshots--can you mock up a sample workbook with some sample data (twbx)?
Is there someone that works at Tableau that could verify that this feature is not implemented yet?
Is there a prediction on which version this feature will be implemented?
Sure. Support@tableausoftware.com can confirm this--but I can tell you for certain that this is not implemented.
No word on adding this to any future releases as of yet. It wasn't in the features for the next release, version 8.2, as far as I know.
You might be able to implement "Start Date" and "End Date" parameters, where users can enter the range of dates they want. But these won't by dynamic. Some older discussion here: http://community.tableau.com/thread/111060?start=15&tstart=0
More examples here: http://community.tableau.com/message/224233#224233 and http://community.tableau.com/thread/137493
Also, I'm not sure if this applies to your scenario, but there is a KB article on removing the time stamp from a date range slider--have you unchecked "show times"?
Thank you Matt (Matt or Matthew?)
I will double check that whatever needs to be unchecked is unchecked (that's a funny sentence)
Matt or Matthew is fine, thanks. Hope the links provided are helpful to you. Cheers!