1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2012 3:41 PM by Russell Christopher

    Multiple selection using a compact filter



      I wanted to know if there is any way in Tableau 7 by which I can make more than one selections in a dropdown filter.

      I have a dashboard with 7 filters, each with at least 8 items and I want to let hte user select more than one options for each filter.

      Cannot use multi value list as it will occupy the whole dashboard.

      Can someone please suggest a way to deal with this problem?

        • 1. Re: Multiple selection using a compact filter
          Russell Christopher

          Hey There!


          The Compact List (dropdown filter) can only be used to select a single filter value.


          The Custom Value List is probably your best bet in terms of allowing users to select multiple values but not taking up too much space on your dashboard. It allows you to do a wildcard search for whatever is of interest, then add it to a list of included values.

          Good luck!