I have a dashboard that is published to a tableau server. I have a filter global filter on the dashboard that works fine when I edit it using the Desktop version. On the Tableau server version however when I try to enter a value for the filter via the URL appending the ?FilterName=FilterValue it has no affect on the dashboard. Meaning it defaults to it's original view. Any ideas on how to set global filters via the URL?
For anyone interested, the best way to accomplish this is by setting up a parameter and pointing the filter to it in the Condition tab of the filter properties. Once that's done you can reference the parameter name in the URL and it will assign it to the filter no matter if it is local or global.