4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2013 11:11 AM by Chuck McGlynn

    Action filters not working properly on Server

    vivek shukla

      HI All,


      I have created a workbook containing several dashboards and all the dashbaords interfaced with each other. Now, on each dashboards I have kept several action filters ( each filter is applied on a seperate worksheet and worksheet is incorporated on dashboard as a tab) that works in a such a way that when anyone clicks on the action filters, it leads to another dashboard. Now, the problem that I am having here is that everything is working perfectly on the machine but when I am publishing the workbook on server, action filters are not working at all.


      Can anyone help me over this???

      looking for the solution on an urgent basis....





      Vivek Shukla

        • 1. Re: Action filters not working properly on Server
          Darin Coulter



          I believe that when you publish your workbook to the Server, you need to be sure that you click the checkbox 'Show Sheets As Tabs'... once you do that, your actions should work correctly.  That took care of my problems anyway, so I hope this helps, even if it's a few days late.



          • 2. Re: Action filters not working properly on Server
            Amy Song

            I am having the same issue, where my actions work fine on Desktop but don't function on Server... I published with the "Show Sheets As Tabs" and it still isn't working... any ideas?

            • 3. Re: Action filters not working properly on Server
              Darin Coulter

              I wish I was more of a guru.. Beyond confirming that your Server version is compatible with your desktop version, I don't have another answer to this one.  I'm going through a lot of Server publishing growing pains myself, so I truly wish I could help more.  Maybe a Tableau expert will happen on this thread...

              • 4. Re: Action filters not working properly on Server
                Chuck McGlynn

                I realize that this is an older post, however I had a similar issue today.  I was able to fix it by doing the following...


                In my action that wasn't working on the server, I was linking to a worksheet.  I created a dashboard and just added the one worksheet to it.  I recreated the action exactly as I had it before, tested it on my machine, uploaded it to the server, and tested on the server.  Everything worked.


                On the server, the action was not working when it was linked to the worksheet, but it was working when it was linked to a dashboard.  Not sure why exactly, but I'm not going to complain about the results.


                Hope this helps