- Make a copy of your "Color" field
- Drop "Copy of Color" on the filter shelf, and choose "blue", "red"
- Expose the original "Color" field as a Quick Filter
- Set the Color Quick Filter to show Only Relevant Values
Be careful with this technique - the effect of "Only Relevant Values" is cool, but requires the execution of an additional query in the background. If you use more than couple of filters with this setting turned on, you can begin to impact performance because of all the "extra" work (queries) that need to be dealt with.
Nathan what Russell said. I use this a lot. But one other thing to watch for when using this technique:
If you are using single select radio buttons and the filter results in only one option (and you've turned off the 'All' option) then you'll get an empty radio button like this:
No matter how many times you click it, it will revert to a blank button. That's because Tableau is defaulting to the hidden 'All' option. This can be very confusing to users, as they don't know if the selection is made or not. [I just check V8, and this works the same there.]
Thanks Russell. I will implement when I get back to the office. Appreciate your speedy response!
Thanks for the tip Shawn. I have also spotted other unusual behaviour with quickfilters when I use single-select radio buttons. Sometimes on a dashboard they can appear as multiselect boxes.