2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2013 2:34 AM by Richard Leeke

    Parameter getting corrupted in Tableau Server 8.0

    Richard Leeke

      I'm wondering if anyone else has seen an issue I have just struck parameters getting corrupted in workbooks published to Server.

       

      The issue is that a floating point parameter which is used on some sheets gets corrupted after visiting a sheet with a string parameter. The floating point parameter slider starts displaying the valid value list for the string parameter instead of the numeric range.

       

      Here it is published on Public:

       

      http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/ParamCorruption_Repro_Public/Sheet1?:embed=y&:display_count=no

       

      When the workbook opens it is on sheet 1 and there is a parameter called Float showing a value of 0.95. That is defined as a floating point parameter, range 0 to 1, step 0.01.

       

      Click on sheet 2 and you will see a parameter called String with values A, B, C.

       

      Click back on sheet 1 and the Float parameter now shows as <unknown>. Drag the slider and it will show values A, B and C (for a floating point number!).

       

      This is a real pain for us as we are making extensive use of parameters in a large, complex workbook.

       

      Any ideas for workarounds gratefully received.

       

      I have raised it with Tableau support - just hoping someone else may have hit it and know a workaround while I'm waiting to hear back.