1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 26, 2016 1:05 AM by yogesh sawant

    Do I need to extract a data source to use a User Set Filter?

    Stephen Jay

      There is a neat feature in Tableau where you can create custom filters based on who logs into Tableau server via:

      Server --> Create User Filter

       

      However, when I try to do this on a worksheet that is not extracted (a direct live connection), the results act strangely.

      I could set a user to only have access to two dimension values, but the worksheet shows NONE for that particular user.

      If I set it to have access to all values, then ALL show up, as expected.

      If I set it to have access to 1 value, then that 1 value shows up, as expected.

      If I set it to have access to 3 values, then NONE show up.

      ... and so on.

       

       

      If I extract the datasource, then the filters act perfectly fine.

       

      Does anyone know why this behavior is happening?

       

      Thanks