This is a tricky issue because it feels to me as being on the cusp of being a bug or a feature request. Really, the crux of the issue is that we want the refresh to happen automatically upon choosing a different user right? That sounds like a feature request because I don't think there's the expectation that user filters would work that way (even though it undermines other parts of the feature). Overall, I would take this question to our support team as they'll be able to tell you if this is expected behavior or not.
thanks for your answer!
I am still wondering about this issue, because if this is not a bug, why is it possible to drag and drop the user-filter sets into the calclulations and use them there?!
What kind of use case would that fulfill?
But anyway... It would be great if this can be fix very soon. The workaround is really annoying.
I do have the same issue as Florian,
I do not quite get why Tableau does not refresh it automatically. As long as there is just one User filter used (e.g.: Category) it is possible to just drag the set onto the filter shelf and it updates automatically when a new user signs is. So updating based on a user does not seem the origin on this issue. The problem occurs in the calculated field (which is need, when I want to filter over multiple dimensions).
How is the best person to talk to at Tableau to fix this problem?
same problem for me.
I want to create a user filter accross different dimensions. As Florian describe, I want also an OR-relation between the dimensions on the Filters.
So I thought I could create a calculated field and bring in [User Filter 1 Set] OR [User Filter 2 Set] and set up this new field on filters with selecting TRUE.
But when I change to other Users on Tableau Server, they see nothing...
For me it sounds like a Bug, not a feature request!
@Tableau: Could you please fix that?!
For me I found a workaround.
Create a calclulated field (I name it "Userfilter combined") with all the different dimensions you want to filter for. In the example above it would be:
[Category] + "-" + [Region]
(I like the dash to seperate the fields)
Then create a user filter for the "Userfilter combined" dimension.
To process to assign the filters for the users is fairly easy.
Hope that helps you all.
yes, that would also be a solution.