3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2017 9:24 AM by Lisa Li

    Default Value in Filters (Not Quick Filter)

    Amazing Persona

      So, I have been tracking several posts on setting default values for dates. But did not come across any solution that is for strings. It is quite strange that for robust tool like Tableau setting default values is not an OOB solution. Could someone help with a solution:

       

      I have two columns in a custom query, the data looks something like this:

       

      Value_To_SetFilter_Value
      Region 1Region 2
      Region 1Region 1
      Region 1Region 3
      Region 1Region 4

       

      On the dashboard and worksheet I am displaying Filter_Value as Drop Down Multi Select. However, I would like Value_To_Set i.e. Region 1 to be the default value when the Dashboard is initialized. Or when the filter on filter_value is cleared. How to make that happen?

       

      Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks.