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Web Edit mode (application) in Tableau Server
is limited in features (including the interface ones)
as compare to Tableau Desktop. The gap is shrinking --
thanks to the Tableau Dev team -- but we're not there yet.
So even if you couldn't see grey pills in Web Edit mode,
the Context filters are actually there (as you can witness
when downloading the workbook from Server to Desktop).
Regarding the expected performance, it may or may not be the case.
If you're using FIXED LODs and want to restrict the scope of the calculations,
you outta use Context. Same if you're using Quick Filters other than Context ones.
Everything else being equal, you may not observe a performance boost because of Context.
hello, i dont know if this still applies since its been over 2 years with this post.... but i have uploaded a template workbook to our test server with a date filter as Context
but when other data sources get connected and posted to tableau Server the filter is removed from context.... I know this because if i download each individual workbook from server, i can see it is not on context and my calculation is wrong.... I can click the filter arrow, see it says "add to context", and when I do, it updates my calculation correctly!!
how can i resolve this issue? if not in server, in the calculations, or filter pane, or how ever... thank you!!
... but when other data sources get connected and posted to tableau Server the filter is removed from context....
What do other users do with your 'template' workbook
published on the server? Please describe the steps.
I suspect something is lost in the process.