Currently the latest date option exists for a date part(the blue dates) and not for a date value(the green dates).
There are planned features for this, you can see the ideas on this:
https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1679 - this post also contains ideas for a workaround
Or another option with parameters: How to default your Tableau dashboard to yesterday | Alex Katona: Online Portfolio
I think I stumbled upon the similar thing yesterday. My date slider was not automatically updating on the server. And I checked almost all the options to figure out why.
The solution for my problem was:
After I setup up my filter to show "All values" or "Non-null values":
- I tested my date range slider by selecting different dates and then after I just reset the filter to the latest date by dragging the slider to the max.
- And I published my dashboard on the server hoping it will auto update tomorrow when new dates are added. But that didn't happen. So what did I miss:
What I missed was- Instead of showing all values available, including the updated date from tomorrow till today, the slider was now filtering the dates based upon my selection yesterday i.e. when I tested the filter and reset it to the max, that became the new default.
What you need to check for before publishing the dashboard on the server is this little guy:
If you didn't use this to clear all your selection while testing, the slider wont auto-update once published on the server. If you clear your selection clicking on that icon to "Show all values" before publishing then only the default would set to the latest date. I hope this helps if you are still looking for answers.