6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2018 5:31 PM by John Freiberger

    What does asterisk mean in filter options?

    John Freiberger

      Hello,

       

      I'm new to Tableau. I am using it to create an interactive story that compares US election results for my thesis. I followed the steps shown in the Adding Interactivity to a Dashboard tutorial to add a region filter to one of my dashboards. I noticed in this tutorial that an asterisk (*) appears as an option. What does the asterisk do? I have this in my region filter as well. For my electoral vote choropleth map, the asterisk seems to remove everything.

      Here is a screenshot of the region filter set to "All":

      region_filter_all.JPG

       

      Here is a screenshot of the region filter set to the asterisk:

      region_filter_asterisk.JPG

      The asterisk seems to remove everything. Is that the intended function? Is there a way to remove it?

      Attached is a packaged workbook if needed.

      Also, as mentioned, I'm new to Tableau and this forum. Please let me know how to mark my question as answered. Is "Mark assumed as answered" the way to do this?

       

      Thanks!!

      John