6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2018 11:33 AM by naga.kodali.1

# Combining Parameters in tableau

Hi All,

can we combine parameters in Tableau?

Lets say I have 3 parameters in my workbook Par 1,Par 2 and Par 3.

Can I combine all the three and search by One single parameter so that it accepts values from Par 1,par 2 and Par 3.

Any inputs are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Swapna

• ###### 1. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

The only way is to manually create the 4th parameter and manually enter all the values

There's no way Tableau can combine them automatically

• ###### 2. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

If combining the parameters is not possible then is there any way to combine filters into one single filter?

• ###### 3. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

Hi Naga,

Just create a calculated field which is [dimension1]+[dimension2]+[dimension3] and create your filter on that.

HTH

Peter

• ###### 4. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

Hi Peter,

If I write a calculated field [dimension1]+[dimension2]+[dimension3] then the resultant set will be concatenation of all the 3 fields.

The below is my requirement:

for ex: filter 1=A          filter 2= C        filter 3= E

Then Final filter =A

C

E

Thanks,

Naga Swapna

• ###### 5. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

Hi Naga,

I was responding to the OP Can I combine all the three and search by One single parameter so that it accepts values from Par 1,par 2 and Par 3.

The solution I suggested above allows you to combine all 3 fields together and search by one single filter that crosses all 3 dimensions, accepting filter values from all 3 dimensions.

It now reads that you are looking to separately filter [dimension1] by a, [dimension2] by c and [dimension3] by e- is this correct ? You can just do that with filters on each dimension.

HTH

Peter

• ###### 6. Re: Combining Parameters in tableau

Hi ,

Can we have a  parameter created with drown down functionality and have a search box to enter the value for the selected parameter?

Thanks,

Swapna