2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2018 9:17 AM by Patrick Van Der Hyde

    Making the radial selection the default

    Elizabeth Farrington



      I was wondering if there is a way to make the radial selection tool the default rather than the rectangular selection tool?

        • 1. Re: Making the radial selection the default
          Patrick Van Der Hyde

          Hello Elizabeth,


          Is this for a published workbook on Tableau Server?  I believe this is a feature request and not possible.  Feature requests may be entered here Ideas.  Please note that creating a new idea does not automatically mark a vote for the creator.  You can add your own vote after saving the new idea. 


          I have asked for feedback from a few team members as well to chime in if they do know a way to set this as a default selection tool option.



          • 2. Re: Making the radial selection the default
            Patrick Van Der Hyde

            Elizabeth Farrington


            I have tested a few things and I think I have a solution for you.


            First off, I am testing with 2018.3.0 so you may have different experiences with other versions since I have not tested other versions.


            For workbooks,  select the radial selection tool and select save workbook.  Close the workbook.  Reopen the workbook - Radial selection is the default.


            I published a sample workbook to Tableau Public as well - see below - with the selector set to Radial selection and this is retained as the default upon publication.




            I hope this helps and answers your question.