1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 28, 2018 4:50 PM by Esther Aller

    Custom date format is not passing in URL action

    Valerie Liang

      I have a URL action on my dashboard that passes the Min and Max Date values that a user would select in the Date Range filter. I set the Custom Date Format as yyyyMMdd because that is the format of the parameter it is passing to in the other dashboard that I am linking to.

      In Tableau desktop (10.3) I am successfully getting the action to pass the date in this format- when I click through the link in desktop, I am getting to the second (separate) dashboard with no problem because it is passing as yyyyMMdd.

      However once I publish this to Tableau server, the date format that gets passed is yyyy-MM-dd, and the dashboard ends up not being able to bring back any data because the second dashboard is looking for the yyyyMMdd format.

      Any reason why this is happening and how to fix it is much appreciated.



        • 1. Re: Custom date format is not passing in URL action
          Esther Aller

          Hi Valerie,


          A couple of thoughts come to mind. The first is that Tableau Server may be on a different version. If this is the case, then I recommend using the same version of Tableau Desktop as Tableau Server to help with consistency.


          The second thought is that maybe setting the default date format for the field would work better. Right-click the date field in the data pane and select Default Properties > Date Format...


          Hope this helps