Posted by John Strykowski
March 27, 2017
Welcome back to our Unilytics Tableau Master Challenge, the second in this series. If you didn’t see the Tableau Master Challenge #2 blog post, you can see it here with details of the challenge and what you have to accomplish to succeed.
What seemed easy at first was the fact that we know how to configure a filter to apply to a specific view. That’s no challenge. What’s a tad obscure is how to bring that filter into the dashboard since the main view we want to affect is not present on the dashboard we’re currently working on. Here’s an example of our two dashboards:
So, let’s just bring one of those views into the dashboard. It’s that simple. Except it isn’t. Our design doesn’t require any view on the second dashboard; it’s only for filters.
The solution is to bring the view from our main dashboard, the one in Figure 1, into our secondary dashboard. Once that’s done, you’re ready and able to import the necessary filters into the secondary dashboard, as illustrated in Figure 4.
The solution is to select our view and modify its size and then it’s position.
Note: we’re setting the width and height to 1 per 1 pixel because we can’t set the value to zero.
Then the position should be set to
• x: -1
• y: -1
That will give the view the size of a dot and then we’ll position that dot off-screen. And isn’t that neat!
Let’s go through the process step by step.
Should you need, at some later date, to import additional quick-filters into this secondary dashboard, here’s how you might want to go about doing it.
Go to the secondary dashboard, select the hidden view from the left-hand-side menu, and set the position of the view to something like 100 by 100 and the width and height to say 250 by 250. What this will do is re-position the view inside the visible boundaries of the dashboard as well as give it a width and height (hopefully) visible to the naked eye.
This concludes the solution to our second Tableau Master Challenge blog post. We hope you’ve enjoyed it, and please keep an eye out for our Tableau Master Challenge #3. If you found this challenging, take a look at our Tableau Master Class training course. We offer two day training courses that address topics like this, as well as other advanced Tableau concepts.
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