This article will show you How to create Filters in Tableau Dashboard with an example. For this demo, we are going to use the below-shown dashboard.
Create Filters in Tableau Dashboard
There are multiple ways to create filters on the Dashboard.
Filters in Tableau Dashboard First approach
We can use a dashboard item (Sheet or Chart) as the Filter. To demonstrate the same, we will use Pie Chart as a filter for this dashboard. To apply the same, Please select the Pie Chart and click the Use as Filter button, as we have shown below.
Or click on the Down arrow and select the Use as Filter option from the drop-down menu.
Either way, it will convert the Pie chart as a Filter. The screenshot below shows that data in all the other charts were formatted when I was selecting the United States. I mean, they are displaying data that belongs to the United States.
Let me try Germany as well.
Remove Filters in Tableau Dashboard
To remove this filter, you can select the Filter button or uncheck the Use as Filter option from the drop-down menu. Let me remove it.
Now you see, there is no impact on dashboard sheets even though I selected Australia from Pie Chart.
The second approach to create
We can also apply filters on individual items (Sheets or Charts) in a Tableau dashboard. Again we are using Pie Chart for demonstration. To apply the same, select Filters, and then select the Country name or whatever field you want.
Now you see the Filter on the right side of a dashboard
Let me uncheck a few countries. From the screenshot below, you can see that Filters apply only to Pie Chart, and all the remaining charts are unaffected.
You can also convert this into a complete worksheet filter. To do so, select a filter and click on the down arrow to open the drop-down menu. Please select Apply to Worksheets and then select Selected Worksheets.. option.
It opens Apply Filter to Worksheets window. Please choose the Sheets that you want to apply.
Let me uncheck a few countries. From the below screenshot, see that the Filters are applied to all the existing charts.
Instead of applying filters on the Tableau dashboard, we can use the ones that we created in an individual worksheet.
And you can see the impact on the complete dashboard.
Let me open another dashboard that we created in our previous article. You can see that the same filter is affecting this dashboard as well.