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Dynamically Show & Hide Parameters & Filters based on another Parameter Selection


For the past couple of years, I have seen a question pop up over and over and over.  I’ve probably seen this question asked two dozen times, both directly, via social media, and via the Tableau forums.  The question is simple.  I have a parameter with a value of A.  When I change that parameter to a value of B, it changes the view.  At the same time, when the value is set to B, I want to provide additional options to my user.  The additional options come in the form of a second parameter or filter.  However, I only want that additional parameter or filter to show when the value of B is selected, not when the value of A chosen.  So how do I show or hide a parameter/filter based on the selection of another parameter?

Although this is not something that is built into the standard functionality of Tableau, everything has a work-around.  Please check out my Tableau Public Workbook then watch the following video to see how to do this.  

Click on the image to watch the video.  



Kevin Flerlage, November 2, 2020

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  1. Is it possible show/hide or control what's shown in one parameter's dropdown based on the selection in another parameter?

    1. I don't think you can do this. Even a dynamic parameter only updates when the workbook opens. However, you could certainly use a set control. Check this out:


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