Tip: “My filter is not available.”

Today I learned something new. While swapping connections across sites one of my filters stopped working.

When looking into it on the worksheet I couldn’t figure out why, and when showing the filter Tableau was telling me that the filter wasn’t available.

My Filter

This was because Enable Auto Update for filter as disabled.

I switched it on and my filter came back to life.

Two ways of enabling this.

Right Click Filter > Enable Auto Update

Right Click


Click Analysis at the top > Quick Filters > Enable Auto Update


Hope you find this useful

Thanks for reading.


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