Getting rid of the "Select" screen in Tableau

by Finn Charlton

Imagine you have made an interactive graph in Tableau, such as one that changes when you select part of the graph. Something like this:


When you select something, everything else is greyed out! You have to deselect to return to the normal view. Luckily, there is a useful hack to get rid of this "select" function.

First, we need to make two calculated fields. They both need to be STRINGS, and both need to be DIFFERENT:

I'll make 'Fake Field 1' and 'Fake Field 2', which will be "123" and "456" respectively. Add them both to the Detail mark.

Now we make a filter action:

Set it up just like this. This filter action will prevent the select function from working. Our sheet now looks like this: