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July 28, 2020

#TableauTipTuesday - Using Set Actions to Change the Format of the Selected Value in a Dropdown Filter or Parameter

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If you are anything like me, you get super annoyed that the font in the selected value of a dropdown filter does not match the font of the text when you click the dropdown. Here's an example:


Notice how the font for "Office Supplies" next to the dropdown selector (9 pt) does not match the font size of the option displayed (12 pt). In this video, I show you how to work around that in a couple different methods.

  1. Using Category as a filter
  2. Using a Set Action so that the (All) option can also be displayed

The final product uses set actions. This method also applies to Parameters, but I have not included those in the video. The steps are mostly the same except you would use a Parameter Action instead of a Set Action.

Enjoy!


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