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Getting Started with Tableau 2018.x by Tristan Guillevin

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Quick filters

With a right-click on a pill in the filters shelf, you can find the Show Filter option. It's, in fact, an option available when you click on any pill, but it deserve a focusing on in this section. It's the first option we have seen in this book that adds interactivity in Tableau. A click on Show Filter opens a quick filter card on the Worksheet.

You can automatically add a quick filter by right-clicking on a field in the Data pane or a pill in the View and selecting Show FilterThis shortcut only works when there is at least one pill in the View. 

The quick filter allows you, and the people who interact with the visualization, to filter the values without having to open a menu. Here's an example of a quick filter on Category ...

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