Tableau Quick Filter- How do I make it display a description but filter on a key

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I'd want to provide the user a user-friendly description field, but have that pick convert into a performance filter on an indexed field.

Assume I have a Widget table with two fields and tens of millions of rows. WidgetKey is a number, and WidgetDescription is a string. I need to allow the user to choose from a list of WidgetDescriptions, however the SQL should filter on the WidgetKey value.

Is it possible to accomplish this using a Tableau fast filter?
Apr 8, 2022 in Tableau by Vaani
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Simply create a new calculated field with the description as the value and use it as the filter.

Name: WidgetDescription

CASE WidgetKey
    WHEN 'SomeKey' THEN 'Some Description'
    WHEN etc..
END


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answered Apr 21, 2022 by Neha
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