How to filter date parts in Tableau using a drop-down selector

Sometimes less is more. Today I present you a way of filtering the current quarter, month and week using a single drop-down menu in Tableau. “But why would you do that if Tableau already has a date filter?”, you may ask, and the answer is in the first sentence of this paragraph.

The “relative date” filter in Tableau is very good. I use it every time and I love it. But sometimes it gives too many options, and for a specific visualization this could break things. Some dashboards are just meant to be seen by a certain date dimension.

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