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Different Columns Width

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While I'd like to keep by default the current behaviour of column widths of text tables, it would be nice to also have the option to:


1. Fix the width of each column individually

2. Add a "Fit to content" option


In many cases, I design my dashboards so that I have sufficient screen real estate and do not need to "shrink" my text tables. In this case, the  current behaviour works well.


But in those cases where I do need to display quite a lot of columns, being able to reduce the width of the ones containing less characters (ex: single digit integer with short alias name) would make my dashboard a lot clearer.


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--> Update Jan 15 2019       Note courtesy of Harveen Kathuria

Hello Tableau Community,

My name is Harveen, and I am a new Product Manager at Tableau.   One of the areas that myself and the team are looking into is improvements we can make to tables.

We review all the ideas shared on the community forums and sincerely appreciate your feedback.  Our plan for tables is still under development.

In addition to reading the feedback here, we have held several 1:1 conversation with customers on their needs for tables and we will continue to do so. 

We welcome continued feedback on tables either here or in a 1:1 conversation that we can set up.

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