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16+ Dimensions in crosstab AND a free scroll bar

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Tableau is currently limited to displaying 16 dimensions columns in a cross tab. There are no workarounds to this limit.


To quote Ben Schneiderman's Information Visualization: Mantra "Overview, zoom & filter, details-on-demand"


Those details on demand may included more than 16 columns. When it does, users of Tableau should expect their software to deliver for them.


I don't know what the magic number of text columns should be, but 64 sounds reasonable to be released in the next version.


*16 columns before Tableau forces concatenation of columns.



Please note, the following is a duplicate idea and it's score should be included here:



--> Update Nov 2018: Refer to note below by 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. Just send me a direct message or reply to this comment. (For more information on direct messaging refer to this post: )




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