Kindly let us know if this issue can be resolved in the Tableau Server. We have users trying to refresh their reports in the Tableau Server and have their field names changing during the refresh requesting manual action to restore the original names.
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Can this issue please be marked as a major bug so it will gain some traction and at least give the users the option to turn it off?
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I know this is old but the renaming of fields still occurs in 10.3 and I have not seen the solution explicitly posted:
Jason Scarlett mentioned in Re: In 8.2 - how do I stop Tableau from renaming all my fields? that Resetting the field name (even though the user has never changed it) will set it back to the original from the data source. He was testing in 9 beta and you had to do this individually for each field.
I am not sure about later versions of 9 but in 10.1 and above you can select multiple fields and reset them all at once:
From the Data Source Tab you can select one or several fields (option will say "Reset Name" regardless)
From the Data Pane on a sheet you can reset the names as well, but only if you have selected 2 or more fields
I have confirmed that the auto renaming exists (for .csv at least) and that the mult-select "reset Name(s)" works in the following versions:
This is extremely useful in situations where you need the original names, not quite an option checkbox but you can quickly revert the names for all fields from the Data Source Tab:
Click in the Metadata or Data preview window
Right Click a field name/header>>>"Reset Name"
I found it interesting that there is not a Knowledge Base article on this (and several un-closed Ideas on here), what is the process for getting this feature/functionality added to the knowledge base? (unless I just have over looked it somehow)
Just because someone creates a Knowledge Base article about a burdensome work-a-round to a major problem, that doesn't mean ideas should be closed. The ideas should stay open till Tableau fixes the problem in a release.