Hi Victor Clarke,
This is actually a limitation, however there is this workaround for the moment: Re: Maximum number of columns displayed?
This idea is also important and right into your needs, if you want to comment and upvote it: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2628
Thanks for your understanding,
Lénaïc RIÉDINGER, Global Community Engineer Tableau
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Sorry the answer you refer to does not answer my question - it deals with the maximum 16 column issue - I only have 10-12 columns
My problem is caused by the screen size, and the fact that there is no scroll bar at the bottom of the Worksheet. When I open it on a Laptop, there seems to be a limitation on the width of the table caused by the size of the screen.
I can see all the columns on my large screen, but cannot see the outer columns of the Worksheet on the smaller laptop screen.
I have recreated the example to show you using SuperStore (silly report, you'd never put all these columns into a report - just to show the problem). See the attached which has 10 columns.
When I look at this Worksheet on my laptop, I cannot see the State or Category column results. See attached screen dump showing what I can see. I tried clicking the little left / right arrow on the Rows shelf, but that just shows the fields on the shelf, not the results.
I would have expected to be able to scroll to the right on the page to see the rest of the columns, but cannot as there is no scroll bar, and when I print out this Worksheet, all I see are the columns that display on the screen, even though there is plenty of room on the page to print the rest of the columns.
Am I missing some other setting I need to set to display the whole report?
Are you able to shed any light on this?
Found a work around.
On the laptop:
- extend the size of the window so that it is wider than your screen by moving the window to the left on the screen so you can't see the left hand side of the window, and then extending the right hand side
- you can then view the whole report by moving the window left and right with your mouse
- when you print out the report, all the columns appear, including ones hidden to the left or right on screen
Seems like something they could easily fix, but this works.
I attempted this solution, but Tableau 2018.1 Desktop will only widen to a finite width. I cannot get it to widen enough to see all my fields in my workbook. It will not print correctly. The only option is to export the workbook to Excel where all the fields appear.
This is a problem that should not exist.
I am at a customer site away from my 28" monitor with no way to print the report in its correct format. This makes my company look bad and it makes Tableau look bad.
I totally agree Rodney. Tableau has this philosophy that everything is designed for screen, and printing doesn't matter. But some of us use it in situations where we need to print, and its printing facilities in general are very poor.