2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2012 5:59 PM by thierryjakircevic

    Bug: alias not being updated




      Quite often I am facing with a bug in Tableau Desktop where editing an Alias simply does not work.


      I edit the name of the alias but it is not reflected in my view upon clicking on OK.


      Please see screenshot and attached workbook.


      Thank you



        • 1. Re: Bug: alias not being updated
          Daniel Hom

          Hi Thierry,


          I can't tell you specifically why the alias doesn't update when you try to edit it the way you've done it. That said, I've noticed it's always best to rename fields/field aliases from the data dimension/measure menu as opposed to the worksheet itself.


          Simply right-click the field you want to edit the aliases of and select 'Rename' (if you want the field name to be changed). See below.


          If you wanted to rename the names of individual items within a field, right-click a field, select field properties, and then aliases.




          • 2. Re: Bug: alias not being updated

            Hi Daniel,


            Thank you for your help.


            I want to avoid renaming the field itself as I am using the same measure in different views with different aliases.


            For dimension, I need to indeed rename the field itself as I cannot change the alias of a dimension in a view.

            I can however do it for measure fields. Except that in this case, this bug prevents me from doing so...


            Strange... Guess, I'd need to raise this to support.