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

    Bug: alias not being updated

    thierryjakircevic

      Hi,

       

      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

       

      Thierry

        • 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.

          2012-03-26_0857.png

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

           

          Cheers,

          Dan

          • 2. Re: Bug: alias not being updated
            thierryjakircevic

            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.

             

            Thierry