1 of 1 people found this helpful
In my humble opinion, the "View Data" dialog & server pages aren't really there for data exploration - they exist to be more of a "data view and data dump" mechanism.
Without putting words into our developer's mouths, here's where I bet they're coming from:
- In Desktop, everything you mentioned you want to do you can do - without even launching the "view data dialog" - just drag / drop in the dimensions you care about, order them however you want, and view your measures as text - voila, crosstab report. As a developer, I think I'd feel doing lots of work in the View Data dialog would be a a duplication of effort / functionality.
Now the View Data "Pages" in Tableau Server - there you make a really good point. Users really can't add/remove/rearrange columns at will in the main report in Server, nor can they in "View Data" - a gap. This is something I'd probably add to the "ideas" forum - asking for the ability to add/remove/re-arrange columns in a "proper" report.
Sorry I can't give you the answer you're looking for.