3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2013 1:29 AM by Paul Collier

    Import Data as the wrong Type

    Paul Collier

      Sometimes I find that Tableau imports the data I have in the wrong type.  For example I have a field called level.  It has the values 1, 2, 3 and X.  Tableau will typically see this as a numeric field, rather than a string, and so the output for it will be 1,2,3 and Null.

       

      Is there a way to influence the data on import to determine what type it should be as the automatic categorisation seems to be off in this instance.

       

      Thanks.