1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 23, 2013 11:43 AM by Joshua Milligan

    Renaming dimensions in Tableau View

    Manon V

      I am trying to rename my dimension in Tableau view and not renaming the dimension itself.  I know I could duplicate my dimension and rename it but seems silly that this would be the only way.

       

      Any advice?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Renaming dimensions in Tableau View
          Joshua Milligan

          Manon,

           

          Normally, to rename a the field name of a dimension you can right click the field in the data window and select "Rename".  To rename the field values, you can assign aliases (right click the field, select "Default Properties" -- "Aliases").

           

          However, if you are using a data connection published to Tableau Server, you will not be able to rename the fields.  In that case, you'll either

          1. Create a local copy of the connection, rename fields as desired, then optionally republish to Tableau Server.

          or

          2. Create a copy of the fields, as you indicated above.

           

          Hope that helps!

           

          Regards,

          Joshua