1 Reply Latest reply on May 17, 2013 1:05 PM by Joshua Milligan

    Importing field comments?

    Glenn Colby

      Has anyone found a way to import field comments from an external source?  While I can easily import tables from my data sources (e.g., Oracle), Tableau 8.0 does not appear to import the comments from the data sources.  For example, in my Oracle data source I might have a field named "SOC" with a comment "Standard Occupational Classification."  I would like that comment to be brought in along with the field name so that I do not have to go through the right-click --> Default Properties --> Comment... --> copy-and-paste routine for every field in every worksheet that I create.

       

      Alternatively, I would be happy if I could simply import comments from, say, and MS-Excel table of field names and comments.

       

      Thanks for your help.

       

      --g