What version of Tableau Desktop are you using?
Thanks for the reply. I'm using Tableau 8.
I'm new to the Tableau world, so I don't know all of the proper terms for things
But I think I can help answer this Alias question.
How to remove aliases (Old or new)
- Go to the worksheet
- Right-Click the object type from the COLUMN or ROW SHELF
- Choose "Edit Aliases..."
- From the list of all Alias - edit the names of the ones you want to change
It won't let you delete the entire object but you can edit it the alias to be blank
It will revert the alias to the original object name.
Got issue similar to Mitchell's. Thru column / row (or dimension) solution - aliases do not get saved when re-opening the workbook :-(
same issue here.
I having the same issue like all of you. Are there any solution to it for now?
Yes, Aliases setting is tricky.
This is what I did for my trouble shooting.
Original Data Aliases AAA A BBB B CCC C
Original Data Aliases AAB A BBB B CCC C
Original Data Aliases AAA A Still Alive BBB B CCC C AAB A <=Ignored
Solution as long as I know
* Keep old "AAA" in base data source (only one line as dummy works)
Original Data Aliases AAA AAA <= Type exact same name will remove Aliases BBB B CCC C AAB AAB
Original Data Aliases AAA AAA BBB B CCC C AAB A Now create Aliases for this
Or in Case it's difficult to re-recreate "AAA" in original file,
Open Tableau File with text editor and remove all old aliases.