I need to display the finest grain of my data in a worksheet that amounts to nothing more than a spreadsheet (or grid) of data. I am using Show Me type "text table". There is no aggregation here - it is simply a listing of certain columns in database that will be filtered from another worksheet in dashboard.
So this is just a plain grid of data all of which are dimensions. There are no measures in this visualization. All my pills are listed in "Rows" shelf. Nothing is in "Columns". Boring, I know! :-(
Dates are giving me trouble. I ended up using a formula to convert a date to a string (str function), and displayed that column.
But I see many other options none of which I could get to work. Tableau wants to pull out the YEAR() from my date when the datatype is date. I tried "Detail" Mark, "Text" Mark, and "Exact Date". It was a struggle.
I have to think there is a better way then creating a formula to convert to text.