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This has been discussed quite a bit over the years. If you want a quick answer, I'd suggest you do a search in the forums for something like "16 Column Limitation". You'll find lots of threads similar to this one with many opinions, points, and counter-points.
At the most basic level (this will sound like I'm being snarky, I'm not), Tableau is a visual analytics tool, large grid-like tables are not visual analytics, and the designers of Tableau are trying to solve different problems than legacy products from MSTR, BOBJ, etc
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I might also add (and something that really never occurred to me until now) is that this limitation is really against dimensions. If you want to display more than 16 columns of measures you can by using the "measure names" and "measure values" pill. I just proved this with 219 measures I have and it gave me 219 text columns
This is superb , Would it be possible to share the tableau workbook where you were able to do this.
Thanks for your help.
I can't share that workbook, but it only took me a minute to create a mock-up using the superstore sales data and just duplicating the measures. The attached has 48 columns.
Thanks John. You Rock !!!