I Have a question about translations in Tableau 9.0 - text table view.
I know you can change display name of column in Tableau Desktop (Right click on Dimension or Measure -> Rename...). But this change is static.
Column names, filter names and other stuff come from SQL query and you can rename it in Tableau Desktop.
As I searched here on Tableau forums I found a lot of threads asking the same question.
And I also find a thread saying changing name is not a good idea Ideas surrounding the topic of dynamic field names. I disagree with them.
In this thread The specified item was not found. Kettan says this is not possible.
What I want is to change the labels of Filters and Column names on the fly with a help of a parameter.
I did find a pdf document (https://www.tableausoftware.com/sites/default/files/media/whitepaper_how_to_localize_content_in_tableau.pdf) on http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2013/12/16/localisation-tableau/ that does something similar. But I don't know how to implement it.
I like this solution very much as it doesn't temper with SQL query (it only change labels in Tableau report. See solution with CSV translation file).
I have created a CSV file and import it as second data source. But now I don't know how to change labels with a help of parameter. Is this doable?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I had searched a lot on Tableau forums and it seems this feature is not in Tableau. Correct me if i'm wrong.
This is a discussion that comes up quite a bit and outside of the advice from kettan it ultimately comes down to voting up the ideas you mentioned above. I'd also encourage others to do the same and post your use case in the comments of those ideas for our devs to see!