I am trying to publish a dashboards in tableau public. The data source that I used has some variables (identifier of subjects) that I want to delete before publishing. I tried to delete the variables in tableau but I didn't see the option "delete" when I right clicked on the variable. Instead I found "hide". Is there a way to accomplish this? I am using Tableau 10.1
I think the reason that Delete does not show up is that you are working with an extracted database. When you create a variable / calculated field on the original database, and then extract it, you can no longer delete that variable. You have to go back to the live connection, and delete it there, and then extract the database again, and the variable will be gone.