My department is implementing Tableau in placed of our current reporting tools.
I am required to reproduce a report in Tableau (previously produced in Logi and before that in Access via ODBC) that has more than the allowed 16 columns.
In order to display all the data, I have merged two columns, an ID number and a text column (name)
I would like to know if Tableau offers a way to pad the ID to fixed width so that the text is aligned.
I tried this
if ISNULL([Lic Nbr]) then SPACE(10)+"| "+[Resp Name]
else ([Lic Nbr]+SPACE(10-LEN([Lic Nbr]))+"| "+[Resp Name])
but it does not give the desired result.
I can go back to my data source (a custom View in an Oracle database) and format the ID as zero padded, but since Tableau is such a powerful tool, I expect there is an easier way.
Sorry about omitting the packaged workbook, but I don't see how it would help in this case and it would be a lot more work than this issue warrants.
So if no one responds, I'll get that there isn't an easy answer.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this.
Could you share a screen shot to give a visual example of what is being encountered in the workbook?
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