1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 19, 2018 9:11 AM by Mahfooj Khan

    Text File connection embeds quotation marks in data?

    Rick Flagg

      I'm new to Tableau and the discussion so please bear with me...


      I have 3 text files that I am connecting to for my workbook. 2 of the 3 interpret the data properly and mark fields as strings and import the data without the quotation marks. The 3rd file imports the data, but every string field, including the header field names, include the quotation marks that delineate the data fields. I can't see any difference in the field to cause the erratic behavior in Tableau.  I can split the fields to get to the underlying data I need, but that seems like a lot of work that shouldn't be necessary. Any similar experience with text files and any solutions?