Shin, I was watching this thread as I had the same question and I knew somebody brilliant (you) would come along and find a way forward. Thanks for explaining it even though it does seem quite cumbersome...
This is a kind of FAQ, and I wish there is some better work around, but not, until some future.
Tableau is not a table-view creating tool and we do not have the reason to seek these options necessarily.
But from user's request on this forum, question about table view is close to half based on my observations.
Anyways, these are pattern and not using brain but just using my keyboard and mouse to re-build.
Still takes time though...
Thank you Shin. Definitely not ideal but this seems to be a workable solution for me. Like you said, hopefully this is something that Tableau will address in the future.
To be honest pros and cons for the last comment.
That depends on the business priority setting.
Not sure if it's really good to support people to create "table view" with Tableau or not.
Heavy business decision...