2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2018 2:17 AM by Tom Toson

    Tracking a measure or dimension back to its data source

    Tom Toson



      I've inherited a tableau report which uses three data sources. The primary source is ticked blue and the others are ticked orange.


      1. Am I right in thinking that any row/column 'pills' without a tick are from the primary source and any with an orange tick are from the secondary data source?

      2. How can I identify (without searching the data sources) which secondary data source the orange ticked pill is coming from?

      3. What happens when a pill is renamed to something other than the field name of the primary data source? How can this be tracked back to the original data source?


      I was hoping there would be some metadata which tracks where each pill comes from - regardless of its name.


      Can this be done in Tableau?