You can assign an alternate name for a field that displays in the Data window as well as in the view. For instance, a field called Customer Segment in the data source could be aliased to appear as Business Segment in Tableau. You can rename both dimensions and measures. Renaming a field does not change the name of the field in the underlying data source, rather it is given a special name that only appears in Tableau workbooks. The changed field name is saved with the workbook .
Renaming a Field
- Right-click the field name in the Data window you want to rename and select Rename.
- Type the new name in the subsequent dialog box and click OK.
The field displays with the new name in the Data window.
Reverting to the Default Field Name
- Right-click the field and select Rename.
- In the Rename dialog box, click Reset and then click OK.