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Adding a Blank Column to the View


Published: 12 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 13 Feb 2018

Question

How to add blank space between columns in a view.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Create a calculated field that returns a value of NULL (or no value), which will appear as blanks in a crosstab.
  1. Select Analysis > Create Calculated Field
  2. Name the field NULL, enter a calculation similar to the following, then click OK:
    IF FALSE THEN 0 ELSE NULL END
  3. Drag [NULL] onto the view where blank space is desired.
  4. Right-click on the header and select Edit Alias…
  5. Replace "NULL" with " " and click OK.

Additional Information

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