Changing the Display Language of Data in a Workbook

Published: 26 Nov 2014
Last Modified Date: 17 Nov 2015


How to change the display language of data in a workbook.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader


To change the display language of the data within a workbook, use one of the following options:

Option 1

Change the workbook locale in Tableau Desktop by selecting File Workbook LocaleFrom there, choose between the following options: 
  • Automatic (User Locale)
  • English (your region)
  • More...

Option 2

Change the language of your operating system to the desired language setting.

Additional Information

In Tableau Server, the data language depends on one of the two following values:
  • The locale the workbook was set to before publishing. By default, the locale is set to Automatic and when the workbook is opened it will match the locale setting of the computer.
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