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Removing the Sort Icon


Published: 13 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 08 Dec 2016

Question

How to remove the sort icon.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Use the following workaround.

Step 1: Create the view

  1. In Tableau Desktop, connect to Superstore sample data.
  2. Drag Category to Rows.
  3. Double-click Profit.
  4. On Show Me, select horizontal bars.

Step 2: Remove headers

  1. Right-click Category on Rows, and clear Show Header.
  2. Right-click the x-axis, and then select Edit Axis.
  3. In the Edit Axis dialog box, select Fixed, copy the value in End, and then click OK.
  4. Right-click Profit on Columns, and clear Show Header.

Step 3: Create a headers sheet

  1. Select Worksheet > New Worksheet.
  2. Drag Profit to Columns.
  3. Drag Category to Filters, click All, select Exclude, and then click OK.
  4. Right-click the x-axis, and then select Edit Axis.
  5. In the Edit Axis dialog box, select Fixed, paste the End value copied previously into End, and then click OK.

Step 4: Create a dashboard

  1. Select Dashboard > New Dashboard.
  2. Drag both sheets onto the dashboard such that the scales align.
  3. On Sheet 2, right-click the title, and then select Hide Title.
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