Text Wrapping for Long Strings in Text Tables
Published: 07 Aug 2015
Last Modified Date: 08 Jan 2018
QuestionHow to enable text wrapping for long String fields in a text table in Tableau Desktop.
For example, my column widths are non-negotiable, but my long strings are getting truncated with ellipses:
I want the text to wrap:
Spaces in string fields enable text wrapping to occur, regardless of the length of the string. Create a calculated field of the desired string field to add a trailing space:
[Flower Type]+" "
The newly created calculated field will wrap by default, however please note that you may need to still manually adjust the width or height of the field.
To display a long header wrapped in the cell, see the alternative workaround below:
- Right-click the Dimension and select Format > Alignment > Automatic > Wrap > ON
- Resize the column height Manually.