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Tooltip Shows Full Date for Day of Date


Published: 21 Jan 2016
Last Modified Date: 11 Apr 2017

Issue

When including a field for 'day' in a tooltip, the year appears instead.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Continuous Date converted to Discrete

Resolution

    1. Right click on the desired date field > Create > Custom Date
    2.  Select "Days" in the Detail Drop down
    3. Select the "Date Part" radio button
    4. Click OK
    5. Drag the newly created Custom Date to the Tool Tip card
    6. Open the Tool Tip dialog and format the date as necessary

Cause

Behavior appears to be by design. 
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