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Aliases Do Not Display in Quick Filter When Using Combined Field


Published: 11 Dec 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Mar 2017

Issue

When setting an alias from a combined field, the alias does not display in a quick filter.
 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

  1. Instead of using the menu item "Combine Fields" create a calculated field which combines the desired fields. 
    For example: [String value] + [Second string value]
  2. Then edit the aliases of the calculated field (Right click field in the view > Default Properties > Aliases). 
When the quick filter for the calculated field is displayed, the aliases given will show in the quick filter. 
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