Last Modified Date: 16 May 2017
- Tableau Desktop 10.0.0
- Text Files
Resolution1) Connect to the .txt file.
2) Click the small arrow displaying on top of .txt file on the Data pane in Tableau and select "Text file properties".
3) In the dialog menu change the Locale of the file to English:
This will make Tableau recognize all the dots as decimal separators and recognize the values as Decimal numbers by default.
CauseThis issue often occurs because a dot (.) is used as decimal separator, but Tableau uses a non-English locale by default.
The other way around is also possible: a comma (,) is used as decimal separator, but English locale is set in Tableau.
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