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Histogram Float Values Axis and Bin Settings are not Saved After Closing and Reopening Tableau Desktop


Published: 15 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 03 Apr 2017

Issue

After creating a histogram and setting the axis range by float values, the range definition changes to integer values when the workbook is reopened in Desktop or published to Server.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 10.1.1

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.1.6. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2

  1. Create a calculated field based on the original field to be used for bins
  2. In the calculation, multiply the field by a number large enough to result in integer values. For example, if the original has 2 decimal places, multiply the field by 100.
  3. Create the bins as before.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 596590) that has been fixed in a later version of Tableau Desktop. 
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