Pound Signs (###) Displaying Instead of Data

Published: 31 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 30 Jun 2017


When opening a dashboard in Tableau Reader or in Tableau Desktop, some data might appear to be replaced with "###".


  • Tableau Reader
  • Tableau Desktop


Option 1

Resize the columns by placing the cursor over the border until a resize cursor appears, and then drag the columns until the expected data displays.

Option 2

Design the dashboard for the smallest anticipated resolution and then set the resolution to automatic after the worksheet has been built. Doing so allows the workbook to scale to larger resolutions while maintaining an appropriate design layout in lower resolutions.

Option 3

Right-click on the affected column and select Clear Manual Sizing.


The "###" displays instead of data when there is not enough space to display all of the data.
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