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How to Revert Field Names and Capitalization Changes


Published: 14 May 2020
Last Modified Date: 14 May 2020

Question

After reading data in Tableau Desktop, field names that are capitalized are converted to lower case except for the beginning letter. Letters following the non-alphabetic character remain capitalized.

For example:

Original Field NameField Name in Tableau Desktop
PC1Pc1
COUNTRY_NAMECountry Name

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 

Answer

Using [Reset Name] option can help to undo changes.
To undo changes manually, follow the steps.

1. Open the workbook and go to the [Data Source] page.
2. Click [Manage metadata] button.
3. Press Ctrl+Click (Windows) or Command+Click (Mac) to select the rows with changes you want to undo.
4. Click the drop-down arrow for one of the rows selected, and select [Reset Names].


 
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