Moving the Sort Button to Top of View

Published: 20 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 29 Nov 2019


How to move the Sort icon from the bottom of an axis to the top of a column.


Tableau Desktop


Option 1

  1. Click the Header of the Column and choose to sort by measure to have the Sort icon appear. 
  2. Edit the Measure Axis to remove the title of the axis. 

Option 2

Create a Dual axis to move the measure axis to the top of the view rather than the bottom
  1. Drag Category to the Rows Shelf and Color on the Marks Card
  2. Drag Sales to the Columns Shelf and Label on the Marks Card 
  3. Drag Sales to the Columns Shelf again
  4. Right-click on the second SUM(Sales) field, on the Columns Shelf, and select Dual Axis
  5. Right-click on the bottom axis and select Edit Axis...
  6. Delete the title from under Title on the General Tab
  7. Click the Tick Marks tab
  8. Click the radio button next to None under Major tick marks and Minor tick marks
  9. Click OK

Additional Information

To view the above steps in action, see the video below: 
Note: this video is silent. 

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