Renaming Dimension Column and Row Headers

Published: 19 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 06 Nov 2023


How to rename a dimension to create an alias for dimension column or row headers.


Tableau Desktop


Renaming the dimension is not possible by design. The following is the workaround.
  1. Duplicate the dimension field.
  2. Rename the new copy of the dimension to the desired name.
  3. Drag both the new and old dimension fields to the Columns or Rows shelf.
  4. Right-click the header that should not be displayed and select Show Header.
To view these steps in action, see the video below: 


Additional Information

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: Create Field Label Alias

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