Custom Number Format Is Ignored on Axes in Workbooks in Tableau Server 2021.1, 2021.2, and Tableau Cloud

Published: 06 Apr 2021
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022


When publishing a workbook to Tableau Cloud and impacted Tableau Server versions, or after upgrading to an impacted Tableau Server version, the custom format on a major axis does not work as expected.
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  • Tableau Cloud
  • Tableau Server 2021.1 - 2021.1.4
  • Tableau Server 2021.2 - 2021.2.1


Workaround :

Use server rendering. Add ?:render=false at the end of the view's URL.

See details in Testing with the URL Parameter

Client-side rendering can be fully disabled across the environment by following the instructions here, but please note that moving rendering to Tableau Server will increase resource consumption and can cause strain to the environment. Please proceed with caution.


This is a known issue that is being addressed by Tableau development team. 
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