Last Modified Date: 23 Aug 2019
- Tableau Desktop
- Text Files
ResolutionTo make Tableau recognize all the dots as decimal separators and recognize the values as Decimal numbers by default, follow the step below:
- Connect to the .txt file.
- Click the small arrow displaying on top of .txt file on the Data pane in Tableau and select "Text file properties".
- In the dialog menu change the Locale of the file to English.
CauseThis issue often occurs because a dot (.) is used as decimal separator, but Tableau uses a non-English locale by default. The other way around is also possible, a comma (,) is used as decimal separator, but English locale is set in Tableau.
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