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Group Based on Date Field Does Not Have Options For Default Date Format


Published: 04 Jan 2022
Last Modified Date: 04 Jan 2022

Issue

The ability to define a default date format for a group based on a date field is not a functionality available in Tableau.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 

Resolution

As a workaround, the date can be used in a calculated field and converted to "string" data-type which will allow formatting to be enforced.

Cause

Groups do not carry data-type specific formatting options, such as dates format.
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