HTML in Fields Displays as Plain Text

Published: 16 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 25 Aug 2020


When adding a dimension that contains HTML code, the data is displayed in plain text, exposing the HTML tags.


  • Tableau Desktop


Use string functions to remove the HTML tags. For example, REPLACE(string, substring, replacement) could be used if the HTML tags are all the same, or LEFT(string, number) if the HTML tags are only at the end and the string you want to keep is of a consistent length. For more information, see String Functions.


The ability to format data in a field by using HTML is not currently available in Tableau Desktop.

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