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Leading Space in Alias or Measure/Dimension Names Disappear After Publishing


Published: 12 May 2021
Last Modified Date: 22 Oct 2021

Issue

Formatting differences between Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server or Online when viewing alias/measure/dimension names with leading spaces

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Server 2021.1
  • Tableau Server 2021.2

Resolution

Option 1:
Upgrade to Tableau Server 2021.3 or newer.

Option 2:
Force server-side rendering on a session basis by adding ?:render=false to the end of the URL. For more information, see Configure Server-Side Rendering

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 1264521 that has been fixed in later versions of Tableau Server.
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