Workbooks Do Not Reflect Column Name Changes in Flat Files

Published: 01 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 06 Sep 2016


When changing the name of a column in a .csv file, existing sheets do not reflect new field.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Excel
  • .CSV


  1. Navigate to any sheet in the workbook.
  2. Locate the original field in the data pane. It should have a red exclamation point next to it.
  3. Right-click on the original field with the exclamation mark.
  4. Select Replace References…
  5. In the Replace References window, select the new field that was created by the original field's name being changed.
  6. Click OK.


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