Data Visualisation for Noobs (like me) – A table with more than 6 columns?

It’s #TableaTipTuesday and I thought I’d share the solution to a problem I had last week.

Ever tried to make a table with more than 6 columns? I have, and at first I failed. It seems Tableau by default limits you to a maximum of 6 columns when you make a table. Sometimes, this just isn’t enough!

How to fix the problem: Hit the Analysis drop-down menu on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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Go to Table Layout, Advanced and then you get the window below:

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Here you can change the maximum number of row labels and horizontal row labels. I changed both of these to the same number.

Hope that helps!