Putting headers above measures in tables and graphs in Tableau

by Liam Holland

It really annoys me in Tableau when one of two things happen

  1. The table you make doesn’t label what the measures are (see below)

2. Using a chart title doesn’t centre the description to the axis (also see below)

There are two neat tricks to alleviate both of these problems.

METHOD 1 – DRAG MEASURE NAMES INTO THE COLUMNS SHELF

METHOD 2 – CREATE A CALCULATED FIELD (THIS IS FASTER)

Both methods allow for the same result, however, Method 2 allows you to name the header without then changing the alias.

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