Tableau Tip: Measure in Report, but No Column Heading

Chuck Hooper, former head of Tableau’s consulting organization and Senturus lead Tableau trainer, outlines what to do when you have a measure in a report, but no column heading.


When you only have a single measure on a text report, Tableau does not show the column header. How do you get the header to show?


  • Remove the measure from the view
  • Place Measure Names on the Columns shelf
  • Drag Measure Names, from the data window to the Filter shelf
  • Double click on the Measure Names in the Filter shelf – select the measure
  • Place Measure Values on the Text button in the Marks card


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Chuck Hooper’s career includes over five decades of business and IT experience. He started Tableau’s Professional Services consulting organization and was a Tableau Zen Master from 2012-2014. He conducts training sessions on the use of Tableau Software products, and does speaking engagements on visual analytics, data warehouse design, and other business intelligence topics at both the technical and the executive levels.

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