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Changing a column name

The column name is shown in table headers and on the axes of other visualizations. With a proper column name it is easier to understand what a visualization shows. Authors can rename columns in the Data in analysis flyout.


You must have some data loaded in the analysis, and the analysis must be in Editing mode.
Tip: If you only want a different name on an axis in a specific visualization, you can change the display name instead.


  1. On the authoring bar, click Data in analysis and click on the column of interest.
  2. In the expanded flyout, make sure that Details on selected column is selected.
  3. In the expanded flyout, click Rename column.
    Editing a column name in the expanded data panel.
    Tip: You can also double-click on the column name to enable editing.
  4. Type a new name for the column and finish by pressing Enter.
    The column name is updated in all visualizations.

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