Automatically renaming dataset fields

Quite often, the column names of the base data tables are not very human-friendly. Cloudera Data Visualization gives you the option to automatically adjust field names at the level of the dataset.

The following steps demonstrate how to prevent data fields from appearing in visualizations and applications of dataset World Life Expectancy [data source samples.world_life_expectancy]. The fields comments, lat, and lng are empty, so they are good candidates for this operation.

  1. On the main navigation bar, click DATA.

    The Data view appears, open on the Datasets tab.

  2. In the left navigation menu, click samples.
  3. In the Datasets area, select World Life Expectancy (samples.world_life_expectancy).
  4. In the Dataset Detail menu, select Fields.
  5. In the Fields interface, select EDIT FIELDS.
  6. Near the top of the page, click TITLE CASE.

    The field titles change. For example, the Measure gdp_per_captia appears as GDP Per Capita.

  7. Click SAVE.