Custom renaming dataset fields

Often, we find it useful to rename a frequently-used field directly in the dataset, instead of using an alias in each visual. CDP Visualization makes it very easy to change the display name of a dataset field.

The following steps demonstrate how to rename a field. We are using the column iso_cc (the ISO-compliant country code) in the dataset World Life Expectancy [data source: samples.world_life_expectancy].

  1. On the main navigation bar, click Data.
    Click DATA on main nav

    The Data view appears, open on the Datasets tab.

    Main landing page of DATA
  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 Field.
  6. Under Dimensions, find the field iso_cc, and click the (down arrow) icon on the right.
  7. From the menu, select Edit Fields.
    selecting edit field window

    The Edit Field Parameters window modal appears.

    The Base Column name cannot be edited, but you can change the Display Name of the column.

  8. Change the Display Name from iso_cc to ISO Country Code.
  9. Click Apply.
    changing field display name
  10. Under Dataset: World Life Expectancy, click Save.
    changed field name

All new visuals created from this dataset use the new name automatically.