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How do I clear a worksheet or make a copy?

Updated: May 22, 2021


In dashboarding, simple things like clearing views (when you need to recreate a new one) or duplicating views (when you need to use a view as a building block for the next one) come in handy. And therefore, in this post I am going to show you the quickest way to clear and duplicate (make a copy) views in Tableau.

Clearing a view.

There are several ways to clear a view in Tableau.

  • While on the worksheet (view) you would like to clear.

  • Go to the Worksheet menu >> Clear >> Sheet.

clearing a view in tableau from the worksheet menu
  • While on the worksheet (view) you would like to clear.

  • Select ‘Clear Sheet’ shortcut on the toolbar.

clearing a view from the toolbar

You can also clear worksheet (view) by pressing (Alt+Shift+Backspace) on the keyboard.

Duplicating a view.

There are several ways to duplicate a view (make a copy) in Tableau.

  • Right click on the worksheet name.

  • And select ‘Duplicate’.

duplicating a view in tableau

Alternatively, you can select ‘Duplicate’ on the toolbar.

duplicating a view from the toolbar

Note: You can duplicate your view as a crosstab by,

  1. Right-clicking on the worksheet name >> Duplicate as Crosstab or

  2. Go to the Worksheet menu >> Duplicate as Crosstab.

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Bernard K

Analytics Consultant | 3X Tableau Certified

Bernard is a data analytics consultant helping businesses reveal the true power of their data and bring clarity to their reporting dashboards. He loves building things and sharing knowledge on how to build dashboards that drive better outcomes.

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