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amabrenda1986
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Impact of Changing Column Name when Data is refreshed from Source

Hello 

 

I have the sample table below spulled from a DB. If e.g. I change the name of a column from value_ndc_assignto_value@odata to Assign To, what would be the impact when the data is to refershed? if it will impact the data refersh when making calls to the DB, how can i change the display name, so that the visuals would only show the name I want it to show?

 

 

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Ritaf1983
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Hi @amabrenda1986 
You can change column names freely in 3 ways (without any effect to refresh process.
1. From PQ 

Ritaf1983_0-1693966833341.png

Then you can see the history of your changes as recorded steps :

Ritaf1983_1-1693966891668.png

2. On data view

 

Ritaf1983_3-1693966990909.png

or on visuals only then you can keep your original names

Ritaf1983_4-1693967207941.png

You can also refer to the linked discussion :

https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/Does-renaming-column-headings-affect-refresh-data/...

 

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly



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Ritaf1983
Super User
Super User

Hi @amabrenda1986 
You can change column names freely in 3 ways (without any effect to refresh process.
1. From PQ 

Ritaf1983_0-1693966833341.png

Then you can see the history of your changes as recorded steps :

Ritaf1983_1-1693966891668.png

2. On data view

 

Ritaf1983_3-1693966990909.png

or on visuals only then you can keep your original names

Ritaf1983_4-1693967207941.png

You can also refer to the linked discussion :

https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/Does-renaming-column-headings-affect-refresh-data/...

 

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly



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