Rename columns and axes

When you perform a search or view and edit an Answer, you can rename the axes on your chart or the columns on your table. To rename columns in an underlying worksheet, so that these names persist for any user searching on a worksheet, see create and use worksheets.

Rename a chart axis

You can always rename a chart axis for clarity, brevity, format, and so on.

In the example below, it makes sense to rename the axis created from grouping as Item Price & Item Cost to something shorter, like Item Price and Cost.

To rename an axis, follow these steps.

  1. While viewing your answer as a chart, click the dropdown menu icon icon caret right 20px next to the axis label you want to rename.

  2. Click Rename.

    Rename axis
  3. Type the new name in the text box that appears, and either click out or hit Enter/Return on your keyboard.

Rename a table column

You can rename a table column, or a pivot table column, in a similar way.

To rename a column, follow these steps.

  1. While viewing your answer as a table, click the more options menu icon icon more 10px that appears when you hover over a column name.

  2. Click Rename.

    Rename table column
  3. Type the new name in the text box that appears, and either click out or hit Enter/Return on your keyboard.