- After you insert columns, the Spotfire Source Information tab describes the columns ignored rather than the columns added. Why is that?
Did Spotfire add columns to your project? Are you seeing columns in your project that you don’t recognize?
Do you have duplicate columns in a table, and you have no idea how they got there? Have you tried to delete them, and they keep coming back?
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Now, Spotfire has two ignore lists and two joins. Because there are two joins, Spotfire adds my new columns — Arfitifical Lift and Well Type — twice. This is where those duplicates come from. So, not only do I now have two columns in my table that I don’t need, but I have duplicates of them! Now, you understand how this happens. This can also happen if you insert columns into a table that you’ve used in a join, not just when an information link is updated.
I know you’ve tried to delete these columns, and they are still a problem. How do we fix them?
How to Fix It
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