Tableau 2018.1 Features

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Easier driver installation

Notification to download when needed.

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Easier connector driver installation

Get to your data faster. Receive an upfront notification if you need to install a driver to connect to a specific data source from Tableau Desktop. Click the url to find and install the driver you need to get started with your data.

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Analytical object guidance

Tooltips for disabled objects.

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Analytic object guidance

Better understand when analytical objects are available based on the state of your viz. Disabled analytic objects now give guidance on how to update your viz to get them.

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Additional clustering functionality

Refresh saved clustering results.

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Additional clustering functionality

Saved clustering results are no longer static, letting you use clustering analysis in more places. You can use saved clusters in different sheets, and clusters now update when data is refreshed.

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SQL Server spatial data

Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server.

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Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server

Tableau can now connect to, and visualize spatial data stored in SQL Server. Use the spatial operations supported by SQL Server to generate advanced spatial queries, and leverage custom SQL to perform advanced spatial analysis.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

Hide viz in tooltip sheets.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

You can now hide the sheets used for Viz in Tooltips, the same way you would for sheets used in Stories or Dashboards.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Improved performance of hierarchy filters.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Tableau's filters now match the hierarchies in your data. Enjoy a more effective filtering experience, as well as improvements in hierarchy filter query performance.

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Dual-axis mapping improvement

Improved dual-axis mapping.

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Dual-axis mapping improvement

Combine custom and generated latitudes and longitudes within a dual axis. Now you can build multilayered maps to visualize and analyze your spatial data with ease.

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Downgrade workbooks from Tableau Server and Tableau Online

Improved workbook version compatibility.

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Downgrade workbooks from Tableau Server and Online

It's easier to work across different versions of Tableau. You can now download workbooks to work with an older version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

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WCAG 2.0 conformant toolbars

Improved accessibility for Tableau Server and Online viewing toolbar.

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WCAG 2.0 conformant toolbars

The most commonly used functionality in the viewing toolbar on Tableau Server and Tableau Online is now WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. Customers who use screen readers, braille keyboards, and keyboard-only navigation now have more control over their Tableau experience.

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Mobile updates

More ways to collaborate and share.

Annotate and share improvements

You can now add comments and share viz snapshots via the iOS Sharing menu on your phone and tablet.

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Step and Jump Lines

Visualize changes in discrete values.

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Step and Jump Lines

Make your discrete data analysis more powerful with step and jump lines. Easily change line types with one click to visualize changes in discrete values, bringing life to account balance data, inventory level data, interest rates, and much more.