We've brought a new action type to Tableau. Easily add navigation between sheets with the navigation action, now available as an option in the actions dialog.
Dashboard navigation button
Seamlessly navigate between dashboards with new dashboard buttons. A simple drag and drop creates a button that can navigate to a target dashboard, worksheet, or story. Customize the button with an image of your own, or add guiding tooltip text.
We’ve brought heatmaps, a powerful new mark type, to Tableau. With one click, turn millions of marks into a meaningful representation of your data. Understand where there are concentrations of points, and identify patterns in seconds—whether on a map or scatterplot.
Transparent worksheet backgrounds
We are bringing dashboard design to the next level with the ability to give worksheets completely transparent backgrounds. Unleash your creativity to build presentation-ready dashboards that are visually stunning and effectively highlight your analysis. Use with transparent filters, highlighters, and parameters for a consistent look across your entire dashboard.
ESRI Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support
We now support new spatial file connections to ESRI File Geodatabases and TopoJSON files. We've updated the spatial file connector to support KML files with multiple layers.
Select what values are in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz. Visually drive calculations and seamlessly achieve multi-faceted comparative analysis like proportional brushing.
Multiple table storage for extracts
When joining multiple tables results in data redundancy, such as in row level security scenarios where a fact table is joined to an entitlement table, enjoy faster extract creation performance and decreased extract size.
Secure RServe connections
Now use R in Tableau with greater security. Transfer data with an SSL/TLS secured connection for RServe integration in Tableau Desktop.
Web authoring improvements
In 2018.3, you will have more control over the size of annotations, duplicate a worksheet as a cross tab, and utilize image and button objects in dashboard creation. Additional improvements to web-saving times are also in this release to keep web authors in the analytical flow.