Tableau 2018.3 Features

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Navigation action

Add inter-sheet navigation between dashboards.

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Navigation action

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.

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In Beta

Dashboard navigation button

Seamlessly navigate between dashboards.

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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.

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Heatmap

Find patterns in dense data in seconds.

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Heatmap

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.

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In Beta

Transparent worksheet backgrounds

Enable fully transparent worksheet backgrounds.

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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.

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Spatial data updates

Esri Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support

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.

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In Beta

Set actions

Visually define what is in a set.

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Set actions

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.

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Multiple table storage for extracts

Enjoy faster extract creation performance.

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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.

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Secure RServe connections

Deploy secure R integration for Tableau Desktop.

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.

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Web authoring improvements

Creating on the web gets even better with additional functionality.

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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.