Tableau 2019.2 Features

Explore the newest features in Tableau 2019.2 including parameter actions, vector maps, and a new Tableau Server browsing experience

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Feature highlights

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Vector maps

Enjoy a richer mapping experience with vector-based maps. Maps will look even sharper and feel even smoother, as you pan, zoom in, and zoom out to explore your geospatial data. Enjoy updated dark, normal, and light default styles, ACS demographic data, and for authors, new map styles and layers available right out of the box.

parameter actions new in tableau 2019.2

Parameter actions

You now have the ability to visually change a parameter’s value. Use parameter actions to drive reference lines, calculations, filters, and SQL queries simply by interacting with marks on a viz, bringing visual interactivity to your data like never before.

new browsing experience for server and online in tableau 2019.2

New Tableau Content Browsing Experience

Arrive to a new home page on Tableau Server and Online that displays personally relevant content upfront. A new left navigation makes it easy to quickly access favorites and recents, and discover new content through popular views. Additionally, a welcome screen will walk new users through specific actions based on their role.

Explore examples from the Tableau community

Vector maps | Viz by Kevin Flerlage

Zoom in and out to explore the street types of Cincinnati for some interesting discoveries about the city's historic district.

Vector maps | Viz by Tristan Schouten

Explore Amsterdam by taking a virtual walk around the city. Zoom in and out to discover must-see attractions, landmarks, and hidden gems.

Parameter actions | Viz by Lindsey Poulter

Select a city of interest and analyze which cities have similar sales in the corporate segment, technology category, and the state itself.

Parameter actions | Viz by Marc Reid

Quickly and easily explore multiple levels of date aggregations.

Learn more about vector maps & parameter actions

Whitepapers

10 ways to add value to your dashboards with maps

Learn 10 fundamental tips to help bring your maps to their full potential.

Blog Post

Supercharge your vizzes with new vector maps

Dive deeper into Tableau's new vector-based mapping experience.

Product Video

Getting started with parameter actions

Learn the basics of what parameter actions are, and how to use them.

Blog Post

Interact with your data on a new level

Read about key parameter action use cases and examples.

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Customizable reference line tooltips

Customize or disable reference line tooltips.

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Customizable reference line tooltips

You now have the option to customize tooltips for reference lines, bands, and distributions. Edit the tooltip text, or choose to disable the tooltip altogether.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

Spatial calculations support: MakePoint

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

You can now turn latitude/longitude values from text files, excel, or any data source into spatial fields and use them in spatial joins. With MakePoint, you can spatially enable text files and excel spreadsheets, making it easer to spatially aggregate your data.

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

Spatial calculation support: MakeLine

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

You can now easily create two-point origin-destination maps, perfect for making flight maps of airline routes.

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Parameter actions

Visually change a parameter's value

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Parameter actions

You now have the ability to visually change a parameter’s value. Use parameter actions to drive reference lines, calculations, filters, and SQL queries simply by interacting with marks on a viz, bringing visual interactivity to your data like never before.

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

You will now be able to use spatial data directly from a PostgreSQL or Pivotal Greenplum database with the PostGIS extension. No need to export or pre-process the data before diving into it in Tableau. And perform more advanced spatial analysis with the ability to now leverage the spatial operations supported by the database.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Maximize screen real estate with the flexibility to toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard. Streamline what content viewers see, such as customizing instructions, filters, or legends to be hidden when they are no longer useful.

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Show/hide sort controls

Ability to disable the sort button.

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Show/hide sort controls

Authors can now preserve the sort order they’ve set on their worksheet by disabling the ability to one-click sort. Rest assured that end-users are always interacting with your data as you intended, for the best dashboard experience.

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Replace worksheet in a dashboard

Replace worksheets in a dashboard with one click.

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Replace worksheet in a dashboard

You can now replace an existing worksheet in a dashboard with a new worksheet from the sheet list, with a single click. Dashboard spacing, dimensions, and aspect ratios are all smartly preserved, for a faster and more precise authoring experience.

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New data-driven alerts view

Subscribe yourself to existing alerts.

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New data-driven alerts view

Subscribe yourself to existing data-driven alerts. A new view shows all alerts that already exist for the viz you are viewing. Adding yourself or others is easy—just select “Add Me.”

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Secure TabPy connections

Deploy secure Python integration for Tableau Server

Secure TabPy connections

Build visualizations using the Python language for advanced analytics and machine learning in a secure environment. This allows TabPy to be hosted remotely from Tableau Server, and for data to be protected in transit.

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Create parameters in the browser

Create and edit parameters in the browser

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Create and edit parameters in the browser

Now you can create and edit parameters, which are dynamic values for calcs, filters and reference lines in the browser and stay in the flow of your analysis.

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Create and save custom views as a Viewer

Jump back in with a saved, private views.

Create a custom view as a Viewer

Create and save private custom views as a Viewer

As a Viewer, you can save private, custom views in dashboards you care about, filtered to the information you want to see. Jump back in and get the information you need, quickly and easily every time.

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New Tableau Content Browsing Experience

Easy access to personal content.

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New Tableau Content Browsing Experience

Arrive to a new home page on Tableau Server and Online that displays personally relevant content upfront. A new left navigation makes it easy to quickly access favorites and recents, and discover new content through popular views. Additionally, a welcome screen will walk new users through specific actions based on their role.

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Site start page

Consistent experience for all site users.

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Site start page

Tableau Server and Tableau Online site admins can now set a start page for the entire site, controlling where all users land when signing-in.

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Ask Data improvements

Ask Data gets conversational.

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Ask Data improvements

We're making Ask Data feel even more conversational. Now you can add, remove, or replace statements with follow-up phrases. Adding calculations, such as the sum, difference, and the ratio of two measures is as simple as typing "avg sales / avg profit". Plus with the ability to create multiple sheets, you can build full dashboards from Ask Data generated vizzes. All of these enhancements make it easier to get answers from your data.

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Vector maps

An enhanced mapping experience to analyze your geospatial data.

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Vector maps

Enjoy a richer mapping experience with vector-based maps. Maps will look even sharper and feel even smoother, as you pan, zoom in, and zoom out to explore your geospatial data. Enjoy updated dark, normal, and light default styles, ACS demographic data, and for authors, new map styles and layers available right out of the box.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

Export stories to PowerPoint.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

You can now export stories to PowerPoint, creating a presentation-ready deck in seconds. Each story point, as you have customized in Tableau, will appear as one slide.

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Connector improvements

We're making it even easier for you to connect to your data.

JDBC

Enjoy better memory utilization, faster initial connections, and improved query performance with our JDBC connector enhancements.

SAP Hana

Our enhanced SAP Hana connector lets you see views inside HDI containers.

ServiceNow ITSM

You can now connect to on premises Service Now deployments.

Marketo

You can now access more tables with our improved connector.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

We now support Azure Active Directory username and password authentication.

Admin views for flow resource governance

Understand how your flows are consuming resources in your server environment

Admin views for flow resource governance

See and understand your flow resourcing needs with admin views of flow runs. Know when you need to put more resources toward concurrently running flows.

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Connector improvements: Prep

We're making it even easier for you to connect to your data.

JDBC

Enjoy better memory utilization, faster initial connections, and improved query performance with our JDBC connector enhancements.

Athena

You can now connect to your data in Amazon S3 with the new Athena connector.

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Keep Only columns

Quickly remove extraneous fields to keep only the columns you need in your data.

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Keep Only columns

Quickly start prepping the data you need, and remove the data you don't with just a few clicks. "Keep Only" the columns you want.

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Rearrange steps in flow

Rearrange the steps in your flow to better map them to your mental model.

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Rearrange steps in flow

Keeping your flow in a step by step process that makes sense to you, makes it easier for you to find just what you're looking for. With this feature, you'll be able to rearrange the steps on the flow canvas so it stays in line with the way you think.

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ODBC Connection

Connect to databases or files that don't have direct connections to Tableau Prep using an ODBC connector.

ODBC Connection

Connect to databases or files that don't have direct connections to Tableau Prep using an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connector.

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New product languages

Traditional Chinese and English (UK)

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New product languages

See and understand data in your local language. All Tableau products are now available in localized versions for Traditional Chinese and English (UK).