Tableau 2019.3 Features

Tableau 2019.3 Features

Explore the newest features in Tableau 2019.3 including Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Tableau Server Management Add-on

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Tableau Catalog

With Tableau Catalog you get a complete view of all of the data being used by Tableau, and how it is connected to your analytics – including lineage, impact analysis and usage metrics. Increase the trust and discoverability of the right data for everyone in your organization. Tableau Catalog is part of the Data Management Add-on.

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Explain Data

Explain Data automatically provides AI-driven explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Available as you’re creating a viz or dashboard, Explain Data uses powerful Bayesian methods to surface statistically significant explanations behind data points. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. Every explanation is a viz that can be explored with the full power of Tableau, keeping you in your analytical flow as you dive deeper into your data.

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Explain Data allows anyone, whatever their level of data knowledge, to explore their data and ‘go beyond the number’ to understand not only the what, but also the why – the true definition of democratizing data.

Tableau Server Management Add-on

The Tableau Server Management Add-on gives organizations running Tableau Server at scale greater manageability and control over their deployment. We’re making it easier to streamline management processes and run large, mission-critical Tableau Server deployments. This new offering provides AWS KMS integration, new performance monitoring and content management apps, and additional scalability capabilities for Tableau Server.

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Whitepapers

Artificial Intelligence and the Analyst

Learn how augmented analytics is redefining roles and shaping cultures.

Whitepapers

Data Management - The Tableau Way

Learn how Tableau Data Management helps IT to better govern data and content while empowering end users.

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All Features

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Favorite from gallery

Save vizzes from the gallery to your favorites.

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Favorite from gallery

You now have the ability to save vizzes from the Tableau Public gallery to your personal collection of favorites, making them easily accessible when searching for inspiration.

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Web editing for Tableau Public

Edit your Tableau Public vizzes from a browser.

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Web editing

Edit and save any of your Tableau Public vizzes directly in your browser. Any changes will be automatically updated in all embedded locations.

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Spatial calculations: Distance

Easily measure the distance between two points.

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Spatial calculations: Distance

You can now easily measure the distance between two points, perfect for measuring the length of flight or shipping routes or driving proximity analysis around a store or hub.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint improvements

Use MakePoint with projected coordinates.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint improvements

You can now convert projected coordinates for locations, which might be in feet or meters, into latitudes and longitudes that Tableau can visualize and use in spatial joins. For instance, the Seattle Police Department logs location data using a local projection in US Feet, and can now use MakePoint to convert it directly into useable lat/long coordinates.

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ISO-8601 calendar default

Set ISO-8601 as your default calendar.

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ISO-8601 calendar default

You can now set the ISO-8601 calendar so your date parts default to the iso-equivalent of year, quarter, week, and weekday for better calendar-based analysis.

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Parameter actions improvements

New aggregations for parameter actions.

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Parameter actions improvements

Parameter actions just got more powerful with three new aggregation functions: first quartile, third quartile, and concatenation. You also now have the option to create new parameters directly from the parameter action dialog.

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Hashtags

Find vizzes and profiles using hashtags on Tableau Public.

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Hashtags

Add hashtags to your Tableau Public profile and viz descriptions for better discoverability in search. Click on a hashtag to view related content.

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Web Authoring improvements

Status bar, edit context filters and more are now on the web.

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Web Authoring improvements

New in web authoring: Update to context filters on the web. Quickly identify and change filters between context and dependent without leaving the browser. Cancel long-running queries so you can move on to the next task faster.

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Tableau Catalog

Understand and build trust in your data.

Tableau Catalog

With Tableau Catalog you get a complete view of all of the data being used by Tableau, and how it is connected to your analytics – including lineage, impact analysis and usage metrics. Increase the trust and discoverability of the right data for everyone in your organization. Tableau Catalog is part of the Data Management Add-on.

Learn more
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Enhanced cross-database join control

Control when to use a cross-database join.

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Optimized joins

Optimize your joins. You can now control if your join is executed in Hyper, or the source database. Control this option from Tableau Desktop or at the site level in Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

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Databricks Connector

Natively connect to Databricks.

Databricks Connector

For customers using Spark, you can now take full advantage of the innovation of Databricks as a native connector. Available for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

Select specific sheets, dashboards, or stories to export.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

Select relevant, specific dashboards to integrate into your presentations. You now have the option to select which sheets, dashboards, or stories to export to PowerPoint.

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PDF attachment to subscriptions

Receive a PDF attachment with your subscription.

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PDF attachment to subscriptions

Consolidate your workflows with the option to receive a PDF attachment with your subscription to a dashboard. You can select to attach an image, PDF, or PDF and image, which will land in your inbox as part of your regular subscription email.

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Tableau Server Management Add-on

Manage Tableau Server at even greater scale.

Tableau Server Management Add-on

The Tableau Server Management Add-on gives organizations running Tableau Server at scale greater manageability and control over their deployment. We’re making it easier to streamline management processes and run large, mission-critical Tableau Server deployments. This new offering provides AWS KMS integration, new performance monitoring and content management apps, and additional scalability capabilities for Tableau Server.

Learn more
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Explain Data

Get to the "why" behind outliers.

Explain Data

Explain Data automatically provides AI-driven explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Available as you’re creating a viz or dashboard, Explain Data uses powerful Bayesian methods to surface statistically significant explanations behind data points. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. Every explanation is a viz that can be explored with the full power of Tableau, keeping you in your analytical flow as you dive deeper into your data.

Learn more
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Encryption at Rest

Keep your extracts encrypted at rest.

Extract Encryption at Rest for Tableau Server

For additional security you can now encrypt your extracts at rest. You can also think of this as object-level encryption. It’s easy to use—simply toggle it on per extract or enable at the site level. Tableau Online is already fully encrypted at the service level.

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New product language: Italian

Start using Tableau in Italian.

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New product language: Italian

Italian is now available as a language option, making Tableau feel more familiar for Italian speakers.

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New search results page

Better see your search results.

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New search results page

Find what you're looking for faster. Now your search results will be laid out on a newly redesigned search results page. See all your results by views, workbooks, data sources, flows, and other content types.

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Publish embedded data sources

Easily publish embedded data sources on the web.

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Publish embedded data sources

Quickly and easily publish embedded data sources from workbooks to share with your team.

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Improved content sharing

Share what you see more easily.

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Improved content sharing

Share more easily with a simplified share experience. Share projects, workbooks, data sources, views and flows through Tableau Online and Tableau Server.

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Set context filters on the web

Create context filters in the browser.

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Set context filters on the web

Improvements to web authoring continue with the ability to create context filters and dependent filters in the browser to help drive the performance of your workbook.

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Spatial files for web authoring

End to end geospatial analysis on the web.

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Spatial files for web authoring

Spatial file support has arrived to web authoring. Connect to KML, GeoJSON, TopoJSON, and zipped shapefiles to better understand and share your location analysis on the web. End to end geospatial analysis, all without leaving the browser.

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Ask Data improvements

Easily embed Ask Data into your content.

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Ask Data improvements

Embed Ask Data into your company portal or Wiki, and you can enable even more people in your organization to be asking questions of their data.

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Debian 9.0+ support

We now support the Debian 9.0+ distribution for Tableau Server.

Debian 9.0+ Linux support

Customers running Tableau Server on Linux now have the option to run using the Debian 9.0+ distribution.

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Hyper API

Automate workflows to create and interact with .hyper files.

Hyper API

The Hyper API contains a set of functions you can use to automate your interactions with Tableau extract (.hyper) files. You can use the API to create new extract files, or to open existing extract files, and then insert, delete, update, or read data from those files. Learn more about the API or download here.

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Connect to published data sources with Tableau Prep

Connect to published data sources with Prep Builder and Prep Conductor

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Connect to published data sources with Tableau Prep

Connect to published data sources with Prep Builder and Prep Conductor, so you can build flows with all the data in your Tableau environment.

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R and Python integration for Prep Builder

R and Python support for Prep Builder.

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R and Python integration for Prep Builder

Create a step to run an R or Python script in Tableau Prep Builder, taking advantage of your data science workflows.

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Custom Data Roles in Tableau Prep

Create data roles in Tableau Prep Builder to get automatic data validation.

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Custom Data Roles in Tableau Prep

Create your own Data Roles to get automatic data validation, and share them in Tableau Server so others can easily standardize their data too.

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Google BigQuery Connector for Prep

Connect to Google BigQuery with Tableau Prep.

Google BigQuery Connector in Tableau Prep

Now you can do all your data preparation for Google BigQuery in Tableau Prep with this new connector.