Update: Tableau 9.3 is here! Download now to try out the feature outlined below.
It’s 3 a.m. and you have the biggest presentation of your career tomorrow. You finally have a shot at convincing the CEO to implement the changes you’ve been championing. You have spent countless hours attempting to prove that red-orange does indeed belong before orange-red—and now, finally, you have it: a workbook that brings together all the relevant data.
The data is clear. The insight obvious. The visuals spectacular.
Sleep, weight, episodes of Jessica Jones, and loved ones were abandoned for the time it took to prepare this presentation. And it is perfect. Ready, you publish to your Tableau Server, bookmark the link, and catch some well-deserved shut-eye.
What you didn’t anticipate was Jerry from Accounting finding your workbook at 4 a.m. It’s a known fact that Jerry is on the wrong side of the color debate. Jerry sees an opportunity for some fun. Your morning meeting is about to get interesting…
Jump to 8 a.m. You’ve got your coffee in hand—and boy, does it smell great today. You are going to rock this presentation. Maybe you’ll buy that new gel pen set you’ve been wanting.
Power up your laptop.
Prepare the projector.
Open the bookmark…
Of course. Of course it wouldn’t be that easy. Your perfect workbook, your perfect presentation. Gone.
He must be expecting panic. Chaos. Defeat.
No. Not today. Not this.
You have a plan. An ace up your sleeve. You are running on Tableau Server 9.3 and you are safe.
The CEO is drawing near—time is of the essence.
Click – you open the new Revision History option.
Click – you select the version from yesterday.
Click – you download your version, the right version.
Click – you open it in Desktop, and republish.
Done. It’s fixed. It’s fixed and you can deal with Jerry later. None too soon, the CEO walks in the door.
“Ready to go?
“Indeed, let’s begin.”
You can’t always have that level of safety and security, but with Tableau 9.3 you can come pretty close to invulnerability. Tableau 9.3 is bringing workbook versioning to Tableau Online and Tableau Server!