Favourite from gallery
You now have the ability to save vizzes from the Tableau Public gallery to your personal collection of favourites, making them easily accesible when searching for inspiration.
Edit and save any of your Tableau Public vizzes directly in your browser. Any changes will be updated automatically in all embedded locations.
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.
Spatial calculations: MakePoint improvements
You can now convert projected coordinates for locations, which might be in feet or metres, into latitudes and longitudes that Tableau can visualise 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 usable lat/long coordinates.
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.
Parameter action 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 dialogue.
Add hashtags to your Tableau Public profile and viz descriptions for better discoverability in search. Click on a hashtag to view related content.
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.
With Tableau Catalog, you get a complete view of all of the data being used by Tableau and how it’s connected to your analytics – including lineage, impact analysis and usage metrics. Increase the trust and discoverability of the right data for everyone in your organisation.
Optimise your joins. You can now control whether 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.
For customers using Spark, you can now take full advantage of the innovation of Databricks as a native connector.
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.
PDF attachment to subscriptions
Consolidate your workflows with the option to receive a PDF attachment with your subscription to a dashboard. You can choose to attach an image, PDF, or PDF and image, which will land in your inbox as part of your regular subscription email.
Project McKinley makes it simpler to run large, mission-critical Tableau Server deployments, allowing you to react to the changing needs of your business and to save time by streamlining the management process. This new offering provides AWS KMS integration, new performance monitoring and content management apps, and additional scalability capabilities for Tableau Server.
Explain Data gives you 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 the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. Every explanation is a viz and can be explored with the full power of Tableau. This not only saves you time, as it brings you to the “why” quickly, but you can discover insights you didn’t know existed, and easily access and explore explanations.
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.
New product language: Italian
Italian is now available as a language option, making Tableau feel more familiar for Italian speakers.
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.
Publish embedded data sources
Quickly and easily publish embedded data sources from workbooks to share with your team.
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.
Set context filters on the web
Improvements to web authoring continue with the ability to create context filters and dependant filters in the browser to help drive the performance of your workbook.
Spatial files for web authoring
Spatial file support has arrived for 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.
Ask Data improvements
Embed Ask Data into your company portal or wiki so you can enable even more people in your organisation to ask questions of their data.
Debian 9.0+ Linux support
Customers running Tableau Server on Linux now have the option to run using the Debian 9.0+ distribution.
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.
Connect to published data sources with Tableau Prep
Connect to published data sources with Prep Builder and Prep Conductor, even if they're built with on-prem data, so you can build flows with all the data in your server environment.
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.
Custom data roles in Tableau Prep
Create your own data roles to get automatic data validation, then share them in Tableau Server so others can easily standardise their data too.
Google BigQuery connector in Tableau Prep
Now you can do all your data preparation for Google BigQuery in Tableau Prep with this new connector.