Tableau 2019.4 features

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Alibaba connectors

Connect to and analyse your Alibaba data.

Alibaba connectors

Now, through a partnership with Alibaba, Tableau customers will be able to natively connect and analyse data in MaxCompute, AnalyticDB or Data Lake Analytics.

Read more about this partnership
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Go to where a sheet is used

Jump directly to where a worksheet is used.

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Go to where a sheet is used

We’re making it faster to navigate larger, complex workbooks that contain multiple sheets. Easily view and jump to all locations in a workbook (dashboards, stories) where a worksheet is used.

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Activity feed improvements

Filtering and grouping of activity feed updates

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Activity feed improvements

Filter your personalised Tableau Public activity feed by toggling between activity type. Favourites are now grouped together for the same viz.

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SAP HANA connector improvements

Levelled hierarchy support for SAP HANA.

SAP HANA connector improvements

Now when you connect to SAP HANA, levelled hierarchies utilised in calculation views will automatically be available in Tableau.

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Kyvos connector

Natively connect to Kyvos.

Kyvos connector

For customers using Kyvos, you can now natively connect and start analysing your data. Available for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

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Qubole connector

Connect to and start analysing your Qubole data.

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

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View recommendations

Recommended views to help you find the content you need faster.

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View recommendations

View recommendations are personalised suggestions that instantly connect you to relevant data and content on your site. Powered by machine learning, these recommendations match preferences between users, surfacing content that others like you have found interesting or useful, including what's most popular and recent.

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Map improvements in the browser

Change map backgrounds, styles and other settings in the browser.

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Map improvements in the browser

Update map settings in the browser. Change map backgrounds, styles, layers and other settings in the browser without having to jump into Desktop.

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Edit tooltips in the browser

Easily create and update tooltips in the browser

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Edit tooltips in the browser

Edit tooltips in the browser. Stay in the data flow, create and update tooltips while web authoring.

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Custom welcome banner for Tableau Server

Share important resources with your team through a customised welcome banner.

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Custom welcome banner for Tableau Server

Ensure that your team finds important resources and information by customising the welcome banner on the Home screen.

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Create extracts in the browser

Save time by creating and editing extracts in Tableau Online and Tableau Server

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Create extracts in the browser

Skip the Desktop, build extracts directly in the browser to save time and give your laptop a break.

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Table improvements

Increased number of columns with improved sorting and scrolling

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Table improvements

Create tables with up to 50 columns with the ability to scroll horizontally. For flat tables, sort entire columns by dimensions and discrete measures across multiple panes.

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LinkedIn Sales Navigator connector

Connect to and analyse your LinkedIn data.

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LinkedIn Sales Navigator connector

Gain deeper insights from your Sales Navigator Application Platform (SNAP) data. Connect to and analyse your SNAP data in Tableau, enabling your Sales Operations users to merge, analyse and visualise social selling data alongside their other sales performance reports.

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Ask Data improvements

Improved governance and analytics.

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Ask Data improvements

We’re making it easier for you to enable more curated experiences for Ask Data. Admins now have the flexibility to enable or disable Ask Data as the default site setting, helping to ensure that users are only using Ask Data on a subset of curated data sources. We’ve also integrated categorised suggestions to help users understand the various types of analytical questions that can be asked. And finally, calculating year-over-year metrics is as simple as typing “YoY profit growth”, helping you quickly answer critical questions of your data.

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Level AA accessibility compatibility

Level AA accessibility now available on Tableau Online and Tableau Server.

Level AA accessibility compatibility

Our mission is to help people see and understand their data. With our new Level AA accessibility, everyone will be able to fully interact with a viz in view mode on Tableau Online and Tableau Server using common accessibility tools.

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User visibility site control

Serve multiple external end users with a single site.

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Control user visibility at the site level

With the user visibility site control, you can limit user-to-user visibility, allowing you to share a single site's content with multiple clients, suppliers and partners.

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Explain Data improvements

We're making Explain Data work with more data types.

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Explain Data improvements

With Tableau 2019.4, Explain Data now supports geo-spatial data, unvisualised measures and calculated fields, allowing you to use the capability in more situations.

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Extensibility improvements

Webhooks support & Sandboxed extensions

Webhooks support

You can now create automated workflows, triggered by events as they happen, with webhooks support for Tableau Online and Tableau Server. With webhooks support, the possibilities are endless - you could build workflows that alert users of new content through Slack, or automatically create case tickets within ServiceNow, if an extract fails. Join the Tableau Developer program to learn more.

Sandboxed extensions

We've made extensions more flexible. Now developers can now create sandboxed extensions, which disables network calls - streamlining the development process from a security standpoint.

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Personal Access Tokens

Personal Access Tokens for REST API Login

Personal Access Tokens

Personal Access Tokens (PAT) provide individual users the ability to create long-lived authentication tokens for running automation and tools against Tableau REST APIs without requiring hard-coded account credentials in plain text or an interactive login experience.

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Sharing improvements

Share what you see with named users.

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Sharing improvements

When sharing a dashboard or view that been modified (through selections, filters, zooming, panning), sharing will automatically generate a link that includes these interactions. Simply enter in the names of any named users on the site to send them an email with the dashboard or view image and an optional note.

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Cloud file connectors for Tableau Prep

Connect to Box, Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive using Tableau Prep.

Cloud file connectors for Tableau Prep

Start prepping your cloud-based files from Box, Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive in Tableau Prep Builder, then publish them to Tableau Prep Conductor.

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Progress Indicator

See the status of the data in your flow being processed.

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Progress Indicator

Always know the state of your flow. With a progress indicator you'll know what's happening with the flow and how much of the data the flow has left to process.

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Biometric sign-in for Tableau Mobile

Use your device's biometric sign-in.

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Biometric sign-in for Tableau Mobile

Sign in once and then rely on touch ID and biometrics for future authentication. Use with long-lived tokens for an additional layer of security.

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Data quality warnings for Tableau Mobile

Stay on top of your data with quality warnings on mobile.

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Data quality warnings for Tableau Mobile

Stay on top of the quality of your data that fuels your dashboards, regardless of where you are. Customers who have the Data Management Add-on enabled for a particular site or server will receive data quality warnings on Tableau Mobile.