Tableau 2020.2 features

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View recommendations on Tableau Mobile

Discover new and relevant vizzes on the go.

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View recommendations on Tableau Mobile

View recommendations are now on Tableau Mobile. Get personalised suggestions that instantly connect you to relevant vizzes on the go. Powered by machine learning, these recommendations leverage users' preferences and surface vizzes that others with similar viewing habits found interesting, and that are popular on your site. With the Home tab, you can find recommendations in a dedicated channel on your Tableau Mobile app.

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Relationships

Analyse data at the right level of detail.

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Relationships

Combining data just got easier and more powerful. By visually creating logical relationships between tables, Tableau will only query the data relevant to your analysis at the right level of detail. Analyse complex data faster and with more confidence.

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Activity feed improvements

Favorite vizzes in your activity feed

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Activity feed improvements

See a viz in your activity feed you like? You can now add vizzes to your favorites directly from your Tableau Public activity feed.

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Set actions improvements

Incrementally add to and remove values from a set.

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Set actions improvements

Set actions just got even more powerful with two new selection modes. You can now incrementally add and remove values from a set by interacting with marks in the view, even after a selection is cleared.

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Explore a viz in the browser

Explore another author's viz on Tableau Public directly in the browser.

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Explore a viz in the browser

Want to see how a viz on Tableau Public was made? You can now explore a viz directly in a browser. Explore, make your own version, and save as a copy to your profile with automatic attribution to the original author.

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SAP HANA connector improvements

Connectivity support for SAP S/4HANA

SAP HANA connector improvements

We have improved our OData Connector which now supports S/4HANA. Additionally, users can now connect to an OData service URL to list all the feeds inside their service and can join those feeds together just as they would any other tables in a Tableau datasource.

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Filter data assets by warnings

Filter data assets by the presence of data quality warnings

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Filter data assets by warnings

When creating a new workbook, filter the data assets by those with or without the presence of a data quality warning. Be informed about the status of the data you're connecting to.

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Dashboards in lineage

With the lineage tool, see all the data assets up- and downstream, now including dashboards.

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Dashboards in lineage

The lineage tool is powerful for understanding the relationships between all of the different data assets on your deployment. Now, you can not only see down to the sheet level, but also see dashboards.

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High-visibility data quality warnings

High-visibility data quality warnings provide make sure your end users pay attention when there's a warning on a data asset.

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High-visibility data quality warnings

Data quality warnings make it possible to let users know when a data asset is flagged, whether because the data is under maintenance, it's stale or some other reason. With high visibility data quality warnings, you can not only let users know about the issue but make sure they don't miss it.

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Filter external assets

Get a more granular view of the External assets page.

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Filter external assets

From the External assets page, filter by connection type, certifications or data quality warnings. Get a better understanding of all the assets on your server or site.

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Set control

Dynamically change the membership of a set.

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Set control

The set control allows users to dynamically change the members of a set using a familiar, quick filter-like interface. End users can change set membership with both a single and multi-select drop-down, and the set control automatically refreshes its domain so that the data stays fresh.

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Oracle spatial support

Connect natively to Oracle spatial data.

Oracle spatial support

We’re expanding Tableau’s spatial database connections to make solving location-based questions easier than ever. You can now connect to tables in Oracle that contain spatial data and instantly visualise that data in Tableau.

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Esri web data connector

Connect directly to your Esri data.

Esri web data connector

You can now connect Tableau directly to your location data in Esri by simply entering an ArcGIS Server URL or GeoService API URL. Automated extract refreshes ensure that visualisations are always up to date and enable you to spend less time sourcing data and more time in analysis.

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Upload workbooks on the web

Upload workbooks directly to your site.

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Open or upload workbooks on the web

Sharing your work and exploring insights from others just got easier. You can now open a Tableau workbook or upload it straight to the web without having to use Tableau Desktop. Simply select the workbook (.twb or .twbx) you want to upload and publish directly to your site on Tableau Server or Online. Only users with the appropriate publishing permissions will have the ability to upload content.

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Ask Data improvements

More ways to help users get started with Ask Data.

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Ask Data improvements

You can now create custom suggestions and consistent semantic context with data roles. With customised suggestions, data source owners can provide relevant prompts that give users insight to the data and the types of questions they can ask. Data roles make it easy to add important context to field definitions and synonyms, and apply that information across data sources. Other improvements include support for scripted data sources and improved enterprise controls.

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Reorder favourites

Sort your favourited content on Server and Online.

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Reorder favourites

You can now manually sort your favourited content on Tableau Server and Tableau Online. From the grid view, simply drag and drop your favourites in the order you want to see them, bringing your most important content front and centre.

Multiple analytics extensions for Tableau Server

Connect to multiple external services.

Multiple external services connections for Tableau Server

Server administrators can now configure multiple Analytics Extension (formerly External Service) connections in Tableau Server. Administrators can set one per site through the Settings UI and turn connections on or off at the site level. Now teams using different R, Python and other external data science environments can share their work with consumers across the same server. Settings are easier to configure than ever with UI controls or via the Server REST API.

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Explain Data improvements

More control for dashboard authors.

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Explain Data improvements

Dashboard authors now control which columns are modelled in Explain Data. With the ability to select which columns are included and excluded from explanations, authors can better curate their analytical experience. Explain Data will also now surface multiple extreme values, allowing you to explore more than one outlier at a time.

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New Tableau Server admin views

Get better insight into the health of your Tableau Server deployment.

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New Tableau Server admin views

We've added two new views to give you better insight into the health of your Tableau Server deployment. The new backgrounder view gives you additional insight into backgrounder load, how long jobs run for, and events like failures, cancellations and completions. Our new stale content view helps you identify unused content based on customisable parameters that you can establish for your Tableau Server.

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New Tableau Server management capabilities

New management and configuration capabilities to minimise user interruptions

API updates

We're making it even easier for you to customise Tableau for your workflow.

Webhooks updates

You can now enable webhooks at the site level, giving you more fine-grained control across your deployment.

Rest API updates

You can now programmatically export a workbook as a Powerpoint file, making it easier to operationalise traditional reporting workflows. You can also lock nested projects programmatically.

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Salesforce connector for Tableau Prep Builder

More easily prepare your Salesforce data with a direct connection.

Salesforce connector for Tableau Prep Builder

Connect to Salesforce directly within Tableau Prep Builder and start getting to analysis faster.

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Incremental data refresh for Tableau Prep

Add only the new rows of data when a Tableau Prep flow is run.

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Incremental data refresh for Tableau Prep

Whether using Tableau Prep Builder or Conductor, incrementally add fresh data to the flow. This saves time and resources, preventing the need to rerun the entire data set.

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Metrics

Monitor the KPIs for your business from anywhere.

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Metrics

Metrics are a simple way to get a curated and consistent view of your data. Create a metric from nearly any Tableau dashboard with a single click and view your metrics across multiple dashboards in one spot – either on the web or the Tableau Mobile app.

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New authentication options for Tableau Mobile

Configure OpenID and certificate-based authentication

OpenID authentication

You can now connect to and sign in with the Tableau Mobile app when Tableau Server is configured with OpenID authentication. You can use the default browser on your device (Safari on iOS, Chrome on Android) when authenticating and remain logged in within the browser. The secure exchange between the browser and the mobile app is based on the key components of the OpenID connect standard called Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE).

Certificate-based (Mutual SSL) authentication

You can now connect to and sign in with the Tableau Mobile app when Tableau Server is configured with certification-based auth or Mutual SSL. You can use the default browser on your device (Safari on iOS, Chrome on Android) when authenticating and remain logged in within the browser.

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Tableau Mobile for BlackBerry (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for BlackBerry Dynamics (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for BlackBerry

Tableau Mobile for BlackBerry is an update to the existing mobile app. The new app (compatible with iOS13) includes a newer and more intuitive design, an improved search and browsing experience that is consistent with Tableau Server and Tableau Online, as well as enhanced offline capabilities so users can enjoy the richness and interactivity of visualizations, from anywhere.

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Tableau Mobile for Intune (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for Microsoft Intune (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for Intune (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for Intune is a new app that provides a quick and secure way to view, analyse and leverage the data that’s in your organisation on Microsoft’s Intune Enterprise management platform. The app, compatible with iOS13, includes a design that is fast and intuitive, an improved search and browsing experience that is consistent with Tableau Server and Tableau Online, as well as enhanced offline capabilities that are quick to load and offer richness and interactivity for visualisations.

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Mobile deep linking improvements

Link seamlessly to your dashboards

Mobile deep linking Improvements

You can now open links to your dashboards and metrics in Tableau Mobile, whether you use Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Get to your content quickly for further exploration while using your mobile device.