All releases

Learn more about the features in past Tableau releases. Many of the features below were inspired by our very own Tableau Community. If you have an idea for a new feature, we'd love to hear it! Please post your thoughts to the Tableau Ideas Forum.

Tableau 2020.3

Released 8/2020 | Tableau 2020.3 release notes

Tableau 2020.3 brings powerful functionality to help scale your analytics, making trusted data more accessible to everyone. Highlights include write to external databases in Tableau Prep, grant licence on sign-in and deeper integration with SAP.

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Tableau Mobile for Workspace ONE (iOS)

Introducing the new Tableau Mobile for Workspace ONE app.

Tableau Mobile for Workspace ONE (iOS)

Tableau Mobile for Workspace ONE is an update to the existing app that provides a quick and secure way to view, analyse and leverage the data in your organisation. The new app, compatible with iOS13, includes a newer design that is faster and more intuitive, an improved search and browsing experience 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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Support for Google BigQuery NUMERIC types

Take advantage of using Google BigQuery's NUMERIC data type without having to use CustomSQL.

Support for Google BigQuery NUMERIC types

Take advantage of using Google BigQuery's NUMERIC data type without having to use CustomSQL. Instead, convert your NUMERIC type to DOUBLE.

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Dashboard extension images

Render extensions in dashboard images in Tableau Desktop.

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Dashboard extension images

When you generate a .png or .pdf of a dashboard that you are viewing in Tableau Desktop, it will now render the Extension zone's image.

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Relationship improvements

Relate tables on calculations and inequalities.

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Relationship improvements

Create relationships between tables in your data source with more flexibility. You can now relate tables based on custom calculated fields, like concatenated fields or date truncation, and inequality operators. Additionally, we've improved the drag-and-drop experience in the data model.

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Tag external assets in Tableau Catalog

Make it even easier to find the right data by tagging external assets, including databases, tables and columns.

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Tag external assets in Tableau Catalog

Make it even easier to find the right data by tagging external assets, including databases, tables and columns.

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Include embedded files in external assets list

See the complete, global state of the data assets in your environment with the inclusion of embedded tables or files.

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Include embedded files in external assets list

See every asset in your environment via external assets, including files and tables that are embedded in workbooks. This provides a holistic view of what data users are leveraging outside of published data or content.

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Tableau 2020.2

Released 5/2020 | Tableau 2020.2 release notes

Tableau 2020.2 brings significant enhancements to help organisations through their analytics journey. Highlights include Metrics, set control and enhancements to Tableau's data model with relationships to help you elevate your relationship with data.

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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.

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Tableau 2020.1

Released 2/2020 | Tableau 2020.1 release notes

Tableau 2020.1 includes exciting ways to add powerful interactivity to your data, bringing to life some of the most-requested features from the Tableau Community. Enjoy dynamic parameters, buffer calculations and viz animations to tell even more powerful, moving stories behind your data.

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Dashboard extensions for Tableau Public

Further customise interactivity in your visualisations.

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Dashboard extensions for Tableau Public

With extensions, you can create more customized visualisations. We now support the Image Map Filter, Single Checkbox Parameters and Filter Bookmarks extensions on Tableau Public. These extensions are available for download in our extension gallery.

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Dynamic parameters

Parameter values will now update dynamically.

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Dynamic parameters

Say goodbye to republishing workbooks with parameters every time the underlying data changes. Set your parameter once and Tableau will automatically update the parameter’s list of values every time someone opens the workbook.

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Customisable Discover pane for Tableau Desktop

Show custom content in your Discover pane.

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Customisable Discover pane for Tableau Desktop

You can now customise the Discover pane that appears on the start page in Tableau Desktop to show your own custom content instead of the content Tableau shows by default. Provide links and information specific to your organisation to make it easier for your users to get started using Tableau quickly. Learn more about it here.

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Buffer calculations

Better visualise and understand proximity between marks.

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Buffer by distance calculations

Buffer calculations allow you to visualise the distance around point locations. Give Tableau three parameters – location, distance and a unit of measure – and a buffer, or boundary, is instantly created. Answering complex spatial questions becomes easier than ever before. Visualise what properties are within 200 metres of a proposed public transport stop, how many competitors’ stores are within 1 mile of another of their stores, and more.

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Play button in the browser

Automatically advance through pages in the browser.

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Play button in the browser

For workbooks using pages, press Play directly in the browser to see how a given measure affects the rest of your data. Combine with viz animations for smooth, coherent transitions showing changes between states or over time.

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Mapping improvements

More map-building power in the browser.

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Map improvements in the browser

Control more aspects of your map in the browser. Change background map styles, repeat backgrounds, map layers and demographic data layers. In addition, the style picker drop-down makes it easier to find and distinguish between map styles.

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Viz animations

Quickly spot changes in your data.

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Viz animations

Viz animations help you see and understand your changing data. It’s easy to track the logical steps behind data’s evolution and tell powerful data stories. Sorting, filtering, adding fields and other actions will now smoothly animate your visualisations. Choose whether to turn viz animations on or off, and decide how you’d best like to apply animations to your new workbooks.

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Easy dashboard export

Quickly export dashboards in your chosen format.

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Improved site role allocation limits

Empower admins to limit the number of licences by role type per site.

Improved site role allocation limits

We've improved the way Server and site admins limit the number of licence types on their sites. This update will also allow Server admins to delegate licence allocation to site admins.

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Create a workbook from External assets

With data management enabled, you can now create a workbook from your data on the External assets page.

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Create a workbook from External assets

Connect to the right data more quickly by creating a workbook directly from the External assets page.

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Explain Data improvements

Use Explain Data in more use cases.

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Explain Data improvements

Explain Data continues to get better and better, with performance improvements for wide datasets and refined models to help you go deeper into your data.

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External file store for Tableau Server

Streamline your Tableau Server deployment

External file store for Tableau Server

As part of the Server Management Add-on, you can now use network storage devices to hold backup snapshots, which significantly reduces the time required to perform a backup. You can also use this new capability to streamline your deployment topology by centralising your file store, eliminating the need to run file stores on multiple nodes in a Tableau Server cluster.

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Connector improvements

See even more of your data in Tableau.

Salesforce connector updates

We’ve updated our Salesforce connector to provide faster performance, greater flexibility and even more data to play with. First, we changed the way we connect to Salesforce data; the connector now dynamically switches APIs depending on how large your dataset is, greatly increasing performance. Additionally, the Salesforce connector also now supports using the SOQL language in the same way that Custom SQL can be used today, adding flexibility to your analysis. Finally, you will now be able to connect to additional data objects like Salesforce Activity History and Campaign Influence, giving you even more data to see and understand in Tableau.

Snowflake connector updates

We’ve added Snowflake Role support. It is now possible to override the default role in the Snowflake dialogue, and the role defined in the connection can be applied in OAuth scenarios.
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Filter the connection experience

With data management, users now can filter down to a particular data source.

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Filter by certified data sources

With the Data Management Add-on, users can now filter to a particular connection type or data sources with certifications or data quality warnings in the Connect to data experience. Get to the right data, faster.

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Catalog connect to improvements

More connection types are now available in the connect to experience with Tableau Catalog.

Google BigQuery, Google Sheets and Cloudfile connectors for Tableau Catalog

Get to the right data, faster. See Google BigQuery, Google Sheets and Cloudfile connections in Tableau Catalog Connect to experience when the Data Management Add-on is enabled on your deployment.

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Impala connector

Connect to your Cloudera Impala data natively.

Impala connector

Connect to your Cloudera Impala data natively on Tableau Desktop or from the web authoring experience on Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

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Set permissions for nested projects

Manage permissions at a more detailed level.

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Set permissions for nested projects

You can now control the permission settings separately for content in a project and any nested projects it contains. Improve navigation and organisation of your site’s content and allow site admins to delegate more effectively to non-admins.

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Improved permissions dialog

More intuitive layout and functionality when setting user and group permissions

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Improved permissions dialog

With a major update to the permissions dialog, you'll be able to set up permissions for users and groups faster and easier than ever before. Updates include new action-oriented permission templates, the ability to search both Users and Groups simultaneously without preselecting your choice, and a new copy-paste function for permission rules. All of these updates are wrapped in a more intuitive user experience with stylistic refinements.

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Viz in tooltip in the browser

Add visualizations to a tooltip in the browser.

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Viz in tooltip in the browser

Bring more interactivity and richness to your dashboards by adding visualizations to your tooltips, directly in the browser.

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TabPy 1.0

TabPy is officially designated a 1.0 release.

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TabPy 1.0

Tableau’s Python Integration Server, TabPy, is being moved to a Tableau supported 1.0 version. This update includes a simplified install, user authentication, secured connections (SSL), and pre-built statistical models.

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Analytics Extensions API

Further extend Tableau’s dynamic calculation language.

Analytics Extensions API

The Analytics Extensions API allows developers to write their own dynamic extensions of Tableau’s calculation language to integrate new programming languages, machine learning models, and advanced statistical functions. This initial release of the API supports the Evaluate API method.

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Analytics Extensions Key Store SSL

OS key store SSL support.

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Analytics Extensions Key Store SSL

To improve secured connections for R, Python, and other Analytics Extensions (formerly External Services), Tableau Desktop and Server now support the ability to use SSL certificates stores in the operating system key store instead of requiring a cert to be provided directly.

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Level of detail calculations in Prep Builder

Now create your level-of-detail calculations in Tableau Prep Builder to make analysis even easier.

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Level of detail calculations in Prep Builder

Simplify the ability to prepare and analyse your data at multiple levels of granularity with level-of-detail calculations in Tableau Prep Builder. No more multi-step flows to get the desired aggregation. Instead, use Tableau Prep's visual and easy-to-use calculations.

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Login-based licence management

Say goodbye to Desktop and Prep Builder licence keys.

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Login-based licence management

Login-based licence management allows Creators to activate Tableau Desktop or Tableau Prep by simply logging in to these products with their Tableau Server credentials. No product key needed! Admins can assign, monitor and reclaim Tableau Desktop or Tableau Prep access directly from Tableau Server instead of distributing licence keys to end users. This licensing option is available to role-based customers. Contact your account team to learn more.

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More Initial SQL parameters supported in Prep

Use Initial SQL in Tableau Prep to pass more parameters to the database.

More Initial SQL parameters supported in Prep

You can now use TableauServerUser, TableauServerUserFull, TableauApp, TableauVersion and WorkbookName as parameters in your Initial SQL for Tableau Prep.

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Pause data updates

Add cleaning operations in bulk without having each one update the profile panes.

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Pause data updates

Add cleaning operations in bulk without waiting to see the data update in the profile panes. Hit the pause button, add your operations, and then click resume to see the collective results of all the new steps you added.

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Disable incompatible Tableau Conductor features

Make sure your Tableau Prep Builder flows are compatible with the Tableau Server version you are using for Tableau Prep Conductor.

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Disable incompatible Tableau Conductor features

If you are using Tableau Prep Conductor in Tableau Server or Tableau Online to operationalize your flows, you need to be able to seamlessly navigate between the desktop and the server experience. With compatibility mode, only features that are fully compatible with your server version will be active. If a feature is incompatible, it will be greyed out and disabled.

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Connections Highlighting

Easily change the connection attributes or the credentials for your input steps.

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Connections Highlighting

While building your Prep Builder flows, you may occasionally want to change the connection attributes or the credentials for your input steps. With this release, we are making it easier to quickly map your Input steps to their originating connections in the Connections pane. Simply select one or more of your input steps, and all the connections associated with those inputs will be highlighted in the Connections pane.

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Embed cloud credentials in Prep Conductor

Publish flows to Tableau Prep Conductor with the credentials for Box, Dropbox, Google Drive or One Drive embedded.

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Embed cloud credentials in Prep Conductor

“Add Credentials” in Prep Builder before publishing your flow to Prep Conductor. This will allow you to create new credentials in Tableau Server, that you can choose to use with the flow you are publishing.

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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 2019.4

Released 10/2019 | Tableau 2019.4 release notes

2019.4 brings functionality to make it easier for customers to find, connect to and analyse their data. Highlight features for this release include significant table improvements, view recommendations for Tableau Server and Online, and webhook support to help further integrate and extend the Tableau platform.

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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.

View all Tableau 2019.4 features

Tableau 2019.3

Released 9/2019 | Tableau 2019.3 release notes

2019.3 brings new capabilities to help you and your organisation do more with your data. Understand the “why” behind outliers with Explain Data, build trust in your data with Tableau Catalog and operate at even greater scale with our new Tableau Server Management Add-on offering. Also enjoy enhancements such as encryption at rest, the ability to embed Ask Data and the ability to connect to published data sources in Prep Builder.

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Favourite from gallery

Save vizzes from the gallery to your favourites.

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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.

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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 updated automatically 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 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.

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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 action improvements

New aggregations for parameter actions.

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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.

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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.

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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’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.

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Enhanced cross-database join control

Control when to use a cross-database join.

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Optimised joins

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.

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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.

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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 choose 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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Project McKinley

Manage Tableau Server at even greater scale.

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Project McKinley

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.

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Explain Data

Get to the "why" behind outliers.

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Explain Data

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.

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Encryption at rest

Keep your extracts encrypted at rest.

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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

See your search results better

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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 dependant 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 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.

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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 so you can enable even more people in your organisation to ask questions of their data.

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Debian 9.0+ support

We now support the Debian 9.0+ distro 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, even if they're built with on-prem data, so you can build flows with all the data in your server 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, then share them in Tableau Server so others can easily standardise their data too.

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Google BigQuery connector

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.

View all Tableau 2019.3 features

Tableau 2019.2

Released 5/2019 | Tableau 2019.2 release notes

2019.2 includes exciting new ways to interact with your data and new dashboarding capabilities that come together to make a big difference for a more precise, streamlined authoring experience. Enjoy parameter actions, vector maps and a new way to browse your content on Tableau Server and Online.

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Customisable reference line tooltips

Customise or disable reference line tooltips.

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Customisable reference line tooltips

You now have the option to customise tooltips for reference lines, bands and distributions. Edit the tooltip text or choose to disable the tooltip altogether.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

Spatial calculations support: MakePoint

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

You can now turn latitude/longitude values from text files, Excel or any data source into spatial fields and use them in spatial joins. With MakePoint, you can spatially enable text files and Excel spreadsheets, making it easer to spatially aggregate your data.

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

Spatial calculation support: MakeLine

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

You can now easily create two-point origin-destination maps, perfect for making flight maps of airline routes.

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Parameter actions

Visually change a parameter's value

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Parameter actions

You now have the ability to visually change a parameter’s value. Use parameter actions to drive reference lines, calculations, filters and SQL queries simply by interacting with marks on a viz, bringing visual interactivity to your data like never before.

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS spatial support

PostgreSQL+PostGIS spatial support

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS spatial support

You will now be able to use spatial data directly from a PostgreSQL or Pivotal Greenplum database with the PostGIS extension. No need to export or pre-process the data before diving into it in Tableau. And perform more advanced spatial analysis with the ability to now leverage the spatial operations supported by the database.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Maximise screen real estate with the flexibility to toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard. Streamline what content viewers see, such as customising instructions, filters or legends to be hidden when they are no longer useful.

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Show/hide sort controls

Ability to disable the sort button.

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Show/hide sort controls

Authors can now preserve the sort order they’ve set on their worksheet by disabling the ability to one-click sort. Rest assured that end users are always interacting with your data as you intended, for the best dashboard experience.

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Replace worksheet in a dashboard

Replace worksheets in a dashboard with one click.

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Replace worksheet in a dashboard

You can now replace an existing worksheet in a dashboard with a new worksheet from the sheet list, with a single click. Dashboard spacing, dimensions and aspect ratios are all smartly preserved, for a faster and more precise authoring experience.

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New data-driven alerts view

Subscribe to existing alerts.

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New data-driven alerts view

Subscribe to existing data-driven alerts. A new view shows all alerts that already exist for the viz you are viewing. Adding yourself or others is easy – just select “Add me”.

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Secure TabPy connections

Deploy secure Python integration for Tableau Server

Secure TabPy connections

Build visualisations using the Python language for advanced analytics and machine learning in a secure environment. This allows TabPy to be hosted remotely from Tableau Server and for data to be protected in transit.

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Create parameters in the browser

Create and edit parameters in the browser

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Create and edit parameters in the browser

Now you can create and edit parameters, which are dynamic values for calcs, filters and reference lines in the browser and stay in the flow of your analysis.

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Create and save custom views as a viewer

Jump back in with saved, private views.

Create a custom view as a Viewer

Create and save private custom views as a viewer

As a viewer, you can save private, custom views in dashboards you care about, filtered to the information you want to see. Jump back in and get the information you need, quickly and easily every time.

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In Beta

New Tableau content browsing experience

Easy access to personal content.

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New Tableau content browsing experience

Arrive to a new home page on Tableau Server and Online that displays personally relevant content upfront. A new left navigation makes it easy to quickly access favourites and recents, and discover new content through popular views. Additionally, a welcome screen will walk new users through specific actions based on their role.

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Site start page

Consistent experience for all site users.

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In Beta

Ask Data improvements

Ask Data gets conversational.

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Ask Data improvements

We're making Ask Data feel even more conversational. Now you can add, remove or replace statements with follow-up phrases. Adding calculations, such as the sum, difference and ratio of two measures is as simple as typing "avg sales / avg profit". Plus, with the ability to create multiple sheets, you can build full dashboards from Ask Data-generated vizzes. All of these enhancements make it easier to get answers from your data.

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Vector maps

An enhanced mapping experience for analysing your geospatial data.

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Vector maps

Enjoy a richer mapping experience with vector-based maps. Maps will look even sharper and feel even smoother as you pan, zoom in and zoom out to explore your geospatial data. Enjoy updated dark, normal and light default styles, ACS demographic data, and for authors, new map styles and layers available right out of the box.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

Export stories to PowerPoint.

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Export to PowerPoint improvements

You can now export stories to PowerPoint, creating a presentation-ready deck in seconds. Each story point, as you have customised in Tableau, will appear as one slide.

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Connector improvements

We're making it even easier for you to connect to your data.

JDBC

Enjoy better memory utilisation, faster initial connections and improved query performance with our JDBC connector enhancements.

SAP Hana

Our enhanced SAP Hana connector lets you see views inside HDI containers.

ServiceNow ITSM

You can now connect to on-premises ServiceNow deployments.

Marketo

You can now access more tables with our improved connector.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

We now support Azure Active Directory username and password authentication.

Admin views for flow resource governance

Understand how your flows are consuming resources in your server environment

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Connector improvements: Prep

We're making it even easier for you to connect to your data.

JDBC

Enjoy better memory utilisation, faster initial connections and improved query performance with our JDBC connector enhancements.

Athena

You can now connect to your data in Amazon S3 with the new Athena connector.

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Keep Only columns

Quickly remove extraneous fields to keep only the columns you need in your data.

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Keep Only columns

Quickly start prepping the data you need, and remove the data you don't with just a few clicks. "Keep Only" the columns you want.

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Rearrange steps in flow

Rearrange the steps in your flow to better map them to your mental model.

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Rearrange steps in flow

Keeping your flow in a step by step process that makes sense to you, makes it easier for you to find just what you're looking for. With this feature, you'll be able to rearrange the steps on the flow canvas so it stays in line with the way you think.

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ODBC Connection

Connect to databases or files that don't have direct connections to Tableau Prep using an ODBC connector.

ODBC Connection

Connect to databases or files that don't have direct connections to Tableau Prep using an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connector.

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New product languages

Traditional Chinese and English (UK)

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New product languages

See and understand data in your local language. All Tableau products are now available in localised versions for Traditional Chinese and English (UK).

View all Tableau 2019.2 features

Tableau 2019.1

Released 2/2019 | Tableau 2019.1 release notes

2019.1 includes the launch of Ask Data, an entirely new way to interact with your data in Tableau, as well as Tableau Prep Conductor, a new add-on to Tableau Online and Server that enables data preparation at scale by automating processes and flows. Also enjoy data-driven alert views, dashboard zone names and URL action improvements.

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Dashboard zone names

Name any zone in your dashboard

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Dashboard zone names

You now have the ability to assign a name to any item on a dashboard, helping to better organise multiple zones when looking at the layout tree.

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Nested sorting improvements

Nested sorting improvements

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Nested sorting improvements

You can now perform nested sorting on multiple dimensions. Also included are updates to the sort dialog and toolbar sort button.

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URL action improvements

Target specific web zones with URL actions

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URL action improvements

URL actions can now target specific web zones in a dashboard, allowing authors the control to more seamlessly link to information that is hosted outside of their data source. Better integrate and add more meaningful content to your dashboard, and design more sophisticated app-like dashboards.

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Automatic dashboard phone layouts

Automatic dashboard phone layouts

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Automatic dashboard phone layouts

Authoring mobile dashboard layouts just got easier. Tableau will now automatically add phone layouts to new dashboards. Edit to customise this layout yourself, or enable “automatic layout mode”, which continuously syncs the phone layout with changes you make in the Default layout.

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OAuth enabled for Snowflake Connector

We’ve significantly improved the Snowflake connection experience.

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OAuth enabled for Snowflake Connector

We’ve significantly improved the Snowflake connection experience. The Snowflake Connector is now available across our entire platform and we have added native OAuth integration for both security and convenience.

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Mobile layout preview on the web

Preview mobile layouts on the web.

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Mobile layout preview on the web

Mobile dashboard design just got easier. You can now preview what your laptop, tablet, and phone layouts will look like directly in the desktop browser. Make any necessary formatting or content adjustments to your dashboards, and save knowing your mobile layouts are pixel perfect.

View all Tableau 2019.1 features

Tableau 2018.3

Released 10/2018 | Tableau 2018.3 release notes

2018.3 includes heatmaps, set actions, new dashboarding capabilities such as dashboard buttons and transparent backgrounds, and multiple table storage for extracts.

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Navigation action

Add inter-sheet navigation between dashboards.

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Navigation action

We've brought a new action type to Tableau. Easily add navigation between sheets with the navigation action, now available as an option in the actions dialog.

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Dashboard navigation button

Seamlessly navigate between dashboards.

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Dashboard navigation button

Seamlessly navigate between dashboards with new dashboard buttons. A simple drag and drop creates a button that can navigate to a target dashboard, worksheet, or story. Customize the button with an image of your own, or add guiding tooltip text.

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Heatmap

Find patterns in dense data in seconds.

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Heatmap

We’ve brought heatmaps, a powerful new mark type, to Tableau. With one click, turn millions of marks into a meaningful representation of your data. Understand where there are concentrations of points, and identify patterns in seconds—whether on a map or scatterplot.

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Transparent worksheet backgrounds

Enable fully transparent worksheet backgrounds.

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Transparent worksheet backgrounds

We are bringing dashboard design to the next level with the ability to give worksheets completely transparent backgrounds. Unleash your creativity to build presentation-ready dashboards that are visually stunning and effectively highlight your analysis. Use with transparent filters, highlighters, and parameters for a consistent look across your entire dashboard.

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Spatial data updates

Esri Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support

ESRI Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support

We now support new spatial file connections to Esri File Geodatabases and TopoJSON files. We've updated the spatial file connector to support KML files with multiple layers.

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Set actions

Visually define what is in a set.

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Set actions

Select what values are in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz. Visually drive calculations and seamlessly achieve multi-faceted comparative analysis like proportional brushing.

View all Tableau 2018.3 features

Tableau 2018.2

Released 7/2018 | Tableau 2018.2 release notes

2018.2 includes exciting dashboard formatting improvements, such as dashboard grids and automatic mobile layouts, as well as the launch of Tableau Services Manager (TSM).

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Nested sorting

A more intuitive sorting experience.

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Nested sorting

Enjoy a more intuitive sorting experience. Sort dimension values within the context of each pane for better top- or bottom-n analysis of your data.

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Dashboard grids

More precision and control in dashboard formatting.

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Dashboard grids

We know the details matter. Gridlines now appear as an overlay above dashboards to help with better visual alignment of dashboard elements. Toggle on or off as desired. See a preview of dashboard zones when moving their position for better layout alignment and design, and use keyboard arrows to nudge or resize.

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Geocoding update

New Japanese data and 2018 Pennsylvania Congressional Districts.

Updated Japanese data and 2018 PA Congressional Districts

Updates and additions to Japanese geocoding data will allow you to geocode Japanese municipalities, wards, and 7-digit postal codes. We have also updated Pennsylvania Congressional Districts to 2018, allowing for up-to-date state and national maps of the upcoming US election cycle.

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Data performance improvements

Cross-database joins.

Cross-database join performance improvement

Enjoy faster performance on cross-database joins when combining a small file-based table with a larger database table.

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Downgrade workbook improvements

Understand impacts before you downgrade.

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Downgrade workbook improvements

Understand the impact of downgrading a workbook before you do it. When you choose to downgrade a workbook you will now see a prompt letting you know whether that workbook is fully compatible, if there are features that may be lost, or if that workbook won't work.

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ISO-8601 standard weeks

Tableau ISO standard calendar support.

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ISO-8601 standard weeks

We've brought ISO standard calendar support to Tableau. You can now use ISO-8601 defined weeks in calculations and visualizations for better calendar-based analysis.

View all Tableau 2018.2 features

Tableau 2018.1

Released 4/2018 | Tableau 2018.1 release notes

2018.1 includes the launch of our powerful new data preparation product, Tableau Prep, as well as other exciting features including step and jump lines, Dashboard Starters for Tableau Online, and the ability to connect to data directly from the browser for a better web authoring experience.

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Easier driver installation

Notification to download when needed.

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Easier connector driver installation

Get to your data faster. Receive an upfront notification if you need to install a driver to connect to a specific data source from Tableau Desktop. Click the url to find and install the driver you need to get started with your data.

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Analytical object guidance

Tooltips for disabled objects.

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Analytic object guidance

Better understand when analytical objects are available based on the state of your viz. Disabled analytic objects now give guidance on how to update your viz to get them.

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Additional clustering functionality

Refresh saved clustering results.

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Additional clustering functionality

Saved clustering results are no longer static, letting you use clustering analysis in more places. You can use saved clusters in different sheets, and clusters now update when data is refreshed.

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SQL Server spatial data

Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server.

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Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server

Tableau can now connect to, and visualize spatial data stored in SQL Server. Use the spatial operations supported by SQL Server to generate advanced spatial queries, and leverage custom SQL to perform advanced spatial analysis.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

Hide viz in tooltip sheets.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

You can now hide the sheets used for Viz in Tooltips, the same way you would for sheets used in Stories or Dashboards.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Improved performance of hierarchy filters.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Tableau's filters now match the hierarchies in your data. Enjoy a more effective filtering experience, as well as improvements in hierarchy filter query performance.

View all Tableau 2018.1 features

Tableau 10.5

Released 1/2018 | Tableau 10.5 release notes

10.5 includes the launch of Hyper, Tableau's in-memory data engine technology, as well as Tableau Server on Linux, viz in tooltip, and nested projects for Tableau Server and Online.

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Box Connector

Connect directly to your Box data.

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Box

Analyze data from Box with a few clicks and get the latest data synched securely from the cloud.

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Mapping updates

Enjoy geocoding and mapping data improvements.

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Geocoding Improvements

We've added better geocoding support for cities in Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America. US postcodes have been updated with this year's most recent data.

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Improved workbook version compatibility

Open a compatible workbook with an older version of Tableau Desktop.

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Improved workbook version compatability

Now you can revert your workbooks to an older version with improved workbook version compatibility. Other users in your organization can open and edit a workbook even when they aren't using the latest version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

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Tableau Desktop deployment improvements

Deploy Tableau Desktop at Scale.

Automated Desktop license activation

Mass deployments of Tableau Desktop just got easier. Now you can automate Desktop license activation at install time.

Expanded virtual desktop support

Easily manage your Tableau license keys across non-persistent virtual machines. Licenses will expire and be added back to your license pool for reuse.

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Hyper

Rev your data engines.

Hyper

Hyper is Tableau’s new in-memory data engine technology, designed for fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. With up to 3X* faster extract creation, you always have the latest data. Up to 5X* increase in query performance keeps you in the flow. Upgrading to Hyper is seamless; you can simply upgrade to Tableau 10.5 and no data migration is needed.

*Performance compared between Hyper and TDE using a mix of scenarios designed to reflect common customer uses cases. Customer results will vary.

Learn more about Hyper
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Nested Projects

Easier content management with nested projects.

Amélioration de la création Web

Nested projects

You can now nest projects within projects, and customize permissions at each level, or choose to use a top down permissioning structure. Now it's easier to organize your workbooks, so everyone in your organization can find what they are looking for.

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Tableau 10.4

Released 9/2017 | Tableau 10.4 release notes

10.4 focuses on data discovery with data source certifications and recommendations, as well as collaborative analytics with the introduction of discussions and viz snapshots. In 10.4, Tableau Desktop users who have upgraded can publish workbooks to older instances of Tableau Server (10.2 or higher), making it easier to deploy Tableau at scale.

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Linear geometry

Expand your geospatial analysis to include polylines.

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Linear geometry shapefiles

Tableau now supports linear geometries in addition to polygon and point shapefiles. Easily visualize networks including roads and transportation routes with all the power of Tableau analytics. Join, filter, and visualize all your spatial file data.

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Dashboard spacing

Format dashboards with precise control.

Dashboard spacing

Make your dashboards shine with precise control over borders, shading, and padding for any item. And, easily configure spacing properties on device layouts independently of one another.

Learn more
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MATLAB

Deploy MATLAB based models and algorithms in Tableau.

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MATLAB integration

Use deployed MATLAB models in Tableau for predictive insights, or pre-process your data using MATLAB and persist into a Tableau data extract for further analysis.

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Mapping updates

Enjoy geocoding and mapping data improvements.

Geocoding improvements

We've built ten times the number of cities into Tableau, and there is no longer a population threshold for cities in the US. Geocoding performance has also been improved.

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Denodo

Connect directly to your Denodo data.

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Denodo

Tableau fits seamlessly into your data virtualization strategy. With the new Denodo connector you can instantly connect to data that you've virtualized with Denodo.

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Connector Improvements

Enjoy new connector functionality.

Extract data from SAP BW

Quickly see the results as you create and interact with your viz. You can now use extracts with SAP BW for better analytical performance.

Presto connectivity with LDAP

Connect to Presto securely, thanks to version 0.167 compatibility using LDAP.

Connect WDCs to Spatial Data

Now your WDCs can import spatial data by connecting directly to GeoJSON including points, lines, and polygons. Things are definitely shaping up.

View all 10.4 features

Tableau 10.3

Released 5/2017 | Tableau 10.3 release notes

10.3 helps you better scale and manage analytics across the business, including data-driven alerts, smart table and join recommendations, and the introduction of Tableau Bridge.

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Union updates

Save time by bringing database tables together, right from Tableau Desktop.

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Union updates

Save time by bringing database tables together, right from Tableau Desktop. We've added database union support for more database technologies. You can now union tables from Aster Database, Cloudera Hadoop, Greenplum, IBM DB2, IBM Netezza, SybaseASE and SybaseIQ.

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Web authoring updates

Web authoring just got more powerful.

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Web Authoring

Web Authoring is even more powerful. Create Story Points and publish embedded data sources directly from the browser. You can drill up on continuous axes, change display options for maps, format numbers more easily, and create bins. Answering questions on the web has never been easier.

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Data-driven alerts

Stay on top of your business with data-driven alerts.

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Story points updates

Enjoy new Story Points navigator options.

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Story points

Enjoy new Story Points navigator options. A dots style has been added that streamlines the navigator, plus a new display toggle. This simplified experience makes it easy to create your data stories.

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Smart table & join recommendations

Start your analysis faster with the right data.

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PDF connector

Bring data from PDF tables directly into Tableau.

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Tableau 10.2

Released 2/2017 | Tableau 10.2 release notes

10.2 helps you tackle complex geospatial analysis with Shapefile support and Python integration, as well as improvements to help prepare your data for analysis.

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Union improvements

Union tables from more servers than ever before.

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Union improvements

Get to your analysis faster with the ability to union tables from a SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, Redshift, or HP Vertica database—right in Tableau Desktop. You can also union local JSON files.

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Formatting

Save time by formatting lines across an entire workbook.

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Formatting

Save time by formatting lines across an entire workbook with just a few clicks in Tableau Desktop.

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Mark cards improvements

See all your pills on the marks card without scrolling.

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Mark cards

See all your pills at a glance. Now you can see all your pills on the marks card without scrolling

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API updates

Leverage our updated APIs to deploy Tableau programatically.

Support for tagging data sources and views

Using the REST API, you can now add and remove tags on data sources and views, making automate and embed scenarios even better.

Get sites for users

We're making it possible to query the REST API to get a list of all sites you have access to.

Switch sites

We've added support for the current user to easily switch sites using the REST API.

Undo/Redo toolbar functions

Using the JavaScript API, you can now implement custom controls for Undo and Redo behaviors without relying on the built-in toolbar.

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Spatial files

Leverage your spatial files directly in Tableau

Spatial files

Leverage your spatial files directly in Tableau for custom geospatial analysis. With spatial file support, it’s easy to incorporate custom geospatial data like census boundaries or natural resources into your viz. Connect to ESRI Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo file types.

Learn how to use spatial files in your analysis
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Microsoft SharePoint Lists

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Tableau 10.1

Released 11/2016 | Tableau 10.1 release notes

10.1 includes support for JSON and the ability to connect directly to Marketo data, as well as API improvements to help further extend the power of Tableau.

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Drill-up on dates

Explore data hierarchies with new drill-up capabilities.

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Drill-up on continuous date fields

Easily explore data hierarchies with the ability to drill back up on continuous fields in Tableau Desktop.

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JSON

Analyze your local JSON data directly in Tableau.

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JSON

Analyze your local JSON data directly in Tableau. Bring government data, data from web APIs, and other popular JSON data sources right into Tableau with a few clicks.

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Union updates

Save time with wildcard unions.

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Union updates

Save time with wildcard unions. Union all files in a directory that match a specific condition, or all sheets in an Excel workbook. You can also union multiple Google Sheets workbooks with a few clicks.

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Marketo

See your Marketo data directly in Tableau.

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SAP

Analyze SAP data faster with new features.

Cube search for SAP BW

We've add a search box so you can easily find the table you need, even if it's hidden among similarly named tables that are hard to distinguish visually.

Calculated Parameters for SAP HANA

Analyze your SAP data faster. Use calculated parameters that evaluate SQL at runtime to get more relevant default values.

Default schema for SAP HANA

Tableau now automatically selects the SYS_BIC schema for you, letting you get to your analysis faster. You can also specify a different schema if needed.

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Connector updates

Connect to your data with ease thanks to data connector updates.

Parameters

Leverage parameters with more sources that support initial SQL including AWS EMR, MapR, Hive, Spark, HP Vertica, and more.

More SSL support

Leverage SSL support for Netezza and Teradata.

Google BigQuery improvements

Use level of detail calculations and enjoy faster validation of custom SLQ when connecting to Google BigQuery.

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Tableau 10.0

Released 8/2016 | Tableau 10.0 release notes

10.0 brings an entirely new look and feel to Tableau, with beautiful fonts and colours to make your dashboards shine. Also enjoy powerful analytics features including cross-database joins, drag-and-drop clustering, custom territories and the new highlighter functionality.

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Revision history

Quickly roll back to an older version with revision history.

Revision history

Quickly roll back to an older version with workbook and data source revision history. You can also cap revisions in Tableau Server settings.

Learn more about revision history
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Performance

See your data faster.

On-demand connections in Tableau Desktop

When you open a published workbook, Tableau Desktop only connects to the data sources required to display the current sheet’s data. In other words, see your data a whole lot faster.

Improved browser performance

In Tableau 10, we are caching the initial workbook load to give you faster workbook performance. Enjoy speedier load times, instant updates based on your interactions, and more.

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Clustering

Quickly spot patterns and group your data.

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Clustering

Quickly spot patterns and group your data with drag-and-drop cluster analysis.

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Custom territories

Get a deeper understanding of your data with custom territories.

Custom territories

Tableau 10 enables deeper understanding of your data with custom territories. Make maps of sales territories or simply explore your data regionally.

Learn how to build custom territories
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Cross data source filters

Trade in parameters or filter actions for cross data source filters.

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Highlighter

Quickly spot trends in your data with highlighting.

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Tableau 9.3

Released 3/2016 | Tableau 9.3 release notes

9.3 helps you analyse data and share findings faster with a new, delightful flow for publishing your data sources, workbook revision history, Union and our Snowflake data connector.

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Performance improvements

Understand your data faster with single-pane optimization and more.

Single-pane optimization

Your Tableau Online and Tableau Server Dashboards load faster, thanks to fewer required panes.

Progressive dashboard load

Not having to wait for the entire dashboard to load means you can start analyzing your data sooner.

Smooth tooltips

Display smooth tooltips in all Tableau Online and Tableau Server visualizations, regardless of complexity.

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Sheet colors

Make your worksheets easier to identify.

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Sheet colors

Make your worksheets easier to identify and group by adding color to the sheet tabs in the sheet-sorter and filmstrip views.

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Totals

Separate your totals, subtotals and grand totals.

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Totals

Separate your totals, subtotals and grand totals by excluding them from color-encoding.

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High DPI

Tableau is better equipped to take advantage of high-DPI displays on Windows computers.

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High DPI

Tableau is better equipped to take advantage of high-DPI displays on Windows computers.

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Forecasting

Tableau helps your analysis with automated forecasting.

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Forecasting

Tableau automatically selects the best season length to help you forecast odd seasonal patterns and irregular time-series. You can also forecast values ordered by an integer dimension.

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Maps

Maps are now easier and more accurate.

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Maps

We’ve added postal codes for 39 European countries, districts in India, and US demographic data layers for 2016. We’ve also updated postal codes for UK, France, Germany, and the US.

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Tableau 9.2

Released 12/2015 | Tableau 9.2 release notes

9.2 brings Tableau to your fingertips with native iPhone support. Dive deeper into your geographical analysis with new mapping data and formatting options, and enjoy data preparation enhancements such as sub-table detection and data grid editing.

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Geolocation

Tableau is now location-aware.

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Geolocation

Out in the field? Tableau is location-aware. Find your location on a map.

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Faceted search

Find the content you need faster with Faceted Search.

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Faceted search

Find the content you need faster with Faceted Search.

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Mapbox

Build the map your data deserves.

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Mapbox

Integration with Mapbox gives you the ability to build gorgeous map backgrounds and add layers and context. Build the map your data deserves.

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Map data

Enjoy better map data.

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Map data

Tableau 9.2 comes with more geographical data built in, including updated US congressional districts, local name synonyms for world capitals, Japanese postal codes and more.

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Map options dialog

Customize how people interact with your map.

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Map options dialog

Customize how people interact with your map with the new Map Options Dialog. Change display options for pan and zoom, map search, and the view toolbar.

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Hierarchical treemaps

Treemaps now show hierarchical data.

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Hierarchical treemaps

Treemaps now show hierarchical data, by introducing borders around the first level of grouping.

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Tableau 9.1

Released 9/2015 | Tableau 9.1 release notes

9.1 includes new enterprise capabilities like Mutual SSL, Active Directory Sync, and expanded SAP support. It also brings a new version of our Tableau Mobile App, with experience enhancements, increased responsiveness and offline snapshots.

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Product update for desktop

Help your organization stay secure.

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Product update for desktop

Product Update ensures users have the latest maintenance release of Tableau Desktop, helping your organization stay secure. Learn more about using Product Update in the enterprise.

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Web data connector

Bring any web data source into Tableau.

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Web data connector

A new Web Data Connector lets you bring any web data source into Tableau. Find prebuilt connectors from Tableau and the community, or write your own.

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SDK

Create and use Tableau Data Extracts across Tableau Desktop, Online, and Server.

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SDK

Create and use Tableau Data Extracts across Tableau Desktop, Online, and Server. Our unified SDK lets you automate your workflow; connect to data, extract, and publish.

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Amazon Aurora

Connect to Amazon Aurora.

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Amazon Aurora

Connect to Amazon Aurora, a fast relational database-as-a-service from Amazon Web Services.

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Google Cloud SQL

Connect to Google Cloud SQL.

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Google Cloud SQL

Connect to Google Cloud SQL, a feature-filled MySQL database hosted in the cloud.

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Microsoft Azure

Connect to Google Cloud SQL.

Microsoft Azure SQL data warehouse

Connect to the Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a fully-managed petabyte-scale relational data warehouse-as-a-service.

Spark on Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Connect easily to your Microsoft Azure-hosted Spark cluster to enable analysts, developers and data scientists to interactively explore large data sets and data models.

Microsoft Azure SQL database

Connect natively to Microsoft Azure SQL Database, the relational database-as-a-service.

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Tableau 9.0

Released 4/2015 | Tableau 9.0 release notes

9.0 brings a new start experience in Tableau Desktop, as well as powerful features to keep your analysis in the flow, such as LOD expressions and a new calculation editor. Also enjoy performance improvements for significant increases in speed across your workbooks.

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New start experience

A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration.

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New start experience

A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration. Access training and see great work from the community right from the start screen.

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Rich story points formatting

Tell your story your way

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Rich story points formatting

Great stories guide and captivate viewers. New formatting for Tableau Story Points helps you tell your story your way.

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Preview thumbnails

Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories.

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Preview thumbnail

Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories.

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Analytics pane

Gain deeper insights into your data,

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Analytics pane

A new Analytics Pane lets you drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, box plots, and other analytics right onto your view. This makes it quicker to ask deep questions of your data.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole.

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