Explore the newest features in Tableau 2020.1 including dynamic parameters, viz animations and buffer calculations
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.
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.
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.
Each month, I manually update the parameter values of a dozen dashboards. Dynamic parameters will allow those parameters to be updated automatically, saving me hours every single month. This is the most requested feature in the history of Tableau and it is a complete game-changer – I cannot wait to see how others use it!