Tableau 2022.2

Data Stories, autosave in the browser and more

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Adding a Data Story to your workbook in Tableau Cloud

Data Stories

Help any user to confidently access, understand and communicate with data. Data Stories automate the analysis, building and communication of insights with plain-language explanations that are easy to read and understand. Data Stories are also fully customisable, so you can tailor the stories based on your audience. Choose which analyses are included, change the confidence interval, rename fields, apply colours to denote positive or negative changes and more.

Autosave in the browser

Trust your work won’t be lost. With autosave, you can stay in the flow of analysis and resume work exactly where you left off, every time. As you make edits, they are automatically stored in an unpublished draft on the server. Once finished, you can publish the draft to commit your changes so you don't break things or share changes with other workbook users prematurely.

In-product Exchange

It is now even easier to leverage trusted offerings from the Tableau Exchange right where you work in Tableau. Dashboard Extensions and Tableau Accelerators from the Tableau Exchange are accessible directly in Tableau Desktop as part of the core authoring experience. Jumpstart your analysis with powerful, expert-built offerings. 

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Tableau 2022.2 is here!

Read up on our launch announcement covering all the new features in this release, including Data Stories, Autosave in the browser and so much more!

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AI + analytics

Learn about how Tableau brings AI into analytics to help users across your organisation answer pressing questions.

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Explore Tableau Accelerators

Formerly called Dashboard Starters, Accelerators are pre-built dashboards to help you dive straight into problem solving. Explore this new feature and others in the Tableau Exchange.

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Watch Tableau Conference 2022

If you missed Tableau Conference, you can catch up now. Learn about the latest innovations, learn something new and explore a variety of use cases on demand.

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Data Stories

Help business users get insights fast

Data Stories

Data Stories

Help any user to confidently access, understand and communicate with data. Data Stories automate the analysis, building and communication of insights, but are fully customisable, so you can tailor the stories based on your audience. Choose which analyses are included, change the confidence interval, rename fields, apply colours to denote positive or negative changes and more.

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Autosave

Store existing workbook changes in a draft until you’re ready to publish

Autosave

Trust your work won’t be lost. Autosave lets you edit an existing workbook in a draft until you’re ready to publish, so you won't lose your changes or share them prematurely with other workbook users.

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In-product Exchange

Access the Tableau Exchange from Tableau Desktop

In-product Exchange

It is now even easier to leverage trusted offerings from the Tableau Exchange right where you work in Tableau. Dashboard Extensions and Tableau Accelerators from the Tableau Exchange are accessible directly in Tableau Desktop as part of the core authoring experience.

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Metrics improvements

More flexibility for your Metrics

Metrics improvements

Create metrics to track key data points without having to access your dashboards and edit them at any time. You can now come back and edit existing metrics to change the historical comparison period, the date range used by the metric and the status indicators. Additionally, you can dynamically explore different date windows while analysing the metric without editing the configuration.

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Improved Quick Search

Navigate to relevant content faster and more intelligently.

Quick Search

Improved Quick Search

Navigate to relevant content faster and more intelligently in Tableau Cloud. The reimagined Quick Search includes a new suggested content algorithm, a streamlined design, and past searches a click away to save time and speed up your time to insight.

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Wildcard union enhancements in Prep

New attributes available to select a subset of files from a directory.

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Wildcard union enhancements in Prep

Select a subset of files from a directory based on a new set of attributes within Tableau Prep. These attributes include file name, creation time, last modified time, last access time and size.

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Column reordering enhancements for Prep

Drag and drop to reorder columns in the field list view.

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Column reordering enhancements for Prep

When working with really large tables in Tableau Prep, instead of manually dragging and dropping each column in the profile pane, users can now drag and drop to sort data columns in the field list view. Once the user has specified their column order, the order is maintained across the entire flow and the final output after the flow is run.

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Embedded web authoring

Embed the full Tableau web authoring experience into your applications.

Embedded web authoring

Embedding API v3.2 now allows you to bring Tableau’s best in-class authoring experience directly into any application and customise your user experience. Now, users can edit a visualisation and add new data sources directly from any application or web portal, allowing them to ask questions and make data-driven decisions in their flow of work.

Embedding Javascript API

Embedding API v3.2

Bringing additional functionality to Tableau's Embedding API v3

Embedding API v3.2

Embedding API v3.2 enables more of the functionalities developers use in the JavaScript API v2 while adding new features.

This update to the Embedding API will add:

  • The ability to create custom menus, add menu items and pass marks the user selects in a view

  • Embedded web authoring

  • Additional support for Tableau events and filtering

  • Support for Tableau parameters and view export

  • And much more

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New product language: French (Canada)

Tableau in French (Canada)

French (Canada) language support

New product language: French (Canada)

See and understand data in your local language. We’ve expanded our language options to include French (Canada), making Tableau feel more familiar for Canadian French speakers.

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OneDrive and Sharepoint Online Connector

Connect to OneDrive and Sharepoint Online

OneDrive and Sharepoint Online Connector

With the new Connector for OneDrive and Sharepoint Online, users can now access shared OneDrive files and files in Sharepoint document libraries directly from Tableau.

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Add Filters object

Extension to add new filters to a dashboard

Add Filters object

With the new Add Filters dashboard extension, you can empower dashboard consumers to customise the dashboard by adding filters that meets their specific needs. It aids in quicker exploration of data without the need to contact the original author to drive change requests for adding desired filters to the dashboard, and reduces visual clutter of irrelevant filters. Add Filters is an object that authors add to their dashboards which then opens up this new capability for consumers.

Add Filters is an extension that will be published to the Tableau Exchange.

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Improvements to Ask Data

Ask Data Dashboard Object in Tableau Desktop

Improvements to Ask Data

We continue to extend the availability of Ask Data! Adding Ask Data to a Dashboard is now smoother than ever, supported end-to-end in Tableau Desktop. We are also increasing flexibility to manage Ask Data inside dashboards. Analysts can decide to show or hide the Ask Data Configuration toolbar, so business users can easily add visualisations to Pins, publish them as workbooks, or even share them with others.

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Lenses meet Tableau Catalog

Unified view across all your data assets

Lenses meet Tableau Catalog

Tableau Catalog gives you full visibility into your data assets. Now you can see and monitor our newest content type: Ask Data Lenses. Discover and access downstream lenses faster, understand data lineage to weigh in the implications of any data definition changes, leverage the metadata API for deep insights that allow you to make informed decisions, and enable metadata visibility across your Tableau ecosystem.

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Web formatting improvements

Improved web authoring capabilities

Analytics lines

We continue to improve the formatting experience for reference and trend lines in Web authoring! You can now format the colour and opacity of reference bands. We’ve also introduced custom number and date formatting for reference line labels, and you can customise your labels’ colour and shading.

Borders and dividers

Web authors can format headers, panes and cells’ table borders to select their preferred style, width and colour. Additionally, they can change the style, width and colour of dividers and select the appropriate divider level.

Easily access more actions on Stories

You can now access the context menu for caption boxes to format their height while authoring on the web.

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Workbook Optimiser improvements

More best practices

Workbook Optimiser improvements

To continue helping you optimise the consumption experience of your dashboards, Workbook Optimiser has new best practices available that automatically provide more suggestions to make your workbook run fast and smooth in Tableau Cloud and Tableau Desktop.

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Additional encryption in Tableau Mobile

A more secure mobile experience

Additional encryption in Tableau Mobile

Tableau Mobile has added another layer of encryption for files stored by the app, making it even more secure. Our app double-encrypts files with software encryption and OS-provided encryption.

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Offline access to Start Page and Collections

Stay connected even when you're offline

Offline Preview for Collections on Tableau Mobile

Offline access to Start Page and Collections

Views, workbooks and Metrics in Start Pages and favourited Collections are locally cached, providing access to your most important data even when you're offline. Like other favourited content, views will be stored as interactive previews, allowing you to scroll, pan, zoom, see data tooltips and highlight marks. Once online, you can seamlessly transition to the latest version on Tableau Mobile.

Connected Apps

Connected Apps for Tableau Cloud

Seamless user authentication for Tableau Cloud

Connected Apps for Tableau Cloud

Enables Tableau Cloud customers to use external IdPs to build trust relationships between their applications and Tableau. This allows end users to seamlessly access embedded analytics without in-frame authentication and allows the application to programmatically access the Tableau REST API.

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Revision history for Virtual Connections

Automatically store revisions and restore configurations for Virtual Connections.

Pop-up window to edit Virtual Connections and revision history.

Revision history for Virtual Connections

Revision history is now supported by Virtual Connections. This feature, available in Tableau Cloud, lets you automatically store old revisions across content types, view those revisions and restore them.

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In/out visualisation for policy testing

View categorial columns to quickly assess in/out domains after policy application.

In/Out visualization for policy testing

In/out visualisation for policy testing

Policy authors can test the impact of policies within virtual connections by quickly identifying data domains that are visible or hidden after applying a policy to a column.

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Job performance data source

New job performance data source for admin insights

Admin Insights Job Performance Data Source

Job performance data source

Gain visibility into events and runtime information for background jobs initiated by scheduled tasks on the site.

Fast Dashboard

Dashboard Accelerator improvements

Sheet limits that scale with your needs and auto-suspend accelerated views with errors.

Dashboard Accelerator improvements

Further improvements to Dashboard Acceleration include sheet limits that scale with your needs so you always have fast access and built-in auto-suspend of errored accelerated views.

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Native browser printing

Easily capture Tableau dashboards

Native Browser Printing

Native browser printing

Capture Tableau dashboards using your browsers’ printing capabilities. When printing, choose landscape or portrait and scale according to your needs. Native printing works especially well in embedded scenarios and renders Dashboard Extensions.

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Explain Data default setting

Default toggle to turn on Explain Data

Explain Data default setting

A new setting for server and site admins to enable Explain Data by default for all workbooks on a given server or Tableau Cloud site.

OAuth

OAuth for Tableau Bridge

A secured authentication process without the need for credentials in Tableau Bridge

OAuth for Tableau Bridge

We've strengthened security with Tableau Bridge OAuth support. You can now use OAuth as a secured authentication process, allowing you to authenticate without using credentials to enhance your data security.

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Tabcmd 2.0

Automate site administration

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Tabcmd 2.0

Tabcmd 2.0 is an open-source Python-based command-line utility that uses the Tableau Server Client (TSC) to support the functionality of the existing tabcmd. This new version adds support for personal access tokens for authentication, which provides a unified developer experience across the Tableau Developer Platform by calling the Tableau REST API.

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Metrics REST API Endpoint

Access Metrics from your own applications and environments

Metrics REST API Endpoint

With the Metrics REST API endpoint, you can now fetch Metrics data within your own applications and custom developments. This gives you the flexibility to format and display your Metrics data within your own environments, or even pull Metrics data into a database to trigger actions.

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Ask Data Lens APIs

Deploy lenses at scale

Ask Data Lens APIs

Managing lenses across sites is now a breeze. Export curated and tested lenses from one site and import them to one or hundreds of sites at scale, even across separate servers. Transformations also let you surgically change details on import, like updating names or connected data sources. Get all the information in our REST API Help.

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Embedding allow-list via REST API

Use the REST API to allow embedding for specific domains

Embedding allow-list via REST API

Using the REST API, you can set where you want Tableau to be embedded at the site level. Site admin can allow embedding for all domains or specific domains or block embedding content from that site all together.

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Search API

Build search functionality into your custom experiences with the new Search API

Search API

The Search API provides a new powerful way for developers and partners to build functionality that searches across their Tableau content. The Search API supports fuzzy matching on keywords, filters, multiple sort options and pagination. By default, results are sorted by relevance, allowing external developers and partners to take advantage of our internal ranking algorithms.

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Scope-based access to the REST API

Accessing Tableau’s REST endpoints with JWT

Scope-based access to the REST API

Customers can have their external client applications establish authenticated user sessions with specific OAuth access scopes through JSON Web Token (JWT) verified by connected apps. With a valid user session, the client application can access to REST APIs on behalf of the user as long as the required scopes of the called endpoints are included in the access token. 70+ APIs are enabled in this release.

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Azure AD SCIM 2.0 support for Tableau Cloud

Automate user and group management

Azure AD SCIM 2.0 support for Tableau Cloud

Configure automatic user and group management through Azure AD. Synchronize Tableau Cloud and Azure AD to quickly provision and de-provision users and groups at scale. If users are members of multiple groups with varying role assignment in Azure, they will receive the most permissive site role in Tableau Cloud. We also now offer a more secure authentication method using bearer tokens.