Tableau 2020.4

 

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser, spatial enhancements and Resource Monitoring Tool on
Tableau Server for Linux

Download our latest release now

Analytics made for your workflow

image of <p>Tableau Prep Builder in the browser</p>

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser allows you to prep your data from wherever you have access to a browser, bringing the data-prep process into one integrated platform on the web. No need to manage individual desktops: IT admins can now upgrade the server to get everyone in the organisation on the latest version.

image of <p>Multiple marks layer support for maps</p>

Multiple marks layer support for maps

Enhance your geospatial analysis with multiple mark layer support for maps. You can now add unlimited mark layers from a single data source to your map visualisations, bringing multiple spatial layers and context together for better understanding and analysis. This release also brings Redshift spatial support, offline map support in Tableau Server and spatial support in Tableau Prep.

image of <p>Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux</p>

Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux

Previously available for Windows only, Resource Monitoring Tool now provides agent-based monitoring of your Tableau Server on Linux deployment as part of the Server Management Add-on. Proactively monitor and troubleshoot server health with improved visibility into hardware and software performance.

Tableau 2020.4 feature overview

Tune in for an overview of all the new features included in this release.

Watch now

Learn more about our new features

Blog post

Tableau 2020.4 is here!

Read up on our launch announcement covering all the new features in this release.

On-demand video

Create layered maps to better understand your spatial data

Join the maps development team in this TCish session to see an overview of how to use multiple marks layers.

On-demand video

What's new in Tableau Prep Builder overview

Need a refresher? Learn about new features that have arrived to our data prep experience in this TCish session.

All features

image

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser

Prep your data wherever you have access to a browser.

image of <p>Tableau Prep Builder in the browser</p>

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser

Tableau Prep Builder in the browser allows you to prep your data from wherever you have access to a browser. No need to worry about downloading the latest version, you'll have the same capabilities in the browser as you do on your desktop.

image

Multiple marks layer support for maps

Add unlimited layers of marks to a map.

image of <p>Multiple mark layer support for maps</p>

Multiple mark layer support for maps

Enhance your geospatial analysis with multiple mark layer support for maps. You can now add unlimited mark layers from a single data source to your map visualisations, bringing multiple spatial layers and context together for better understanding and analysis.

image

Redshift spatial support

Connect natively to Redshift spatial data.

Redshift spatial support

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

image

Spatial support in Tableau Prep

Bring spatial context into your data prep flow.

image of <p>Spatial support in Tableau Prep</p>

Spatial support in Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep Builder can now import, recognise and export spatial data to extracts and published data sources, bringing spatial context into the data preparation flow for better analysis.

image

Offline map support for Tableau Server

Create offline maps on Tableau Server

Offline map support for Tableau Server

We’re making it easier to access and analyse spatial data on Tableau Server with offline map support. You can now create maps using the offline map style in web authoring, ensuring that maps remain accessible to all users – especially in organisations with strict Internet access requirements.

image

Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux

Monitor Tableau Server on Linux with Resource Monitoring Tool

image of <p>Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux</p>

Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux

Previously available for Windows only, Resource Monitoring Tool now provides agent-based monitoring of your Tableau Server on Linux deployment as part of the Server Management Add-on. Proactively monitor and troubleshoot server health with improved visibility into hardware and software performance.

image

Web authoring enhancements

Get more customization options, faster analysis, and complex visualization designs with these new web authoring features.

Web authoring enhancements

Highlight Actions

Highlight actions allow you to call attention to marks of interest by coloring specific marks and dimming all others and is now available on Tableau Server and Tableau Online web authoring. Define highlight actions using the Actions dialog box. There you can specify the source and target sheets and the fields you want to use for highlighting.

Marks Card

Users can customize and choose which marks to label in a visualization and decide if they want those labels to overlap. For example, in a view that shows product category sales over time as a line, you can label sales next to each point along the lines. These new marks to Label updates apply to Tableau Online, Tableau Server, Tableau Public, and Tableau Desktop.

Apply Filter to Worksheets

In an effort to build the most efficient dashboard design, we're excited to deliver the 'Apply Filter to Worksheets' option to the web. Apply Filter to Worksheets unlocks the ability to choose specific sheets a filter should be applied, fine-tune your dashboards, and achieve more complex designs.

Create Fixed Sets

Creators and Explorers now have an easy and quick way to create a set either from the data pane or visually via the tooltip command menu for expedient analysis.

Create extracts

Create extracts without leaving the browser. In the web authoring flow, you can now choose to extract your data sources to improve performance.

image

Predictive modelling function improvements

New predictive models.

image of <p>Predictive modelling function improvements</p>

Predictive modelling function improvements

Select from two additional models in predictive modelling functions, regularised linear regression and Gaussian process regression, in addition to the default model of linear regression. Change the model from the calculation itself and get immediate visual feedback on how that change impacts the predictions when compared to historical data.

image

Date axis extension

Create customised time-based predictions

image of <p>Date axis extension</p>

Date axis extension

Date axis extension allows you to make customised time-based predictions in Tableau. Select from a pre-populated set of extension options or use a custom menu to select your own range. Date extension works with predictive modelling functions, table calculations like running average, and external services like R or Python.

image

Custom views tab

Manage custom views better on Tableau Server and Online.

image of <p>Custom views tab</p>

Custom views tab

We’re making it easier to see and manage custom views on Tableau Server and Tableau Online. Navigate to a new custom views tab to understand how custom views are being used on a workbook. Admins can now easily manage both private and public custom views in one place, deleting unused views or alerting users if their views will be impacted by changes.

image

Block comments in calculations

Add block comments to calculations.

image of <p>Block comments in calculations</p>

Block comments in calculations

Quickly add comments of any length to your calculation windows with block comments. Simply start your comment with /* and end with */ to enable your comment to span multiple lines.

image

Ask Data improvements

Create custom date ranges and specify stacked bars.

image of <p>Ask Data improvements</p>

Ask Data improvements

Ask Data has a new date range refinement widget that makes it quick and intuitive to change the bounds of any time series viz. Additionally, users can now specify that they want Ask Data to deliver results as a stacked bar chart. Other improvements include the ability to edit data role synonyms directly on the definition page and admin views of Ask Data's usage at the site level – both enabling more centralised governance.

image

Dynamic parameter improvements

Dynamic parameter ranges

image of <p>Dynamic parameter improvements</p>

Dynamic parameter improvements

Enjoy greater customization for dynamic parameters. You can now set a parameter’s range to a field’s min and max value upon opening the workbook, or when the field’s data source is refreshed.

image

Salesforce Connector API Update

Connect to the latest Salesforce objects, including Work.com objects, with the Salesforce connector API update

Salesforce Connector API Update

Connect to the latest Salesforce objects, including Work.com objects, with the Salesforce connector API update. Long description: Work.com is Salesforce’s offering of advisory services and technology solutions to help companies and communities safely reopen in the COVID-19 environment. The Salesforce connector API update lets you connect to objects like Crisis, Employee, and InternalOrganizationUnit from Work.com data in order to visualize it in Tableau. This update brings the connector up to API version 49.0

image

Datorama connector

Explore accurate, harmonised marketing data from Datorama

image of <p>Datorama connector</p>

Datorama connector

Salesforce Datorama unifies marketing spend and performance data across channels into one system of record, empowering marketers to measure impact to increase customer engagement, eliminate waste, test and learn, and align all stakeholders. The Datorama integration connects Tableau to Datorama, creating an easy way for customers to consume harmonised Datorama reports in Tableau.

image

Snowflake OAuth improvements

Snowflake OAuth connection support via AWS PrivateLink and Azure Private Link

Snowflake OAuth improvements

We are expanding OAuth support for the enterprise to enable easier connection between Tableau and Snowflake. You can now authenticate via OAuth over AWS Private Link and Azure Private Link.

image

Analytics Extensions for Tableau Online

Customers can dynamically integrate R, Python, and analytics extension API's into Tableau Online visualizations.

Analytics Extensions for Tableau Online

Using Analytics Extensions, customers can dynamically perform advanced analysis with models and functions in R, Python, and other platforms in Tableau Online visualizations.

image

Tableau Server Management (TSM) improvements

Backup faster and retry upgrades from the last checkpoint.

Create Tableau Server backups faster

Enjoy improved data compression performance that creates Tableau Server backups up to twice as fast. A new progress bar gives visibility into what step the backup is on and how much time is remaining.

Retry from last checkpoint during install or upgrade

In the case of an unexpected issue or error, easily resume the Tableau Server install or upgrade from the step before the point of failure after addressing the issue.

image

Tableau Catalog Metrics integration

Keep track of all your data assets, now including Metrics.

image of <p>Tableau Catalog & Metrics integration</p>

Tableau Catalog & Metrics integration

Tableau Catalog allows you to see all up and downstream data assets and their relationships, and knowing which Metrics use a particular data asset is just as important. See which Metrics are created off a data asset and take advantage of understanding the impacts any changes might have.

image

Data quality warning on Metrics

See any data quality warnings on the Metrics you follow so you can feel confident the data is accurate.

image of <p>Data quality warning on Metrics</p>

Data quality warning on Metrics

Feel confident in the Metrics you are viewing by knowing if there are any data quality warnings on the upstream data assets.

image

Azure external repository for Tableau Server

External Tableau Server repository on Azure for PostgreSQL.

Azure external repository for Tableau Server

As part of the Server Management Add-on, configure an external Tableau Server repository on Azure database for PostgreSQL, which increases availability and scalability of repository metadata.

image

Azure Key Vault for Tableau Server

Support for Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault for Tableau Server

As part of the Server Management Add-on, integrate Azure Key Vault and Tableau Server to manage keys for extract encryption at rest.

image

Multiple key activation on Tableau Server

Activate and register multiple keys before initialisation.

Multiple key activation on Tableau Server

You can now activate and register multiple keys on Tableau Server at install time prior to TSM initialisation, allowing for a smoother installation and licensing experience.

image

Tableau Mobile for Intune (Android)

Introducing the new Tableau Mobile for Intune (Android)

Tableau Mobile for Intune (Android)

Tableau Mobile for Intune is a new app that provides a quick and secure way to view, analyze and leverage the data in your organization. The new app 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 visualizations.