Tableau 2020.3

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Write to external databases in Tableau Prep

Store your prepped data from Prep Builder in a central location that can be used throughout your organisation. Govern and scale the investments you've made in your databases by providing a visual and direct field mapping experience to ensure your prepped data ends up where it should be.

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Grant licence on sign-in

We're making it easier to optimise your organisation's seat investment, extending the value of Tableau to more users. Site admins can now designate members – specific individuals, teams and departments, or even your entire organisation – to be automatically granted a site role (Viewer, Explorer, Creator) upon their first time logging in to their Tableau Online or Tableau Server account. Deploy Tableau at scale without having to manually respond to licence requests, and quickly scale up when needed.

Tableau SAP certification new in 2020.3

SAP HANA connector improvements & new SAP certifications

For our SAP HANA connector, users now have the ability to connect to table functions (stored procedures that return a table). We have also achieved official SAP Certification (HANA-BI-SQL 2.0) for integration with SAP HANA on Tableau Desktop, Prep, Server and Online. Read our new Tableau and S/4HANA analytics white paper for guidance and best practices around S/4HANA integration, and how to optimise the experience of using Tableau and S/4HANA together for analytics.

Tableau 2020.3 feature overview

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Tableau Data Management Add-on walkthrough

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Write to external databases in Tableau Prep Demo

Watch a demo of writing to database in Tableau Prep from our Tableau Prep User Group Meetup.

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How Lake County Health revolutionised its data strategy

Read about how Lake County Health used Tableau Data Management to streamline reporting and empower 900+ employees with self-service analytics.

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Managing the data prep chaos in your organisation

Learn about self-service data preparation at scale and how Tableau Prep Conductor can help manage a governed data prep environment.

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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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Data quality warnings in Tableau Desktop

Keep users informed of data quality warnings even when they're using Tableau Desktop.

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Data quality warnings in Tableau Desktop

Keep users informed of data quality warnings while they're performing their analysis in Tableau Desktop. With a quick indicator on the data source, users know get the information they need about the state of the data.

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Connect to Presto in web authoring

Connect to and analyse your Presto data from the web authoring experience of Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

Connect to Presto in web authoring

Connect to and analyse your Presto data from the web authoring experience of Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

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Search improvements in Data pane

Find fields from your data source more easily.

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Search improvements in Data pane

Use filters in the data pane to refine your search and find the right field you need for analysis. Search and filter based on field name, type or comments.

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IN operator for calculations

Test whether a specified value matches any value in a list.

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IN operator for calculations

Use the IN operator in calculations to test whether a specified value matches any value in a list of comma-separated values, a set, or combined fields like City/Region combinations. The IN operator supports string, numeric, date and boolean data types.

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Tag stale content

Easily see and tag stale content.

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Tag stale content

You can now tag stale content directly from the stale content admin view for easy follow up with content owners.

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Spatial file union

Union two or more tables that contain spatial field types.

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Spatial file union

Analysing spatial data just got easier – you can now union two or more tables that contain spatial field types in Tableau. With the spatial file union, combining unique geographies within the same administrative level, or working with geographic events from different periods of time, are both made simple. For example, you can now easily union and explore multiple tables with wildfire boundaries from 2017, 2018 and 2019, without having to leave Tableau.

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JavaScript API updates

Check out the two new updates to the JavaScript API

Query marks selected via row or header

For the marks selection event, when a user clicks on a column or row header, the marks in that column or row are selected and will now return correctly when querying the selected marks in the API.

NullOptions in applyRangeFilterAsync

When applying a quantitative filter to a field or a date, you can pass fields into the applyRangeFilterAsync method to control advanced filtering options. One of the options is NullOptions and you can now indicate what to do with null values when applying the filter.

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Subscription run on extract refresh

Set your subscriptions to run on extract refresh.

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Subscription run on extract refresh

You can now set a subscription email to run after the underlying extract is refreshed, making it easy to get the latest data out as soon as it's available.
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Tableau Server installation pre-check

Enjoy a faster, smoother installation experience.

Tableau Server installation pre-check

To ensure a smooth installation and upgrade experience, Tableau Server now automatically performs a set of checks as you start the initialisation/upgrade process. These checks are designed to detect common errors and issues (around permissions, credentials, base ports) that can arise during upgrade and install. You can also perform this check at any time with the TSM command. Today, this capability is for Windows, but we are working to bring it to Linux soon.

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Explain Data improvements

Underlying model improvements.

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Explain Data improvements

The underlying model for Explain Data continues to get refined to handle more cases, improve explanation scoring, and support relationships, Tableau's new data modelling enhancements.

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Ask Data improvements

Customise Ask Data queries.

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Ask Data improvements

Make your data even more approachable with new improvements to Ask Data. Modify the default query suggestions with colloquial language that is easier for people across your organisation to understand. Additionally, you can now use absolute date filters and access onboarding and curation resources directly from the product.

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Predictive modelling functions

Use table calcs to build predictive functions.

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Predictive modelling functions

New prediction functions go beyond the existing trendline analytical function to build a model that understands how your data is distributed around a best-fit line. MODEL_QUANTILE is a table calc that returns a target value at a specified percentile, based on other predictors. MODEL_PERCENTILE is a table calc that returns the probability of the expected value being less than or equal to the observed mark, based on other predictors.

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Background maps improvements

Add third-party map services from the background maps menu.

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Background maps improvements

The ability to add third-party map services, such as WMS Maps or Mapbox Maps, is now available directly in the background maps menu. Enjoy an updated UI to more easily add and manage your external map connections.

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Accessible relative date filters

Accessible relative date filters on the web.

Accessible relative date filters

Relative date filters are now fully keyboard- and screen reader-accessible, enabling more relevant and complete analysis.

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Export dashboard button improvements

Export to crosstab from a dashboard.

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Web authoring improvements

Data source and viz filters on the web.

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Web authoring improvements

Quickly filter to the data you care about with the ability to create, edit or remove data source or viz filters in the browser.

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Grant role at sign-in

Automatically grant Tableau licences to specific teams, departments or your whole organisation when they sign in.

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Grant role at sign-in

We're making it easier to optimise your organisation's seat investment, extending the value of Tableau to more users. Site admins can now designate members – specific individuals, teams and departments, or even your entire organisation – to be automatically granted a site role (Viewer, Explorer, Creator) upon their first time logging in to their Tableau Online or Tableau Server account. Deploy Tableau at scale without having to manually respond to licence requests, and quickly scale up when needed.

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New connectors in the Extension Gallery

Even more ways to connect to your data from Tableau.

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SAP HANA connector improvements & new SAP certifications

Support for HANA table functions & SAP HANA certifications.

SAP HANA connector improvements & new SAP certifications

For our SAP HANA connector, users now have the ability to connect to stored procedure objects as if they were a table. We have also achieved official SAP Certification (HANA-BI-SQL 2.0) for integration with SAP HANA on Tableau Desktop, Prep, Server and Online. Read our new Tableau and S/4HANA analytics white paper for guidance and best practices around S/4HANA integration, and how to optimise the experience of using Tableau and S/4HANA together for analytics.

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Write to external databases in Tableau Prep

Store your prepped data from Prep Builder in a central location that can be leveraged throughout your organisation.

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Write to external databases in Tableau Prep

Store your prepped data from Prep Builder in a central location that can be leveraged throughout your organisation. Govern and scale the investments you've made in your databases by providing a visual and direct field mapping experience to ensure your prepped data ends up where it should be.

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Group Steps

Combine steps in your flow that make sense together into Groups.

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Group Steps

Combine steps together in your flow to help you build a flow that meets your mental model or business rules. With the ability to collapse and expand your groups, you can quickly find and go to the part of your flow that needs to be addressed.

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File Recovery

No longer to worry about losing unsaved work with automatic file recovery in Tableau Prep.

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File Recovery

Don't worry about losing the work you've been doing combining, cleaning, and prepping your data. File recovery will automatically save drafts so you can get back to where you left off even when something unexpected happens.

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Custom Fiscal Dates

Set your dates to align with your company's fiscal year.

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Custom Fiscal Dates

Easily update the start date of your organization's fiscal year to more quickly prep and analyze your data accurately.

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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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Set control updates

Context filters can now control the list of values displayed by the set control.

Set control updates

Context filters can now control the list of values displayed by the set control in a dashboard, allowing end users to select from the most relevant values to power their analysis.

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New "Shared with me" tab

Easily find projects and workbooks shared with you in Tableau.

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New "Shared with me" tab

Quickly access projects, workbooks and dashboards that others have shared with you on Tableau Server or Tableau Online all in place, via the "Shared with Me" tab on the home menu. Customised views are automatically saved separately, so that you can quickly navigate to the personalised view you need.