Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2019.2

Planning an upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2019.2? Start here!



Tableau 2019.2 takes your data analysis to the next level. Start here to learn more.

What's new?

Take your analysis to the next level with mapping improvements, parameter actions and more. Find out more about the new features in Tableau 2019.2 before upgrading: What's new in 2019.2

Mapping improvements

Tableau 2019.2 includes several improvements to mapping and interacting with spatial data.
  • With the introduction of vector maps, maps are smoother and sharper when panning and zooming.
  • The existing Dark, Normal and Light default map styles have been updated.
  • New Street, Satellite and Outdoor map styles have been added.
  • New background map layers including subway and train stations, building footprints, terrain and water labels.
  • New demographic data through American Community Survey (ACS) census data
  • MakePoint and MakeLine spatial calcuations to make mapping even easier.

New supported languages

Two new languages added to Tableau and support Knowledge Base!

Tableau Desktop and Server 2019.2 will be available in two new languages, Traditional Chinese and British English. These new language additions reflect the increasing number of Tableau customers from all corners of the world that we want to serve in their native languages.

Offline product help installers no longer available

With the launch of Tableau 2019.2, the offline Tableau Desktop product help installers are no longer available on the support help website. Customers who need an offline version of product help can download a complete version of Desktop product help as a .PDF file from the webpage under the Tableau Desktop and web authoring dropdown.

Other resources

Find out more about Hyper
For more information about .hyper file compatibility and conversions, see Hyper support resources.
Sharing your workbook with others?
If you know what versions other viewers will use to open your workbook, you can use the Export as version… option. This will let other users in your organisation open and edit a workbook even when they aren't using the latest version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

You might see an error when publishing your workbook. See this Knowledge Base article for more information.

Test it out first!
Take a look at the known issues and install the most recent version of Tableau Desktop to make sure everything works as expected.
  • You can install multiple versions of Tableau Desktop on the same computer. For example, if 2018.1 is the most recent version installed, it will become the default.
  • Change your default back by following the instructions here: Upgrading Tableau Desktop.
  • Installing on a new computer?
    You'll have to transfer your licence from one computer to the other. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop and Move or deactivate Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.
    Review tech specs
    Starting with Tableau 10.5, new versions of Tableau only run on 64-bit operating systems. See our resource page for details on impacted products and to see if you have a 32-bit version of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader or Tableau Public installed.
    Please note that since the release of Tableau Desktop 10.0, Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 10.1 and earlier, and OS X Mavericks are no longer supported. Review the latest tech specs.
    See what we fixed
    Take a look at the release notes to see what was fixed in this new release.

    Get help

    Self-service resources
    Technical support
    Professional Services
    Our consultants can teach you how to get the most out of the new features and unlock the value in your data.