Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2019.4

Planning an upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2019.4? Start here!



Tableau 2019.4 takes your data analysis to the next level. Start here to learn more.

What's new?

Take your analysis to the next level with Explain Data improvements, increased maximum rows and columns, new data connectors and more. Find out more about the new features in Tableau 2019.4 before upgrading: What's new

Increased maximum rows and columns

With Tableau Desktop 2019.4, the maximum number of columns in a table has increased from 16 to 50. 50 is now the default column limit, so you can add fields without headers concatenating. We have also added horizontal scroll bars so you can view and interact with these wide tables more easily.

New data connectors

With Tableau 2019.4, you can now connect to Oubole, Kyvos, Alibaba and Linkedin Sales Navigator.

Offline product help installers no longer available

Since the launch of Tableau 2019.3, the offline Tableau Desktop product help installers are no longer available on the Support Help website. If you need an offline version of product help, you can download a complete version of the Desktop product help as a .PDF file from under the Tableau Desktop and web authoring dropdown.

Other 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.