Tableau Online updates

With Tableau Online, you're always on the latest, most-advanced version of Tableau. We take care of all the updates, monitoring and infrastructure maintenance so you don't have to. But it's still important to keep informed about what’s happening. This page will help you plan for any occurrences that may affect your Tableau Online site. Below you'll find informational resources to make you aware of any upcoming events.

Not a Tableau Online administrator? Please see the following resource pages:




If you would like more information about Tableau Online, start here to learn about self-service analytics in the cloud. Read more at Tableau Online overview and Tableau Online manual.


What's new?

New and improved functions are released regularly. See What's new in Tableau Online for details. After each upgrade, check out the New features page for more info on all the new functionality. What's newer than new? Features that are Coming soon.


Tableau Online status

Visit the Tableau Trust site to learn more about the current status of your Tableau Online environment and upcoming scheduled maintenances.


Tableau Bridge

Tableau Bridge is a standalone client. For more information about Tableau Bridge, see:


New in Tableau Online 2021.3

Notice for Tableau Online subscribers 

We roll out Tableau Online updates over several weeks across our worldwide infrastructure for every quarterly product release. We begin with official Online infrastructure upgrades and then continue to release our on-premises products (e.g. Desktop, Server) to ensure that Tableau Online subscribers have immediate access to our new releases.

So if you subscribe to Tableau Online, you may already have access to these new features on your site! To learn more about the Tableau Online quarterly releases, please visit the Tableau Online system maintenance page


Explain Data improvements

Since expanding Explain Data to Viewers on Tableau Server and Tableau Online, we've continued to improve the experience by refining permissions and explanation types. Site administrators now have the flexibility to choose when to enable or disable Explain Data features on their site. We've also added a new explanation type about missing data to help users understand they the values of certain marks are beyond the expected range.

Improvements to the data prep experience and Tableau Catalog

Work with more visibility than ever. As a part of Tableau Catalog, inherited column and field descriptions will now appear in your web authoring workflow. Get notified about potential data issues by subscribing to new data quality warning (DQW) emails. 

Rename published data sources in web authoring

Now you can rename any published data source directly in Tableau Online from the data source page or by using Tableau's REST API, just as you would rename a workbook. All workbooks that use the published data source will receive the new name on the next data source refresh.

Improved web authoring capabilities

Enjoy answering your most pressing data questions with advanced filters, intuitive drag-and-drop capabilities for moving single legends on your sheets and dashboards, and easily formatting your visualisations and dashboards while authoring in the browser. 

New Tableau Online region in Canada

We continue to expand Tableau Online and its cloud capabilities globally with the launch of our latest region in Quebec, Canada. 

Tableau notifications in Slack

With Tableau for Slack, you can stay up to date on all of your data from anywhere. Whether it's getting data-driven alerts, or seeing when you are @mentioned in a comment or when someone shares content with you in Tableau, you can get Slack notifications so you don't miss a beat. 

Known issues & release notes

Unusual behaviour or issues with Tableau Online may be caused by a known issue with the product or a third-party change in data delivery. These known issues are listed on the Tableau Support Known issues site.

When an issue is corrected, it will appear in the Release notes for Tableau Online.

Many known issues and their possible workarounds are documented in the Tableau Support Knowledge Base, which also contains resolutions for common problems and suggestions for how to use Tableau Online.