- Starting from 2018.2, steps to upgrade Tableau Server have changed for Windows. See Upgrade from Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier to Tableau Server with TSM and Upgrade process change in Tableau Help.
- The Server upgrade guide takes you through the entire process to make your upgrade as seamless as possible.
- Download the newest maintenance release and get started!
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New in Tableau Server 2019.2
2 new languages added to Tableau products and support Knowledge Base!
Traditional Chinese and British English added to supported languages
With the launch of Tableau Desktop and Server 2019.2 two new languages, Traditional Chinese (zh-TW) and British English (en-GB), have been added to our supported languages. The new language additions reflect the rapidly growing number of Tableau customers from all corners of the world that we want to serve in their native languages.
Explore the support Knowledge Base in all 10 languages.
Ask Data gets conversational
Ask more sophisticated questions
You can now add calculations on the fly. No need to build them into the data source. For example, type “Avg Sales/Avg Profit”, hit Enter, and Ask Data automatically divides the measures for you.
A new user interface allows for more conversational interactions as you explore your data. For example, you can replace a statement from an existing question by simply typing the request. To change “average sales by region” to “average profit by region”, all you need to type is “replace sales with profit” and Ask Data takes care of the rest, making it easier to iterate as you think of new questions.
For information, follow this link.
Tableau Prep Conductor 2019.2 released
Scalable and reliable data preparation in a secure environment
Tableau Prep Conductor, which was launched as an add-on product for Tableau Server in 2019.1, has been upgraded.
Prep Conductor empowers IT departments, data stewards and analysts to consistently deliver prepared data in a scalable and reliable environment. For the first time, customers can centralise the scheduling, monitoring, and administration of data preparation performed in Tableau Prep Builder, which is the new name for Tableau Prep to distinguish it from Prep Conductor.
Prep Conductor unleashes the full potential of Tableau Prep by operationalising your data prep experience through Tableau Server integration.
Prep Conductor should feel familiar, because it uses all the existing Tableau Server frameworks that help you schedule data source refreshes, organise your Tableau content and collaborate within your organisation.
For more information, follow this link.
Homecoming for Tableau Server and Tableau Online
Brand-new home page and redesigned navigation for Tableau Server and Tableau Online
Users publish and share data visualisations on Tableau Server or Tableau Online all the time, but the growing volume of data content means that you need a quick way to locate the most relevant data from all the content available on your Tableau sites.
To address this need, a brand-new home page and a fully redesigned navigation experience for Tableau Server and Tableau Online are now available to help you get to your content faster than ever. Here are some of the features:
- A home page with easy access to your most important content.
- Dedicated Favourites and Recents page to quickly get back to where you left off.
- Welcome messages based on your role and call-to-actions to help new users get started.
- Customisable navigation and a compact viz header to maximise your viewing space
The home page can be accessed from the left-hand navigation section of any Server or Online site. Users will see the home page as soon as they sign in to their sites.
For information, follow this link.
Tableau Services Manager (TSM)
As of Tableau Server 2018.2, Tableau Services Manager (TSM) is now available for Windows as well as Linux, and replaces tabadmin. This new web-based server configuration and management application contains a new user experience for server administrators – a command-line interface (CLI) and a web interface (both interact with the new TSM REST API).
For more information about TSM, see the following helpful resources:
Tableau Server on Linux upgrade information
Are you upgrading Tableau Server on Linux to 2018.2?
Share workbooks and data extracts with other users in your organisation using Tableau Server!
Read through the links below for advanced knowledge and details:
- Tableau Server configuration utility
- tabadmin command line utility
- Tableau Server Monitor
Troubleshooting extracts on Tableau Server
If your users experience or report any of the following behaviours while performing an extract task, they may be running into an incompatibility scenario. Please redirect them to the following Knowledge Base articles to resolve the error(s).