All Releases

Learn more about the features in past Tableau releases. Many of the features below were inspired by our very own Tableau Community. If you have an idea for a new feature, we'd love to hear it! Please post your thoughts to the Tableau Ideas Forum.

Tableau 2020.3

Tableau 2020.3 brings powerful functionality to help scale your analytics, making trusted data more accessible to everyone. Highlights include write to external databases in Tableau Prep, grant license on sign in, and deeper integration with SAP.

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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, analyze and leverage the data in your organization. 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 visualizations.

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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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Tableau 2020.2

Tableau 2020.2 brings significant enhancements to help organizations through their analytics journey. Highlights include Metrics, set control, and enhancements to Tableau's data model with relationships to help you elevate your relationship with data.

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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 personalized 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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Relationships

Analyze data at the right level of detail.

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Relationships

Combining data just got easier and more powerful. By visually creating logical relationships between tables, Tableau will only query the data relevant to your analysis at the right level of detail. Analyze complex data faster and with more confidence.

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Activity feed improvements

Favorite vizzes in your activity feed

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Activity feed improvements

See a viz in your activity feed you like? You can now add vizzes to your favorites directly from your Tableau Public activity feed.

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Set actions improvements

Incrementally add to and remove values from a set.

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Set actions improvements

Set actions just got even more powerful with two new selection modes. You can now incrementally add and remove values from a set by interacting with marks in the view, even after a selection is cleared.

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Explore a viz in the browser

Explore another author's viz on Tableau Public directly in the browser.

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Explore a viz in the browser

Want to see how a viz on Tableau Public was made? You can now explore a viz directly in a browser. Explore, make your own version, and save as a copy to your profile with automatic attribution to the original author.

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SAP HANA connector improvements

Connectivity support for SAP S/4HANA

SAP HANA connector improvements

We have improved our OData Connector which now supports S/4HANA. Additionally, users can now connect to an OData service URL to list all the feeds inside their service and can join those feeds together just as they would any other tables in a Tableau datasource.

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Tableau 2020.1

Tableau 2020.1 includes exciting ways to add powerful interactivity to your data, bringing to life some of the most-requested features from the Tableau Community. Enjoy dynamic parameters, buffer calculations, and viz animations to tell even more powerful, moving stories behind your data.

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Dashboard Extensions for Tableau Public

Further customize interactivity in your visualizations.

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Dashboard Extensions for Tableau Public

With extensions, you can create more customized visualizations. We are now supporting the Image Map Filter, Single Checkbox Parameters, and Filter Bookmarks extensions on Tableau Public. These extensions are available for download in our Extension Gallery.

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Dynamic parameters

Parameter values will now update dynamically.

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Dynamic parameters

Say goodbye to republishing workbooks with parameters every time the underlying data changes. Set your parameter once, and Tableau will automatically update the parameter’s list of values every time someone opens the workbook.

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Customizable Discover Pane for Tableau Desktop

Show custom content in your Discover Pane.

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Customizable Discover Pane for Tableau Desktop

You can now customize the Discover Pane that appears on the start page in Tableau Desktop to show your own custom content instead of the content Tableau shows by default. Provide links and information specific to your organization to make it easier for your users to get started using Tableau quickly. Learn more about it here.

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Buffer calculations

Better visualize and understand proximity between marks.

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Buffer by distance calculations

Buffer calculations allow you to visualize the distance around point locations. Give Tableau three parameters—location, distance, and a unit of measure—and a buffer, or boundary is instantly created. Answering complex spatial questions becomes easier than ever before—visualize what properties are within 200 meters of a proposed transit site, or how many competitors’ stores are within 1 mile of their store, and more.

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Play button in the browser

Automatically advance through pages in the browser.

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Play button in the browser

For workbooks using pages, press play directly in the browser to see how a given measure affects the rest of your data. Combine with Viz Animations for smooth, coherent transitions showing changes between states or over time.

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Mapping improvements

More map-building power in the browser.

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Map improvements in the browser

Control more aspects of your map in the browser. Change background map styles, repeat backgrounds, map layers, and demographic data layers. In addition, the style picker dropdown makes it easier to find and distinguish between map styles.

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Tableau 2019.4

Released 10/2019 | Tableau 2019.4 release notes

2019.4 brings functionality to make it easier for customers to find, connect to, and analyze their data. Highlight features this release include significant table improvements, view recommendations for Tableau Server and Online, and Webhooks support to help further integrate and extend the Tableau platform.

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Alibaba Connectors

Connect to and analyze your Alibaba data.

Alibaba Connectors

Now, through a partnership with Alibaba, Tableau customers will be able to natively connect and analyze data in MaxCompute, AnalyticDB, or Data Lake Analytics.

Read more about this partnership
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Go to where a sheet is used

Jump directly to where a worksheet is used.

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Go to where a sheet is used

We’re making it faster to navigate larger, complex workbooks that contain multiple sheets. Easily view and jump to all locations in a workbook (dashboards, stories) where a worksheet is used.

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Activity feed improvements for Public

Filtering and grouping of activity feed updates

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Activity feed improvements

Filter your personalized Tableau Public activity feed by toggling between activity type. Favorites are now grouped together for the same viz.

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SAP HANA connector improvements

Leveled hierarchy support for SAP HANA.

SAP HANA connector improvements

Now when you connect to SAP HANA, leveled hierarchies utilized in calculation views will automatically be available in Tableau.

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Kyvos Connector

Natively connect to Kyvos.

Kyvos Connector

For customers using Kyvos, you can now natively connect and start analyzing your data. Available for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

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Qubole Connector

Connect to and start analyzing your Qubole data.

For customers using Presto, you can now take full advantage of the innovation of Qubole as a native connector. Available for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

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Tableau 2019.3

2019.3 brings new capabilities to help you and your organization do more with your data. Understand the “why” behind outliers with Explain Data, build trust in your data with Tableau Catalog, and operate at even greater scale with our new Tableau Server Management Add-on offering. Also enjoy enhancements such as encryption at rest, the ability to embed Ask Data, and the ability to connect to published data sources in Prep Builder.

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Favorite from gallery

Save vizzes from the gallery to your favorites.

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Favorite from gallery

You now have the ability to save vizzes from the Tableau Public gallery to your personal collection of favorites, making them easily accessible when searching for inspiration.

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Web editing for Tableau Public

Edit your Tableau Public vizzes from a browser.

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Web editing

Edit and save any of your Tableau Public vizzes directly in your browser. Any changes will be automatically updated in all embedded locations.

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Spatial calculations: Distance

Easily measure the distance between two points.

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Spatial calculations: Distance

You can now easily measure the distance between two points, perfect for measuring the length of flight or shipping routes or driving proximity analysis around a store or hub.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint improvements

Use MakePoint with projected coordinates.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint improvements

You can now convert projected coordinates for locations, which might be in feet or meters, into latitudes and longitudes that Tableau can visualize and use in spatial joins. For instance, the Seattle Police Department logs location data using a local projection in US Feet, and can now use MakePoint to convert it directly into useable lat/long coordinates.

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ISO-8601 calendar default

Set ISO-8601 as your default calendar.

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ISO-8601 calendar default

You can now set the ISO-8601 calendar so your date parts default to the iso-equivalent of year, quarter, week, and weekday for better calendar-based analysis.

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Parameter actions improvements

New aggregations for parameter actions.

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Parameter actions improvements

Parameter actions just got more powerful with three new aggregation functions: first quartile, third quartile, and concatenation. You also now have the option to create new parameters directly from the parameter action dialog.

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Tableau 2019.2

2019.2 includes exciting new ways to interact with your data and new dashboarding capabilities that come together to make a big difference for a more precise, streamlined authoring experience. Enjoy parameter actions, vector maps, and a new way to browse your content on Tableau Server and Online.

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Customizable reference line tooltips

Customize or disable reference line tooltips.

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Customizable reference line tooltips

You now have the option to customize tooltips for reference lines, bands, and distributions. Edit the tooltip text, or choose to disable the tooltip altogether.

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

Spatial calculations support: MakePoint

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Spatial calculations: MakePoint

You can now turn latitude/longitude values from text files, excel, or any data source into spatial fields and use them in spatial joins. With MakePoint, you can spatially enable text files and excel spreadsheets, making it easer to spatially aggregate your data.

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

Spatial calculation support: MakeLine

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Spatial calculations: MakeLine

You can now easily create two-point origin-destination maps, perfect for making flight maps of airline routes.

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Parameter actions

Visually change a parameter's value

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Parameter actions

You now have the ability to visually change a parameter’s value. Use parameter actions to drive reference lines, calculations, filters, and SQL queries simply by interacting with marks on a viz, bringing visual interactivity to your data like never before.

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

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PostgreSQL+PostGIS Spatial support

You will now be able to use spatial data directly from a PostgreSQL or Pivotal Greenplum database with the PostGIS extension. No need to export or pre-process the data before diving into it in Tableau. And perform more advanced spatial analysis with the ability to now leverage the spatial operations supported by the database.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard.

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Show/hide dashboard containers

Maximize screen real estate with the flexibility to toggle between visible or hidden for any floating container on your dashboard. Streamline what content viewers see, such as customizing instructions, filters, or legends to be hidden when they are no longer useful.

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Tableau 2019.1

2019.1 includes the launch of Ask Data, an entirely new way to interact with your data in Tableau, as well as Tableau Prep Conductor, a new add-on to Tableau Online and Server that enables data preparation at scale by automating processes and flows. Also enjoy data-driven alert views, dashboard zone names, and URL action improvements.

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Dashboard zone names

Name any zone in your dashboard

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Dashboard zone names

You now have the ability to assign a name to any item on a dashboard, helping to better organize multiple zones when looking at the layout tree.

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Nested sorting improvements

Nested sorting improvements

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Nested sorting improvements

Sorting just got more intuitive. You can now sort within multiple dimensions, making it easy to spot trends in your categorical data.

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Url action improvements

Target specific web zones with URL actions

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Url action improvements

Url actions can now target specific web zones in a dashboard, allowing authors the control to more seamlessly link to information that is hosted outside of their data source. Better integrate and add more meaningful content to your dashboard, and design more sophisticated app-like experiences.

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Automatic dashboard phone layouts

Automatic dashboard phone layouts

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Automatic dashboard phone layouts

Authoring mobile dashboard layouts just got easier. Tableau will now automatically add phone layouts to new dashboards, with ability to further customize them for specific use cases.

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OAuth enabled for Snowflake Connector

We’ve significantly improved the Snowflake connection experience.

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OAuth enabled for Snowflake Connector

We’ve significantly improved the Snowflake connection experience. The Snowflake Connector is now available across our entire platform and we have added native OAuth integration for both security and convenience.

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Device layout preview on the web

Preview device layouts on the web.

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Device layout preview on the web

Device dashboard design just got easier. You can now preview what your laptop, tablet, and phone layouts will look like directly in the desktop browser. Make any necessary formatting or content adjustments to your dashboards, and save knowing your mobile layouts are pixel perfect.

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Tableau 2018.3

Released 10/2018 | Tableau 2018.3 release notes

2018.3 includes heatmaps, set actions, new dashboarding capabilities such as dashboard buttons and transparent backgrounds, and multiple table storage for extracts.

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Navigation action

Add inter-sheet navigation between dashboards.

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Navigation action

We've brought a new action type to Tableau. Easily add navigation between sheets with the navigation action, now available as an option in the actions dialog.

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Dashboard navigation button

Seamlessly navigate between dashboards.

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Dashboard navigation button

Seamlessly navigate between dashboards with new dashboard buttons. A simple drag and drop creates a button that can navigate to a target dashboard, worksheet, or story. Customize the button with an image of your own, or add guiding tooltip text.

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Heatmap

Find patterns in dense data in seconds.

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Heatmap

We’ve brought heatmaps, a powerful new mark type, to Tableau. With one click, turn millions of marks into a meaningful representation of your data. Understand where there are concentrations of points, and identify patterns in seconds—whether on a map or scatterplot.

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Transparent worksheet backgrounds

Enable fully transparent worksheet backgrounds.

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Transparent worksheet backgrounds

We are bringing dashboard design to the next level with the ability to give worksheets completely transparent backgrounds. Unleash your creativity to build presentation-ready dashboards that are visually stunning and effectively highlight your analysis. Use with transparent filters, highlighters, and parameters for a consistent look across your entire dashboard.

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Spatial data updates

Esri Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support

ESRI Geodatabase, KML, and TopoJSON support

We now support new spatial file connections to ESRI File Geodatabases and TopoJSON files. We've updated the spatial file connector to support KML files with multiple layers.

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Set actions

Visually define what is in a set.

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Set actions

Select what values are in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz. Visually drive calculations and seamlessly achieve multi-faceted comparative analysis like proportional brushing.

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Tableau 2018.2

Released 7/2018 | Tableau 2018.2 release notes

2018.2 includes exciting dashboard formatting improvements, such as dashboard grids and automatic mobile layouts, as well as the launch of Tableau Services Manager (TSM).

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Nested sorting

A more intuitive sorting experience.

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Nested sorting

Enjoy a more intuitive sorting experience. Sort dimension values within the context of each pane for better top- or bottom-n analysis of your data.

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Dashboard grids

More precision and control in dashboard formatting.

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Dashboard grids

We know the details matter. Gridlines now appear as an overlay above dashboards to help with better visual alignment of dashboard elements. Toggle on or off as desired. See a preview of dashboard zones when moving their position for better layout alignment and design, and use keyboard arrows to nudge or resize.

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Geocoding update

New Japanese data and 2018 Pennsylvania Congressional Districts.

Updated Japanese data and 2018 PA Congressional Districts

Updates and additions to Japanese geocoding data will allow you to geocode Japanese municipalities, wards, and 7-digit postal codes. We have also updated Pennsylvania Congressional Districts to 2018, allowing for up-to-date state and national maps of the upcoming US election cycle.

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Data performance improvements

Cross-database joins.

Cross-database join performance improvement

Enjoy faster performance on cross-database joins when combining a small file-based table with a larger database table.

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Downgrade workbook improvements

Understand impacts before you downgrade.

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Downgrade workbook improvements

Understand the impact of downgrading a workbook before you do it. When you choose to downgrade a workbook you will now see a prompt letting you know whether that workbook is fully compatible, if there are features that may be lost, or if that workbook won't work.

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ISO-8601 standard weeks

Tableau ISO standard calendar support.

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ISO-8601 standard weeks

We've brought ISO standard calendar support to Tableau. You can now use ISO-8601 defined weeks in calculations and visualizations for better calendar-based analysis.

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Tableau 2018.1

Released 4/2018 | Tableau 2018.1 release notes

2018.1 includes the launch of our powerful new data preparation product, Tableau Prep, as well as other exciting features including step and jump lines, Dashboard Starters for Tableau Online, and the ability to connect to data directly from the browser for a better web authoring experience.

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Easier driver installation

Notification to download when needed.

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Easier connector driver installation

Get to your data faster. Receive an upfront notification if you need to install a driver to connect to a specific data source from Tableau Desktop. Click the url to find and install the driver you need to get started with your data.

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Analytical object guidance

Tooltips for disabled objects.

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Analytic object guidance

Better understand when analytical objects are available based on the state of your viz. Disabled analytic objects now give guidance on how to update your viz to get them.

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Additional clustering functionality

Refresh saved clustering results.

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Additional clustering functionality

Saved clustering results are no longer static, letting you use clustering analysis in more places. You can use saved clusters in different sheets, and clusters now update when data is refreshed.

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SQL Server spatial data

Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server.

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Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server

Tableau can now connect to, and visualize spatial data stored in SQL Server. Use the spatial operations supported by SQL Server to generate advanced spatial queries, and leverage custom SQL to perform advanced spatial analysis.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

Hide viz in tooltip sheets.

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Viz in tooltip improvements

You can now hide the sheets used for Viz in Tooltips, the same way you would for sheets used in Stories or Dashboards.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Improved performance of hierarchy filters.

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Improved hierarchy filtering

Tableau's filters now match the hierarchies in your data. Enjoy a more effective filtering experience, as well as improvements in hierarchy filter query performance.

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Tableau 10.5

Released 1/2018 | Tableau 10.5 release notes

10.5 includes the launch of Hyper, Tableau's in-memory data engine technology, as well as Tableau Server on Linux, viz in tooltip, and nested projects for Tableau Server and Online.

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Box Connector

Connect directly to your Box data.

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Box

Analyze data from Box with a few clicks and get the latest data synched securely from the cloud.

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Mapping updates

Enjoy geocoding and mapping data improvements.

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Geocoding Improvements

We've added better geocoding support for cities in Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America. US postcodes have been updated with this year's most recent data.

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Improved workbook version compatibility

Open a compatible workbook with an older version of Tableau Desktop.

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Improved workbook version compatability

Now you can revert your workbooks to an older version with improved workbook version compatibility. Other users in your organization can open and edit a workbook even when they aren't using the latest version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

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Tableau Desktop deployment improvements

Deploy Tableau Desktop at Scale.

Automated Desktop license activation

Mass deployments of Tableau Desktop just got easier. Now you can automate Desktop license activation at install time.

Expanded virtual desktop support

Easily manage your Tableau license keys across non-persistent virtual machines. Licenses will expire and be added back to your license pool for reuse.

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Hyper

Rev your data engines.

Hyper

Hyper is Tableau’s new in-memory data engine technology, designed for fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. With up to 3X* faster extract creation, you always have the latest data. Up to 5X* increase in query performance keeps you in the flow. Upgrading to Hyper is seamless; you can simply upgrade to Tableau 10.5 and no data migration is needed.

*Performance compared between Hyper and TDE using a mix of scenarios designed to reflect common customer uses cases. Customer results will vary.

Learn more about Hyper
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Nested Projects

Easier content management with nested projects.

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Nested projects

You can now nest projects within projects, and customize permissions at each level, or choose to use a top down permissioning structure. Now it's easier to organize your workbooks, so everyone in your organization can find what they are looking for.

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Tableau 10.4

Released 9/2017 | Tableau 10.4 release notes

10.4 focuses on data discovery with data source certifications and recommendations, as well as collaborative analytics with the introduction of discussions and viz snapshots. In 10.4, Tableau Desktop users who have upgraded can publish workbooks to older instances of Tableau Server (10.2 or higher), making it easier to deploy Tableau at scale.

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Linear geometry

Expand your geospatial analysis to include polylines.

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Linear geometry shapefiles

Tableau now supports linear geometries in addition to polygon and point shapefiles. Easily visualize networks including roads and transportation routes with all the power of Tableau analytics. Join, filter, and visualize all your spatial file data.

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Dashboard spacing

Format dashboards with precise control.

Dashboard spacing

Make your dashboards shine with precise control over borders, shading, and padding for any item. And, easily configure spacing properties on device layouts independently of one another.

Learn more
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MATLAB

Deploy MATLAB based models and algorithms in Tableau.

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MATLAB integration

Use deployed MATLAB models in Tableau for predictive insights, or pre-process your data using MATLAB and persist into a Tableau data extract for further analysis.

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Mapping updates

Enjoy geocoding and mapping data improvements.

Geocoding improvements

We've built ten times the number of cities into Tableau, and there is no longer a population threshold for cities in the US. Geocoding performance has also been improved.

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Denodo

Connect directly to your Denodo data.

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Denodo

Tableau fits seamlessly into your data virtualization strategy. With the new Denodo connector you can instantly connect to data that you've virtualized with Denodo.

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Connector Improvements

Enjoy new connector functionality.

Extract data from SAP BW

Quickly see the results as you create and interact with your viz. You can now use extracts with SAP BW for better analytical performance.

Presto connectivity with LDAP

Connect to Presto securely, thanks to version 0.167 compatibility using LDAP.

Connect WDCs to Spatial Data

Now your WDCs can import spatial data by connecting directly to GeoJSON including points, lines, and polygons. Things are definitely shaping up.

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Tableau 10.3

Released 5/2017 | Tableau 10.3 release notes

10.3 helps you better scale and manage analytics across the business, including data-driven alerts, smart table and join recommendations, and the introduction of Tableau Bridge.

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Union updates

Save time by bringing database tables together, right from Tableau Desktop.

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Union updates

Save time by bringing database tables together, right from Tableau Desktop. We've added database union support for more database technologies. You can now union tables from Aster Database, Cloudera Hadoop, Greenplum, IBM DB2, IBM Netezza, SybaseASE and SybaseIQ.

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Web authoring updates

Web authoring just got more powerful.

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Web Authoring

Web Authoring is even more powerful. Create Story Points and publish embedded data sources directly from the browser. You can drill up on continuous axes, change display options for maps, format numbers more easily, and create bins. Answering questions on the web has never been easier.

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Data-driven alerts

Stay on top of your business with data-driven alerts.

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Story points updates

Enjoy new Story Points navigator options.

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Story points

Enjoy new Story Points navigator options. A dots style has been added that streamlines the navigator, plus a new display toggle. This simplified experience makes it easy to create your data stories.

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Smart table & join recommendations

Start your analysis faster with the right data.

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PDF connector

Bring data from PDF tables directly into Tableau.

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Tableau 10.2

Released 2/2017 | Tableau 10.2 release notes

10.2 helps you tackle complex geospatial analysis with Shapefile support and Python integration, as well as improvements to help prepare your data for analysis.

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Union improvements

Union tables from more servers than ever before.

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Union improvements

Get to your analysis faster with the ability to union tables from a SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, Redshift, or HP Vertica database—right in Tableau Desktop. You can also union local JSON files.

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Formatting

Save time by formatting lines across an entire workbook.

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Formatting

Save time by formatting lines across an entire workbook with just a few clicks in Tableau Desktop.

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Mark cards improvements

See all your pills on the marks card without scrolling.

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Mark cards

See all your pills at a glance. Now you can see all your pills on the marks card without scrolling

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API updates

Leverage our updated APIs to deploy Tableau programatically.

Support for tagging data sources and views

Using the REST API, you can now add and remove tags on data sources and views, making automate and embed scenarios even better.

Get sites for users

We're making it possible to query the REST API to get a list of all sites you have access to.

Switch sites

We've added support for the current user to easily switch sites using the REST API.

Undo/Redo toolbar functions

Using the JavaScript API, you can now implement custom controls for Undo and Redo behaviors without relying on the built-in toolbar.

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Spatial files

Leverage your spatial files directly in Tableau

Spatial files

Leverage your spatial files directly in Tableau for custom geospatial analysis. With spatial file support, it’s easy to incorporate custom geospatial data like census boundaries or natural resources into your viz. Connect to ESRI Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo file types.

Learn how to use spatial files in your analysis
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Microsoft SharePoint Lists

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Tableau 10.1

Released 11/2016 | Tableau 10.1 release notes

10.1 includes support for JSON and the ability to connect directly to Marketo data, as well as API improvements to help further extend the power of Tableau.

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Drill-up on dates

Explore data hierarchies with new drill-up capabilities.

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Drill-up on continuous date fields

Easily explore data hierarchies with the ability to drill back up on continuous fields in Tableau Desktop.

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JSON

Analyze your local JSON data directly in Tableau.

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JSON

Analyze your local JSON data directly in Tableau. Bring government data, data from web APIs, and other popular JSON data sources right into Tableau with a few clicks.

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Union updates

Save time with wildcard unions.

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Union updates

Save time with wildcard unions. Union all files in a directory that match a specific condition, or all sheets in an Excel workbook. You can also union multiple Google Sheets workbooks with a few clicks.

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Marketo

See your Marketo data directly in Tableau.

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SAP

Analyze SAP data faster with new features.

Cube search for SAP BW

We've add a search box so you can easily find the table you need, even if it's hidden among similarly named tables that are hard to distinguish visually.

Calculated Parameters for SAP HANA

Analyze your SAP data faster. Use calculated parameters that evaluate SQL at runtime to get more relevant default values.

Default schema for SAP HANA

Tableau now automatically selects the SYS_BIC schema for you, letting you get to your analysis faster. You can also specify a different schema if needed.

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Connector updates

Connect to your data with ease thanks to data connector updates.

Parameters

Leverage parameters with more sources that support initial SQL including AWS EMR, MapR, Hive, Spark, HP Vertica, and more.

More SSL support

Leverage SSL support for Netezza and Teradata.

Google BigQuery improvements

Use level of detail calculations and enjoy faster validation of custom SLQ when connecting to Google BigQuery.

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Tableau 10.0

Released 8/2016 | Tableau 10.0 release notes

10.0 brings an entirely new look and feel to Tableau, with beautiful fonts and colors to make your dashboards shine. Also enjoy powerful analytics features including cross-database joins, drag-and-drop clustering, custom territories, and the new highlighter functionality.

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Revision history

Quickly roll back to an older version with revision history.

Revision history

Quickly roll back to an older version with workbook and data source revision history. You can also cap revisions in Tableau Server settings.

Learn more about revision history
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Performance

See your data faster.

On-demand connections in Tableau Desktop

When you open a published workbook, Tableau Desktop only connects to the data sources required to display the current sheet’s data. In other words, see your data a whole lot faster.

Improved browser performance

In Tableau 10, we are caching the initial workbook load to give you faster workbook performance. Enjoy speedier load times, instant updates based on your interactions, and more.

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Clustering

Quickly spot patterns and group your data.

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Clustering

Quickly spot patterns and group your data with drag-and-drop cluster analysis.

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Custom territories

Get a deeper understanding of your data with custom territories.

Custom territories

Tableau 10 enables deeper understanding of your data with custom territories. Make maps of sales territories or simply explore your data regionally.

Learn how to build custom territories
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Cross data source filters

Trade in parameters or filter actions for cross data source filters.

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Highlighter

Quickly spot trends in your data with highlighting.

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Tableau 9.3

Released 3/2016 | Tableau 9.3 release notes

9.3 helps you analyze data and share findings faster with a new, delightful flow for publishing your data sources, workbook revision history, Union, and our Snowflake Data Connector.

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Performance improvements

Understand your data faster with single-pane optimization and more.

Single-pane optimization

Your Tableau Online and Tableau Server Dashboards load faster, thanks to fewer required panes.

Progressive dashboard load

Not having to wait for the entire dashboard to load means you can start analyzing your data sooner.

Smooth tooltips

Display smooth tooltips in all Tableau Online and Tableau Server visualizations, regardless of complexity.

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Sheet colors

Make your worksheets easier to identify.

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Sheet colors

Make your worksheets easier to identify and group by adding color to the sheet tabs in the sheet-sorter and filmstrip views.

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Totals

Separate your totals, subtotals and grand totals.

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Totals

Separate your totals, subtotals and grand totals by excluding them from color-encoding.

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High DPI

Tableau is better equipped to take advantage of high-DPI displays on Windows computers.

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High DPI

Tableau is better equipped to take advantage of high-DPI displays on Windows computers.

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Forecasting

Tableau helps your analysis with automated forecasting.

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Forecasting

Tableau automatically selects the best season length to help you forecast odd seasonal patterns and irregular time-series. You can also forecast values ordered by an integer dimension.

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Maps

Maps are now easier and more accurate.

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Maps

We’ve added postal codes for 39 European countries, districts in India, and US demographic data layers for 2016. We’ve also updated postal codes for UK, France, Germany, and the US.

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Tableau 9.2

Released 12/2015 | Tableau 9.2 release notes

9.2 brings Tableau to your fingertips with native iPhone support. Dive deeper into your geographical analysis with new mapping data and formatting options, and enjoy data preparation enhancements such as sub-table detection and data grid editing.

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Geolocation

Tableau is now location-aware.

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Geolocation

Out in the field? Tableau is location-aware. Find your location on a map.

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Faceted search

Find the content you need faster with Faceted Search.

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Faceted search

Find the content you need faster with Faceted Search.

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Mapbox

Build the map your data deserves.

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Mapbox

Integration with Mapbox gives you the ability to build gorgeous map backgrounds and add layers and context. Build the map your data deserves.

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Map data

Enjoy better map data.

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Map data

Tableau 9.2 comes with more geographical data built in, including updated US congressional districts, local name synonyms for world capitals, Japanese postal codes and more.

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Map options dialog

Customize how people interact with your map.

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Map options dialog

Customize how people interact with your map with the new Map Options Dialog. Change display options for pan and zoom, map search, and the view toolbar.

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Hierarchical treemaps

Treemaps now show hierarchical data.

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Hierarchical treemaps

Treemaps now show hierarchical data, by introducing borders around the first level of grouping.

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Tableau 9.1

Released 9/2015 | Tableau 9.1 release notes

9.1 includes new enterprise capabilities like Mutual SSL, Active Directory Sync, and expanded SAP support. It also brings a new version of our Tableau Mobile App, with experience enhancements, increased responsiveness, and offline snapshots.

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Product update for desktop

Help your organization stay secure.

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Product update for desktop

Product Update ensures users have the latest maintenance release of Tableau Desktop, helping your organization stay secure. Learn more about using Product Update in the enterprise.

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Web data connector

Bring any web data source into Tableau.

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Web data connector

A new Web Data Connector lets you bring any web data source into Tableau. Find prebuilt connectors from Tableau and the community, or write your own.

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SDK

Create and use Tableau Data Extracts across Tableau Desktop, Online, and Server.

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SDK

Create and use Tableau Data Extracts across Tableau Desktop, Online, and Server. Our unified SDK lets you automate your workflow; connect to data, extract, and publish.

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Amazon Aurora

Connect to Amazon Aurora.

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Amazon Aurora

Connect to Amazon Aurora, a fast relational database-as-a-service from Amazon Web Services.

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Google Cloud SQL

Connect to Google Cloud SQL.

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Google Cloud SQL

Connect to Google Cloud SQL, a feature-filled MySQL database hosted in the cloud.

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Microsoft Azure

Connect to Google Cloud SQL.

Microsoft Azure SQL data warehouse

Connect to the Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a fully-managed petabyte-scale relational data warehouse-as-a-service.

Spark on Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Connect easily to your Microsoft Azure-hosted Spark cluster to enable analysts, developers and data scientists to interactively explore large data sets and data models.

Microsoft Azure SQL database

Connect natively to Microsoft Azure SQL Database, the relational database-as-a-service.

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Tableau 9.0

Released 4/2015 | Tableau 9.0 release notes

9.0 brings a new start experience in Tableau Desktop, as well as powerful features to keep your analysis in the flow, such as LOD expressions and a new calculation editor. Also enjoy performance improvements for significant increases in speed across your workbooks.

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New start experience

A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration.

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New start experience

A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration. Access training and see great work from the community right from the start screen.

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Rich story points formatting

Tell your story your way

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Rich story points formatting

Great stories guide and captivate viewers. New formatting for Tableau Story Points helps you tell your story your way.

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Preview thumbnails

Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories.

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Preview thumbnail

Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories.

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Analytics pane

Gain deeper insights into your data,

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Analytics pane

A new Analytics Pane lets you drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, box plots, and other analytics right onto your view. This makes it quicker to ask deep questions of your data.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole.

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Instant analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole.

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