Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1

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Overview

Tableau 2018.1 takes your data analysis to the next level. Start here to learn more.

What's New?

From analytical object guidance, to visualizing changes in discrete values; or mass improvements for Tableau Desktop such as: clustering, Viz in tooltips and dual-axis map improvements. Find out more about the new features in Tableau 2018.1 before upgrading: What's new in 2018.1?

Publishing

  • You will not be able to publish a workbook that contains a .hyper extract to an older version of Tableau Server, a red exclamation mark will appear in the publishing dialog.
  • Tableau Desktop can only publish to the same or a later version of Tableau Server. When publishing a workbook to an older version of Tableau Server (10.2 and later), you receive a warning message instead that tells you that the workbook will be downgraded to the version that you are publishing to. For more information, see Downgrade and publish workbooks to an older version of Tableau Server in Tableau Help.
  • If you publish to a later version of Tableau Server the workbook version will not be upgraded to the Tableau Server version. However, if the workbook is edited using Web Edit then saved over, or the workbook's extract is refreshed, the workbook will be upgraded. If downloaded, that workbook will not be able to be opened in an earlier version of Tableau Desktop.
  • After publishing the workbook to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, some users might report issues with views that are based on upgraded .hyper extracts. Issues might include fewer marks in the view, the view itself has a different shape, or the view might be blank. To troubleshoot these specific issues, see Changes to values and marks in the view in Tableau Help.
  • If you have the newest version of Tableau Desktop, but Tableau Server isn't upgraded yet; you can publish a compatible file from Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau Server 10.2). See Tableau Help for more information.
  • For older versions of Tableau Server, find out your product version to make sure you can still share your data!
  • Other Resources

    Find out more about Hyper
    For more information about .hyper files compatibility and conversions, see Hyper Support Resources.
    Sharing 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 organization open and edit a workbook even when they aren't using the latest version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

    You might receive 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 Tableau Desktop 10.5 to make sure everything works as expected.
  • You can install multiple versions of Tableau Desktop on the same computer. If 10.5 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 license 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
    See the Release Notes to view what was fixed in this new maintenance release.

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