Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2021.2

Planning an upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2021.2? Start here!

New and Improved Data Connectors

Tableau 2021.2 makes it even easier to connect to the data you care about. We've added HANA bind variable support and made additional changes to improve SAP HANA performance, and added a native Datorama connector so you can create harmonized Datorama reports in Tableau. 

Connected Desktop

Tableau 2021.2 brings a more flexible web authoring experience. Creators can now transition seamlessly from web authoring to Tableau Desktop with the click of a button, without having to download the workbook.

Mapping Improvements

In Tableau 2021.2, we've added the ability to control the visibility and interactivity of marks layers without editing the workbook. If enabled by the author, users can use the new toggle settings to customize the map view. We've also added area spatial calculations, allowing you to measure the square area of your selection on a map in the units you specify, making it easier than ever to answer location-based questions.

Other 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 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 2020.1 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 license from one computer to the other. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop and Move or Deactivate Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.
See what we fixed
See the Release Notes to view what was fixed in this new release.

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