Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2020.1

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Tableau 2020.1 takes your data analysis to the next level. Start here to learn more.

What's New?

Take your analysis to the next level with Explain Data improvements, dynamic parameters, new data connectors and more. Find out more about the new features in Tableau 2020.1 before upgrading: What's New

Dynamic Parameters

Tableau Desktop 2020.1 brings two great improvements to parameters, the ability to refresh a parameter's list of values based on a datasource column (no more republishing your workbooks every time the data changes) and the ability to automatically reset the parameter's current value based on a single-value, viz-independent calculation.

Data Connector Updates and Improvements

Tableau 2020.1 supports native connections to Cloudera Impala, has an updated Salesforce connector which supports SOQL and allows connection to additional data objects, and an updated Snowflake connector with Role support.

Viz Animations

New in 2020.1, Viz Animations can help you see and understand your changing data. Actions like sorting, adding fields, filtering and more will now animate your visualizations. You can choose to turn Viz Animations on or off.

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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