Tableau Online Updates

With Tableau Online, you're always on the latest, most-advanced version of Tableau. We take care of all the updates, monitoring, and infrastructure maintenance so you don't have to. But, it's still important to keep informed about what’s happening. This page will help you plan for any occurrence that may affect your Tableau Online site. Below you'll find informational resources to make you aware of any upcoming events.

Not a Tableau Online administrator? Please see the following resource pages:

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Overview

If you would like more information about Tableau Online, start here to learn about self-service analytics in the cloud. Read more at Tableau Online Overview and Tableau Online Manual.

What's New?

New and improved functionalities are released regularly. See What's New in Tableau Online for details. After each upgrade, check out the New Features page for more info on all the new functionality. What's newer than new? Features that are Coming Soon.

Tableau Online Status

Visit the Tableau Trust site to learn more about the current status of your Tableau Online environment and upcoming scheduled maintenances.

Tableau Bridge

Tableau Bridge is a stand alone client. For more information about Tableau Bridge, see:

  • Tableau Bridge
  • Tableau Bridge Release Notes and Installer
  • New in Tableau Online 2020.3

    Grant license on sign in

    Designate roles to users for automatically granted licenses upon their first time logging into Tableau Online

    With grant license on sign in, we are making it easier to optimize your seat investment. Site admins can now provision licenses as users sign into their sites on Tableau Online. Previously, site roles were only changed by Active Directory (AD) sync either manually or through a REST API. It can be a time-consuming process and licenses were often given to people who never signed in, while other people who wanted to sign in could not.

    Now, your organization can get the most from role-based subscription (RBS) licensing by reducing unused roles and administrative burden. Grant license on sign in ensures your licenses go to the people who need them, helps mitigate parking users in unused seats, reduce manual processes, and instantly scales to your unique needs.

    New Tableau Bridge features

    Connect Tableau to your virtual private cloud data and get notified when a new Tableau Bridge update is available.

    We are excited to announce a new version of Tableau Bridge designed to save time with centralized management, role separation with self-service for publishers, and a more scalable product. With the new Tableau Bridge release, we have retooled how Tableau Online connects to your private network data - whether your data resides on-premises or within a virtual private cloud.

    Users can manage everything on the web:
    • Manage Bridges
    • Modify connections
    • Track extract refreshes directly from Tableau Online without logging into a Bridge

    Now, publishers are empowered to focus on creating content and can forget about managing Bridges.

    • Users can publish and manage key reports with private network data sources using a centrally managed Bridge
    • Run fewer Bridges because Tableau Bridge can now process multiple extract refreshes in parallel and pool them together for better resource utilization and simpler management.
    • Access virtual private cloud (VPC) data by easily connecting to AWS, Redshift, Snowflake, and other cloud data stores even within a VPC through Tableau Bridge.

    Write to external databases in Tableau Prep

    Prep users can now write prepared data to databases in the cloud or on-premises, enabling you to leverage your existing database and governance investments and manage trusted data at scale.

    With this feature, you can write the output from your Tableau Prep Builder flows to external relational databases, so it can be leveraged throughout the entire organization. Previously you could only output your data as a flat file, .hyper, extract, or publish to Tableau Online/Server.

    Now you can leverage the investments you have made in your own databases by using the visual and direct field mapping experience in Tableau Prep Builder. It helps ensure your clean data ends up where it is intended to be. With the Tableau Prep Builder 2020.3.1 release, any flows configured with the "write to database" option in Tableau Prep Builder will also write the output to the database when the flow is run in Tableau Prep Conductor.

    This new capability works in conjunction with the 2020.2 features enabling you to write to .CSV and .hyper files and run your flows using incremental or full refresh options.

    Known Issues & Release Notes

    Unusual behavior or issues with Tableau Online may be caused by a known issue with the product or a third party change in data delivery. These known issues are listed on the Tableau Support Known Issues site.

    When an issue is corrected, it will appear in the Release Notes for Tableau Online.

    Many known issues and their possible workarounds are documented in the Tableau Support Knowledge Base, which also contains resolutions for common problems and suggestions for how to use Tableau Online.

    Other Resources

    See more Tableau Online useful resources below:

  • Hyper Support Resources specific to Tableau Online
  • Actions by All Users
  • Administer Tableau Online
  • Tableau Trust
  • Tableau Online Community Forums
  • Get Help

    Self-Service Resources
  • Knowledge Base
  • Tableau Online Support Resources
  • The best place to get answers from fellow admins: Tableau Online Community Space
  • Technical Support
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