Data validation (to verify that the result set is not empty) for Custom SQL and multi-table connections is no longer performed. The validation could take a very long time if the tables being verified were large, even if the connection returned only a small subset of the data. Data validation was previously controlled by the CAP_SKIP_CONNECT_VALIDATION option. This option is no longer necessary.
An issue with connecting to Vertica 5.1 with the 5.1 driver has been resolved. Tableau now uses the 4.1 driver instead of the 5.1 driver for Vertica 5.1 and lower. This change is based on advice from Vertica.
When filtering on a Boolean table calculation, the filter would sometimes disappear after saving if the calculation compared two strings using the ATTR aggregation. This issue has been corrected, and the filter is no longer removed.
Optimized performance related to Oracle metadata queries.
Date labels with tick marks aligned 'Up' were sometimes truncated despite available space.
Tableau stopped responding after opening workbook with ATTR aggregation on Color.
Extracts created in versions 6.0 and earlier are no longer supported in Tableau Desktop 8.0. You will be prompted to upgrade when connecting to the old extract. Upgraded extracts can be used only in Tableau 8.0 and later. If you need to continue using the old extract with an earlier version, make a copy of the extract before connecting to it in version 8.0.
Optimized performance by eliminating the retrieval of metadata for the first table presented in the Single Table list. The metadata is now retrieved after a table is selected.
Not all provincial boundaries in Afghanistan were displaying due to spelling discrepancies. Aliases were added to ensure Admin 1 boundaries display for all countries using most common spellings. In some cases, when using a WMS server, the boundaries may be difficult to see using the default color. Adjust the default border color to make these boundaries more prominent.
Queries that resulted from context filters were sometimes taking longer than expected when the CAP_QUERY_SUBQUERY_QUERY_CONTEXT option was enabled.
Garbled Japanese characters or non-characters were being displayed with Aster database connections.
Wildcard quick filters would not update the filter with modifications made directly after the quick filter was shown.
A new utility, Tableau.com, is now included with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Public, and installed in the bin folder. This utility is for updating extracts on Tableau Server without first having to update them locally. See Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility for more information.
Geographical details pertaining to China were incorrect in Tableau mapping. Guangdong was incorrectly spelled, Zhongshan was not shown in the correct location, and other locations (Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau/Macao) were not identified as parts of China.
Marks based on a single measure or dimension placed on Detail were not displaying when the sheet was added to a dashboard.
The last column of data exported to Microsoft Excel was transposed into a separate column for each value. The problem occurred when there were multiple data sources, and it affected both the Worksheet > Export > Crosstab to Excel and the Worksheet > Copy commands.
Incorrect subtotals were being displayed for calculated fields. Totals were not summing results of individual calculations (rows), but re-running the calculation on the Totals row.
The version validation performed when connecting to SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) was incorrectly identifying some versions as not meeting the required minimum of version 7.0.
Paper size now defaults to A4 for printing to PDF when the Measurement System is set to Metric in Control Panel > Region and Language > Formats tab > Additional settings > Measurement system.
The application would unexpectedly exit when changing the aggregation of a continuous field on Color after specifying a specific Start or End value for the color ramp.
Reference lines for totals would not appear in views with two continuous axes where one axis was a continuous date.
When connected to Microsoft Analysis Services data sources, dimensions in the Data window would turn gray (unavailable) when the Measure Names field was added to a view.
Color encoding changes for calculated fields were incorrectly reverting to the default colors with a live connection to Microsoft SQL Server databases. The problem occurred when re-opening a saved workbook with a live connection (.twb), when publishing to Tableau Server, or when changing from an extract back to a live connection.
Map labels for the Edo state in Nigeria were mislabeled as Ekpomo.
Mark labels are no longer considered when selecting an area in a view. Formerly, if you drew a box around an area to select marks, and that area included any part of the label for a mark outside the box, the mark would be included. You can still select labels by clicking them directly.