The application would exit when opening particular packaged workbooks that contained a large number of categorical quick filters.
When connecting to SAP HANA databases, the connection name for use in Tableau was not being retained and defaulted to the generated name.
When connected to Google BigQuery databases, the COUNT DISTINCT aggregation was not supported in version 8.1 despite being supported in earlier versions. The support for this aggregation has been restored.
Workbooks that use OLEDB to connect to Microsoft SQL Server databases were slower in version 8.1 than in previous versions.
Calculated fields that referenced a boolean parameter could sometimes cause a Field Formula error in version 8.1 despite working in previous versions.
When connecting to Google Analytics using Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2003 R2, settings in the connection dialog box would randomly disappear while completing the connection.
The slider shown on date parameter controls would show an extra tick mark beyond the maximum parameter value.
The tables of a Redshift database that did not contain a schema named "public" would not be shown in the Tableau Desktop connection dialog box, and the connection could not be made.
In Tableau Desktop, connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server database using a password that contained a double quote (“) or single quote (‘) or semicolon (;) character would result in an 'Invalid username or password' error.
Precision was difficult when resizing the column and row cell boundaries and the resizing icon did not change.
Views did not change when changing a parameter value. Pressing F5 would update the view.
An application error could occur in Tableau Desktop if the directory where a bookmark was saved was deleted.
When starting to type a field name for a dimension or measure, there is no auto fill option to jump to the field in the list.
Tableau Desktop could stop responding when selecting a custom shape mark in a view or shape legend with "Highlight Selected Items" enabled.
In Tableau Desktop, it was not possible to change a Microsoft Access table name from the default name.
The ODBC Connector was not available when using a trial version of Tableau 8.1.
Views do not change when changing a parameter value. Pressing F5 to refresh updates the view.
In Tableau Desktop, refreshing all thumbnails in large workbooks can cause the product to stop responding.
Precision is difficult when resizing the column and row cell boundaries and the resizing icon does not change.
Combined fields do not display when connected to multidimensional data sources (cubes).