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Tableau Desktop 8.1.6

We recommend using the newest maintenance release of this version, 8.1.25, which contains additional fixes.

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Build number

8100.14.0408.1805

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Release date

Thu, April 10, 2014

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Resolved Issues

Issue ID Description
104532

Tableau views embedded into other pages where the parent page URL included the # character in the URL path would truncate the URL after the #.

103720

A security issue in libcurl was fixed, having to do with re-use of wrong HTTP NTLM connection. This could affect certain network connections not handled by database drivers.

103131

When connecting to Google BigQuery, connecting to multiple tables would sometimes cause the error: Table name cannot be resolved: dataset name is missing

103062

Connecting to Amazon RedShift databases where the database is running on a single node configuration would not work. The error returned was 'Fetch size 10000 exceeds the limit of 1000 for a single node configuration. Reduce the client fetch/cache size or upgrade to a multi node installation.'.

102074

Converting a single table Excel connection to a Custom SQL connection would sometimes result in a JET database error.

100729

In certain cases connecting to Netezza databases could incorrectly show null values for columns of data. The root cause was trailing spaces sometimes being used in the SQL alias names generated by Tableau.

100585

When quick filters from secondary data sources were exposed on dashboards and were not set to have a fixed height, the filters expanded to fill all available space in the layout container.

99511

Fractional second date fields were being truncated at about 1024 characters. They now get truncated at 16,383 characters.

98931

Using TDC files to customize connection options for Hadoop Hive connections was not always working.

98703

Corrected a problem when retrieving data from SQL Server where the datatype of the column is an unsigned tinyint.

98685

Implemented a performance optimization for retrieving data from Vertica databases. The change was to increase the fetch buffer size from 128k to 8,192k.

98222

Corrected a problem connecting to PostgreSQL and RedShift databases with SSL enabled.

97662

When adding a calculated field to the view with a PostgreSQL database connection, the following error would be returned: "Error: function strpos(interval, text) does not exist".

96066

Queries generated when using action filters could lead to performance issues. The problem would occur when clearing the filter.

94762

When using the VAR function in a large worksheet (50,000,000 or more records) with an extract data source, the function would return a negative value

93994

Quick filters would not be displayed after a view was exported as an image or PDF file. The issue would occur only when table calculations were being used to return string values that were being used as filters.

92772

After refreshing a Salesforce.com extract, the following error would occur: "Error parsing filter for field 'YEAR(Created Date)', ignoring filter". The error would occur only if there was a date field on the filter shelf.

1000888

Updated geocoding to improve placement for a number of locations.

104707

It was not possible to establish connections to Cloudera Hadoop when Impala was being used for Kerberos authentication.

102392

Corrected an issue with relative date filters for Hive data sources.

101685

Mark labels would sometimes overlap. The issue would affect vertical labels that use multiple text styles in the same line.

101612

Publishing a workbook that connected to a Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse data source erroneously displayed the "Impersonate via embedded credentials" option.

92316

Essbase connections that time out are now silently re-established. If a connection attempt fails, an error message displays.

86930

With data blending, user calculations using cube measures and having non-additive aggregate derivations would sometimes display and log an “Internal Error” message (without any additional details) in Tableau Desktop. Under such circumstances, relevant fields and views are now correctly flagged as "invalid."


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