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Tableau Server 8.0.3

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Wed, July 17, 2013

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Resolved Issues

Issue ID Description

Publishing workbooks using the Tableau Server command tabcmd publish with the --timeout option can generate a Proxy Error 502 error.

The error messages DataSourceException: The protocol is disconnected! or Communication link failure sometimes appeared when opening a Tableau Server workbook when the workbook met the following criteria: it had action filters, it was connected to an IBM Netezza database, and it was being simultaneously accessed by multiple users.

In some cases, running a batch script to publish multiple workbooks using tabcmd could fail with errors, execution expired and Update Error.

When embedding a customized view, the name of the view would not update and instead would show the original name of the view.

It was possible to view statistics about other customers visualizations even though permissions in Tableau Server were not set to do so.

For workbooks that contain more than one extract, refreshing the extract on a server running multiple background processes could result in unintentionally deleting the extract. A workaround for this issue is to set extract.reaper.holdoff to a value longer than the longest extract time.

Publishing workbooks that use some extended ASCII characters could cause an invalid JSON error.

When formatting legends using a background shading, some legends would display with the wrong height when viewed in a web browser.

Exporting a PDF from Tableau Server using the landscape page orientation would instead export with a portrait orientation.

Using a comma to separate tags in a list includes the comma as part of the tag rather than treating it as a separator. A workaround is to use a space to separate tags and enclose tags that have multiple words in quotes.

The version of Apache Tomcat used by Tableau Server was upgraded to v7.0.41.

It was possible for a large number of Server started tasks to be listed as pending in the background tasks list. In these cases, the backgrounder could become unresponsive.

Clearing a mark selection in a Tableau Server view by clicking the mark a second time may cause the application to stop responding.

The Tableau Server service, tablicsrv, contained an unquoted string with a blank space in the service path.

A Session Ended by Server error could occur when opening workbooks that connect to Essbase databases where the services are recycled on a regular schedule.

A workbook published to Tableau Server via tabcmd that later had its data connection updated would not retain the updates. Instead, it would use its original data connection information.

In Tableau Server, viewing certain complex dashboards that filter data and highlight totals may cause the application to stop responding.

Views with size legends sometimes had text labels but not legend marks when published to Tableau Server.

Due to a worksheet being incorrectly flagged as invalid, an Invalid JSON error sometimes appeared when a workbook was opened on Tableau Server.

The Language and Locale settings for Tableau Server would be overwritten by the Language preference set in the browser.

Scientific numbers were sometimes not formatted correctly in Tableau Server tooltips when the server was performing client-side rendering.

In some specific workbooks, modifying a quick filter on a dashboard that has multiple filters would cause the dashboard to become unresponsive.

Temporary files created on Tableau Server during extract refreshes, image exports, and subscription email creation were not being deleted when they should have been. These files were eventually deleted by a background task.

Importing users to Active Directory with an email address as the username fails with an invalid account error.

Scheduled tasks were not running and new tasks could not be scheduled on servers running on Windows Server R2 when the time zone was set to (GMT, UTC).

Tooltips for the Server and Activity administrative view did not work correctly if the language is not set to English.

When using quick filters on a mobile device, the scroll position was not saved and would jump back to the top of the list after each selection.

A workbook edited on Tableau Server that connected to a large Tableau Server data source (TDE file) sometimes took a long time to save, and occasionally failed to save.

When using Tableau for iPad or Android, tapping the favorites star would not always add the workbook or view to favorites.

An Unexpected Server Error could occur after clicking a mark that runs a filter action and then clicking the Exclude option in the tooltip.

In the Tableau for Android application, switching between landscape and portrait orientations would not consistently resize to fit the width.

With web editing on mobile devices, the zoom level on views may be higher after choosing revert to exit edit mode. Part of the view may also be rendered beneath the shelves area.

When setting the start page for all users, a translation missing error message was shown. This occurred because a localized string was incorrectly removed

When automatic updates are paused on a worksheet and its corresponding dashboard, making a change to the view and then switching to a new sheet tab would cause missing images to display in the dashboard.

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