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Tableau Server 8.1.4

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

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Tue, February 18, 2014

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Resolved Issues

Issue ID Description

After upgrades to version 8.1.3, extract refreshes for Greenplum data sources in Tableau Server would fail with an incorrect driver error.


It wasn’t possible to view scheduled refresh tasks for a workbook if Tableau Server’s configuration included a load balancer.


Scrolling in a view using the up and down arrows on your keyboard would not work when using Internet Explorer 11.


Accessing the System Info URL for monitoring Tableau Server would incorrectly prompt for a username and password even when the IP address for the computer used to access the system info was specifically allowed using the wgserver.systeminfo.allow_referrer_ips setting. See Monitoring the Status of Tableau Server to learn more about monitoring the status of Tableau Server.


Because of a .NET incompatibility, the sample SharePoint C# code provided with Tableau Server 8.1 won’t work with SharePoint 2010. To work around this, you can either upgrade to SharePoint 2013, which uses .NET v4.5, or you can continue to use SharePoint 2010, which uses .NET v3.5, but change the SharePoint example code to use SSL 3 by adding the following line before the call to HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream(),:

ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol = SecurityProtocolType.Ssl3;


Editing or deleting a comment on a published dashboard or view would sometimes result in the change not being made and Tableau Server displaying an infinite spinner.


All users and groups would be displayed when publishing a workbook to Tableau Server, including users and groups that were not associated with the selected project.


Internet Explorer 8 would return an "Object doesn't support this property or method" error when displaying a Tableau Server view.


Subscription emails would sometimes not include the image of the subscribed view; however, the links to those views on Tableau Server would work.


Overwriting a Tableau Server data source would require you to set up refresh schedules and other data source settings during publish rather than remembering the originally published settings.

The date format in calendar quick filters was displayed according to the server's operating system settings instead of the language and locale specified in the workbook, browser, and in Tableau Server.


Downloading a workbook that connects to a Tableau Server data source from a server that is configured to use an Apache load balancer would expose worker server IP addresses in the Tableau Server Sign In dialog box in Tableau Desktop.


Subscription tasks would intermittently stall and block any other tasks until the server was restarted.


Date quick filters had additional characters in workbooks published to Tableau Server using the Spanish and Portuguese locales.


Changing the date with a date range parameter slider would correctly update the view, but sometimes incorrectly update the slider itself (for example, it might show an End Date of January 2013 when it should show December 2012).


Clicking a crosstab header caused the header to disappear.


Workbooks based on certain MySQL data sources showed infinite spinners and never completed loading. The error "The protocol is disconnected" was logged.


Right-clicking or holding the CTRL key while clicking the Admin tab in the navigation area did not offer an "Open in New Tab" option.


Installing Tableau Server on a machine with dual network interface cards (NIC) and configuring it for Active Directory (AD) user authentication would result in the Machine column displaying as blank on the server’s Maintenance page.


Two-fingered scrolling for nested panes in Safari 6.1.1 and 7.0 would not work for Tableau Server views, views embedded via an Iframe, or views that were part of custom web applications created with Tableau's JavaScript API. See Tableau Knowledge Base Article for details on Iframe embedding.

Tableau Server sometimes created too many folders in its temporary directory, in some cases using disk space to the point where the server would stop functioning.


In custom views, making a filter selection on a sheet would sometimes take you to another sheet in the dashboard, instead of updating your filter selection, resulting in an infinite spinner.


Views published to Tableau Server would not render correctly after the view was republished following a change to the underlying data source.


In the JavaScript API, calling the getParametersAsync() method would prevent later calls to changeParameterValueAsync() from working. The program would return the error: "Failed: Invalid parameter: value".


Date parameter slider controls in Tableau Server required you to click forward twice for the view to update when the system locale of the primary computer was set to a European locale.

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