- Starting from 2018.2, steps to upgrade Tableau Server have changed for Windows. See Upgrade from Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier to Tableau Server with TSM and Upgrade process change in Tableau Help.
- The Server Upgrade Guide takes you through the entire process to make your upgrade as seamless as possible.
- Download the newest maintenance release and get started!
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New in Tableau Server 2019.4
New for Server or Site Administrators
Manage recommendations for views
Tableau Server now recommends views for users to explore. These recommendations help users find relevant content that they might not otherwise discover. Recommendations are based on users' viewing habits and on trends in popular content on the site.
Recommendations for views are powered by the same engine that powers recommendations for data sources and tables. This engine is configurable at the server level. For more information on configuring the Recommendation Trainer, see Server Settings (General).
Recommended views appear in two places on a site: the Home page and the Recommendations page. To hide recommendations, on the site settings page under Recommendations for Views, uncheck "Show the Recommendations page and Recommendations channel on the Home page."
The tooltip for recommendations of the For You type shows the names of similar users who have looked at the view. To hide these names, on the site settings page, uncheck "Show users with similar content usage in recommendation tooltips."
Personal access tokens
Personal access tokens provide Tableau Server users the ability to create long-lived authentication tokens. The tokens allow users to run automation with Tableau REST APIs without requiring hard-coded credentials or interactive login. More information about using personal access tokens with Tableau REST APIs is at Signing In and Out (Authentication).
As an administrator, you can revoke and track usage of the tokens. See Personal Access Tokens.
Create extracts on the web
Now you can create extracts in the browser, without using Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Create Extracts on the Web . You can also use the new
deleteextractscommands in tabcmd to create or delete extracts for a published workbook or data source. For more information, see tabcmd Commands.
New installers for Tableau Server and tabcmd
Tableau Server 2019.4 introduces completely rewritten Setup programs for both Tableau Server and tabcmd. For more information, see Version 2019.4 includes the following changes you should know about before upgrading.
New for Users
Web authoring features
New features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web are listed in What's New in Tableau for Users and Web Authoring and Tableau Desktop Feature Comparison. For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web.
Tableau Services Manager (TSM)
As of Tableau Server 2018.2, Tableau Services Manager (TSM) is now available for Windows as well as Linux, and replaces tabadmin. This new web-based server configuration and management application contains a new user experience for server administrators – a command-line interface (CLI) and a web interface (both interact with the new TSM REST API).
For more information about TSM, see the following helpful resources:
Tableau Server on Linux Upgrade information
Are you upgrading Tableau Server on Linux to 2018.2?
Share workbooks and data extracts with other users in your organization using Tableau Server!
Read through the links below for advanced knowledge and details:
- Tableau Server Configuration utility
- tabadmin command line utility
- Tableau Server Monitor
Troubleshooting Extracts on Tableau Server
If your users experience or report any of the following behaviors while performing an extract task, they may be running into an incompatibility scenario. Please redirect them to the following Knowledge Base articles to resolve the error(s).