Differences between Tableau 8.3 and Tableau 9.3, 9.2, 9.1 and 9.0

Differences between Tableau 8.3 and Tableau 9.3, 9.2, 9.1 and 9.0

Analytics :

Key addition in Tableau 9.x. Analytics tab adjacent to Data helps to directly implement the following features:


• Constant Line
• Average Line
• Median with Quartiles
• Box Plot
• Totals


• Average with 95% CI
• Trend Lines
• Forecast


• Reference Line
• Reference Band
• Distribution Band
• Box Plot

Calculated Fields :

A major area of change. The following is the list in Tableau 9 version.

• Freeform Calculation
• Drag and Drop features
• Google like options list during formula building process has been introduced in Tableau 9 version
• Prameter creation within the create calculated fields box has been removed
• Dimensions and Measures should drag dropped or typed in the formula box

Tableau 8.3 calculated fields box allows to access dimensions and measures directly in the same screen and provides access to create a parameter without leaving the formula box.

Performance Improvements in Tableau 9.x:

• Tableau 9.x is 3 to 4 times faster than 8.3
• Multicore Query Execution
• Persisted Query Cache
• Parallel Queries

Data Preparation Improvements in Tableau 9.x:

• Tableau 9.x allows Unpivoting
• Web Service API Connector
• Splitting of Data automatically

More Data Sources in Tableau 9.x:

• Can access STATISTICAL files from SAS, R, SPSS
• More Amazon, Google and Other sources are allowed to connect
• Cloud based data sources can be connected
• Multidimensional data sources are accessible


Differences between Tableau 9.3 and Tableau 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 ( 9.x vs 10.x versions )

Differences between Tableau 8.3 and Tableau 9.2, 9.1, 9.0 versions ( 8.x vs 9.x versions)

Discuss Difference between 'Data Blending' and 'Data Joining'

Explain Tableau Architecture

MTD, YTD Reports using Tableau Table Calculations

Difference between RANK and INDEX

Types of Data Connections, LIVE vs EXTRACT (IN-MEMORY)

Difference between Individual, Dual and Blended Axis

Types of Filters Quick, Global, Context, At Source, On Dimensions and Measures

Differences between Tiled and Floating in Tableau Dashboard.

Custom Geocoding in Tableau.

Tableau File Types extensions .twb vs .twbx .tde .tdsx .tds .tbs

Tableau Automatic vs Custom Hierarchies Creation

Tableau Actions Difference Filter vs Highlight vs URL

Tableau Workbook Stories Dashboards Worksheets

Tableau Trend Analysis Forecast Models Difference

Summary of Tableau Desktop 9.2 new features (includes Tableau 9.2, 9.1 and 9.0)

Level of detail ( LOD ) expressions, Calculation,Cohort analysis