Tableau 2018.1 , 2018.2 and 2018.3 Features.

Connect to data on the web

Easily connect to Excel and CSV files, databases, and popular web applications to start your data exploration right from the browser. Quickly add joins and prep your data for analysis in one seamless browser based flow.

Note: This feature is included in Tableau Creator

Dashboard Starters for Tableau Online

Get immediate answers from your data using Dashboard Starters. Starters are pre-built dashboards based on best practices for applications like Salesforce, Eloqua, Marketo and ServiceNow. Get to deeper insights quicker by modifying starters, including bringing in data from other sources.

Note: This feature is included in Tableau Creator

Dual-axis mapping improvement

Combine custom and generated latitudes and longitudes within a dual axis. Now you can build multilayered maps to visualize and analyze your spatial data with ease.

Improved hierarchy filtering

Tableau's filters now match the hierarchies in your data. Enjoy a more effective filtering experience, as well as improvements in hierarchy filter query performance.

Viz in tooltip improvements

You can now hide the sheets used for Viz in Tooltips, the same way you would for sheets used in Stories or Dashboards.

Step and Jump Lines

Make your discrete data analysis more powerful with step and jump lines. Easily change line types with one click to visualize changes in discrete values, bringing life to account balance data, inventory level data, interest rates, and much more.

Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server

Tableau can now connect to, and visualize spatial data stored in SQL Server. Use the spatial operations supported by SQL Server to generate advanced spatial queries, and leverage custom SQL to perform advanced spatial analysis.

WCAG 2.0 conformant toolbars

The most commonly used functionality in the viewing toolbar on Tableau Server and Tableau Online is now WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. Customers who use screen readers, braille keyboards, and keyboard-only navigation now have more control over their Tableau experience.

Downgrade workbooks from Tableau Server and Online

It's easier to work across different versions of Tableau. You can now download workbooks to work with an older version of Tableau Desktop (down to Tableau 10.2).

Additional clustering functionality

Saved clustering results are no longer static, letting you use clustering analysis in more places. You can use saved clusters in different sheets, and clusters now update when data is refreshed.

Analytic object guidance

Better understand when analytical objects are available based on the state of your viz. Disabled analytic objects now give guidance on how to update your viz to get them.

Easier connector driver installation

Get to your data faster. Receive an upfront notification if you need to install a driver to connect to a specific data source from Tableau Desktop. Click the url to find and install the driver you need to get started with your data.

Web authoring improvements

Web authoring gets more powerful with every release. Edit annotations, update axis, resize headers, use Show Me on dashboards and enjoy improved sorting right in the browser.

Tableau Bridge Improvements

Tableau Bridge now supports load-balanced live connections across multiple pooled clients, bringing greater reliability and stability.

Annotate and share improvements

You can now add comments and share viz snapshots via the iOS Sharing menu on your phone and tablet.


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