Planned Tableau 2020.3 Features

  • Write to Database in Tableau Prep – Store your prepped data from Prep Builder in a central location that can be leveraged throughout your organization.
  • Grant Role on Sign In – Automatically grant Tableau licenses to specific teams, departments, or your whole organization when they sign in!
  • Tagging Updates – Make it even easier to find the right data by tagging external assets, including databases, tables, and columns.
  • Merge Duplicate External Assets – Merge and deduplicate databases and tables that are created on Tableau Catalog.
  • Data Quality Warnings in Tableau Desktop – Keep users informed of data quality warnings even when they’re using Tableau Desktop.
  • Salesforce Service Cloud Dashboard Starters – Jumpstart the exploration of your Service Cloud data with the new Salesforce Service Cloud Dashboard Starter
  • Viz Animations Performance Improvements – In Tableau 2020.3 Viz Animations should appear faster and smoother.
  • Viz Animations Visual Improvements – Step and Jump Lines and Mark z-order renders have been improved for accuracy in Viz Animations.
  • Dynamic Parameters: Data Source Refresh – Dynamic Parameter queries are now evaluated when the data source is manually updated.
  • Background Maps Improvements – The ability to add third party map services, such as WMS Maps or Mapbox Maps, is now available directly in the background maps menu. Enjoy an updated UI to more easily add and manage your external map connections.
  • Spatial File Union – Union two or more tables that contain spatial field types.
  • Set Control Updates – Context filters can now control the list of values displayed by the set control.
  • Create Set on the Web – Now you can create Sets directly in web authoring on Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
  • Export Crosstab as Excel on the Web – You can now use the export dashboard button to export to Excel on Tableau Server, making any dashboard easily exportable for end users.
  • Explain Data Improvements – The underlying model for Explain Data continues to get refined to handle more cases, improve explanation scoring, and support Relationships, Tableau’s new data modeling enhancements.
  • Ask Data Colloquial Suggestions – Modify default query suggestions with colloquial language that is easier for more people to understand and makes data even more approachable.
  • Predictive Value Functions – Use table calcs to run predictive functions.
  • Shared With Me – Easily find and look up projects, reports, and workbooks others have shared with you with the “Shared with Me” tab on the home menu.
  • Stale Content Admin View Improvements – You can now tag stale content directly from the stale content admin view for easy follow up with content owners
  • IN Operator in Calcs – Test whether a specified value matches any value in a list.
  • Site-Level Time Zone – Set Time Zones individually in Tableau Online and Tableau Server Sites.
  • Worksheet Data Pane Search Operators – Use filters in the data pane to refine your search and find the right field you need for analysis. Search and filter based on field name, type, or comments.
  • Relationship Calculations – Use relationships in your data model to relate on calculations. You can also change the operator between fields.
  • Parameter Actions: Clear Settings – Set the value of a parameter to an arbitrary value when the selection is cleared.
  • Filter Dialogs on the Web – Create & edit Filters in Web Authoring for Data Sources and Vizzes using the Filter dialog.
  • Customize Format for PDF Subscriptions – Specify PDF options for PDF subscriptions. You can now select page orientation and paper size of PDFs attached to subscriptions.
  • Metadata API Monitoring APIs – Tableau Server has two new REST API endpoints that can be used to monitor the status and progress of Metadata API & Data Catalog related tasks.
  • Nav, Export & Toggle Button Improvements – Experience a variety of improvements to dashboard button objects.
  • Import Recent – See your recent workbooks on the Start page, imported from the prior version after a version update of Tableau Desktop.
  • Auto-Pause Refresh for Unused Extracts – Auto Pause Refresh for Unused Extracts helps admins reduce operating costs by automatically pause extract refresh tasks for inactive workbooks.
  • Datorama Connector – Connect to Datorama Marketing Intelligence Data in Tableau for easy and actionable insights.
  • Subscription Run on Extract efresh – You can now set a subscription email to run after the underyling extract is refreshed, making it easy to get the latest data out as soon as its available
  • Tableau Server Installation Pre-Check – Enjoy a faster, smoother installation experience.
  • File Recovery for Prep Builder – Autosave and file recovery now available to prevent you from losing any unsaved prepped data
  • Include Embedded Files in External Assets List – Make it even easier to find the right data by tagging external assets, including databases, tables, and columns.
  • Access to Virtual Private Cloud Data with Tableau Bridge – Connect Tableau to your Virtual Private Cloud Data using Tableau Bridge.
  • Bridge Update Notification – Stay up to date on the latest Bridge features.
  • SAP HANA Connector Improvements – Connectivity support for HANA Bind Variables and HANA Table Functions in HANA v1 & v2.
  • Support for Google BigQuery NUMERIC Types – Take advantage of using Google BigQuery’s NUMERIC data type without having to use CustomSQL.
  • Connect to Presto in Web Authoring – Connect to and analyze your Presto data from the web authoring experience of Tableau Server or Tableau Online.
  • Accessible Relative Date Filters – Accessible relative date filters on the web.
  • Javascript API Updates – Check out the two new updates to the JavaScript API.
  • New Offline Capabilities in Tableau Mobile – Take action and view metadata offline.

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