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Tableau 2020.3:

Overview of the Tableau release

With Tableau Prep you can create intuitive and user-friendly workflows to prepare your data for analysis. Until now, the export of processed data was only possible as CSV, Hyper or TDE. With this release Tableau offers the possibility to write the data directly into an external database. The selection of connectors is already very extensive: SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Teradata, Snowflake and Amazon Redshift.

With this new feature, administrators can assign licenses and site roles (Viewer, Explorer or Creator) to individuals, teams, departments and even the entire organization, which are automatically activated the first time they log into Tableau Server or Tableau Online. With this functionality, users no longer need to request licenses before using Tableau for the first time and administrators can bypass the time-consuming management and manual issue of individual licenses.

With Release 2020.3, Tableau introduces the new IN operator for calculations. This new feature makes it easy to check whether a given value matches values in a list (for example, records, comma-separated values, or combined fields).

The SAP HANA Connector has also been updated. Users can now connect to table functions (stored procedures that return a table). Tableau has also received official SAP certification (HANA-BI-SQL 2.0) for the integration of SAP HANA in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, Tableau Server and Tableau Online.

  • Tableau Desktop - Improving relationships
  • Tableau Desktop - Updating the settings for records
  • Tableau Desktop - Improvements for background maps
  • Tableau Desktop - New functions for prediction modeling
  • Tableau Desktop - Improvements for „Explain the data“
  • Tableau Desktop - Improvements for the search in the data area
  • Tableau Desktop - Data quality warnings in Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep - Grouping steps in Prep Builder
  • Tableau Mobile - Blackberry Dynamics and Workspace One (iOS)
  • Tableau Server - New tab „Shared for me“
  • Tableau Server - Improvements for „Ask Data“
  • Tableau Server - Merge duplicate external resources

Tableau 2020.2:

All innovations at a glance

The new data modeling feature in Tableau makes it easier for users to analyze data across multiple tables at different levels of detail. The ease of use and intuitive display of relationships means that no prior knowledge of advanced database concepts or writing custom SQL code is required. Creating relationships between tables makes it easy to analyze data stored in common data warehouse schemas such as Star or Snowflake. Tableau can process multiple levels of detail in a data source and automatically merges data according to the details required for analysis.

The new Metrics function makes it easier to monitor the most important key figures. They can be individually designed and personalized so that the most important KPIs are always at hand. Metrics are fully integrated into the data and analysis platform via Tableau Server and Tableau Online and are optimized for Tableau Mobile.

In Tableau 2020.2, users can quickly and dynamically change the elements of a set using an intuitive, filter-like interface. A drop-down menu allows users to select or deselect different elements of the set by single or multiple selection. The relevant area is then automatically updated so that the data is always up-to-date.

In addition, the Set Action Controls have been improved. Different actions can be used to add or remove values from the set.

  • Tableau Desktop - Oracle connector for tables with spatial data
  • Tableau Desktop - Esri Web Data Connector
  • Tableau Desktop - Improvements for Explain Data Function
  • Tableau Prep - Salesforce Connector
  • Tableau Prep - Incremental Data Refresh
  • Tableau Server - New Server Admin View for monitoring background processes
  • Tableau Server - publishing workbooks directly in Tableau Server
  • Data Management Add-On - Dashboard in linear function
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