This article describes the different version number formats and how to find your version number. See Finding and Resolving Compatibility Issues for more information.

Version number format

A release upgrade is when Tableau offers new features and updates the look and feel of the product. A maintenance upgrade ensures that the product includes security and bug fixes.

As of 2022.3, the version numbers for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server, and Tableau Prep Builder follow the same sequence.

In previous releases, version numbers didn't follow the same sequence. For example:

  Release Upgrade Example First Maintenance Release Example
Prep Builder 2022.1.1 2022.1.2
Desktop and Server 2022.1 2022.1.1

Release versions often include a range of new features and updates. If you try and publish your updated workbook or flow to a prior version of Tableau Server, where those features don't exist, the workbook or flow becomes incompatible

There are no compatibility issues with maintenance (or dot) release versions—for example, between Tableau Desktop version 2022.2.1 and Tableau Desktop 2022.2.2 or Tableau Desktop 2022.1.4 and Tableau Server version 2022.1.7.

There is one exception. Tableau sometimes introduces new connector support with a maintenance release. This can introduce compatibility issues between Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server if Tableau Desktop has been upgraded but Tableau Server hasn't been.

For details about data source support by release, see the Release Notes(Link opens in a new window) page.

Finding the version

You can find the installed major and minor version of your Tableau product by checking the release number from the UI.

Tableau Prep Builder

To find the release version for your product, open Tableau Prep Builder, then in the top menu do one of the following:

  • Windows: In the top menu, click Help > About Tableau Prep Builder or About Tableau Prep, depending on your version.
  • Mac: In the top menu, click Tableau Prep Builder > About Tableau Prep Builder or Tableau Prep > About Tableau Prep, depending on your version.

The release number displays in the lower left corner of the dialog.

Tableau Prep Conductor was introduced as part of Data Management in Tableau Server version 2019.1. To schedule flows to run on Tableau Server, you must be using Tableau Server version 2019.1 or later and Tableau Prep Conductor must be enabled.

Tableau Desktop

To identify which version of the product you are using, with Tableau Desktop open:

Windows

Select Help >About Tableau from the top menu.

Mac

Select Tableau >About Tableau from the top menu.

The About Tableau dialog opens and the version number is displayed at the top of the dialog. The version number includes the release number and any maintenance release version number if applicable.

Tableau Server

To find your version of Tableau Server, open Tableau Server in your web browser. In the top menu bar click the information icon in the top right corner and select About Tableau Server. A dialog opens that tells you which version of Tableau Server you are using

Tableau Cloud

To find your version of Tableau Cloud, open Tableau Cloud in your web browser. In the top menu bar click the information icon in the top right corner and select About Tableau Cloud. A dialog opens that tells you which version of Tableau Cloud you are using.

Tableau Prep Conductor was introduced as part of Data Management in Tableau Cloud version 2019.3. To schedule flows to run on Tableau Cloud, you must be using Tableau Cloud version 2019.3 or later and Tableau Prep Conductor must be enabled.

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