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New in version 2022.1

Connect to and Prepare Data

Updates to the Esri ArcGIS connector (now the Esri connector)

The Esri connector is replacing the Esri ArcGIS Server connector.

The Esri ArcGIS connector has been completely overhauled, allowing you to connect to secured and unsecured environments. Connect Tableau to authenticated ArcGIS servers to extract location data from Esri via REST API. Bring your work from ArcGIS into Tableau by connecting from public or authenticated servers. Available in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online and Tableau Prep Builder.

Swap the root table in a data model

Swap any logical table in your data source to make it the root table with a single click. You can now change the structure of your data model quickly, making it easier for you to delete a specific table without deleting its child tables. Right-click on a logical table in the data model, and then select Swap with root to make the change. Available in Tableau Online, Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Relate Your Data.

Design Views and Analyse Data

Customise the View Data window

In a worksheet, you can customise the tabular display of your data in the View Data window. Remove columns from the default view, change the column order, sort columns or add columns to provide deeper context. You can then download the customised view of the underlying data as a CSV file to share with your team.

Note: When you customise the View Data window, the changes remain only while the View Data window is open.

The new View Data window and customisation options are available in Tableau Online, Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop. For more information, see View Underlying Data(Link opens in a new window).

The View Data window and its options are accessible for keyboard navigation and screen readers in Tableau Online, Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop. For more information, see View Data Window(Link opens in a new window) in "Keyboard Accessibility for Tableau".

Evaluate Performance with the Workbook Optimiser

Design choices you made while building a workbook can impact performance. Run the Workbook Optimiser before you publish to evaluate your workbook against best practices. Each guideline explains the potential performance impact and what could be changed to align with recommendations.

For more information, see Workbook Optimiser.

Query TabPython models with Model_Extension functions

With the new Model_Extension functions, you can directly query a deployed model in your TabPy external connection. Previously, if your TabPy administrator deployed a model, you couldn't access that model directly within Tableau. The new functions can pass required model inputs from your Tableau Desktop connection, and the results can be used the same as any other table calculation. For more information, see Pass Expressions with Analytics Extensions.

Save and Publish Data Sources and Workbooks

Export a view as an SVG file

Tableau Desktop offers several ways to export a view or workbook to another application. When you export a view as an image file, you can now choose from BMP, JPEG, PNG or SVG image file formats on both macOS and Windows. EMF is no longer supported on Windows.

For more information, see Export Views from Tableau Desktop to Another Application.

Tableau Desktop Features Now in Tableau Online and Tableau Server

Open Sheet Description for a workbook on the web

Sheet Description is now available in Tableau Online and Tableau Server. While editing a workbook on the web, in the Worksheet menu, select Sheet Description. Field descriptions are also available on the web. For more information, see Get Details About Fields and Sheets in a Workbook(Link opens in a new window).

Unique Features in Tableau Online and Tableau Server

Accelerate load time for your view

In Tableau Online, workbook owners, site administrators and server administrators can now accelerate load time for their views. View Acceleration pre-computes long-running queries, so accelerated workbooks load faster. For more information, see View Acceleration.

View Acceleration window

Organise items in a collection

You can now drag and drop items in a collection to change their order. You must own a collection to reorder the items, but the custom order that you create will appear as the default sort order for others who view your collection as well. For more information, see Organise your collection.

Updates in Ask Data

Create visualisations with Phrase Builder, a guided workflow in Ask Data. Adding a field or a filter takes just a click to choose the data you want (and what you want to do with it).

Configuring Ask Data is more now streamlined. You can interact with metadata from the data source page to get a feel for your data without needing a lens. When you are ready, the first lens you make automatically populates the name, description and location from the data source. Additionally, all new lenses start with the Select Field dialog open, prompting you to curate the fields.


Virtual connections – part of the Data Management Add-on

Salesforce connector supports virtual connections - You can connect Tableau to your Salesforce data and create virtual connections and data policies that implement row-level security. See "About Virtual Connections and Data Policies" for details about virtual connections in the Tableau Online(Link opens in a new window) or Tableau Server(Link opens in a new window) help.

Virtual connections added to space usage view - Virtual connections are added as an Object Type in the Stats for Space Usage view so administrators can see how much disk space virtual connections use. See "Stats for Space Usage" in the Tableau Online(Link opens in a new window) or Tableau Server(Link opens in a new window) help.

Tableau Catalogue – part of the Data Management Add-on

Inherited descriptions for unpublished content appear in Tableau Desktop - If you’re connected to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, inherited field descriptions are shown in Tableau Desktop, whether or not the content is published.

Certifications and data quality warnings for virtual connections - You can now certify and set data quality warnings on virtual connections.

Virtual connections appear in lineage - The lineage pane now contains both virtual connection and virtual connection table information. For more information, see "Use Lineage for Impact Analysis" in the Tableau Online(Link opens in a new window) or Tableau Server(Link opens in a new window) help.

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