What's New and Changed in Tableau Server

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This topic lists all the new features and product changes for the latest release.

New in version 2021.3

User

New features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web are listed in What's New Tableau Desktop and Web Authoring(Link opens in a new window). For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web(Link opens in a new window).

Server or site administrator

Add-ons

Changed in 2021.3

Version 2021.3 includes the following changes you should know about before upgrading.

Python package is installed with Tableau Server

Beginning with Tableau Server 2021.3, The Tableau Server Setup program installs a Python package. This package is used by the Data Change Discoveries feature introduced in 2021.3 , and is planned for use by future advanced analytics features. If you cannot or choose not to install Python with Tableau Server, you will not have access to any features that require Python. For more information about how to opt out of installing the Python package, see the /skippythoninstall switch in Install Switches and Properties for Tableau Server.

Backup behavior changed

Beginning with Tableau Server 2021.3, when you run a backup of Tableau, the backup job skips any files that are newer than the start time of the backup job. This change impacts extract refreshes that run after the backup has begun. These will be skipped during the current backup. Other impacts to customers should be minimal except a reduction of the size of some backup files.

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