Tableau is feature rich with new a host of new features with each version. Can you remember which features were released in which version? Why not test yourself.?
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With Webhooks, you can create automated workflows, triggered by events as they happen, with webhooks support for Tableau Online and Tableau Server. With webhooks support, the possibilities are endless - you could build workflows that alert users of new content through Slack, or automatically create case tickets within ServiceNow, if an extract fails. In which version was Webhooks released?
Hyper is Tableau's in-memory Data Engine technology optimized for fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. The introduction of Hyper results in a number of changes related to extracts. In which version was Hyper released?
Tableau Services Manager (TSM) brings you a brand new and complete Tableau Server admin experience for Windows and Linux in the browser. A streamlined user experience turns many admin tasks, including hot topology changes for backgrounder and VizQl Server processes into one-click updates. With TSM, enjoy greater admin flexibility with less downtime. In which version was TSM released?
Set Actions allow you to select what values are in a set by directly interacting with marks on a viz. Visually drive calculations and seamlessly achieve multi-faceted comparative analysis like proportional brushing. In which version was Set Actions released?
When data reaches important thresholds for your business, data-driven alerts automatically send email notifications to key people you specify. You can set data-driven alerts on dashboards and views, but not story points. In which version was Data Driven Alerts released?
Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution. In which version was we able to install Tableau Server on Linux?
We knew it was time to give data visualization its own typeface. Without having to think about it, our users should create legible, meaningful text that informs and expands on the visual expression of their data. Like with the new color palettes, we wanted to go all-in to create the best typeface possible. This led us to partner with Tobias Frere-Jones, a world-class designer with over 700 typefaces to his name. This partnership resulted in the Tableau Fonts. In which version did Tableau release their new font?
With Spatial Joins, you can join datasets where the only common element between the two is location. Easily analyze points within a geographic area for deeper understanding of your spatial data. In which version did Tableau introduce Spatial Joins?
Explain Data automatically provides AI-driven explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Available as you’re creating a viz or dashboard, Explain Data uses powerful Bayesian methods to surface statistically significant explanations behind data points. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. In which version was Explain Data released?
Certified data sources appear with a unique certification badge. Hover over the badge to learn who certified the data source, read any descriptive notes they've provided, and confirm the connection type. In which version did Tableau release Certified Data Sources?
With the Tableau Extensions API, developers can create dashboard extensions that enable customers to integrate and interact with data from other applications directly in Tableau. In which version did Tableau release Extensions?
For published data sources you cannot refresh directly on Tableau Online, you can use Tableau Bridge to keep the data fresh. For example, use Tableau Bridge when the published data source connects to data you maintain behind a firewall on your network (on-premises). In which version did Tableau release the Tableau Bridge?
Tableau uses the k-means algorithm for clustering. For a given number of clusters k, the algorithm partitions the data into k clusters. Each cluster has a center (centroid) that is the mean value of all the points in that cluster. K-means locates centers through an iterative procedure that minimizes distances between individual points in a cluster and the cluster center. In which version did Tableau release their Clustering Function?
Being able to check your data at a moment’s notice is key to making better decisions and understanding what’s going on around you. Tableau Mobile is your window into your organisation's Tableau Server or Tableau Online site, making it easy keep a pulse on your data from wherever you are, whenever you need it. In which version did Tableau release the iOS Mobile Application?
With dynamic parameters, you can say goodbye to republishing workbooks with parameters every time the underlying data changes. Set your parameter once, and Tableau will automatically update the parameter’s list of values every time someone opens the workbook. In which version did Tableau release Dynamic Parameters?
When you use TabPy with Tableau, you can define calculated fields in Python, thereby leveraging the power of a large number of machine-learning libraries right from your visualisations. This Python integration in Tableau enables powerful scenarios. For example, it takes only a few lines of Python code to get the sentiment scores for reviews of products sold at an online retailer. Then you can explore the results in many ways in Tableau. In which version did Tableau release TabPy?
Viz animations help you see and understand your changing data. It’s easy to track the logical steps behind data’s evolution and tell powerful data stories. Sorting, filtering, adding fields, and other actions will now smoothly animate your visualizations. Choose whether to turn Viz Animations on or off, and decide how you’d best like to apply animations to your new workbooks. In which version was Viz Animations released?
With Transparent Backgrounds, you can unleash your creativity to build presentation-ready dashboards that are visually stunning and effectively highlight your analysis. Use with transparent filters, highlighters, and parameters for a consistent look across your entire dashboard. In which version was Transparent Backgrounds released?
You can union your data to combine two or more tables by appending values (rows) from one table to another. To union your data in Tableau data source, the tables must come from the same connection. Which version introduced Unions?
You can change the format of a field (including its data type) in the join dialog to make the join keys match by creating a join calculation. A join calculation supports a subset of calculations that lets you modify the format of the join key in one or more tables that you want to combine. In which version was Join Calculations introduced?
With Ask Data, you can ask a question, get an answer. Use natural language to ask questions and produce insights directly from any published data source. Ask Data supports many analytical capabilities of Tableau, including sorting, filtering and aggregations. In which version was Ask Data released?
With Parameter Actions, you now have the ability to visually change a parameter’s value. Use parameter actions to drive reference lines, calculations, filters, and SQL queries simply by interacting with marks on a viz, bringing visual interactivity to your data like never before. Which version introduced Parameter Actions?
With the Tableau Catalog you get a complete view of all of the data being used by Tableau, and how it is connected to your analytics – including lineage, impact analysis and usage metrics. Increase the trust and discoverability of the right data for everyone in your organization. In which version was the Tableau Catalog introduced?
As you craft views and look for ways to reveal more details about data to your audience, you can embed visualizations within tooltips—also known as "Viz in Tooltip." In which version did Tableau introduce Viz in Tooltips?
Tableau Prep Conductor, is an add-on product for Tableau Online and Tableau Server, empowers IT departments, data stewards and analysts to consistently deliver prepared data in a scalable, reliable and secure server environment. Which version introduced Tableau Prep Conductor?
If you have access to Mapbox maps, you can add them to your workbooks or use them to create map views in Tableau Desktop. When you publish a view that uses Mapbox maps to Tableau Server, Tableau Online, or Tableau Public, your audience can view your data and your Mapbox map without having a Mapbox account. In which version did Tableau introduce MapBox integration?
Level of Detail expressions (also known as LOD expressions) allow you to compute values at the data source level and the visualization level. However, LOD expressions give you even more control on the level of granularity you want to compute. They can be performed at a more granular level (INCLUDE), a less granular level (EXCLUDE), or an entirely independent level (FIXED). In which version did Tableau introduce LODs?
Web data connectors (WDCs) are web pages that provide a data connection that is accessible over HTTP for data sources that don't already have a connector in Tableau. WDCs allow users to connect to almost any data that is accessible over the web and to create extracts for their workbooks. Data sources for a WDC can include internal web services, JSON data, REST APIs, and other sources that are available over HTTP or HTTPS. Users can create their own WDC or use connectors that were created by others. Which version of Tableau introduced WDCs?
Vector Maps will make your mapping look even sharper and feel even smoother, as you pan, zoom in, and zoom out to explore your geospatial data. Enjoy updated dark, normal, and light default styles, ACS demographic data, and for authors, new map styles and layers available right out of the box. In which version was Vector Maps introduced?
Sandboxed Extensions are Tableau dashboard extensions that are not permitted to make external network requests. Sandboxed Extensions are hosted by Tableau and run inside an environment that prevents communication with anything except the Tableau hosting server. In which version was Sandbox Extensions released?
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