same here, I didn´t get the message regarding to older version and what is the version changed to the new one.
In 2018.2, the workbook only gets upgraded if you use new features. Otherwise 2018.1 will still be able to read it.
Dan -- Does that hold, even if I open a 9.2 workbook, for example? Or 10.5?
Only back to 2018.1.
If I open a 9.2 workbook in 2018.2, I get no message. If I save it (even without changes), 2018.2 saves it as a 2018 workbook. (Or, at least, 9,2 can no longer open it. I really don't know what Tableau saved it as, for sure.) I get no message about that on the save operation either.
I've opened a support ticket for this.
For any version down to 10.2, this isn't a show-stopper. If I can't reopen it in 10.2, at least I can export-as and revert it back to 10.2 from 2018.
And to be blunt, most of my concern here is about the forum. People upload workbooks all the time. I can open them in 2018, obviously, but if they're on 10.5, they won't be able to see what I've done to their workbook. (Yes, we can do another iteration of "I can't read what you uploaded -- I'm on 10.3..." But man, this make me less apt to mess with someone's workbook if they haven't specified their version (which is the case 90% of the time.) )
It was really cool when 10.5 started telling us not only that the workbook would be upgraded, but what version it was originally.
PS: I don't want someone telling me I can unzip the twbx and look at it in notepad, and yada, yada. I know all that. If I'm helping someone else out with a problem I don't want to have to do a bunch of gyrations to know how to help them properly. I really liked what 10.5 did for us. I just want that back. For the sake of the forum!
Yes, for the sake of the forum.
I see Patrick Van Der Hyde took the lead in the thread you linked, so I just called him out here.
For the record, I reported this in the 2018.2 Beta forum. It never generated a response, but I just figured this was probably reported 100 times before and thought nothing of it. I should have followed up on this more aggressively in Beta.
Just chipping in on the conversation so I get updates.
I see it as Tableau's tacit strategy to get people to upgrade. That and I picked up from someone called Joe Osomething a little while back to just chuck the version you uploaded in your signoff (I'm crediting it to you anyway), that way any community member can jump into a thread and downgrade if they know the source version.
This message was removed as part of some infrastructure work we're doing around workbook versioning. Based on feedback we are putting this back in the 2018.3 release with some updated wording to account for the new versioning scenarios, but retaining the upgrade alert and origin version.
Thanks, Wes. That's what I was hoping to hear!
I had previously opened Case# 04094728 with Support. I'm going to direct them to this thread and request closure of the ticket.
One final update on this:
I have Beta 2018.3.
This behaves the way I want now!
Thanks, Tableau Development guys!