For a comprehensive list of new features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web, see the features listed under "Prepare, Author, and View Data on the Web" in What's New in Tableau for Users and Web Authoring and Tableau Desktop Feature Comparison.
For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web
What's new in October 2019
- Web authoring and interaction with views
For a comprehensive list of new features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web, see the features listed under "Prepare, Author, and View Data on the Web" in What's New in Tableau for Users and Web Authoring and Tableau Desktop Feature Comparison. For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web.
- Recommendations for views
Tableau Online now provides recommendations for views to help users discover relevant content. To learn more about these recommendations, see Discover Recommended Views.
You can control whether recommendations appear on your site, or whether user names appear on recommendation tooltips, by adjusting the options under Recommendations for Views on the Settings page.
- Table visualization enhancements
Authors can now create wide tables with up to 50 columns. Wide tables with discrete fields can also now be scrolled horizontally. For more details, see Define Table Structure. Also, see this post on 50-column tables from Tableau Public Ambassador Marc Reid on the datavis.blog.
- Create extracts on the web
Now you can create extracts in the browser, without using Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Create Extracts on the Web . You can also use the new createextracts and deleteextracts commands in tabcmd to create or delete extracts for a published workbook or data source. For more information, see tabcmd Commands.
- Get view load times with Admin Insights (beta)
Included with the latest version of Admin Insights, is the Viz Load Time Drilldown dashboard and the TS Web Requestsdata source. You can use both resources to help users who are authoring views better understand the experience of the users who are consuming those views. For more information, see Explore the pre-built workbook and Explore the data sources.
The dashboard and data source are available to you as in-release beta features by request. To join the beta or provide thoughts and ideas about the new Admin Insights content, sign in to the Early Feedback site.
- Disable email notifications when Tableau Bridge clients aren't running
If scheduled refreshes appear to be running outside of schedule or if you want to stop notifications you receive about clients not running, you can disable email notifications. For more information, see Stop receiving email alerts when a Tableau Bridge client is not running.
- Request access
Users can now request access to see a project, workbook, or view when they don’t have viewing permission. When someone requests access to content, Tableau routes an email to the person who controls permissions for that content with information about the request and instructions on making access changes. For information on managing permissions, see Permissions.
- Limit visibility of user information
The User Visibility site setting lets administrators manage if users with Viewer and Explorer site roles see other users and groups on the site, which can be important for sites used by multiple clients. When User Visibility is set to Limited, Explorers and Viewers cannot see information about other users, including aliases, project ownership, comments, and more. Creators and administrators (including Site Administrator Explorers) can still view user information. By default, User Visibility is set to Full. For more information, see Manage Site User Visibility.
- Enable or disable Ask Data for a site
As a site administrator, you can control the availability of Ask Data in the General area of site settings. For more information, see Enable Ask Data for Sites and Data Sources.
- Manage Sandboxed Extensions
Tableau now supports Sandboxed extensions, which are a new type of dashboard extension that run in a protected environment hosted by Tableau. Like Network-enabled extensions, Sandboxed extensions are web applications that run in custom dashboard zones and can interact with the rest of the dashboard using the Tableau Extensions API. While Network-enabled extensions have full access to the web, Sandboxed extensions can’t share data or make network calls outside of Tableau. Sandboxed extensions provide a new level of security for Tableau users and administrators.
To learn more about controlling extensions, see Manage Dashboard Extensions in Tableau Online. To learn more about extension security and strategies for deployment, see Extension Security in Tableau Server Help