What's New in Tableau Server
This article lists what's new in Tableau Server, beginning with version 10.5.
New features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web are listed under "New in Web Authoring" and "Collaborate with Tableau Online and Tableau Server" in What's New in Tableau for Users. Also see Web Authoring and Tableau Desktop Feature Comparison. For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web.
Server or site administrator
- New user-based term licenses are now available
- New and renamed site roles are now available
- Improved support for managing web data connectors
If a comment on a view is unnecessary or inaccurate, users can quickly delete it by clicking the X in the upper-right corner. For more information, see Comment on Views in Tableau User Help.
To disable the ability to delete comments, change the tsm configuration set option,
vizportal.commenting.delete_enabled, to false.
Tableau offers multiple types of user-based term licenses that grant a range of web authoring and other capabilities at various price points, providing the flexibility for organizations to pay for the data analysis and data visualization capabilities that each type of user in their organization needs. To learn more, see User-based licenses.
Starting in the version 2018.1 release, new and updated site roles are now available. To learn about these site roles, see Set Users’ Site Roles. To learn about changes in REST API 3.0 to accommodate new site roles, see What's New in the REST API.
New features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web are listed 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.
Server or site administrator
To improve overall performance, Tableau Server now rechecks failing data alerts only when it next checks data conditions for all alerts. You can revert to the previous setting, which checked failing alerts every 5 minutes, by changing the tsm configuration option,
dataAlerts.retryFailedAlertsAfterCheckInterval, to false. For more information, see tsm configuration set Options.
You can now create project hierarchies when you want to create content segments within a larger area. For example, create a project for each department, say Operations. In each of those top-level projects, separate content based on how the audience uses it, say connecting to certified data versus in-progress collaboration. For more information, see the following articles:
Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory Data Engine technology optimized to bring faster extract and query performance, and increased scalability. You can now analyze large data sets faster and faster extract creation. For more information, see The New Data Engine in Tableau Server.
Beginning with version 10.5, new extracts use the new .hyper format. Extracts in the new format take advantage of the improved data engine, which supports the same analytical and query performance as the data engine before it, but for even larger extracts. Similarly, when an extract task is performed on a .tde extract using version 10.5, the extract is upgraded to a .hyper extract. For more information, see Extract Upgrade to .hyper Format.
To improve data source efficiency and scalability, and produce results that are consistent with commercial databases, values in your data source can be computed differently in version 10.5. In some cases, these changes can cause differences with the values and marks in your view between version 10.4 (and earlier) and version 10.5 (and later). This applies to extract data sources, and can apply to multi-connection data sources, data sources that use live connections to file-based data, data sources that connect to Google Sheets data, cloud-based data sources, extract-only data sources, and WDC data sources. For more information, see Changes to values and marks in the view in the Tableau User Help.
Filtered search options are now located on the right side of pages and are hidden by default. The toggle is a dark icon () when the Filters pane is open and a light icon () when the Filters pane is closed. For details on searching, see Search Content.
To use filtered search, click .