As of Version 2022.3

Recommended latest version of Tableau Desktop

New Features

Data Guide    

Data Guide is a new pane that provides helpful information about a dashboard and the data behind it. With Data Guide, you can understand if the data can answer your questions, build trust that the data is accurate, and establish confidence in your understanding of the viz. This feature makes it even easier to find data related to the selected viz dashboard, marks, and important information like outliers and trends in your data.

Date Guide also introduces “Explain the Viz” to help you decide which parts of the dashboard to focus on so you can get to insights faster. Explain the Viz scans your dashboards for outlier measures and potential key drivers behind them.

Dynamic Zone Visibility

With dynamic zone visibility, you can tailor experiences for your end-users so they only see the dashboard elements relevant to them. Create sophisticated and interactive dashboards that dynamically reveal dashboard elements. In the layout pane, you configure when dashboard elements are shown or hidden based on the values of parameters and fields.

See also: Better Sheet Swapping with Dynamic Zone Visibility

Table Extensions

Table extensions add new depth to seeing and understanding data by bringing deep analytics and data shaping with code and APIs to the core of Tableau. Dynamically bring entire data tables from analytics tools like Python, R, Einstein Discovery, and more into Tableau’s data model. Live query tables of data using Tableau’s Data Model and pass it to analytics extensions for analysis, re-shaping, or enrichment and return results tables to Tableau just like any other data source. With Table Extensions, you are able to inject advanced analytics and predictions at different levels of detail, bring more data for better business decisions, and get real-time results because values are re-computed dynamically.

Ask Data Phrase Recommendations

Ask Data phrase recommendations make it even easier for business users to ask questions of their data using natural language. Powered by machine learning models, Ask Data intelligently recommends next steps to uncover insights in your data by suggesting new measures to add to your questions or dimensions to group by or filter on. Selected recommendations automatically update the query sent to Ask Data and the visualized answer that is returned.

Modern Sharing Experience

Ensure members in your organization are aware of and can access relevant content more quickly. Tableau checks if the people you shared content with have the proper permissions to view it. If you share with someone who does not have access, site admins will now be prompted to manage permissions and grant access immediately after sharing.

Collections Site Setting

Collections allow members across your organization to gather and organize content from across your site on Tableau Server. Site Admins can now enable or disable Collections for an entire site with a single click. Pre-existing Collections will be restored if you re-enable Collections.

Additional New Features

Copy Dimensions as a Measure

Get more flexibility when using a dimension as a measure within the same or different worksheet now with a quicker gesture.

Data Pane Follows You

Enjoy a new streamlined experience for organizing your data into hierarchies and folders. When you create a hierarchy or folder, the data pane automatically scrolls to the newly created hierarchy or folder position and selects it for you, so you can continue interacting with it without having to stop.

Email and Slack Notifications for Explain Data

Now you can quickly share insights from Explain Data through Slack and email. Recipients are notified on Slack with an image and description of the explanation and can click a link to open the explanation in Tableau.

Embedding API v3.3 – for Creators only

Embedding API v3.3 delivers the full power of embedding analytics with support for custom views, viz resizing, story points, and much more.

Personalized Search Results

Search now incorporates signals about your content preferences and personal viewing habits. These signals include the content that you have viewed in the past*, content that you have favorited, and views that are recommended to you. Trust that the content relevant to you is at the top of your search results with the all new personalized search.

*In 2022.3, this is only supported for views, workbooks, metrics, and flows.

New Accelerators on Tableau Exchange

New Accelerators:

  • Salesforce CDP Email Marketing Campaigns
  • Power Grid Connections
  • Emergency Calls

Web Data Connector 3.0

There is now a new developer experience for creating connectors to web application data via APIs. Web Data Connector 3.0 provides a toolkit with everything you need to develop a connector in a single package. Additionally, web data connectors are now .taco files so they no longer need to be web hosted and can be easily integrated across the entire Tableau platform.

SharePoint Lists Connector

With the new connector for SharePoint Lists in Tableau Cloud and the Tableau Exchange, users can now access data in SharePoint Lists, directly from Tableau. This connector also supports Azure AD authentication.


Improved Web Authoring Capabilities

Change Data Type – You can now change the field data type through the data pane while authoring on the web.

Formatting Enhancements – Web authors now can format the borders and dividers of totals and subtotals cells within a table to select their preferred style.

Improvements on Ask Data

Adding Ask Data to a Dashboard is now smoother than ever, supported end-to-end in Tableau Desktop. Also, flexibility has increased to manage Ask Data inside dashboards. Analysts can decide to show or hide the Ask Data Configuration toolbar, so business users can easily add visualizations to Pins, publish them as workbooks, or even share them with others.

Metrics Improvements

Create metrics to track key data points without having to access your dashboards and edit them at any time. You can now come back and edit existing metrics to change the historical comparison period, the date range used by the metric, and the status indicators. Additionally, you can dynamically explore different date windows while analyzing the metric without editing the configuration.

New Product Language: French (Canada)

See and understand data in your local language. Language options have been expanded to include French (Canada), making Tableau feel more familiar for French (Canada) speakers.

View Acceleration Improvements

You can now automatically suspend acceleration for views that are consuming unnecessary resources. Set a threshold for the number of times an acceleration task can fail per day, week, or month before the acceleration is automatically suspended.

Improved Quick Search

Navigate to relevant content faster and more intelligently in Tableau. The reimagined Quick Search includes a new suggested content algorithm, a streamlined design, and past searches a click away to save time and speed up your time to insight.

Column Reordering Enhancements for Prep

When working with really large tables in Tableau Prep, instead of manually dragging and dropping each column in the profile pane, users can now drag-and-drop to sort data columns in the field list view. Once the user has specified their column order, the order is maintained across the entire flow and the final output after the flow is run.

New Connector on Tableau Exchange