Tableau’s easy-to-use user interface and loaded features have made it a popular tool among the community, and even a non-technical user can easily work on it. It recently released an update to its 2021 version, Table 2021.3. Released on September 7, 2021, the new update aims to bring more efficiency and tools to improve workflow.
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Here are some cool features from the latest update:
Slack Tableau notifications
Tableau has integrated its visualization prowess into Slack, and together it will expand not only aspects of analytics, but business flow as well. With the release of Tableau 2021.3, notifications can now be received directly through Slack. Slack will notify an individual or an entire team directly when a defined goal or threshold is reached. Another novelty is the update of the mentions. Whenever an ‘@’ is mentioned, Slack will send notifications through which you can access the dashboard or contact the commenter directly in Slack. Information can be shared directly to facilitate collaboration on analysis with a single click.
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Better data management with Tableau Prep
If you have many missing rows in a data table, Tableau can now help you resolve this issue. Using the Tableau Prep feature, data can now be automatically populated to avoid missing rows based on dates, date times, or whole numbers provided. This allows downstream processes to have complete data sets to work on, which helps create more accurate visualizations. Tableau Prep also provides options to automate multiple flow tasks through linked tasks and ensure it is sequenced so that each task completes successfully one at a time.
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Tableau catalog enhancements
Tableau will also allow pop-up notifications, or email subscriptions, for data quality warnings to help identify potential data issues. The recipient simply needs to click on the link provided in the email to go directly to the previously impacted dashboard, and additional details can be viewed on the Data Details panel. With Tableau Catalog, we can now see the description inherited in the web authoring flow for the fuller context of the data. If a particular description of a field or column exists upstream of that field or column in that data source or workbook, information about where the description was inherited can be viewed.
Presentation of the personal space
Personal space is a new private location available on Tableau Server and Online, where users can save content before it’s ready to be shared with others. A user can explore preparation data and workbooks in their own dedicated and confidential space, and administrators would no longer need to create private projects for each individual on site. The Personal Space will be available to any user holding an Explorer license or higher. This space dedicated to content writing makes the site cleaner for other users and easier to find relevant content.
Create your personalized startup experience
If you’ve used previous versions of Tableau, the Tableau start page is your favorite. From sample Superstore workbooks to regional and global indicators, the start page has everything you need. With update 2021.3, you can now define custom workbooks that you want to display in the samples area to meet specific needs. Users will now be able to instantly access relevant content for their product. New users will be able to familiarize themselves with sample data and pre-populated workbooks, distribute corporate data sources, create company-specific highlights, and bring teams together by launching fun challenges. The customization options are endless and full of possibilities!
Increased trust, transparency and support
Later this year, new security features will help increase flexibility and segmentation. Administrators will be allowed to centrally configure which users and groups have access to which particular data slices. With centralized row-level security, also known as CRLS, Tableau administrators can define and manage row-level security features among existing data tables and apply them to all connected Tableau flows, data sources, and workbooks. that depend on this data. Through virtual connections, users can create and share access to different tables through a database connection, integrate service account credentials, and pull data from data tables centrally for users. reuse in Tableau Server and the online space. Calendar support enhancements for the ISO-8601 calendar have also been extended to more databases, such as the DB2 connector.
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Updated Tableau Mobile
New updates to Tableau Mobile have also been added. The new enhancements bring an improved notification experience, a new notifications tab to see shares, comments, and prepare feeds, all in one place. This consolidates all the important changes within the organization. Tableau Mobile now supports Blackberry and Airwatch devices to provide fast and secure ways to mine data. The new app includes a new, faster and more optimized design, new ways to search and navigate with Tableau Server, as well as online and offline features that load quickly and provide more interactivity for visualizations.
The new Table 201.3 appears to be a loaded update of features and functionality that will only increase productivity within the tool. Every aspect of a perfect visualization tool is covered, and it looks like it will take Tableau to new heights of popularity. You can download the latest version of Tableau using the link here.
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