New year, new Tableau release! I’m going to do a video walk-through for 2022.1 and a brief text summary below.
Top 3 New Features in Tableau Desktop
1. Workbook Optimizer
Wondering why your workbooks aren’t performing as expected? Before this you would have to open up a PDF or web page with suggestions for designing more efficient workbooks. Then you guess at what you could do better.
For the really hardcore performance tuning, you might have even done performance recording to see what exactly is going on with hard data.
But gone are those days! Now Tableau will give you a quick breakdown of things you did well and things you can get better on.
P.S. If you’re doing performance recording, there can be significant differences between performance you see on Desktop and that same workbook’s performance when you publish to Server. If you’re experiencing this, reach out to me here.
2. Customize View Data
The old View Data window was stuck in the Windows 95 era. In 2022.1 you have much more control over that window and improved look and feel.
3. Swap with Root Table
If you’ve ever used complex data source models in Tableau with multiple relationships, you’ll know exactly why this is a big deal.
Instead of having to erase everything and start from scratch when you want to switch table position in your model, you now have the menu option to have Tableau swap that table position with root (or other tables).
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Thanks for reading. Hopefully this post and video helped you understand the newer features in Tableau 2021.4. Feedback or questions? Post a comment or send me an email!
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