Tableau Desktop 2023.1 has been released, and it comes packed with new features to make your data visualization and analysis workflows easier and more efficient than ever before. In this post, we’ll highlight the top new features and how they can help you get the most out of Tableau Desktop.
The Accelerator Data Mapping feature has been improved in Tableau Desktop 2023.1 to make it easier to insert your own data sets. In previous versions, it was a little clunky and time-consuming to use accelerators because of this issue. But with the new update, inserting data sets is now seamless and straightforward.
To use this feature, click on the "more accelerators" button while you're in the connect window of Tableau Desktop. Then, select the accelerator you want to use and click on "open." A data mapper will pop up, and you can click on "get started" to start mapping your data.
The Dynamic Axis Titles feature allows for dynamically changing axis titles with parameters, which can save developers a lot of time. Creating dynamic axis titles in Tableau Desktop has been a struggle for some time, but this feature simplifies the process.
To configure dynamic axis titles, right-click on the axis, click on "edit axis," and set it to "custom." Then, change the title to the parameter you want to fill. Once this is done, the axis title will change dynamically with the parameter.
The User Attribute Functions feature is a more advanced feature that allows filtering by user attributes. It enables more flexibility in row-level security and is useful for complex use cases where you have segmented access to data sets based on a user's attributes.
To use this feature, use the user attribute and user attribute includes functions. This allows you to filter by attributes other than the username or groups that users are on in Tableau Server. It also eliminates the need to set up a complicated workflow of service accounts, which saves a lot of time in enterprise environments.
Cross-database Joins for Snowflake is a significant update that opens up a lot of opportunities and changes the amount of data engineering that you need to do before your data sources hit Tableau. With this feature, you can now join tables across multiple Snowflake databases, which saves time and simplifies your workflow.
Google Drive Shared File Support is another significant update that enables you to access shared files in Google Drive. If you have shared files with your Google account, you can now authenticate them in Tableau Desktop and access them with ease.
The Publish to Personal Space feature is a big deal for testing in general. If you don't want others to see your workbook updates, you can now publish them to a personal space to test how they render on different devices and in the cloud. This feature makes it easy to keep your online repository of workbooks and test with them.
Tableau Desktop 2023.1 is an excellent update that comes with several new features to improve your workflow. The Accelerator Data Mapping, Dynamic Access Titles, User Attribute Functions, Cross-database Joins for Snowflake, Google Drive Shared File Support, and Publish to Personal Space features are all game-changers that will make your data visualization and analysis workflows easier, faster, and more efficient. Try them out and see how they can help you get the most out of Tableau Desktop.
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