This article is in reference to the YouTube video below
Tableau's new release, 2023.2, comes with a tons of new features that are bound to be game-changers for both developers and end users. They range from new functions to new connectors.
These are the ones we see as being the biggest impact going forward. You can always check out their full list of latest features on the All Features Page (sometimes the individual release URLs change so that's the safest link).
Salesforce Data Cloud has become a significant part of Salesforce’s ecosystem, providing a centralized hub for all Salesforce-based data. This connector allows Tableau users to easily:
Amazon S3, being one of the most popular cloud storage solutions, holds vast amounts of data. The integration of a native Amazon S3 Connector means:
Geospatial analytics in Tableau have received a significant boost with these three new functions:
OUTLINE Function: This function is particularly useful for those dealing with spatial data. It can create clear distinctions between the whole spatial object and its outline, opening up new possibilities for interactive maps and analyses.
SHAPETYPE Function: Being able to categorize by shape opens up the ability to create different analyses of spatial data. Before, you'd have to provide that classification in the data source as a separate field. Now you don't have to since Tableau can interpret it.
LENGTH Function: This feature provides accurate calculations of paths, essential for logistics, delivery route planning, and more. It's different from the DISTANCE function since that one only gives the distance in between two points without considering a path.
Visualization gets a fresh perspective with:
Visualizations sometimes need more than just data:
For those dealing with massive datasets, the improved mapping functionality is a boon:
Honorable Mentions: Amazon Athena Connector, GA4 Connector, and Unified Tooltips
This is all about performance:
For those managing Tableau platforms:
Tableau is still making leaps in the capabilities of the tool. We're still seeing a convergence of the functionality between Desktop and the Web Editor on Cloud. This will probably continue into the future.
Who knows what the team will come up with next?! But we're taking a guess that some type of visualization generator using AI will be coming down the pipeline. Expect further advancements in this area for the entire experience on Tableau Cloud.