Tableau 9.2 New Features

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Tableau Desktop:


Dive deeper into your geographical analysis with new mapping data and formatting options.


Integration with Mapbox gives you the ability to build gorgeous map backgrounds and add layers and context. Build the map your data deserves.

If you dont know how to integrate Mapbox please find links below.

Map Data:

Tableau 9.2 comes with more geographical data built in, including updated US congressional districts, local name synonyms for world capitals, Japanese postal codes and more.

Map Option Dialog Box:

Customize how people interact with your map with the new Map Options Dialog.
Change display options for pan and zoom, map search, and the view toolbar.

Visual Analytics:

Answer questions of your data with expanded visual analytics capabilities.

Hierarchical Treemaps:

Treemaps now show hierarchical data, by introducing borders around the first level of grouping.


Put totals and subtotals where you want them: top or bottom, left or right.

Label Options:

Match label colors to mark colors for at-a-glance understanding. Specify which marks are labeled with the new “Most Recent” option.

Web Authoring:

Go to Sheet:
Access sheets directly from your dashboard, using the new Go to Sheets button.

Data Pane Update:

Make changes, including changing a field's data type, directly in the data pane.

Data Blending:

Add or update your data blends while you are editing on the web. Stay connected with your data, right in your browser.

Formulas in the Data Pane:

Drag a formula, or just a portion of one, to the data pane to create a new field.

Fix Axis:
Optimize the axis range for analysis by fixing one end of your axis.

Recent Colors:
Keep your recently selected colors across sessions. When using non-default colors, your most recent choices automatically display in the color drop-down control.

Use as Filter:
You love to use sheets as filters. Use as Filter is now accessible straight from the upper-right corner of your dashboard sheets.

Data Prep:

Data can be messy. Clean it up with new data prep enhancements.

Sub-Table Detection:
Big time data clean up—in a single click. Automatically detect sub-tables and convert them to connection-friendly tables with Tableau’s Data Interpreter.

Data Grid Editing:
Craft the ideal data source: sort columns and rows, edit column names, and create calculations directly in the data grid.

Data Pane:
Quickly search and change a field’s data type with the updated data pane.

Tableau Server:
Enjoy new authentication, performance, and governance features for your enterprise deployment.

Set Project Permissions:
Projects now get their own permissions separate from Workbook and Data Source defaults, allowing for more flexible configurations.

Lock Project Permissions:
Administrators and project leaders can now lock a project’s permissions, so they automatically apply to all workbooks and data sources in the project and cannot be changed by authors.

Toolbar Improvements:
The new toolbar puts commonly accessed actions at your fingertips. The redesigned menus are intuitive and the entire toolbar scales for different screen sizes


External Query Cache Compression:

Tableau can cache more queries than ever before with external query cache compression.

Shape Rendering Improvements:

Published workbooks take advantage of browser rendering so that shape marks display faster.

Text Table and Highlight Table Optimization:

Text tables and highlight tables are optimized to enhance rendering, resizing, and removing of columns.

Workbook Legend Optimization:

Tableau 9.2 is smarter about handling workbook legends, redrawing them only when visible changes are made.

OpenID Connect:
With OpenID Connect, users can automatically sign in to Tableau Server as long as they are signed in to an OpenID Connect identity provider such as Google.

SAML Sign-in for Tableau Online Sync Client:

Users are able to sign in to the Tableau Online Sync Client using the same SAML credentials that they use for Tableau Online authentication.


Tableau Mobile for iPhone:
Tableau is on the iPhone! Use the native app to see and understand your data with a few taps. Off the grid? Get offline snapshots of your favorite vizzes.

Out in the field? Tableau is location-aware. Find your location on a map.

Faceted Search:
Find the content you need faster with Faceted Search.