Version 1.38.1 is a maintenance release for Power Tools: Deployment application.

 

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Improvements

  • This release fixes an error where copying data source tags could cause deployments to fail.

 

Power Tools: Server 1.10 is a new feature release
with a focus on 2019.2 support.

Power Tools for Tableau Server has been rebranded for Tableau. This includes important installer changes with upgrade considerations that you can find detailed below.

Release Date: May 21 2019
Build Number: 1.10.0

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Tableau 2019.2 Support

We now have support for Tableau 2019.2.

Our standard practice is to support the eight most recent releases of Tableau. Tableau 10.3 is now the minimum version of Tableau Server that we support.

Other Changes

  • Several improvements to improve performance and stability.

Power Tools: Server 1.9 is a new feature release
with a focus on 2019.1 support and a new content focused section.

Power Tools for Tableau Server has been rebranded for Tableau. This includes important installer changes with upgrade considerations that you can find detailed below.

Release Date: April 30 2019
Build Number: 1.9.0

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Tableau 2019.1 Support

We now have support for Tableau 2019.1.

Our standard practice is to support the eight most recent releases of Tableau. Tableau 10.2 is now the minimum version of Tableau Server that we support.

Tableau Rebranding and Installer

Power Tools Server now has Tableau branding and installer changes to reflect new ownership. This means the product will install side-by-side with the legacy InterWorks product instead of upgrading it automatically. The recommended steps to upgrade are:

  • Stop all installed InterWorks agents.
  • Wait for the data processing to complete.
  • Stop and uninstall InterWorks master server.
  • Run the Tableau master server installer to install Tableau master server.
  • Stop Tableau master server.
  • Copy over config/config.json from InterWorks Master server directory to Tableau Master server directory.
  • Restart Tableau master server.
  • Run the Tableau agent installers to install Tableau agents.
  • Stop Tableau agents.
  • Copy over config/config.json from InterWorks agent directory to Tableau agent directory.
  • Restart Tableau agents.

Once Tableau Power Tools for Server installation is complete, and you have confirmed it is working as expected, uninstall the InterWorks Power Tools for Server.

Improvements

Content Focus Interface

A new “Content” section of menu now includes several pages to help gain insights and details around a particular item or area of a Tableau Server

Content screens that focus on sites, projects, workbooks, and views are available.

Sites

The site list screen shows all sites known to Power Tools Server for the environment, along with summary information. Clicking on a site will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the site:

The Projects tab shows all top-level projects filtered by the selected site, along with summary information. Clicking on a project will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the project.

The VizQL Sessions tab shows VizQL sessions filtered by the selected site, along with summary information. Clicking on a session will take you to the existing session details screen.

The Data Queries tab shows the queries filtered by the selected site, along with summary information. Clicking on a query will take you to the existing query details screen.

Projects

The project list screen shows all top-level projects known to Power Tools Server for the environment, along with summary information. Clicking on a project will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the project:

The Workbooks tab shows workbooks filtered by the selected project, along with summary information. Clicking on a workbook will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the workbook.

The Projects tab shows nested projects filtered by the selected project, along with summary information. Clicking on a project will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the nested project.

The VizQL Sessions tab shows VizQL sessions filtered by the selected project, along with summary information. Clicking on a session will take you to the existing session details screen.

The Data Queries tab shows the queries filtered by the selected project, along with summary information. Clicking on a query will take you to the existing query details screen.

Workbooks

The workbook list screen shows all workbooks known to Power Tools Server for the environment, along with summary information. Clicking on a workbook will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the workbook:

The Summary tab shows load times, totals, and other summary metrics for the selected time frame.

The Views tab show views filtered by the selected workbook, along with summary information. Clicking on a view will take you to a tabbed detail screen.

The VizQL Sessions tab shows VizQL sessions filtered by the selected workbook, along with summary information. Clicking on a session will take you to the existing session details screen.

The Data Queries tab shows the queries filtered by the selected workbook, along with summary information. Clicking on a query will take you to the existing query details screen.

The Incidents tab shows incidents the selcted workbook was involved in. Clicking on an incident will take you to the existing incident details screen.

Views

The view list screen shows all views known to Power Tools Server for the environment, along with summary information. Clicking on a view will take you to a tabbed detail screen for the view:

The Summary tab shows load times, totals, and other summary metrics for the selected time frame.

The VizQL Sessions tab shows VizQL sessions filtered by the selected view, along with summary information. Clicking on a session will take you to the existing session details screen.

The Data Queries tab shows the queries filtered by the selected view, along with summary information. Clicking on a query will take you to the existing query details screen.

The Incidents tab shows incidents the selected view was involved in. Clicking on an incident will take you to the existing incident details screen.

Other Changes

  • Several improvements to improve performance and stability.

Version 1.33 is a feature release for Power Tools: Desktop application 

This version has been rebranded for Tableau. The language here reflects this update. For example, “InterWorks Power Tools Deployment” refers to a legacy version, while “Tableau Power Tools Deployment” refers to this new, rebranded version.

This also includes important installer changes and upgrade considerations that you can find detailed below.

 

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Upgrade Process

  1. Install Tableau Power Tools Desktop.
  2. On first run, an automatic upgrade process runs in the background, and attempts to find the previous InterWorks Power Tools Desktop installation. If one is found, then all settings are automatically imported. If an installation is detected but no previous install directory can be found, then you will be is prompted to provide the installation directory.
  3. Once Tableau Power Tools Desktop installation is complete, and you have confirmed it is working as expected, uninstall the InterWorks Power Tools Desktop.

 

Release Notes

  • Beta support for Tableau 2019.2. Minimum support is now Tableau 10.3.
  • Rebranding for Tableau.
  • Changed installer to reflect Tableau ownership. This means the legacy InterWorks product can be installed side-by-side with the Tableau branded version. The setup will attempt to automatically import the settings and load the settings and recent workbook sources from the legacy install. If the automatic import is not able to locate the legacy install, you will be able to manually select the legacy install directory for settings import and complete the installation.
  • Removed VizTemplate tool.
  • Fixed an error where merge tool would produce invalid workbooks if different 18.1 document version workbooks were used.
  • Added support for data sources with multiple custom SQL queries to data source audit exports.

 

Version 1.38 is a feature release for Power Tools: Deployment application

This version has been rebranded for Tableau. The language here reflects this update. For example, “InterWorks Power Tools Deployment” refers to a legacy version, while “Tableau Power Tools Deployment” refers to this new, rebranded version.

This also includes important installer changes and upgrade considerations that you can find detailed below.

 

Download the latest update

 

Upgrade Process

  1. Install Tableau Power Tools Deployment. Do not uninstall your current Interworks version. It needs to be in place for settings to be imported.
  2. On first run, an automatic upgrade process runs in the background, and attempts to find the previous InterWorks Power Tools Deployment installation. If one is found, then all settings are automatically imported. If an installation is detected but no previous install directory can be found, then you will be is prompted to provide the installation directory.
  3. Once Tableau Power Tools Deployment installation is complete and you have confirmed it is working as expected, uninstall the InterWorks Power Tools Deployment.

Improvements

  • Beta support for Tableau 2019.2. Minimum support is now Tableau 10.3.
  • Rebranding for Tableau.
  • Changed installer to reflect Tableau ownership. This means the Tableau-branded version is installed side-by-side with the legacy InterWorks product. Setup will attempt to automatically import the settings and load the settings and recent workbook sources from the legacy install. If the automatic import is not able to locate the legacy install, you will be able to manually select the legacy install directory for settings import and complete the installation.
  • Fixed an issue where archiving to a permission-locked project could cause deployment errors.
  • Fixed various problems related to deployments when users of the same username but different domains exist.
  • Fixed an issue where “Open in Tableau Server” links would not work correctly when using Tableau Server 2019.1 and above.
  • Fixed an error where copying refresh extract schedules would choose the wrong schedule on the destination server.
  • Changed deployment concurrency to prevent an issue that could cause duplicate tags to be created in Tableau Server.

 

 

Version 1.37 is a feature release for Power Tools: Deployment application.
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Improvements:

  • Beta support for Tableau 2019.1. Minimum support is now Tableau 10.2.
  • Added validation to the “Replace Text” workbook transformation to enforce at least one search scope is selected.
  • Improved “Set Custom SQL” data source transformation to handle data sources with multiple custom SQL queries.
  • Fixed an issue where setting the schema for Snowflake connections in the “Set Connection Info” transformation would not update table-level schema values.

Version 1.36 is a feature release for Power Tools: Deployment application.
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Improvements:

Added a new “Replace Text” workbook transformation to find and replace text in one or more areas of the workbook.

This feature allows the user to specify what text they would like to replace and the scope at which the tool will find and replace with the new text. The steps to utilize this tool are:

  • Select the workbook(s) you would like to apply this transformation to:
  • Insert the text you would like to replace in the “Match” field and the desired new text in the “Replacement” field. You are able to select which scopes that the tool will look for the desired text and apply the change. If it is unable to find the text, you are able to enable a warning message during the deployment if it is unable to find the text in the desired scopes:

          

Added the ability to set the encryption mode for Teradata connections in the “Set Connection Info” transformation.

Version 1.8 is a feature release for the Power Tools: Server application.
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Tableau 2018.3 Support

We now have support for Tableau 2018.3.

Our standard practice is to support the eight most recent releases of Tableau. Tableau 10.1 is now the minimum version of Tableau Server that we support.

Configuration Admin Interface

While the config.json file is still available, we have added a graphical interface for editing most configuration values from within the master web application. You can access this through the “Admin” menu item and requires the “Server/Environment Management” role to access. Unless otherwise specified, any configuration changes take effect immediately after saving, and don’t require a restart of the master server.

Notification Configuration

Notification Configuration

Configuration of email and incident notifications can be performed on the “Notifications” tab. Multiple recipient emails can be assigned, and test emails can be sent to ensure the SMTP configuration is working as expected.

Many of these values can also be configured on a per-environment basis, through the similarly-named “Notifications” tab when editing an environment:

Environment Notification Configuration

Incident Configuration

Incident Configuration

Triggers for supported incident types can be configured on the “Incidents” tab. Changing end thresholds may affect incidents that are currently in-progress.

Incident triggers can also be overridden for a specific environment, through the similarly-named “Incidents” tab when editing an environment:

Environment Incident Configuration

Security Configuration

Security Configuration

The “Security” tab allows modification of the password strength requirements that were originally set during initial master server setup. Note that current passwords are not invalidated, and the new requirements will not validate current passwords immediately. Only new users and new password resets will use the updated requirements.

Data Configuration

Data Configuration

Options for data retention time can be configured on the “Data” tab. Increasing these from the default values are NOT recommended without ensuring that the master server has sufficient hardware resources to support the new values.

Advanced Configuration

Advanced Configuration

The “Advanced” tab has configuration options related to Power Tools Server logging. Adjusting these from the default logging level may lead to excessive disk space usage, so we only recommend enabling additional logging when instructed by support.

Performance and Activity Menu

Several pages from the Performance section of the site are now available through a new “Activity” menu item in the main navigation menu. This new Activity section will be improved and expanded in a future release.

Activity Menu

Other Changes

  • Removed data source names and captions from query lists and details, since the information could only be provided in limited circumstances and older versions of Tableau.
  • Made improvements to DB timeouts when deleting larger environments.
  • Improved ptsadmin error handling and logging.
  • VizQL Session reports can now be generated even when performance information is not available.
  • Fixed an error where host processes would not obey MQ TLS settings.
  • Added validation to prevent registering Tableau processes with duplicate port numbers.

Version 1.35 is a feature release for Power Tools: Deployment application.
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Improvements:

  • Tableau 2018.3 RTM Support.
  • Extract refresh schedules can now be maintained during deployment, with the option to automatically create missing schedules on the destination server.
  • Specific extract refresh schedules can be appended during deployment.
  • Added “Integrated Authentication” as a connection authentication type for Teradata connections. This corresponds to Kerberos authentication.
  • “Permissions & Tags” screens have been renamed to “Publish Options.”
  • Moved workbook/data source specific options from the general “Options” screen to the relevant “Publish Options” screens.
  • Improved deployment logs to provide more detail about what was deployed and what transformations were applied to those deployed items.
  • Added the ability to remove tags from published data sources.

Version 1.34 is a feature release for Power Tools: Deployment application.
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Improvements:
– Beta support for Tableau 2018.3. Minimum support is now Tableau 10.1.
– Added explicity authentication type selection to Set Connection Info transformations. Most connection types support “Prompt” and “Embedded Password.”
– Added viewer credential authentication type selection to Set Connection Info transformations for several connection types.

Bug Fixes:
– Fixed an issue where Hadoop-like connections using viewer credentials would include an empty password, leading Tableau Server to show the connection information incorrectly.
– Fixed an error where unchecking the Select All checkbox on the workbook list would have selected workbooks remain if the workbook list had many items.
– Fixed several usability issues with the parent project drop down on the create project dialog.
– Fixed an error that could cause permissions to not copy during deployment when the option was selected.