What’s new in Apps for Tableau2021-05-19T09:41:55+01:00

What’s New in Apps for Tableau


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Infotopics | Apps for Tableau is worldwide market leader in Tableau Extension Development. For us it is impossible to develop our extensions and closely match your use cases without having your valuable expertise and user input. Our Servicedesk is always open for suggestions, tips, tricks and feature requests.

Every quarter we will inform you on our most recent product updates that were developed with above all, your input. In these online events we will explain and demonstrate the latest additions and features of our product portfolio. Use the form to register and become part of our future. We will keep you posted on our most important developments and highlight the use case(s) that founded our development roadmap.

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In this online webinar we have shared the most recent Infotopics | Apps for Tableau developments with you, the (potential) user of our solutions. We have explained and demonstrated some of the latest features of our broad set of Tableau Extensions and Solutions and we have even launched our newest extension Dashboard Usage 2.0 which you can try for free! You can find an overview with recordings of the May 2021 What’s New in Apps for Tableau event below!



Your ideas are our source of inspiration! In the online webinar of May 11th, 2021 we have shared the latest updates and new features of our Tableau Extensions and we have even launched our newest Dashboard Usage extension! Watch the recordings now and stay in the flow!

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  • REFRESH DATA – Added a ‘Refresh data’ menu item in the context menu.

  • CLEAR SECTION – Added a Clear selection button,

  • MULTIPLE ROWS – Allow multiple rows to be selected with clicks.

  • HIDE PARENT ROW – Added option to hide to parent row when group is expanded.

  • HIDE NUMBER OF ROWS – Added option to hide the number of rows counter behind a group row

  • EXCLUDE PARAMETERS – Exclude parameters from parameter event listeners.

  • MULTILANGUAGE SUPPORT – We have added multilanguage support for Tableau server/online.


    to support coloring by actual member of your dimensions instead of the sorting order
    Use a Color legend in your ShowMeMore diagrams
    Use a Scale legend in your Sankey Diagram


  • TABLE LAYOUT–  Table header in table layout is now always visible when scrolling.

  • PRINT BUTTON – Print button is now always visible when enabled.

  • CONDITIONAL CARD COLOR – Added conditional card color!

  • PRINTING – Several improvements to printing.

  • TABLE LAYOUT– Auto break page when page is full

  • CARDS LAYOUT– Option to break page after every X cards

  • MULTILANGUAGE SUPPORT – Added multilanguage support.


  • LINKS – New features on links measures, labels and visualisations

  • HAPPY PATH – Set different colors for and color START END links for Happy Path

  • ZOOM PROCESS MAP – Configure autozoom on map changes and use reset-ZOOM buttons in your process map

  • DASHBOARD ACTIONS – Trigger dashboard actions by links, nodes or both. Filter action on Cases or Process steps and support for multiple (Parameter) actions

  • WORK IN PROGRESS – Animate cases in Process Map


  • CORE: DATABASE SUPPORT– Snowflake and PostgreSQL

  • FORM BUILDER – Improved field sorting and default value options for all fields

  • COLLABORATION – Improved Search function on all fields

  • DATA CORRECTION – Bulk Edit also for empty fields

  • EXTENSION – Parameter actions for Tabs and sort multiple Connections in configuration


  • SHOW SETUP ON SUPERSTORE – Workbook name, username and 3 types of tracking

  • SHOW DEMO WORKBOOK – Download, event dashboard, extension dashboard and client dashboard


A lot of questions came in and unfortunately we couldn’t answer all of them through the live Q&A in our event but they have been answered in the FAQ you can find here!

Which databases are supported with Dashboard Usage 2.0?2021-05-19T10:10:09+01:00

Dashboard Usage requires a database to store dashboard information. All data is stored locally, so you’ll need to have a database setup. Currently supported databases are:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server
  2. MySQL
  3. PostgreSQL
With the improvements to Super Table pivots, are you able to pivot multiple measures? The same example you used in the demo with 3 Dimensions, one date, and one measure. Could you have Sales and Margin, for example?2021-05-19T10:14:34+01:00
Yes that is possible! Try it with a free trial or your subscription (updated version) and let me know if it worked out!
A printable extension part is something Tableau needs to incorporate as other dashboard items can’t be printed. To connect to the backend data would still be possible to join or relate it to the other data and do something printable, right?2021-05-19T10:22:47+01:00
That is correct. Tableau is working really hard to make that possible. Luckely you can query, join or relate the Write Back data right into your dashboard and visualize it and then print it of course :).
What are the data input formats you require to create the process maps and dashboards?2021-05-19T10:15:05+01:00
You will need a dataset with only 3 records: Case ID, Activity and Timestamp. For example,  an order going through order statusses at certain timestamps. This data is often generated by applications ike CRM systems, Sales and supplier data


In this  online webinar we share the most recent Apps for Tableau developments with you, the (potential) user of our solutions. We will explain and demonstrate some of the latest features of our broad set of Tableau Extensions and Solutions. Below you will find an overview of the February 2021 What’s New in Apps for Tableau event!



February 11, 2021 we started our first quarterly What’s New in Apps for Tableau Webinar. We are very proud to be able to share our developments based on your ideas. In the near future we will focus even more on the enhancements and improvements you suggest. Become part of our future and register for all upcoming events.

Your ideas are our source of inspiration!

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  • FORM BUILDER – Create user friendly input forms and focus on the essentials

  • DATA HELPER – Get rid of your excel lists and manage your ToDo lists from the Tableau Dashboard

  • ADD DATA – A closer look at a Forecasting use case

  • COLLABORATION – Annotate on marks in your dashboard and share your comments with fellow dashboard users.

  • DATA CORRECTION – change and overwrite existing data in your datasource

  • POPUP – Save valuable dashboard space by using the extension in Pop-Up mode


  • EXCEL LIKE FUNCTIONS – Reduce the demand for exports to excel by offering Excel like functionality in your Tableau Dashboards

  • DETAILS IN POPUP – Offer detailed information on selected marks without sacrificing valuable dahsboard space using a SuperTables Popup

  • AUTO ROW HEIGHT – Set auto row height to automatically adjust row heigt when using images for example


  • FORMAT – Format every field the way you like

  • BARCODE – Scan the barcode inside the dashboard without leaving you workflow

  • INTERACTIVE PDF – Save the PictureThis list as an interactive PDF


  • ACTIONS – Interact with your vizzes and use mark selections as a filter for the Drill Down Tree

  • DETAILS IN POPUP – Get your Drill Down Tree started on selected marks without sacrificing valuable dahsboard space using Popup mode

  • RESTART IN THE MIDDLE – Just click and explore a different branch


  • START / END POINT DETECTION – Improved start/end point detection with opotions for multiple start and end points in your Process Map

  • ADVANCED NODE LABELS – Expand the information on your Process Nodes using multiple measures and free text labelling

  • NUMBER FORMATTING – Improvements of the number formatting on labels


A lot of questions came in and unfortunately we couldn’t answer all of them through the live Q&A in our event but they have been answered in the FAQ you can find here!

When were the new features added to the SuperTables extension?2021-05-19T10:15:16+01:00

Last weeks, you can find the changelog with release dates here: https://appsfortableau.com/support/changelogs/

When does SuperTables loads the data when using the pop-up option?2021-05-19T10:15:24+01:00

It loads data on popup, but on Tableau Server/Online you can keep the popup open and mark selections will only update the data. So in case of performance, nothing changes when the popup is opened.

Can extensions be used with Tableau Online?2021-05-19T10:15:37+01:00

Yes! Only for WriteBack Extreme it will be harder because you need a server to host it.

What databases are supported by the Write back extension?2021-05-19T10:15:47+01:00

We are currently supporting: MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL  and Snowflake. But we are working on other databases. Check out more on our product page: https://appsfortableau.com/writebackextreme/

How can we manage the jurisdiction to correct or add data ?2021-05-19T10:15:55+01:00

Within the management console administrators will be able to create groups and assign permissions to the groups. 

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