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Under more pressure than a Neutron star? Trying for Overachiever of the week? Now you can use Designer 2018.2 to publish metainfo with a Tableau Hyper file! You also have more time to work on being an overachiever because this connector remembers Tableau Server connections for you. Kind of like how the calendar in my phone never forgets birthdays (never ever - even birthdays I no longer need to remember, like all my exes), only the Publish to Tableau Server tool is way less annoying. A few things you should know about this all new connector...
The Jet driver no longer reads .xls files due to a conflict with Microsoft's October 10, 2017 security patch. Install the 2010 32-bit Access driver to access .xls data while waiting for the correction update from Microsoft.