This article applies to versions 9.3. to 10.4 of Tableau Desktop. To know more about the Salesforce API version used by newer versions of Tableau Desktop, see: SalesForce API version in Tableau Desktop 10.5.
Beginning with Tableau Desktop 9.0, Tableau uses a newer version of Salesforce API, version 30.0, to create Salesforce extracts.
Use the information below to help you answer the following questions:
What to consider before you upgrade.
How to upgrade Salesforce extracts created in earlier versions of Tableau to use Salesforce API 30.0.
Deciding whether to upgrade
If you upgrade to Salesforce API 30.0, you will see the following changes:
Improved performance: You will experience improved performance for extract creation and data refreshes.
New data fields: Salesforce API 30.0 has added and removed a small number of data fields in different tables in accordance with Salesforce compatibility and deprecation policies. You will have new data fields to work with. However, upgrading to Salesforce API 30.0 may also result in the following:
Different data fields that could break existing visualizations
Different data values that could yield different visualization results
You should carefully analyze your data and visualizations to determine if an upgrade will impact your visualizations.