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Will the Leap Second And Leap Dates Affect Tableau Server or Tableau Desktop?


Published: 22 Jun 2015
Last Modified Date: 20 Jan 2019

Question

Will the introduction of a new leap second and leap dates affect the performance of Tableau Server or Tableau Desktop?
 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Public
  • Tableau Online

Answer

Tableau products defer to the operating system of the computer where they are installed when dealing with time-related events such as the Leap Second.

Additional Information

  • Leap seconds are added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize atomic clocks with astronomical times to within 0.9 seconds.
  • Leap seconds have been periodically introduced since 1972. Tableau products have not encountered any issues with the introduction of leap seconds.

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