Flow web authoring in IE does not work

Published: 25 May 2021
Last Modified Date: 25 May 2021


When a new flow is created in web authoring process in IE browser (Tableau Server > Explore > New > Flow ), it keeps spinning and does not allow to continue the operation.


  • Tableau Server 2021.1.2


Use other browsers like Edge or Google Chrome for flow web authoring


This is expected behavior as Flow Web authoring is not supported in IE.  
Flow web authoring has been shipped in 2020.1, which is coincidentally the same time that Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 in January of 2020, and no longer provides security updates or technical assistance. In conjunction, we will also be ending our support for Internet Explorer (IE) for accessing Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public.
Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Edge as your default browser and supports Internet Explorer 11 only for backward compatibility. Since Tableau Server is fully compliant with Edge, Tableau is aligning browser specifications to this recommendation and we will end our support for IE. 

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