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Hello Tableau Community.

 

We continue our celebration of Black History Month. With week #2 we have Story Telling with Data challenge! Learn more about all of the events available this month and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

The visualizations created for last weeks #MakeOverMonday challenge for visualizing the diversity in the MLB (Major League Baseball) are absolutely amazing! One of the amazing Vizzes I would like to highlight is the following by Lindsay Betzendahl

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ba/BaseballDiversity-MakeoverMonday/Baseball/1.png

 

Remember to share your Vizzes with the world with #VisualizeDiversity and #SWDChallenge on Twitter!

 

Announcements

+ Announcing: Developer Office Hours for Tableau Server Admin Tools come join Tableau Product Manageer Rahul Motwani to discuss the various tools for Tableau Server admins.

 

+ WOW! Congrats to all the new amazing people to join the esteemed ranks of Tableau Zen Master this year! Along with this years new Zen Masters, the ones that started it all are being honored, with the Zen Master Hall of Fame. To view all the new Zen Masters and the members of the brand new Zen Masters Hall of Fame check out the blog post by Amanda Boyle.

 

+ Think Data Thursday was held on February 8th with Tamas Foldi on the Tableau Extensions API. A recording of this webinar and all past Think Data Thursdays can be found on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for the next Think Data Thursday!

 

Project Maestro beta #3 is under way!   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

It is my pleasure to Congratulate arvindgarg and Prayson Wilfred Daniel for achieving their Help one, Help all! badge for having 100 replies marked Helpful! Additionally, Kenneth McBride and Jyothisree Rayagiri earned the I love helping badge for having 25 replies marked as Helpful!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread was created on February 7th by Ben Perlman regarding Different Number Formats based on Parameter?. Community member Deepak Rai responded with a potential solution giving Ben a calculation to use to handle the formatting changes with the parameter. Ben was able to share a sample workbook and continued working with Deepak on the issue. Maybe another member of the Community has some additional solutions for creating the desired behavior?

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 5 new votes this week. The idea has held the top spot for several different weeks! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing, posting, and exploring!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

We are celebrating Black History Month.  Have you ever thought about getting involved in #MakeoverMonday? Today is a great day to start as we #VisualizeDiversity.  Learn more and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

 

This week, we celebrate the opening day of the Winter Olympics. Tableau Zen Master Rody Zakovich created a great Winter Olympics viz to learn more about the achievements of prior Winter Olympics here.

 

Announcements

 

+ Join us for Developer Office Hours on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00am PST. The is the first in a two part series on Tableau Server Admin Tools and will be hosted by Tableau Product Manager Rahul Motwani. Register here: Dev Office Hours: Tableau Server Admin Tools Session 1

 

Session 1 will cover - TabJolt, Scout and Replayer

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will be presented by Tableau Zen Master Tamas Foldi (Twitter:@tfoldi)    Tamas will present how he has added machine learning to dashboards, query live data from web services, and create animation and paiging in Tableau Server by utilizing the Extensions API.  Be sure to join us for this entertaining look at what's possible with the Tableau Extensions API on February 8th, 2018.    Register here: Zen Master Tamas Foldi: No Limits with Tableau and the Extensions API | Tableau Software

 

 

Project Maestro beta #3 is out today.   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member Peter Fakan for achieving the badge Help one, help all! for having 100 replies marked helpful.   Jyothisree Rayagiri achieved both the I love helping badge for having 25 replies marked as Helpful! and the I Know Stuff!! badge for 10 posts that were marked correct.    Thank you for all the contributions to help each other learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread was posted on January 29th by user murtaza farooqui regarding Duplicate Records.  Ambassador Norbert Maijoor was the first to reply with a request for a bit of clarification and then user Neil Lord suggested one option of removing the duplicate records with the use of a custom sql statement on the data connection.  This solution was eventually the marked correct solution as a few other users provided ideas/solutions for murtaza.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 9 new votes this week. This is the top voted idea again this week! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick Van Der Hyde

New Technologies, new features, bigger and better community, more tools...

Tableau and its community will hit hard in 2018, so get ready and dive in this new week among the Tableau culture.

 

Let's start with this excellent viz, I love polygons and comparative stats, so it struck right in!

"When high income households are viewed in proportion to low income households, how do individual states reflect levels of inequality and inequity" - From Nai Louza

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▲ Announcements

+ Last month we released our very first public beta of Project Maestro and now Beta 2 is available!

This new release has more data cleaning and shaping features to help you quickly and confidently prepare your data for analysis. Now you can pivot columns to rows, combine all the text files in a folder using wildcard union, and find sub-tables in Excel sheets using data interpreter.

→ Let's take a look at some of the most exciting new features: Pivoting is even more powerful in Project Maestro

 

+ We are excited to announce that Tableau Server on Linux has arrived with the Tableau 10.5 launch!

Deployment flexibility just got better: Tableau on Linux is here!

 

+ After Tableau 10.5, we are changing the way we number new versions of our software.

Going forward, new versions of Tableau will be named based on the year of the release and the number of the release in that year.

New version naming format: <year>.<# of release in that year>.<# of maintenance release for this version>

Changing our version numbering for new software releases

 

+ Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology optimized for fast data ingests and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets.

Let's focus on the Hyper upgrade to Tableau Server.

Upgrading your Tableau Server with Hyper

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public: Project Maestro!

 

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Recognition

This week, I wanted to thank all of our users who helped our community in 2017! You have been instrumental in making this community even better

From our top users to those who contribute to a single thread: Rockstars. Keep going, let's make the Tableau Community even bigger and better in 2018!

Particularly for this week,Deepak Rai, is sailing at full speed among the ambassadors' stats. Thanks again for your support Deepak!

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Most Discussed Thread

Recently, the following thread acquired 6454 views, 37 comments and more than 10 likes, helpful and correct tags!

lawrence.cripe struggled with the creation for a graph of total number of items active at a given time.

The community rushed to help, 6 posts have been marked Helpful while contributing toward a solution. Thank you Łukasz Majewski & Nicholas Hara who kept focus until a solution was found!

Items Active between Start and End Date

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An idea from Alexandru Veruzi: he specified that  TABCMD is no longer up to date with the new sub-projects feature in 10.5, which means that one cannot use sub-projects for the --project parameter for any of the commands.

Upvote this suggestion if you need it as well!

Please consider updating TABCMD so that sub-projects can be used as value for --project parameter or implement a new parameter similar to the --parent-project-path parameter that "Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility" has since v10.5.

Tabcmd 10.5 - ability to use sub-projects or to specify parent project path by parameter ( --parent-project-path )

 

 

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▲ Other news

We added “projects” to Tableau 10.5. If you are one of the many of data rock stars excited about this new feature, here are some tips to help you get familiar with building projects within projects.

Get ready for Tableau 10.5: Projects within a project | Tableau Software

 

What better way to kick off a new year than with new Tableau features?

Scott Teal shared a roundup of vizzes, tips, and tricks that beautifully demonstrate Viz in Tooltip.

Roundup of examples of Viz in Tooltip from the Tableau Community | Tableau Software

 


 

Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Hello Tableau Community.

 

I have always been a fan of video games of all types. Games are a great way to come together with friends and family (hopefully with a little less passion than my own). From board games like Battle Ship (awesome Viz for playing Battle Ship in Tableau by Joshua Milligan) to more advanced and complex computer games. One of my all time favorite consoles to ever be created is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the main reason for my infatuation with the SNES was solely based around the love for Super Mario World. (released 1990 in Japan and 1991 in North America and 1992 in the EU)

 

In the style of the beloved classic, Super Mario World, Tom Christian created a history of one of the oldest video game companies still in existence, Nintendo.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ni/Nintendo_1/Letsago/1.png

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Tableau Public | Tom Christian

Please share similar visualizations in the comments, or create your own!

 

Announcements

 

+ With the release of such an amazing and powerful new feature in Tableau Desktop 10.5. I would like to present Hyperfest! A live broadcast to celebrate the release of this groundbreaking software, with a chance to the hear from the Hyper team and hear more about the technology at work. More information and sign up can be found: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-10-5-hyperfest

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon! All of our past TDTs can be found here. 

 

+ Last week to nominate potential candidates to be a Tableau Zen Master, closing Friday, nominate now! Nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member Michael Ye for obtaining the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! Mark Bradbourne also achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100! answers marked as Helpful! These amazing contributions from users like you help make the Tableau Community to be great!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Dynamically count records based on filters chosen was posted on January 9th by community member Bharath Chekuri. Community member Tushar  More stepped in with a correct answer to quickly resolve this post.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Robert McKay created the idea Worksheet (tab) level user permissions which received 7 new votes this week. The idea has a total of 54 up-votes since its creation on September 4th, 2013. The idea is to have tabs of worksheets hides or unhides based on the user viewing the workbook.

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

Tonight is the biggest of nights for college (American) football fans as Alabama plays Georgia for the National Championship.  With that in mind, I wanted to share this great viz from Zen master (and former community ambasador)  Rody Zakovich covering last years game between Alabama and Clemson.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/An/AnalyzingtheNationalChampionshipGame/AnalyzingtheNationalChampionshipGame/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rody Zakovichhttps://public.tableau.com/profile/rody.zakovich#!/

Share any visualization you make or find about tonight's big game in the comments please. 

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+  Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master?  Remember that nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member venkat.ram.1 for achieving the I Know Stuff!! for having 10 replies marked correct!   Ritesh Bisht achieved the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! and Community member Kemal Gürler  for achieved the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for all the contributions to help each other learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Calculating running total was posted on January 4th by user Yamuna Kosireddi.  User Alex Paterson jumped in to assist Yamuna in showing running totals for months with data. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 7 new votes this week. This is the top voted idea for three weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick Van Der Hyde

Happy New Year from the Tableau Community Team!

 

Welcome to 2018 and start the New Year off right with a New Year's resolution. What better way to track your progress throughout the year than with Tableau! James Randal Jones tracked his New Year's Resolution for 2017 to exercise through the Viz below.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ne/NewYearsResolution_0/Dashboard1/1.png

 

Another awesome Viz I would like to share is this Viz that summarizes the 2017 year of #Makeover Mondays created by Rodrigo Calloni called the #MakeoverMonday XMAS tree!  With the new year many like to reflect on the year that has past. Our #MakeoverMonday duo Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray have taken a look at a multitude of Vizzes over 2017 and the Tableau Community have all done an amazing job creating beautiful Vizzes. The tree shows us just how many different views can be created from just a few data sets.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheYEARofMakeoverMondayDataViz/MakeoverMondayXmasTree2017/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rodrigo Calloni | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+ It's that time of year again! Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master? The nomination period is open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Matthew Theis and Crystal Meyers for achieving the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for the contributions as these are what make the community such an amazing place.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Times, durations, and a report that counts tickets per hour posted by Chrissy Scott was this week's most popular thread with 16 replies. One of our Tableau ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami was able to assist with a correct answer. Chrissy was able to attach workbooks and was highly responsive to additional clarifying questions from Shinichiro which helped with a solution being found. With the correct answer marked I am sure many more Community members will find this thread useful. Thanks for posting and we look forward to seeing the next Viz challenge that you tackle.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received 5 new votes adding reaching a total of 1,010. This is the top voted idea for two weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Happy Holidays from the Tableau Community Team!

 

In the spirit of the season I am going to highlight this week's theme for MakeoverMonday. Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel shared a data set on Christmas trees sold in the US from 2004 – 2016 from the data source Statista. Here is Eva's blog rendition of the data: Fake Christmas Trees are Becoming Increasingly Popular in the US and Andy's: Americans Favor Fake Christmas Trees More and More.

 

Community Member Yanning Wang produced this creative viz:

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/MM/MM2017Week52/YW/1.png

 

When you are looking at the data, it is clear the trend is that artificial trees are gaining preference in American, but I think this a great opportunity to ask why.


The data the #MakeoverMonday duo presented only covers up to 2016, but as this article from December 10, 2017 in NPR explores, "This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots in the Recession." It would be interesting to analyze the data presented with data on the year-over-year average cost per tree, and supply vs. demand data related to the past couple years of Christmas trees to see other trends. Maybe next year ...

 

If you are interested in this making your own viz head over to the MakeoverMonday site and download the data and have a go! A blog will be shared next Monday highlighting lessons and favorites from the community submissions, as well as a Viz Review at 4:30pm GMT December 27th: more info here.

 

*MakeoverMonday is a fantastic weekly social data project created by members of the Tableau Community, and not a Tableau program. We are grateful for many of the opportunities they support, and the creative solutions and learning opportunities that are showcased through this work. #MakeoverMonday is community driven and a great way to grow your Tableau skills. Don't just take my word for it though, explore MakeoverMonday here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

+ It's that time of year again! Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master? The nomination period is open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

    

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Brent Mathison for earning the Questions for Breakfast badge for having answers marked correct 25+ times and to Manuel Vasquez for earning the I love helping! badge for having answers marked helpful 25+ times! These are huge contributions to our community. Thank you both for your support!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread I need the Month name to be displayed in English, but it shows in Portugues posted by Silvia Assuncao was this week's most popular thread, with 13 replies, and has been answered. Silvia is new to Tableau so first and foremost - Welcome! We are very happy to have you as a new community member! She correctly attached a packaged workbook and was assisted by Tushar  More. Tushar first advised her to change her workbook's language and locale. Silvia followed up with additional questions and shared screenshots - great call! This makes it much easier to answer. It looks like a number of people found this thread useful so thank you to you both - and thank you for your help in getting this resolved so quickly Tushar!

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte shared the idea Control what displays in View Data with 11 new votes in the past week giving it 1,005 total to date. This was also the top voted idea the last time I wrote the Community Digest back in November. We are paying attention to this and as Zi Krostag mentioned in September, "We really want to do this, and it's on the list, but there are a lot of competing priorities. I'll update when I can say something more concrete." I am reaching out to Zi to share this news with his team and we appreciate all your feedback and votes for this idea.

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!


Amanda

Hello,

 

Dr. Seuss was a man who wrote the stories that most of us remember reading before bed time when we were kids. The man was a legend in the industry for creating this rhyme filled adventures in his wonderful wild land filled with characters such as the Lorax and the Cat in the Hat. One of his most famous books is the timeless classic Green Eggs and Ham. Corey Jones examined just how masterful Dr. Seuss was with his words in this Viz about the number of words used in the classic.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Dr/Dr_SeussFinal_0/Dashboard2/1.png

 

More from Corey can be seen in his gallery on his blog, found here: gallery . As well as on his Tableau Public profile: Corey Jones | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Do you use Tableau Online to share Vizzes? If so, be sure to check out Greg Bennett's post. Get Ready for the Tableau Online Upgrade to 10.5 where Greg covers the new features with 10.5 and what they mean for you.

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Joe Mako for achieving the "Help One, Help All" badge this week with 100 posts marked "Helpful". In addition Brent Mathison achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge. Also achieving the "Questions for Breakfast" badge is Peter Fakan! These contributions of Tableau users is what makes this community great. Thank you for your contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The post Nesting IF/CASE question by Brandon Grell was posted on December 14th. Jim Dehner was able to provide an answer that was marked correct after a several comments of assistance were offered from other customers.

 

 

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Top Voted Idea 

This week's top voted idea is the Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort idea going back to Valentine's, February 14th, 2014 by Shawn Wallwork. This idea gained 10 new votes this week.

 

Other News

 

Being avid consumers of data science and visualization they seem like a common phrase. But how common are these phrases? Hannah yan han created this visualization looking at Google Trends data and examined how often the terms "Data Visualization" and "Data Science" were searched in major cities across the globe.

 

 

That is the news for the week!

 

Please send any comments, questions, or concerns to the community team at community@tableau.com.

Hello,

 

It's hard to believe but the Olympics are right around the corner.  The 2018 Winter Olympics will be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Are you preparing to watch hours of Skeleton, Curling, and Nordic Combined?  While you wait for the start of the games, be inspired to create your own Olympic Dashboard. 

Here is a dashboard I found on Tableau Public from the four years ago. Building a viz for fun is where you take Tableau to all new levels. Do you have an idea for a 2018 Olympic viz?   Share in the comments. 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Have you voted for the Business Intelligence Trend of 2018?  That's right, you the community of Tableau users are invited to vote on what you think the most important trend in BI today is?  Andrew Grinaker has this post explaining more - Introducing the Tableau Community’s “11th Trend” – Vote Now with a link to voting here: 11th Trend Survey | Tableau Software .  Please come on over and share your voice. 

 

+ Are you a Tableau Online user? If so, be sure to read Greg Bennett's post Get Ready for the Tableau Online Upgrade to 10.5 where Greg covers the new features with 10.5 and what they mean for you. 

 

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Glenn Kuly and Alvino Vaz for achieving the "Helpful is my middle name" badge this week with 50 posts marked "Helpful".  In addition this week, arvindgarg and sunil.sachdeva achieved the 'Questions for Breakfast' badge representing 25 answers marked as 'Correct'.  These contributions of Tableau users helping each other makes our community the special place it is. Thank you!! 

 

Most Talked about Thread

The post Making parameter that will change chart label by Dimitriy Shcherbenko was posted on December 7th.   Tableau Ambassador Shinichiro Murakami provided the answer marked correct after several other customers offered assistance and direction.   The solution shows off the power of table calculations in Tableau. 

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Top Voted Idea

This week's top voted idea is the 'IN' Operator equivalent idea going back to 2012 by Stephen Smirl  .  This idea gained 7 new votes this week.  The FAQ page FAQ:  'IN' operator is another resource to review if you too find this idea of interest. 

 

Other News

+ We had a great Think Data Thursday last week as Steve Wexler from Data Revelations presented how to use Tableau with survey data.  If you missed this presentation, you can watch it by clicking here.  Thank you again to Steve.

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com.

 

Happy analyzing!


Patrick

The first Weekly Digest of December 2017!

There are plenty of great things to come: Project Maestro, Tableau 10.5, a new Think Data Thursday, more features and more of YOU!

PS: Could you please bring me some snow, in a jar? There is none in Dublin at the moment! I might be able to grow some snow in my garden right?

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▲ Announcements

+ The Tableau 10.5 beta is available. Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau? Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more!

Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

[Download Tableau 10.5 beta]

 

+ Think Data Thursday, on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM PST! Attend the podcast and join Steve Wexler from Data Revelations and us as he will be showing how to use Tableau with survey data.

You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here: Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

  • 8:00 am PST (Seattle) // 11:00 am EST (New York) // 02:00 pm GMT-2 (Brasilia) // 16:00 BST (Western Europe) // 17h00 CET (Eastern Europe) // 7:00 pm MSK (Moscow) // 00:00 am CST (China) // 01:00 am JST (Tokyo)

 

+ New Amazon Web Services Data Center in Oregon!

Last year we announced Tableau Online was running on Amazon Web Services in the Eastern United States.

Now, we’re deepening our relationship with AWS and increasing the choices we’re able to offer our customers by launching a new US-West (Oregon) data center!

Learn more: AWS + Tableau: West coast data center is now available

 

+ We’re excited to release the first beta of Project Maestro, a new approach for combining and cleaning data.

We’re rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that’s visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. With Project Maestro, you have the context to work faster and with more confidence.

Discover the three big focus areas that we’re investing in to help you with your data challenges: Now in beta: Visual data prep with Project Maestro

 

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Recognition

This week, Dilyana Suleymanova asked a question regarding shadow between the min and the max value of a Gantt chart.

That's a neeeew challenge for Alvino Vaz: he took some screenshots and created a how-to guide for Dilyana. The result? A detailed and correct answer + a delighted user!

Alvino, thanks a lot for stepping in *fist bump*

How to shadow an area in the gantt chart?

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Top Voted Idea

Recently, Samantha Miller was suggesting that her users could do with a new feature for the Story points: to create a Story line with the ability to pull in dashboards that they have access to, and develop a comprehensive overview of what happened.

I think that's a very exciting and interesting idea!

Our Storytelling Product Manager, Jewel Loree is actually chatting with her so they can enhance Tableau even more.

Please input your own ideas and suggestions, we would love to hear from you

New Features for Story Points

 

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▲ Other news

I don't want to push it again, but... Christmas!!

Check out Tyler Garrett's viz that I spotted this week. Would you be able to recreate it? That's the challenge. Good luck!

Is it time for the Christmas Tree? (a story & challenge)

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Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

I am excited to be writing you this week from our new home in DATA 1! Tableau's Fremont based marketing and support teams have moved west on 34th avenue to join our sales and team in a fantastic new building in the "Center of the Universe".  In addition to being LEED Gold registered, "the DATA 1 building is Salmon-Safe certified and features biofiltration retention planters that treat 160,000 gallons of the heavily polluted rainwater runoff from Aurora Bridge annually. Two additional future phases of remediation are planned on nearby properties with the goal of treating over 2 million gallons of polluted runoff annually every year." Read more about DATA 1 and Weber Thompson architects here.

 

This is incredibly important in Seattle considering on average 169k+ sockeye salmon pass through the Ballard Locks between June 12th and August 13th each year. If you, like me, find this fascinating, check out this great viz on the Daily Salmon Count Through Ballard Locks by Ondrej Sklenar on Tableau Public.

 

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Another reason this move is amazing: Your (US based) community team is now under one roof! Community Support leads Patrick Van Der Hyde and Patrick Byrne, along with User Group manager Jordan Scott and I are all able to collaborate and support each other more seamlessly. We hope this will help us continue to do great work for the Tableau Community. We are also conveniently located closer to some of your favorite alumnus Dustin Smith and Tracy Rodgers so I will be sure to bug them when I need advice and legacy knowledge We still have the incredible support of Lénaïc Riédinger in Dublin and dozens of other Tabloids around the world working hard to keep this space strong.

 

Thank you to everyone who helps keep the Tableau Community vibrant - most especially all of you, our amazing community members!

 

Announcements

+The Tableau 10.5 beta is available.  Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau?   Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

+ Think Data Thursday is back on the calendar! Steve Wexler from Data Revelations will be joining us on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to show us how to use Tableau with survey data. You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here: Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Vishal Jethwa for earning the Helpful is my middle name badge for 50 marked "helpful" replies and to Tushar More for earning the Question Slayer badge for 50 answered marked "correct"! These are huge contributions to our community. Thank you both for your dedication and support

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Donut chart label overlap posted by sunitha k was this week's most popular thread, with 11 replies. "When there are more than one value, the labels display correctly as pic 1. When the chart shows only 1 value, the labels for both donuts overlap. Is there any way to fix this?"

Alvino Vaz responded with a workaround using annotations and shared screen shots with the packaged workbook. Thank you for your help in getting this resolved so quickly Alvino!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte shared the idea Control what displays in View Data originally in 2012, and the idea remains relevant today with four new votes in the past week giving it 949 total to date. With over 104 comments there are definitely a number of opinions on this. Check this out and add your thoughts if this is relevant to your work.

 

Other News

We are featuring Forum Ambassador Lei Chen in the latest spotlight: Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Lei Chen! She joined our ranks as an Ambassador in January of 2017 and has contributed heavily to the community through the Tableau Forums, helping people with complex calculations, giving feedback on dashboard design, and helping answer Server questions. Lei is multilingual and has translated her interview into both Japanese and Chinese, so please check out those links for your preferred language. Thank you for all that you do for the Tableau Community Lei!

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!


Amanda

Tableau and art are synonymous in my mind and it always pleases me to see Tableau used for artwork!

 

Check out this amazing loom artwork done with Tableau! Full details on how to create these amazing pieces of artwork are found in the following @ken_fle Ken Flerlage blog post: Loom Art in Tableau - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization

Another amazing Viz of Ken's is the Beauty of PI! Found here: Workbook: The Beauty of Pi

 

 

Announcements

+The Tableau 10.5 beta is available.  Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau?   Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more!

Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

+It's been a few months since our last Think Data Thursday group presentation.  Steve Wexler from Data Revelations will be joining us on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to show us how to use Tableau with survey data.  You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here: Think Data Thursday | Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to the our Tableau Community member Brent Mathison for earning the I love Helping! badge for having 50 posts marked helpful! Alvino Vaz and Ravindra Zinjad both earned the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: How do I use two parts of a pivotted column for x and y values on a graph? was posted by Laura Shireman on November 16th, 2017 at 11:47 AM. Deepak Rai quickly replied with a suggested solution as well as the ambassador Joe Oppelt stepping in for a brief moment to assist. Deepak offered several potential views with the given data source. In the end they determined the best method moving forward would be to re-shape the data in Excel prior to connecting to it in Tableau.

 

Top Voted Idea

Darrin Schulte posted Control what displays in View Data on February 22nd, 2012. This idea was voted on 7 times last week. Thank you for your contributions!

Are you planning a meal for Thanksgiving?

So Turkey is main dish for most everyone according to a FiveThirtyEight but what to serve with that bird? 

 

Zen master Pooja Gandhi created this viz last year to help you see the most popular sides and deserts:

 

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I don't know about you but our family's favorite marshmallow jello salad seems to be missing.  Are you ready for the big day?

 

▲ Announcements

+The Tableau 10.5 beta is available.  Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau?   Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more!

Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

+It's been a few months since our last Think Data Thursday group presentation.  Steve Wexler from Data Revelations will be joining us on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to show us how to use Tableau with survey data.  You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here:  Think Data Thursday: Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community member Jay Morehart who achived the rare badge of Help one, help all! this week.  This badge is awarded to community members that have received one hundred This Helped Me clicks on their contributions.  Thank you Jay!  We also have two members, Alex Kerin and Ville Tyrväinen, receiving the Helpful is my middle name badge for 50 marked helpful replies.   We also have another new Calc Contributor this week: Brenden Goetz 

Thank you to our community members for sharing your talents and helping others learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Francesca Grisanti posted Compare single ids as days go by on November 7th.  Community Ambassador Norbert Maijoor replied to the question with a request for a detailed workbook to help see and understand the data structure.  And an hour later, Norbert supplied a reply with the marked correct answer by utilizing LOD calculations to find the Min and max dates.  That was a good start but after some investigation, Francesca found that the solution did not fully work for her.  Norbert and Francesca had some more back and forth before Shinichiro Murakami was called in to evaluate the issue.   Shin was able to find the final solution and get it to work using Table Calculations.

 

The top liked forum question this week comes from Raghu Gadiraju in the question Populating parameter values based on a query.  The solution provided by Vinnie Ahuja uses a query to bring in the values from another data source as a table that can then be set as the values to a Parameter from the 'Set from Field' option of the Parameter.   In addition, the request for a more straight forward solution was identified in an existing idea where it was suggested to vote up the idea.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea to have configure number formatting from within a calculated field was originally created by Russell Lamb in 2012.  This idea received 6 votes last week.  Thank you for your voting contributions.

 

Thank YOU for making the Tableau Community so special! Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Have a great week!

Patrick

Winter gets closer as we enter November.

The leaves are falling while the vizzes are blooming;

Yet, we haven't explored every single dashboards.

Get ready analysts, Tableau on your list,

Workbooks are getting better, shout HYPER HYPER!

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+ Tableau 10.5 is currently in Beta! Join us now, and explore new possibilities with our next update: Coming Soon in Tableau Software

  • Our Hyper technology (patent pending) brings faster data refreshes and query performance to Tableau extracts, plus increased scalability in a platform-wide update.
  • Tableau 10.5 also brings you viz in tooltip, allowing you to add visualizations to tooltips for better context. Plus, take charge of your content with flexible project control and improved workbook version compatibility. You can also rename workbooks, so everyone finds the analytics they need.
  • Share and collaborate on findings more easily with subscription messages and the ability to subscribe users in groups. And last but not least, IT administrators can more efficiently deploy Tableau Desktop at scale with automated Tableau Desktop license activation.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest features: Announcing Hyper with Tableau 10.5 beta

[Download Tableau 10.5 beta]

 

+ We’re excited to announce an update to our Amazon Redshift connector with support for Amazon Redshift Spectrum (external S3 tables). This feature was released as part of Tableau 10.3.3 and will be available broadly in Tableau 10.4.1. In Tableau, customers can now connect directly to data in Amazon Redshift and analyze it in conjunction with data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

Check out our latest news: Announcing support for Amazon Redshift Spectrum in Tableau 10.4

 

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Recognition

I wanted to thank Branden Kornell who has the highest ratio of posts marked as Helpful and Correct last week.

We really value your time with the community, thanks for your support Branden, you are also among the top 5 for Customer Contributions this week!

More broadly, a huge thank you to everyone helping our users with Tableau, you are true Data Hero.

 

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Most Talked about Thread

Churn Rate Calculation from Vandana Samtani:

Vandana wanted to calculate the churn rate base on a given logic. The thread was well documented with a mock-up of what he wanted to do, an Excel file and a .twbx workbook.

This is an excellent way to help the fantastic other users on the forums, and it will encourage our community to provide you with the best of their help. Don't forget to thoroughly write up your thread and add meaningful documentation while keeping it short but detailed.

Shinichiro Murakami jumped on it and after some discussions, he solved the issue five days later. Thank you Shinichiro!!

ありがとうございました

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Top Voted Idea

We have our winner from last week!

Well, there are no winners in the Ideas section. Our developers love to wander in there, looking for fresh and interesting suggestions that could make Tableau even Greater and our community happier; However the idea that gathered the most upvotes is: Create a Native Connector from Tableau to Azure Data Lake (ADL)

Luke Brady, thanks for the feedback. We really appreciate it.

 

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In other news, visit our latest blog article called "Best of the Tableau Web" to check out beautiful pi charts and dashboard design thinking!

Def worth your time with tips and tricks + fantastic and original vizzes for inspiration.

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Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Happy Halloween!
In the spirit of this festive - fun holiday here is a question on Structuring Data for Spider Graphs from Steve Rohde that was shared in the Community Forums this week        The Objective: Render a "spider map" from a table of point-to-point trips in a station-based bike sharing system. Assign measures such trip count, average duration and elevation difference to station start-end pairs (i.e. spider line) as line attribute (e.g., line or colour). - The thread goes on from there in detail, and Tableau Forums regular Galen Busch provided the correct answer.

 

Now I don't know who Jeff is, but it looks like his house is the place to be on Halloween! A quick search on Tableau Public brought up years of results detailing daily traffic, peak times for crowd flow, and a forecast of how many visitors they are expecting. This Viz was my favorite, but a little dated. If you know Jeff, please encourage him to reach out to us at community@tableau.com with his 2017 results.

 

Trick or treat!   

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▲ Announcements

+ You likely saw this last week, but I wanted to share again: Tableau 10.5 beta is a out and ready for testing! This is version 2 of the beta. Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and so much more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.  The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Walter Allen and Ana C T Figueiroa who both earned Tableau Desktop Qualified badges, and Gene Moeller who has earned the Tableau Server Qualified badge! We also have four new Calc Contributors: Haruka Kinumura, haitham Farouk, Taisuke Ono and Brett Megaard. Cheers to all and thank you for your support!

 

Most Talked about Thread

**This is determined by the number of replies on a thread

On October 26th Gurpreet Singh Goraya asked a question regarding Exclude Unique values from Worksheet. This seemed to strike a cord in the forums and a thread of 22 comments led to a correct answer in just under an hour! That is some truly remarkable community engagement. Cheers to Katie Bridges who came through with the correct answer and thanks to all who helped get to the solution. * Pro tip: The original question included a packaged Tableau workbook. Remember this is incredibly helpful when you are looking for community support.

 

The top liked forum question this week comes from Anuj Chopra who was looking for support: Calculated Field Explanation required. This question, posted on October 19th is marked "Assumed Answered". It was found helpful by 4 people! Thank you to all who contributed to this thread, including Abhilash Sharma and Tableau Ambassador Jim Dehner.

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea to have the Option to uninstall prior version during Tableau Desktop upgrade was posted by Tableau Technical Support Engineer James Parsons, and has been popular in the community in the last week. This idea has received 7 votes, and one comment relating back to another idea from years ago. If you agree with James and think this is a great idea head over to the forums and vote for or against it - and please share comments on how this impacts your work.

 

Thank YOU for making the Tableau Community so special! Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Amanda