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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Digest!

 

Looking for a place to go during your Holidays? The weather is way too hot these days, I'm sure you want to come over and get some refreshments in the United Kingdom

Tableau Public - How wet is the UK? // Author: Ravi Mistry

Here you can clearly see: the farthest you go to the west, the more it rains... I live in Ireland, you can't imagine how much rain we get!

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Announcements

We’re happy to announce that Tableau has issued an updated Service Organization Controls SOC 2, Type II, Security and Availability report for Tableau Online, covering the period of April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. In addition, the Tableau Security and Compliance program has also issued a SOC 3 report.

Tableau releases SOC3 and updates SOC2 report for Tableau Online | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

Excellent job Hari Ankem! 98 posts in the last 8 days while having many helpful and corrects answers.

Your help to the community is very valuable. We appreciate your time in making the Tableau forums a better place for our users

 

Most Talked about Thread

With almost 30k views (yes) and 50 replies Force Blanks to Show is still an interesting topic for our users.

Want to know more about adding blank spaces into your boards? Check this thread out!

Thanks everyone who have been involved in this one!

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most popular idea was created by @Matt_Francis. He wants to show suspended tasks in the task window: are you supporting this idea?

Make sure to upvote and comment it!

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7433

 

In other news

Wow! The second round of our Student Viz Assignment Contest attracted 250 amazing submission. Here are the top 3: Announcing our Student Viz Assignment Contest Round 2 Winners! | Tableau Public

 

Do you have an idea for a Think Data Thursday presentation? Please email us at Community@Tableau.com

 

That's it for me. Enjoy the week folks

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Digest!

 

Much like Tracy last week, I begin this Digest with some news: this will be the last digest that I write as well. After three and a half years at Tableau and five years in Seattle, I am moving to Philadelphia this summer to be closer to friends and family, pursue my band, and continue along my career. I have loved my time at Tableau and am incredibly grateful to this wonderful community for welcoming me and letting me learn alongside you all. I'll be around for another month and hope to stop by this community on occasion so please feel free to reach out! :-)

 

With that having been said, let's start with one more "Today in History."

 

Today in 1939, The National Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York. The initial class included legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Honus Wagner. Read more HERE.

 

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Author's Note: David Ortiz included because he really should be a hall of famer once he's eligible and I will use any and all excuses to reference David Ortiz.

 

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.3 was released two weeks ago! If you haven't tried it out, now is a perfect time. If you're in an enterprise environment, read all about how Tableau 10.3 engages the entire organization with these enterprise features.

 

Last week we had another Developer Office Hours on Editing and Formatting Text in Tableau. If you missed it, you can see the conversation and watch the event here: Ask us anything about text editing in Tableau.

 

Recognition

I'd be remiss if I didn't recognize Tracy Rodgers for her tireless work for our community over the past few years. She has been an inspiring leader and I'm grateful for her direction and friendship. It's been a pleasure and on behalf of myself and our community, thank you so much for all you've done!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Last week Nina Royce posted about recreating a tablea similar to that previously created in Excel. The table involved joins and unions on multiple data sources then showing grand totals with a difference. Sherzodbek Ibragimov stepped in to help and Akhilesh Singh may have found a solution. See it all here: Working with 2 tables Help

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most popular idea was created by Tableau Ambassador (and generally great person) Toby Erkson so you know it's good. He has requested the ability to Allow deleting a table without deleting dependents and filters. If you agree, vote it up!

 

In other news

Last Monday, Michael Hesser create a fun Viz Challenge! Check it out here: Viz Challenge: Graphing Pocket Change for IKEA Cat Toys and congrats to Łukasz Majewski for the correct answer!

 

Do you have an idea for a Think Data Thursday presentation? Please email us at Community@Tableau.com

 

That's it for me. Enjoy your week everyone and thanks for everything!

 

-Diego

Happy Monday all - hopefully everyone had a great weekend!

 

Today is the last day that I will write the Community Digest. I'll be moving into a new role at Tableau as a product marketing manager. It's a bittersweet feeling, as I have been working in the Community for the last 4-5 years! We've built an amazing place, and I am happy to say that I was a part of it. Thank you to everyone of you who has helped make the community what it is. I won't be far, and in fact, I'll likely still frequently pop in and out.

 

And not to worry, we've hired the perfect person to take over for me. I'd like to introduce you all to Amanda Boyle, the new Tableau Community Manager. Amanda is a recent transplant to Seattle from Aspen, Colorado.  She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania and I just learned today that she speaks Swahili! She has experience in managing marketing teams, running ambassador programs, driving membership and engagement, creating and fostering healthy communities. When she's not working, Amanda loves endurance trail races and running in the mountains, adjusting to sea level, camping, snowboarding, reading, gardening, baking and exploring.

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Announcements

Tableau 10.3 was released last week! Things such as data driven alerts, distribute evenly on dashboards, and tooltip selection were all included - this is a version you'll want to download right away. Check out more of the features here: New Features (Oh, and did I mention that several of the ideas came from the community?! See them here: Community inspired ideas).

 

This week, join us for another edition of Dev Office Hours! Rubaiyat Khan and her team will be hosting - sign up here: Developer Office Hours: Editing and Formatting Text in Tableau | Tableau Software And if you're unable to join, or you want to make sure your questions are heard - post in the Ask us anything about text editing in Tableau that they're monitoring.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Zhouyi Zhang who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that 50+ of his responses have been marked as correct. Thank you Zhouyi for helping so many people in the community - it has not gone unnoticed! We hope to continue see you around.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Kym Mercier had a question about Overlapping worksheets in a dashboard - basically, she wanted to be able to hide and show a viz dynamically based on a selection in another view. Jim Dehner and Joe Oppelt helped Kym troubleshoot. Finally, with some detailed posts by Joe, Kym was able to solve the question!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

For the second week in a row, Enforce Encrypted External Access to the Postgres Repository without Affecting Internal Communication was the highest voted idea posted by Schmalz Bernd This week it received, 16 votes, giving it a total of 27.

 

 

In other news

 

 

That's all I've got for this week. Have a great one and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

 

As usual, feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

Good morning.  We are back from our three day weekend of BBQ's and weekend adventures.  After a long winter in the Northwest, those of us working in Seattle finally enjoyed a weekend filled with sunshine and we sure are thankful.

I hope the memorial day weekend was an opportunity for you to spend time with friends and family.

 

Memorial day is also a day of remembrance here in the USA. In our family at least, we take time to say thank you and recall.   To honor Memorial day, I am sharing a blog post and visualization I found on Tableau Public designed by Sean Miller to learn more about those that have died in service to the country.

 

Read about it here Honor the Fallen – MY DATA MUSINGS

http://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ho/HonortheFallen/HonortheFallen/1.png

 

Announcements

As we have posted on our front page, Tableau's eLearning is now live. This is great way to help your users learn Tableau quickly and easily.  Be sure to check it out.

 

Speaking of eLearning, are you an educator teaching Tableau? Sandlin Seguin's blog post is for you: From the experts: 4 tips for teaching Tableau | Tableau Software.

 

Tableau 10.3 is coming soon. Have you checked out all of the new features coming your way? Coming Soon  is a great place to start and become familiar with the new version before it hits your desktop.

 

Recognition

Our very own Diego medrano recieved the Answer Wizard this week. This badge recognizes the achievement of 100 correct answers having been marked in the community in reply to your questions.  This achievement, even for employees, is quite challenging so congratulations to Diego.

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Yingying Zeng asked Re: Understanding of the advanced analytics applications of  BORA BERAN's  is it hotspot" visualization which had several replies including Jay Morehart explaining the Script_<type> functions and how they work. Of course Bora Beran jumped in with some specifics about finding and installing TabPy.  Prayson Wilfred Daniel provided details as well using Ananconda  and even offered to assist in person using skype.  What an amazing community of Tableau users we have.  You all inspire us each day.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Darrin Schulte created this idea a few years back and it is picking up increased attention and votes recently.  The  Idea Control what displays in View Data .  Would you find this helpful?  Then be sure to vote.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Remember the image Diego included in the last Digest, this previous week? That's exactly how I look today as I return from our Global Sales Kick-off week. Yup, the trainings and keynotes were grand... but I got the Flu. How wonderful.

Let's check the community this week!

 

Announcements

 

Recognition

Lately, I have been impressed by Zhouyi Zhang! 73 posts in the last 8 days and 1/4 of them are Correct or helpful!

A big round of applause

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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I wanted to highlight two threads this week as they are both incredibly detailed!

Congrats to Okechukwu Ossai and Jonathan Drummey! PREUTTI PUAWADE and parvinder.bindra.0 found their answers.

 

Top Voted Idea

Simon Forwood would like to provide the api with the full value of the subscription feature.

What do you think?

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7479

 

In Other News

We're looking for idea submissions for our next Think Data Thursday! Email community@tableau.com with any ideas or if you have any general Community feedback/questions.

 

Have a great week everyone!

Hello everyone and happy Monday! It's our Global Sales Kick-off week here at Tableau which means lots of trainings, lots of meetings, lots of catching up, and (of course) lots of brews! Combine that with my flight back from Boston last night and there's a good chance I might look like this by the end of the week:

 

BUT there's plenty of exciting happenings around the Community so let's dive-in!

 

Announcements

 

Tableau 10.3 is coming! It's not too late to join the beta and to start taking advantage of awesome features like tooltip selection:

Sharpen your analysis with tooltip selection in Tableau 10.3 | Tableau Software

 

Tableau has launched a new e-learning program! Check out the new Tableau eLearning program to help your organization educate at scale | Tableau Software

 

TC17 is October 9-12th! Don't get sold out! Tableau Conference 2017 | Las Vegas | October 9-12 | #data17

 

Recognition

I want to give some long overdue praise for Matt Coles. Matt helps keep our own Tableau Server instances running and meeting demand at Tableau, and still somehow finds time to create amazing content, answer questions, and build useful tools. Not only is he an expert in every sense of the word, he's a great human and we're lucky to have him. Thanks for everything Matt!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Josh Delekta asked a question about writing an ELSEIF Statement with Multiple Dimensions and was treated to a helpful back and forth with Chris McClellan, Anna Cheetham, and Okechukwu Ossai. Eventually Okechukwu pulled through with a correct answer which you can read in the thread!

 

Top Voted Idea

If ideas forum threads could go "viral," this is about as close at is gets. Last week, Anand Vadul requested the ability to Allow Web Data Connectors to connect to a data source 'live', and it's already be upvoted over 50 times!

 

 

In Other News

Łukasz Majewski askedCan we let user select color for country? in last week's most "liked" thread.

 

We're looking for idea submissions for our next Think Data Thursday! Email community@tableau.com with any ideas or if you have any general Community feedback/questions.

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

-Diego medrano

Hello everyone.  I hope your Spring is going well.  It's another Monday digest and a chance to review what's going on in the community over the past week.

 

My life gets real busy every year about this time of year with kids preparing to end the school year and finishing off their sports seasons.  This year is a bit busier with my daughter about to graduate from High School and all the events surrounding graduation.  Graduations are one of those life changing days we all have with futures bright and everything possible.

 

Announcements

Looking to create that perfect training program for Tableau users at your office but you never found the time? Tableau has launched a new eLarning program.  The program has launched with two courses, Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate.  Read more about it here: Tableau eLearning program to help your organization educate at scale | Tableau Software

 

Do you use Tableau and work in IT?  We are looking to learn more about you.  Please take a moment and review this thread - Do you use Tableau to analyze your IT data?  and share your story with the community.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Okechukwu Ossai and Nicholas Hannan for completing the Questions for Breakfast! badge marking their 25 correctly marked replies to questions in the forums.

 

Dan Becker and Tushar Nice Software Solutions are the two newest members with to complete the I Know Stuff badge marking 10 correctly marked replies.

 

Congratulations to Okechukwu, Nicholas, Dan and Tushar for helping to make this a great community.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Following in the footsteps of last weeks Developer Office Hours: Dashboarding | Tableau Software, the thread Ask us anything about dashboarding! has been very popular spot to ask and share questions about dashboarding.  Join the conversation.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Questions about the view data pane in Tableau are one of the more frequent ones here in the community so it comes as no surprise that this week's top idea in the community is Control what displays in View Data

 

 

In Other News

Do you have a topic that you would like to see covered in a Think Data Thursday or that you would like to present on?  If so, let our community team know at community@tableau.com

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Patrick and the community team at Tableau.

Happy May Day! I hope everyone had a great weekend - I did, I went skydiving for the first (and probably last) time! In honor of that, I'm sharing this Tableau Public viz created by Lawrence Fsadni:

 

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Announcements

In case you missed it, last week Nai Louza and Kyle Gupton hosted a Think Data Thursday on Accessibility. It was an awesome presentation! To see the recording and all the supporting resources, visit: Think Data Thursday: Designing Tableau Dashboards for Accessibility - April 27th, 2017 @ 8am PDT

 

This week, Phil Naranjo, the PM for the dashboarding team here at Tableau, will be hosting a Developer Office Hours: Dashboarding. This will be your opportunity to see what his team has been working on, share feedback, and ask any questions regarding dashboards that you'd like. Do note, his team does not work on formatting - so please limit any questions in regards to that. Have questions to ask before hand or want to share, join the conversation here: Ask us anything about dashboarding!

 

Do you use Tableau Data Server? Let us know!

 

Are you always looking for ways to improve your analytics skills? Check out this guest blog post by Tableau Social Media Ambassador, Eva Murray to see some of her tips - 7 ways to advance your analytics career

 

 

Recognition

Walt Reed received the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge - meaning that at least 25 of his responses have been marked as correct by someone else. Walt has been a member of the community for just over 6 months and already he is making some major contributions. Thanks for all you've done Walt, and we hope to continue to see you in the community

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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christine kelly asked the question How do I create a waterfall /(flying bricks/bridge) chart ? By working closely with Deepak Rai. they were able to get exactly what Christine was looking for - within an hour! Talk about the value of getting a quick answer in the community!

 

Top Voted Idea

ISO8601 WeekDate rules applied in Tableau was created by none other than Patrick A. Van Der Hyde, and it's been gaining a lot of traction. This week it had over 20 votes, and though there are some workarounds, it clearly is still relevant.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Hi everyone!

It's monday, time for a new Community Digest

Any feedback let us know, we are always happy to improve our content.

 

Announcements

Does your primary jobs involve deploying Tableau Server, worrying about server installs, upgrades, authentication, high availability, security? Our Product Managers and Developments teams listened to your feedback during a live "Office Hours"!: Server Administrator Rockstars, we’d love to hear from you!

No worries, you can found the full recording here: Dev Office Hours: Server Deployment & IT Administration - YouTube

 

Data for everyone!

Join Nai Louza and Kyle Gupton for #TDT: Designing Tableau Dashboards for Accessibility

Think Data Thursday: Designing Tableau Dashboards for Accessibility - April 27th, 2017 @ 8am PDT

 

 

Recognition

Abhinav Garg posted this incredibly detailed answer to help vita nesvetailov.

I was impressed by such a dedicated Data-star in our community! Congrats

Need help with the SUM if formula

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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This brain teaser by Neeraj Goyal is still discussed. Do you have a word in this problem? Post it to help the community!

Need help to create LOD

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Nissan N would like to have an option to add a data source that will includes the Events & Special Days by date and +comments.

With 31 upvotes in a week, you should definitely know about this one!

Events & Special Days Layer

Don't forget that you can create an idea at any moment in our category Ideas

 

 

In Other News

Andy Kriebel created a great article telling his story with Tableau. It all started with a simple question: Can you create a few dashboards to help us monitor the annual planning process? After some trainings, he tried his best with Tableau and 30 minutes later, the whole project was done and his life changed forever.

10 Years Later...What Tableau Means to Me?

 

This is a document to explain what is PortalSearch and outline how to build one into your system. Anton Grobman provided documentation and source code for you to use!

Any question let him know: Getting Started: PortalSearch

 

 

Enjoy the week everyone!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the work week! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As I enjoy doing, let's start with a bit of "Today in History". Today in 1964, at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, the very first Ford Mustang was introduced to much acclaim. The iconic American car is still in production and originals are still a hot commodity around the world. Read more on History.com

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Announcements

Our Tableau 10.3 Beta is in full-swing and we need YOUR feedback to make the release as great as possible. So join the beta and try out new features like Recommended Tables and Smart Joins!

 

Notable Community veteran Rody Zakovich has published a useful blog: Save time and stay consistent with a template of calculated fields. It's a useful read!

 

As a former journalism student, I find this particularly awesome: Ben Jones has published a blog detailing our New curriculum for data journalism programs.

 

You can still Join us in Vegas, October 9-13th and Save $200 with the early bird discount until April 21st.

 

Recognition

Lisa Li recently achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having at least 10 responses marked as correct. Looking through past responses, Lisa is a calculations wiz who provides helpful and friendly answers. We're lucky to have you. Thanks for participating :-)

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Kes Raj posted a question about Displaying Current Quarter by Default in a Date Filter. He was lucky enough to get great help by Tableau Ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami and Norbert Maijoor but it was Okechukwu Ossai who ultimately came up with the correct answer!

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's top idea is the ability to set the width of individual columns based on content. Thierry Jakircevic asked the question in 2012 and it has been one of our most popular requests since.

 

In Other News

 

Enjoy the week everyone!

 

-Diego

Good morning and happy Monday from (sunny for now) Seattle! Hopefully, everyone had a relaxing weekend - I certainly did - 9.5 hours of sleep on Saturday night (amazing!). Here's a look into what's going on around the community:

 

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, last week, we (Tableau) announced a new subscription pricing model. For more information, check out the blog post found here: Tableau’s new subscription pricing | Tableau Software

 

Last week, Tableau's Ted Wasserman hosted another edition of Developer Office Hours with a theme of Tableau Mobile. Check out his thread if you have any additional questions (you can also find the recording of the event here too): Are you mobilizing? We'd love to hear from you! Stay tuned for an announcement later this week about the next Developer Office Hours - hint, it'll be about behind the scenes with Tableau Server.

 

Are you part of the 10.3 Beta? If yes, be sure to try out Save time with data-driven alerts in Tableau 10.3 | Tableau Software and if not, sign up for it here: Tableau 10.3 Beta Program | Tableau Software

 

Did you see the winners of the Iron Viz contest? Congratulations to Joshua Milligan and Timothy Vermeiren! Check out their vizzes here: Iron Viz Geospatial: We Have Our Winners! | Tableau Public And want to see them compete live? Join us in Vegas, October 9-13th. Save $200 with the early bird discount until April 21st.

 

Recognition

Michael Someck has already achieved the "I Know Stuff!!" badge - meaning that at least 10 of his responses have been marked as correct by someone else. Michael only joined the Tableau Community on March 16th, and already he's proving lots of value and helping lots of people. Thank you for everything you've done, Michael! And hopefully, we'll continue to see you around here participating

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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William Wang, a new member to the community, asked a question about How to create pie chart on map that's broken up into different measures? With the help of Michael Hesser, the two of them worked closely to get the answer that William needed through the use of writing calculations and creating table calculations. Glad you got your question answered!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Automate subscription based on extract refresh. created by S.R T in January of this year received 13 up votes this past week, giving it a grand total of 18 votes. This idea more than doubled it's score this week!

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this week - until next time - happy analyzing!

 

 

As always feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com.

Before this last weekend, Seattle had only had 9 days with less than 30% of cloud cover since October.  Finally, the city is seeing a bit of sunshine and the sun brings everyone outside to enjoy Spring.  I hope your Spring is going well as well and Spring weather is beginning to thaw out your corner of the world.  On to this week's community happenings in the Digest.

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Announcements

Are you or members of your team on the go?  Do you have questions about making your dashboards work better on mobile devices?  Then this week's developer hours are for you.  We will be focusing on mobile this week. Join Developer Hours: Mobile on Wednesday, April 5th at 9:00 AM PDT.  Register by clicking here and come to get your questions answered. 

 

It's spring and that means the hunt has begun.  No, not easter eggs!  Here at Tableau, its time for hunting for our next Iron Viz Champion. Check out the Tableau Blog this week to learn more.

 

Looking ahead, have you checked out the PDF Connector in Tableau 10.3.  Get a peek at the future of Tableau with this blog article  - Cut data prep time with the PDF connector and union updates in Tableau 10.3 | Tableau Software

 

As always, you can keep up with the many Tableau Webinars and event happening each day at our Events page.  Check it often to make sure you are not missing out. 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Deepak Rai for completing the Question Slayer badge recognizing 50 answers that have been marked correct.  In addition, Glen Robinson has received the Questions for Breakfast badge recognizing 25 answers that have been marked correct.  The Tableau Community is about users helping users so a big thank you to Deepak and Glen this week!!! 

 

Are you interested in helping other users learn Tableau or just giving back after all the help the community has provided for you?  We have a Tableau Visualization that displays all of the current unanswered posts more than a day old here. There are no wrong answers so come check it out and help others learn while you learn.  Crow's Nest.

 

Most Talked About Thread

Are you a Game of Thrones fan just waiting for the next season to start.  While you wait, check out this week's most talked about thread by annabelle rincon.  She posted My participation to the IronViz competition 2017 showing her take on participating in this years Iron Viz contest.  Come check out the thread. Winners for this contest are due to be announced later today. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's top voted idea was created originally by Michael Lee and is Ability to Rename Workbooks on Server with 9 new votes this week.  There have been some conversations with Tableau Employee Graeme Britz recently about implementation methods. 

 

Do you have any great ideas for Tableau?  Be sure to search the Ideas and vote on your favorites.  Our development team is listening and loves the feedback. 

 

In Other News

We had a great Think Data Thursday last week covering two of the best new features of Tableau 10.2 as Kent Marten reviewed the ease of incorporating spatial files into maps and Bora Beran showed off new Python Scripting capabilities.  Both of these features were released in version 10.2.  If you missed "Tableau 10.2 Making Tableau Work for You", just watch it anytime at our YouTube channel here: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

That's all for this edition of the Community Digest - hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

 

As always feel free to send any comments or questions to community@tableau.com.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Community Digest! As I enjoy doing, let's start with a look at today in history. Today in 1912, First Lady Helen Taft and wife of the Japanese ambassador Viscountess Chinda planted two Yoshina cherry trees on the Potomac River, near the Jefferson memorial. This gift from the Japanese is commemorated yearly with the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival. If you have a chance, it's well worth checking out. And with that, let's get on to the Digest!

 

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Announcements

Tableau 10.3 Beta is here! Connect to PDF files, take advantage of Data-driven alerts, use the Tableau Bridge for Tableau Online, and more! Learn more and sign up here: Tableau 10.3 beta is here!

 

Tableau Product Managers Kent Marten & Bora Beran are hosting the next Think Data Thursday where they'll be talking about their favorite 10.2 features and how to take advantage of them:

Think Data Thursday: Making Tableau 10.2 Work For You! - March 30th, 2017 @ 8am PDT

 

Recognition

Kaz Shakir recently achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having ten of his responses marked as correct! Congrats and thank you so much for your contributions. Here's to many more! :-)

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

Deepak Krish asked a question about showing two different time periods for the same data, side-by-side, color-coded. Jim Dehner requested a packaged workbook and got the ball rolling, then Okechukwu Ossai followed up to bring the answer home. A great experience for everyone involved and shows the importance of packaged workbooks! See the thread here: Show last 12 months data and last 3 months data

 

 

Top Voted Idea

With many common ideas taking the top spots, the next highest goes to Schmalz Bernd with his idea for Tableau Server to support the encryption of subscription emails. This is a great idea! If you agree, vote it up!

 

 

In Other News

Tracking concurrent calls in Tableau? pinki sharma needed to and Jonathan Drummey (who else) came to the rescue! Concurrent Calls at a particular time

 

Plenty of Tableau guru's swear by the Lookup() function to solve many tricky issues. Esther Twain needed some help with an order of operations question: Order of operations problem, Lookup() to the rescue.

 

 

That's it for this week. Come to Think Data Thursday! Sign up for the Beta!

 

-Diego

Hello everyone, it's the first day of Spring 2017 AND the International Day of Happiness!

Put on your prettiest suit, and ask your boss if you could work outside today, under the sun and among the flowers...! You could try at least

 

 

 

Announcements

Help us gather the data on how you and your organization use data to make decisions || TDWI Best Practices Report Survey: Accelerating the Path to Value with Business Intelligence and Analytics

 

We’ve also officially opened the customer Call for Speakers for Tableau Conference 2017.

This year we’re returning to fabulous Las Vegas where, from October 9-13, data enthusiasts will come together to connect and learn from Tableau speakers and from each other. We hope you’ll apply to share your Tableau success story with your peers.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. || Learn more

 

 

Recognition

It is the International Day of Happiness, and I must say that our team at Tableau is really proud and happy to have you all, here, on the Tableau Community Forums!

We want to thank everyone for helping each others, you are embracing one of our Core value, our mission: You too, help people see and understand their data! We can't express enough our gratitude toward you. Keep up the fantastic work!

Do you want to give kudos to someone in particular? Shout-outs in the comments section!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

This last week, Scott Dexter was looking for a way to change the background color of a chart, depending on conditions.

Kaz Shakir came to the rescue with a very thorough solution!

Thanks everyone who participated in that particular thread || Change Background Color

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Do you want Tableau to support Spatial Objects in Databases? Vote it up here, and make your voice heard! || https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7242

 

With 37 upvotes (100% of votes) in a month, I couldn't skip this one: "Ability to share your Incremental/Full extract 'column' details which Tableau has to your custom SQL/Initial SQL window panes" || https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7142

 

 

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Enjoy your week-end, and make sure to send any comments or questions to community@tableau.com!

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

Good Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Here in the US, we're getting ready to kick off our annual NCAA basketball tournaments with March Madness. I'm sure we'll start seeing lots of Tableau vizzes coming out surrounding the topic. Here is one created by Lindsey Poulter on Tableau Public from this past summer's Sports Month:

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/ma/marchmadness_1/Dashboard/1.png

 

Announcements

March is nationally recognized as Women's Month, and last week, March 8 was International Women's day. We celebrated by recognizing women throughout the community who have motivated or inspired us in Happy International Women's Day! And don't think you can't still participate, if you have someone you want to recognize, please do! Keep your eye out for more conversations around data and women, or feel free to post your own: Data + Women .

 

Also, don't forget to join us for the first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software this Thursday, March 16th at 9:00 AM PDT.

 

Thinking about going to Tableau Conference this year? Want to get a free ticket and share your Tableau story? Apply to speak and join us in Vegas! The deadline is March 31st and it's approaching fast. Check out Apply to share your Tableau story at TC17 | Tableau Software for more information.

 

Do you like using data for good? The Tableau Foundation is helping to support this research challenge, and we encourage you all to get involved - Data For Climate Action Challenge.

 

If you missed last week's Virtual Health Care User Group meeting, you can check it out the recording and materials here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group: March 8

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Michael Hesser who achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge which means that he has had at least 25 of his responses marked as correct! Michael only joined the community a little over a year ago - and he's been helping lots of people since he joined. He seems to be particularly good at the calculation questions Thanks for all you do, Michael! We hope to continue seeing you around here.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Garrett Shannon a new member to the community and to Tableau had a question Do I need to shape my data? With the help of Deepak Rai, it looks like he was able to get close to the solution he was looking for. Eventually, he used an LOD expression that seemed to get the results he was looking for. Let the community know if you need additional help, Garrett! If not, feel free to mark the answer that solved your problem as correct.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week, we had a tie for the most voted on ideas. The Ability to Rename Workbooks on Server created by @Michael_Lee back in 2012, received 11 up votes giving it a total of 424 votes. Allowing to set the default value for parameter by Rozvin Marchan also received 11 votes, giving it a score of 403. Both of these are great ideas that hopefully will make their way into the products.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this edition of the Community Digest - hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

 

As always feel free to send any comments or questions to community@tableau.com.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!