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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

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

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

 

 

In Other News

 

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:

 

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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

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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!

Happy Monday.  It's March in the Northwest and the snow is still coming down.  I think we are all ready for Spring and warmer weather.

 

Speaking of March, remember that It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community.  Tracy mentioned the upcoming Data+Women Virtual Tableau User group event on March 16th.  More info below.

 

What else is going on in the community this week.

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.2 was released last week. We have some resources in the community to help you get going including 10.2 Tableau Resources with links to the upgrade guides for Server, Desktop and all the new great features in Tableau 10.2.  You can find the complete list of Ideas that you created and Tableau has included in 10.2 here: http://tabsoft.co/2meaEWZ

 

As I mentioned above, March is going to be a celebration of the women in our community. We'll be posting content/discussions in the Data + Women group. Feel free to get conversations of your own started! We'll also be having our first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software hosted by Brit Cava and Chloe Tseng on March 16th at 9:00 AM. This will be a great event - don't miss it!

 

Do you work in the Healthcare field? If so, do not miss tomorrow's Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group. Learn more here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Mahfooj Khan who achieved the "Answer Wizard" badge - meaning 100 of his responses have been marked as correct!  Thank you Mahfooj for all your whelp a

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Esther Twain asked a question Filter to max date - FIXED not working? where several users stepped in with ideas before Jay Morehart shared a solution using a nested LOD calculation that doesn't even require a filter.  Bookmark this one as it is a great help for some of those more tangled LOD questions.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork created an idea to disable Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort .  He created this idea back in 2012 and there are a few workarounds suggested in the comments including one that I use "covering up" the sort with a blank/transparent box on a dashboard.  However, this is still a popular request and was our top vote getter last week for ideas with 7.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's all for this week and let's cross our fingers for a sunny warm spring.

 

Have a good rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to reach out to the Tableau Community with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Happy Monday everyone! We're winding down the last couple days of February and then we're headed into March! Whew! Where have the first two months of this year gone already?

 

March is going to be a great month! It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community (see below for more). It's St. Patrick's Day in a couple of weeks. I'm in school right now - which means spring break! So many things to look forward to.

 

But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, and let's take a look into what's been going on in the community.

 

Announcements

We're starting a new program in the community where we're working with Tableau Developers to have more of a feedback loop with our community members. Last week, we kicked it off Dev Office Hours with Ben Lower, russellhay, and Tyler Doyle talking about the Tableau Server REST API. If you missed it, you can see the recording here: Ask us anything! (about the Tableau Server Client :D)

 

And this week, we'll be doing another one with Kent Marten - sign up here: Dev Office Hours: Maps and Spatial Data | Tableau Software  Also, let him know the types of questions you'll have ahead of time here: Ask us anything about maps or spatial data in Tableau!

 

As I mentioned above, March is going to be a celebration of the women in our community. We'll be posting content/discussions in the Data + Women group. Feel free to get conversations of your own started! We'll also be having our first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software hosted by Brit Cava and Chloe Tseng on March 16th at 9:00 AM. This will be a great event - don't miss it!

 

Do you use TabPy? Well, great news - it now supports Python 3.x and doesn't require Anaconda. It has been released by Bora Beran and can be found on GitHub here: GitHub - tableau/TabPy: Execute Python code on the fly and display results in Tableau visualizations

 

Interested in learning more about Tableau Cloud options, check out this webinar tomorrow: Cloud panel at the Informatica Virtual Cloud Summit

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jamieson Christian who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning 50 of his responses have been marked as correct! Jamieson is constantly helping people with their calculations and taking the time to write out thoughtful answers. Thank you on behalf of the community for all you've done Jamieson! We hope to continue seeing you around

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Jaskaran Dhillon asked How to create a calculated field based on the SUM of a column. Deepak Rai worked with Jaskaran until they found what he needed, which turned out to be the first response.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Michael Moore created an idea about how to Add user security to schedules. He created it the first week of January, and just last week it got half of it's votes, putting it at a total of 22.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this week (not that there wasn't A LOT more going on).

 

Have a good rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to reach out to the Tableau Community with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Hey everyone, happy Presidents' day!

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

  • This thread contains 10 very long comments. It looks like a battle happened in there, but the result is a huge WIN thanks to Simon Runc!

The question is from Esther Twain, about LOD expression for 'difference from overall average'.

Any issue with the same topic? Check it out.

 

  • In the same category, Cameron Taylor wanted to create a filter based on sets with intersecting data.

Shinichiro Murakami, Shawn Wallwork, and Toby Erkson stood up and unleashed Data solution. Well done everyone, love it!

Creating Filter Based on Sets with Intersecting Data

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

  • 675 views: Ammar Khwaira wanted to show 5 donuts on a row and the other 5 on another row.

It is a technical solution to a simple-looking problem, as it sometimes occurs on our forums.

If you are interested in this as well, the thread is here: Multiple donut charts in single sheet/dashboard

 

 

Top Voted Idea

When a schedule is created on Tableau Server all users who have publisher permissions can use any schedule. This is a problem when you have mid-day extract refreshes for things like published data sources but you want to limit your self-service publishers to only be able to refresh extracts during non-peak hours.

Do you also feel the same way as Michael Moore does? Comment and upvote this idea!

All the details and wanted feature are here: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6978

 

 

In Other News

  • Don't forget to use the Helpful and Correct features on our forums. They are really useful to everyone by increasing stats, gaining time to other users looking for a solution to their problems, as well as better referencing threads on search tools.

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a productive week.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Feel free to send any comments or questions about this digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday all! And happy early Valentine's day! Have you had the chance to do a makeovermonday? This just might be your week. Dive into some Valentine's Day data and see what you come up with: Data Sets | Makeover Monday. Here's one created by Suraj Shah to give you a little inspiration

 

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Announcements

This just posted - a new ambassador spotlight - check out my interview with Jonathan Drummey in Tableau Ambassador Spotlight with Jonathan Drummey.

 

Are you in healthcare or a related field? Don't miss this webinar on February 16th at 12 PM PST - Operational Excellence with Self-Service Analytics | Tableau Software  with Tableau's Andy De and austin montgomery from Prominence Advisors.

 

Don't miss this week's Think Data Thursday with Zen Masters, Christopher DeMartini and Tamas Foldi talking about Think Data Thursday - Vizception: D3.JS and Tableau integration - February 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM  Pacific. This TDT is meant for all skill levels, so don't hesitate to join!

 

The Tableau Server Admin user group will  be meeting on February 24th at 9 AM PST. Lead by Mark Wu with a special presentation from Jeff Strauss on Metadata Automation. To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-administrators-virtual-user-group-2

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is determined by the number of responses to the original thread.

Shivang Desai was having an issue where the tabcmd command not recognized as an internal or external commandMadhusudhan Khambham started helping Shivang by giving him information on where to find the command line, etc. However, Shivang was still having issues. Tharashasank Davuluru stepped in by asking for more details and providing Shivang with some screenshots that theoretically should have helped. Shivang, let the community know if this problem is resolved by marking a response as correct or letting us know how you solved it!

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

This thread is a couple of months old, but this question comes up time and time again. Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? Several people suggested using the zn function in a calculated field, while others suggested the ifnull function. Additional solutions were also presented, such as making some changes to the data via a SQL statement, etc. There are several solutions to this issue, however, it depends on your data, etc. Being able to share your workbook is extremely helpful in a situation like this!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most voted on idea was Presto Teradata ODBC Connector Timezone Setting with 10 votes, giving it a total of 23 ideas. This idea was created by Nissan N in January. Last week, he also received a response from Tableau developer, Arthur Gyldenege who let Nissan know the Presto connector is actively being worked on.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a productive week.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Feel free to send any comments or questions about this digest to community@tableau.com

Did everyone enjoy that Super Bowl?  Yeah me neither but hey..  It's a game and with Jonathan Drummey supporting them, it's hard not to imagine the Patriots winning every year.   Speaking of Super Bowls, Mr. Christopher DeMartini has updated his well known Super Bowl visualization on Tableau Public to include the game played yesterday.  Check it out - Tableau Public

 

 

Announcements

Chris will be joined by Tamas Foldi on February 16th at 8:00 AM Pacific for our next Think Data Thursday.   This session will touch on general concepts, what is required to integrate Tableau within d3.js within Tableau and also get into some detailed code along with live examples.  Sign up for the live webinar today here: Think Data Thursday - Vizception: D3.JS and Tableau integration - February 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM  Pacific .  If you can not attend, remember that we record each Think Data Thursday for you to watch at your leisure.  These are posted in our YouTube Channel playlist "Think and Talk Data".

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jim Dehner for his achievement of receiving the "I Know Stuff" badge indicating 10 correct marked answered posts.   Jay Morehart also achieved the 5 correct marked posts badge of "Help Desk".  Thank you for stepping up and helping other users of Tableau Jim and Jay!   You are both on your way to greatness in the community. 

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

Our most talked about thread this week was posted by Kathryn Ambrose relating to problems encountered trying to utilize the Tableau "IIF" statement.  Trying to use an IIF statement but I keep getting various errors.  Tableau Ambassador Norbert Maijoor  and community member Andrew Watson  stepped in to assist Kathryn with some questions.  The answer was finally hit upon when Kathryn shared some example data that helped clarify the issue. 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Our most viewed thread of the week is still seeking the perfect answer but not for lack of users trying and commenting.  Do you have anything to add or help?  Check it out here: Can any one suggest that how to create a calendar should be consistent even if the data is not present for some days of the month  . 

 

In Other News

  • Gartner has announced their "Gartner Data and Analytics Summits Worldwide" .  Is your business taking full advantage of the creativity of the employees and the data being collected by the organization.  If you are new to this journey with using Tableau and you plan to attend one of these summit events, be sure to stop by and visit Tableau. 
  • Chris Love has kicked off a thread to share #makeovermonday visualizations for week 5.  Check this thread out and either join in with your own make over or learn from others.  Makeover Monday Week 5 2017 - Employment Growth in G-7 Countries - Analysis, Feedback and Discussion
  • Are you new to Tableau or a long time user that wants to brush up on a skill?  Check out the Extension Activities from the Tableau Online Training team.  Be sure to check out this great resource for taking your Tableau skills to the next level. 

Good morning Data-rockstars,

It's already end of January, I feel like I'm still eating foie gras and fabulous onions-marmelade, salmon, and turkey. Oh the foie gras... but today we'll cheer you up with fantastic ideas, threads and lovely things about you: the community. Stay awesome!

 

 

◘ Announcements

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→ Meet the 2017 Tableau Ambassadors

The Tableau Ambassadors make the Tableau community what it is. They demonstrate the leadership, respect, and collaborative spirit that we value in our community members.

On behalf of the rest of the community, thank you to each of you.

 

Have you ever noticed that when you go to different places in the Tableau community, Public, User Groups, ... certain people continue to pop up, always answering questions, posting interesting vizzes, or sharing helpful content? Meet the 2017 Tableau ambassadors!

We're also super excited to have Chris McClellan, Donna Coles, Lei Chen join this group! Welcome back Norbert Maijoor!!

You will be able to recognize our ambassadors on the forums thanks to their blue badge.

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→ Deriving Time to First Event from Longitudinal Data Using Level of Detail Calculations

Aaron Sheldon created a very detail topic, a core analysis in longitudinal data. Make sure to read it!

 

 

◘ Recognition

A well-deserved shout out to Jamieson Christian for achieving the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge by having 25 responses marked as a correct answer. Jamieson's answers are consistently well thought-out and helpful and we're lucky to have him!

 

 

◘ Most Talked About Thread

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

Thread: Drawing a stacked bar chart from complementary fields - 10 comments

Naumaan Nayyar's first post in the forums is about drawing a bar chart. Our ambassador Chris is helping him, but we always welcome more brains for different approaches to the issues!

Thanks to everyone who can participate and help our users in the forums

 

 

◘ Most Viewed Thread

Thread: how to display only combined categories on a map - 154 views

The fabulous Joe Oppelt nailed it: Correct Answer!

If you also have an issue with combined categories and maps, head there.

 

 

◘ Top Voted Idea

Idea: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7021  - 12 upvotes, 100% upvotes

The more our end users depend on a Calendar (Date Parameter), they want to see it visually appealing and realistic.

Calendar should reveal, which days should have underlying data points.

Of course, this should be a top-up feature, and I want to retain all the existing calendar features.

If you also would like better calendars in Tableau, feel free to upvote the idea from Rahul Upadhye!

 

 

◘ In Other News

 

Enjoy your week everyone!

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to this week's digest. As I enjoy doing, let's start with "Today in History". Today in 1957 the toy company Wham-O produced the first Frisbee which sold over 100 million units in its first 20 years and is now a household staple! Read more HERE.

 

Announcements

Craig Bloodworth presented an awesome Think Data Thursday last week:Using the REST API to TabCommunicate. If you missed it, you can watch it HERE. More Think Data Thursday to come later!

Tableau 10.2 Beta is here! Cut data-prep time with these enhancements in Tableau 10.2

 

Want to go beyond training videos? Try extension activities

 

Recognition

A well-deserved shout out to Jamieson Christian for achieving the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge by having 25 responses marked as a correct answer. Jamieson's answers are consistently well thought-out and helpful and we're lucky to have him!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

These posts are my favorite. Bob Snyder asked for help with upgrading his excel connections utilizing the legacy connection to the native Tableau 10 connector. He needed to replace SQL with unions and Tom W was able to describe how. Then they discussed the issue in further detail and when Bob started experiencing unexpected behavior, he was able to work through the issue and solve it. Check out the full thread here: Upgrade away from Excel (Legacy) connection

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Last week's most viewed thread comes from mark schukas who asked about a Dashboard navigation "workaround". Mark wanted help passing actions with filters between dashboards. Matthew Risley stepped in to provide the first part of the solution and Matthias Goossens has helped refine the behavior but Mark could still use more help. See if you can find a solution!

 

 

Top Voted Idea    

One of our most requested ideas makes it back to the top this week Horizontal Scroll Bar on tables. Keep voting it up and get our devs' attention.

 

In Other News

Data prep is key to getting the most out of your Tableau analysis and that's especially true for survey data. Luckily we have a handy new article to help you get survey data ready for analysis: How to prep your survey data using only Tableau 10 and beyond.

 

Want to see what's coming in tech, data, and retail analysis? Check out our predictions here: 6 trends that will shape retail in 2017

 

Enjoy your week everyone!

 

-Diego

Happy Monday!

 

I'm glad to see that Patrick and some of you already got some snow... but I live in Dublin. Here, the only snow we know is liquid. Yes, like water in fact, and I'm super jealous of your snow.

Feel free to send a parcel of snow to the Dublin's office

Yay rain, don't we love it.

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Announcements

     Community! The next Think Data Thursday will occur this week, January 19th at 8:00 AM PST

We will be with Zen Master, Craig Bloodworth. He will walk through his learning aid called TabCommunicate. Aimed at both novice and experienced coders alike, TabCommunicate helps to remove the barriers to entry for people by providing an interface to easily fire off REST API calls to your own Tableau Server. Don't miss it!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1aad1941e85d3f8ad746f627e8486654

 

     ◘ Learn how to create astounding hex tiles maps in Tableau thanks to Kevin Taylor.

Join in some plotting data, add a hexagon file to your custom shapes, do some dragging and dropping, and voilá! You’ve got a beautiful hex-tile map visualization.

Learn more: Viz Whiz: Use hex-tile maps to eliminate the Alaska effect  | Tableau Software

 

     ◘ I love visualisations, and I was so stunned by our latest blog!

Improve your skills at Tableau by better thinking about Spatial Context, Colours, Icons, Shapes, and Symbols.

Learn more: 3 ways psychological schemas can improve your data visualization  | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to sree rao who recently gone beyond the rank of Data Rockstar, he is now "Trendline Setter"! Sree often helps the users on our forums. Thanks for your help, keep it up!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

The thread Tableau in JIVE is getting multiple posts but we haven't been able to solve it... YET!

Please, help David Angarita, we're his only hope

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

12.195 views! The thread whats the difference bewteen desktop and desktop professional? has been formulated by Stan Clarke, and Shawn Wallwork nailed it.

Well explained, now you know!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Would you be interested in a widget app that wouldn't require Tableau to be launched on your mobile? I would!

18 upvotes this week.

Upvote/comment: Widgets for Tableau mobile

 

 

In Other News

  • We love to hear feedback from the community members about what makes this place work and what we can do to improve things.  Shawn Wallwork kicked off a great discussion on this topic in the Community Canvas area titled Philosophical Question... . A great thread from some of community ambassadors about what makes this place tick.  Feel free to leave your own comments.
  • You may have noticed that we recently modified the Start a New Discussion page to encourage our guests to add a packaged workbook and the version of Tableau that they are using to the post that is being created.   Ambassador Joe Oppelt created a thread last week that gets to the hear of why that version piece is so helpful.  Why we ask for a workbook, and WHY I ASK FOR YOUR TABLEAU VERSION!! - give it a read and share around.

 

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

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

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