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Happy Monday - I raised awareness a few weeks ago about the solar eclipse but it's nearly here (next Monday).  I didn't want to let the theme pass us over quite yet.  Zen Master,  Matthew Chambers created a post and visualization examining the relationship between interest in the eclipse and the path of the eclipse.   Learn how Matt created that great eclipse path across the USA in his article. 

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Announcements

+ Today is the last day of the  virtual JavaScript API hackathon. #DataDev Hackathon is underway from August 4-14, and the winner will receive a free pass to Tableau Conference 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas! Learn more on the Tableau blog: Announcing Developer hackathon - Win a free pass to TC17!

 

+ I will be on vacation for the next several weeks as I am set to begin my hike of thehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir_TrailJohn Muir Trail on Tuesday, August 22nd. 

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to our community Ambasador Zhouyi Zhang (ZZ) for achieving the Answer Wizard badge!  The Answer Wizard badge marks is received after 100 people have marked your answer 'Correct'.  This is a huge milestone in the Tableau Community forums that only a handful of members have achieved.  Thank you ZZ.  

 

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Indre White asked a question about ranking data for the current year but showing data across several years.  Ambassador Joe Oppelt and Shinichiro Murakami both jumped in to assist Indre with this challenging question.  Joe went the Table Calculation route and Shin chose to use a LOD calc.  This is a great example of how you can use different methods to arrive at a result in Tableau.  Both offer an opportunity to learn more advanced techniques/tools. 

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Ability to Rename Workbooks on Server originally contribute by Michael Lee with 579 votes for this Idea and 119 comments.  There are some conflicting ideas about what and who should be allowed to change a workbook name.  What are your thoughts?  Vote and share your comments. 

 

In other news

Learn how Zen Master Christopher DeMartini analyzed movie scripts with Tableau - Analyzing Movie Scripts with Tableau | Tableau Public .  A truly fascinating look at  what's possible with Tableau. 

 

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

Happy Monday all - hopefully everyone had a great weekend and you found a way to beat the heat! It seems the worst is over for Seattle, but we are also keeping a watchful eye on our EMEA friends and the 'Lucifer' heat wave.

 

An oldie but a goodie Viz to put this all in perspective comes from Tableau Zen Master and Ambassador Andy Kriebel, with his "How Warm is Earth Becoming?" viz for Makeover Monday last year. This viz has almost 4k views, and it's easy to see why. Andy breaks down the data, and how he starts with rebuilding a radial chart, to a heat map with the time-based data. He finally took a ten-year average and came up with this interactive viz:

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Announcements

+ The Tableau Developer Platform team is excited to announce a virtual JavaScript API hackathon. #DataDev Hackathon is underway from August 4-14, and the winner will receive a free pass to Tableau Conference 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas! Learn more on the Tableau blog: Announcing Developer hackathon - Win a free pass to TC17!

 

+ We are excited to announce that Patrick Byrne has joined Support Programs’ Community and Social team as Associate Technical Program Manager for the online Community and other social channels. He started on the team 1st August and is based in Seattle. You’ll be able to find him in the Community already as he’s been active in there for several months. Here’s what he has to say about himself …

 

Hi Everyone!

 

My name is Patrick Byrne, I was raised in the Seattle area even though I was born on the East coast (Delaware). I love to attend live music of all sorts, as well as venturing to the outdoors for camping (from car to backpacking). I started my career with Tableau on December 31st, 2015 as a Technical Support Specialist, moving to Technical Support Engineer the following October. Working in Tier1 of Technical Support for a little over a year and a half I have gained invaluable insight into customer frustrations as well as technical knowledge of the Tableau products.

 

Moving forward, I am beyond excited for our upcoming product lines (Project Maestro and the implementation of Hyper) and to tackle the challenges of supporting brand new products.

 

I look forward to working with all the various teams and departments. Feel free to reach out and say hello!

 

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Recognition

Congratulations to Kaz Shakir and Michael Someck for achieving the Questions for Breakfast badge! Thank you both for helping so many people in the community - it has not gone unnoticed! We hope to continue see you around.

 

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Tim Boudreau had a question about Map won't load - too large of dataset? He is trying to plot 100,000 latitude/longitude points on a map overlay. Catherine Brown has been helping to troubleshoot, but this remains unanswered. Check out the thread and see if you can help Tim find a solution.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Multi-Values Parameters by Loïc Grange with a net of over 1,200 votes and +5more just from the last week. There are 121 comments on this Idea.

 

In other news

  • Lari McEdward, a Tableau employee and training expert, shared a great viz on 5 Millennia of Eclipses with data from NASA on Tableau Public. We would love to hear your eclipse viewing plans if you are in North America!

 

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

Hi everyone, happy Monday!

 

Dun dun dududun dun dududun: Games of Thrones is coming back and we've got a fabulous viz fromannabelle rincon!

Which GoT character has the highest probability of ruling Westeros? Check out her viz to find out: Tableau Public

And remember... No spoil!

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Announcements

+ Seven years ago we launched @TableauPublic. The community has spoken by uploading 1,000,000 vizzes!

Check out the #1,000,000 viz: Tableau Public hits 1 million vizzes

 

+ Calling all developers! We're excited to announce our virtual JavaScript API Hackathon: Developer Hackathon - win a FREE pass to TC17!

And don't miss our JavaScript API FB Live this Friday 4t of August, 11am PST.

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Recognition

+ Fantastic ratio from Michael Someck this week! 15 out of 29 of his replies are correct 1 helpful which make him the most accurate on the Community forums this week. Yeah, I think it deserves a round of applause (and a few beers, but everything is an excuse to drink in Ireland )

Thank you everyone, helping on the forums is one of the most amazing things with this community: you're so friendly and love to help each others!

Keep it up

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

This last week, Ken Muir had a question about how to manipulate the data so he could see exactly what location the product is in at any date with SQL Custom Query.

Filling in the missing dates

kettan jumped in for a solution! Jonathan Drummey added a nice touch to the already existing content.

 

 

In other news

+ Tableau 10.4 Beta is available! If you are interested in exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

+ Lucky you! The last-chance discount for the Tableau Conference 2017 has been extended - save $100 until next Friday!

Tableau Conference 2017 | Las Vegas | October 9-12 | #data17

 

+ Andy Kirk of Visualizing Data is kicking off a crowd-sourced project, The Chartmaker Directory. It’s “an attempt to gather and organise a useful catalogue of references that will offer people a good sense of what charts can be made using which tools and, where necessary, how.”

Want to get involved? Submit examples (un-filled circles) or tutorials/how-to (filled circles) for the various chart types using Tableau! (Note that examples and tutorials can only be submitted via a link, so they must be posted online.)

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From Andy:

“On the top left you will find the + button which offers a simple three-step process to allow contributors to suggest a link to either an example or tutorial of a chart being made by a specified tool. Multiple references are welcome for the same chart-tool combination but, inevitably, plugging the gaps as much as possible is a key goal, initially at least.

Submitted suggestions will be received on email and considered for inclusion, please don't expect them to automatically appear in the directory.

For more information about the project, check out Andy’s blog.

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Any suggestions or things you want to add to the Weekly Digest? Send your submissions to community@tableau.com!

Happy analyzing!

Happy Monday everyone. 

 

Lots of attention is being paid to the solar eclipse occurring across much of the USA next month (August 21).  Are you planning to watch it live?  Find out if you are going to be in the full shadow of the moon to see the eclipse by reading up at one of the many great resources online such as Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Maps of the Path.   Do you have an eclipse related Viz to share?  Be sure to let us know at community@tableau.com.

 

This eclipse talk can not go by without a bit of speculation about those unexplained spots of light in the sky.  Is it UFO, weather balloon, or meteor?  I found this great post by Florian Ramseger posted last year at this time: Web Scraping for Everybody: Using the Import Functions in Google Sheets with Tableau Public 10 | Tableau Public  where you can learn more about UFO's through history and speculate why some years and places have more reported sightings than others.  Dig into the data and build your own hypothesis.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Tableau Senior Research Scientist,  Sarah Battersby is back again this week with another of her great and helpful posts related to mapping.  This time she is teaching us about jittering points on maps when working with overlapping data points.  Read about it here: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Maps of the Path

 

Recognition

+ Congratulations to Zhouyi Zhang  who earned the "Answer Wizard" Badge this week.   More than 100 of Zhouyi's replies have been marked as correct. Thank you from the Tableau Community for the huge impact you have had ZZ!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Michael Simons posted a question asking about parsing String value sub-strings.  In this case, the question relates to finding rows with specific words.  kettan and Sherzodbek Ibragimov both jumped in to assist with this ideas to assist this task.  While the final marked correct post was from Sherzodbek, there are some great ideas shared in the entire thread.  The Tableau Community team utilizes Reg-ex to locate and manage some of the content in the community as well. Do you ever have to tackle managing data manipulation of String values?  Learn more about capabilities of Tableau here: Additional Functions 

 

In other news

+Tableau 10.4 Beta is available! If you are interested in exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

+ Have you picked up your ticket for Tableau Conference 2017 in Las Vegas?  Conference this year is occurring October 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV.   Conference sells out every year so be sure to make that reservation early.  The Tableau Community team will be there again.  

 

Please feel free to send submissions or suggestions to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing

Happy Wednesday everyone! There was a bit of a learning curve tracking down all the data I needed to put together my first digest so I apologize on the delay! I look forward to this becoming a seamless process and working hard to support the Tableau Community!

 

To carry on a tradition from Diego I want to share a “Today in History.”

 

“On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta*” -- the Rosetta Stone! As a lover of learning new languages and exploring new cultures I thought this would be great to share. I feel strongly that knowing and understanding data connects people in new and unique ways and I love to find new ways to tell stories with data in Tableau. Please share your stories of how using data, Tableau, or learning a new language has helped you break down barriers in the comments below!

 

+ Check out these great Vizzes on Tableau Public on language to learn more: + Are We Speaking The Same Language? by Bridget Winds Cogley + Colorful Language of the Bible by Robert Rouse + What is the ‘Best’ Second Language to Learn? by Michael Brinn and Mike Cisneros

 

*source: History.com http://histv.co/1JBW8K

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Announcements

 

+ Former Community Manager Tracy Rodgers wrote a great blog to help you “Learn how the Tableau community is using IT data to gain insights that drive decision”. She learned that It organizations are challenged to integrate and blend data, that it's important to quickly understand what's happening, and that Tableau dashboards are used as a consolidated monitoring tool for IT organizations. Check out the full blog for more information. Great work Tracy! 

 

+ Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Analysis Kent Marten is looking for feedback from customers who work with maps and spatial data. From Kent, “I am organizing a customer study to learn more about how you use spatial data in Tableau. We have had a ton of feedback over the years, but since the release of the spatial file connector in Tableau 10.2, there's been a surge in interest in mapping in Tableau. I want to make sure that we're aligned with our customers and building the right features and capabilities into the coming releases.
Follow this link to the thread to participate: https://community.tableau.com/message/641731

 

Recognition

+ Congratulations to Michael Someck and Kaz Shakir who all earned “Questions for Breakfast” badges! More than 25 of your responses have been marked as correct. Thank you for your dedication to the Tableau Community!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Malini Ram started a discussion on “6 measures total, 4 need to be as bars and two as lines. This thread received 18 responses and over 150 views this week. Hari Ankem has been a huge help on this thread but it is still not resolved. Can you help?

 

In other news

+ We shared this last week but would like to again highlight that the Tableau 10.4 Beta is now available! If you are interested in exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

That’s all I have for my first post! Please feel free to send submissions or suggestions to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing

This week, on the 14th of July, is the French National Day! "La Prise de la Bastille", Storming of the Bastille is a very important day in the history of France as it enabled the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. The royal government fought against the people, mutinous French guards, and mercenaries for the Bastille. The latter was a prison detaining people who said or wrote things that displeased the monarchy - thus making the prison the true symbol of absolutism. Hundreds of women, men, influencers attacked the building and took it by force at the cost of many lives taken. The monarchy had been brought down and the National Assembly created - We still use it nowadays.

Get ready for gigantic fireworks, military parades, and many concerts.

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Announcements

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: You can finally get your hands on a version of Tableau Server on Linux. Our beta version is ready for you to test, provide feedback, and experience the power and flexibility of Tableau Server on “the penguin”. You can look forward to some exciting capabilities in this version of Tableau Server from an admin perspective, including a new option to choose how to authenticate users with LDAP.

 

The Ambassador program has grown to include representatives of user groups, social media mavens, Tableau Public leaders, and forum moderators that help serve our more than 100,000 passionate users!

Join us in welcoming Franca Higginbotham, Okechukwu Ossai, Jim Dehner, Zhouyi Zhang, Ann Jackson, Rajeev Pandey, Filippo Mastroianni, and Pablo Gomez

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Mihai Constantinescu who obtained 12 correct posts in a week! A fantastic achievement, well done Mihai

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

I have particularly been interested in two threads this week! Amazing how our lovely community help each others, follow up and stand their ground until the issue is solved!

You truly rock, thanks for your help!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Do you want to allow web editors and dashboard builders to create “dual axis maps” and synchronize the axis?

Then vote up this top idea from last week: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7627 Pratap Chilamakuri

 

 

In other news

 

 

Thanks for your time, have a great week and... happy analyzing!

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

Happy 3rd of July

 

This week we celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S.  Many of our employees are out on summer holidays enjoying time with family and friends. Fireworks displays are best watched from the sidelines in my opinion. Here is a Tableau Public viz created by Inquidia Consulting from 2015 about the most common injuries related to fireworks. Playing it Safe With Fireworks | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

This is the last week that Diego medrano will be a member of the community team here at Tableau. He leaves for Philadelphia and a new adventure next week. We are sure he will do well in his future endeavors.  

 

Do you utilize the Tableau Mobile app? Do you have suggestions or ideas for improving the app experience? Shweta Jindal is collecting your ideas and feedback in the thread Content discovery on Mobile. Take a moment to visit.

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Hari Ankem  who achieved the "Question for Breakfast" badge - meaning that 25+ of his responses have been marked as correct. Thank you Hari!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Amelia Kohm asked Does Tableau Public work with Tableau Server?  Hari Ankem and Shawn Wallwork both provided detailed answers. This post really helps clarify the differences between Tableau Public, Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Desktop. Thank you Hari and Shawn!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This weeks top voted idea is Shared DataSource Site within Tableau Server. This idea received 17 votes last week for a total of 68.

 

 

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

Happy Monday and welcome to this weeks Digest.

 

Last week we celebrated the summer solstice.  The solstice is recognized around the world in many different ways.  From the crowds that gather at Stonehenge to the yoga inspired in New York's Times Square.   Here are the top 10 celebrations from around the world.  Whatever you did to celebrate, I hope this finds you enjoying your Summer (or for those of you south of the Equator - Winter). 

 

 

Announcements

 

The Tableau 10.4 Beta is now available.  Interested in seeing the release and exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Justin Larson  who achieved the "Question for Breakfast" badge - meaning that 25+ of his responses have been marked as correct. Thank you Justin! 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Mac Chadwick Ranier Tolentino posted the question Get the hour increment of Data on June 20th.  Hari Ankem replied 20 minutes later with a request for more details to better understand the question.  Chad replied quickly with clarifying information.  Akhilesh Singh jumped in about an hour later with suggestions for reshaping the original data and modifying the original data between each refresh to achieve the desired reporting.  Thank you Akhilesh and Hari.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This weeks top voted idea is Control what displays in View Data.  This idea received 7 votes last week for a total of 801.  This idea has been capturing additional feedback from Tableau Program Manager Zi Krostag.

 

 

In other news

  • Sarah Battersby, a Tableau employee and research scientist, has posted an update to: Map Series. The latest post is Dual Axis Mapping - Many Ways. This post covers the many different ways to combine data layers into a single map to create a beautiful map visualization.

 

 

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

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.

 

 

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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

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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? eLearning Administrator'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.

 

 

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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  More 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.