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▲ A great Tableau Conference 2017

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We are starting to recover from an amazing week of meet ups, games, tweeting, sessions and parties.  We hope you were able to attend this year's conference and renew or make friendships to enrich your journey with Tableau.  Our team looks forward to the Tableau Conference each year and we enjoy meeting each of you.  There's nothing like putting faces to the names we see here in the community forums. Most importantly, we want to share how wonderful it was to meet so many of you in person.  Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourselves.   #WeAreDataPeople

 

Did you miss Tableau Conference this year but you still would like to take in the content?  Register for Tableau Conference Live and watch the Tableau Keynotes, 200+ breakout sessions, and the Hands-On training sessions with their related workbooks and content.

 

▲ Announcements

+ Tableau Conference 2018 #TC18 is open for registration.  https://tc17.tableau.com/  is where you will find the link.  Now is the time to get the best rooms and rates on flights.


+ Tableau 10.5 beta is a out and ready for testing.  You may have heard our Developement team share the many new features available in this upcoming version at Tableau Conference Dev's on Stage event. Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this linke: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.  The Beta Developer tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs 

 

+ Tableau has several new and updated resources available for your exploration in the community including Logshark v2 and TabMon v1.2.

 

 

Recognition

This week we are happy to share that Michael Gillespie has achieved the Questions for Breakfast badge awarded for 25 correctly marked replies in the forums.  Thank you Michael for all your contributions! 

Peter Fakan achieved the "I Know Stuff!!" badge this week marking his first 10 correctly marked replies. 

Hari Chandan Reddy Maryada and John Kuo achieved a monster milestone with over 100 users marking their replies as Helpful. 

Thanks to each of you for sharing your knowledge and ideas with each other to make the Tableau Community the best. 

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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RamalingaRaju PS asked "Sort by ascending and descending in Tableau" and Tableau Community Ambasador Jim Dehner replied to the initial post within 2 minutes.  Wow Jim..   it took a bit of going back and forth to sort out the issue but Jim provided a solution using a Parameter.  Jim shared a common sentiment in the final post of this thread - helping others is often an opportunity to learn something new yourself.  Trying to push yourself to learn more Tableau?  Join Jim and see if you can help others in the community. 

 

The Top 'Liked" post this week started with a question from Youwei Chen titled "Separate coloring per row".  The correctly marked reply with detailed steps and pictures was supplied by Subhankar Mishra.  Subhankar joined the community last April and has already received the Help one, Help all (over 100 users have found his replies helpful).  thank you Subhankar! 

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea for last week is Control what displays in View Data with 14 new votes last week.  This idea originally created in 2012 has several replies and ideas within the comments.  It's a pretty broad request so be sure to read through these as there may be a solution that will work for you within the replies.  There are also a number of related ideas that may be a better fit for your use case listed within the replies.  As always, your feedback and comments are welcome within these ideas to help shape the product. 

 

 

Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Best,

Patrick

Coming Together at Tableau Conference Next Week: A note from Tableau's CEO Adam Selipsky

 

On behalf of Tableau employees, I want to express our deepest sympathies for the victims and their families that are forever changed as result of the tragedy in Las Vegas Sunday night. We believe the best response is to carry on as normally as possible to show our collective resilience and the force we can be for positive change. As such, we look forward to gathering at Tableau Conference to share and learn from each other, albeit with heavy hearts.

 

I want to thank all our customers, partners, sponsors, and the Las Vegas citizens, who have reached out with their support. We are extremely thankful that our team members who are already in Las Vegas are safe. Our first priority is the safety of our attendees and we have increased security measures for TC17. We are in close contact with the venues and local authorities in Las Vegas to ensure everyone is able to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

We have also heard from many of you, full of compassion and eager to help. We’re encouraged by your spirit. We are pledging a contribution to the National Compassion Fund to support the victims and their families. In addition, we will provide opportunities next week for all of us to help those affected.

 

In the meantime, one way to contribute is to donate blood to your local blood bank. Visit redcrossblood.org to find a donation station near you, or follow the #data17donates to join a blood drive during next week’s conference.

 

For more information about next week’s events, please visit the Tableau TC17 Response FAQ page. Also, look for updates from the Tableau Conference team in your email and in the #Data17 mobile app.

 

In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you.

 

Looking forward to seeing you next week,

Adam Selipsky

President and CEO

Tableau

 

▲ Announcements

+ Tableau 10.4 has been released! From the Tableau Blog: With Tableau 10.4, we’re making data discovery a breeze. Save time and reduce mistakes by ensuring that you are using the best data for your analysis. Data source certification promotes approved data sources and works seamlessly with recommendations to guarantee you’re using the right data at the right time. Enable smarter conversations between teams with discussions and viz snapshots, and visualize custom transportation routes and other networks with support for linear geometries. Polish your dashboard design with dashboard spacing and publish to older versions of Tableau Server using the newest version of Tableau Desktop with downgrade and publish.


+ #WeAreDataPeople: Celebrating the Tableau Community: Starting September 25th, we mailed 5,000 #WeAreDataPeople flags to our community with one simple directive: Take a selfie. Didn’t receive a flag? We’ve got you covered. Complete this form, and we’ll get one sent your way as soon as possible, while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Recognition

Cheers to new names and some familiar faces popping up with awards this week! Mike Dunning has earned the Tableau Server Certified badge and Tableau User Group Ambassador Donna Coles has earned the prestigious Help one, help all! badge.  It's been a big week with community support with jennifer.vonhagel earning Questions for Breakfast, Jayshree Dawrewar received Helpful is my middle name, and sesha.peram with the Help Desk badge! Congratulations to all and thank you for all your support.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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suchit kulkarni asked How to Clean Excel Data to Avoid redundant entry being read as Two. Two people have marked the question as helpful and it has received 17 replies, but still remains unanswered. Follow the link to join the discussion!

 

The top liked forum this week comes from Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Data Kent Marten.Work with Maps and Spatial data? We need your feedback! The post is originally from July, but received 17 replies this week alone. He closed the survey for feedback in mid-August but shared, "If you are planning on attending TC17 in Las Vegas, please come by the Mapping kiosk, attend one of the many mapping breakout sessions, or to the Mapping in Government meetup in Thursday morning."

 

Top Voted Idea

Switch data sources by changing a parameter in a workbook shared by Fabio Galli has received six votes in the Ideas Forum. He shared, "it would be very useful for a scenario in which there are several identical data sources (e.g. SQL Server DB with the same data structures in different Databases) to have the possibility to change the Database to run a query against from a parameter, directly by the end user." Please visit the thread to read more.

 

In closing, and with respect the Tableau Community team echoes what our CEO Adam Selipsky shared, "In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you." We are here for you. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to tcquestions@tableau.com.

 

Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Best,

Amanda

Tableau has a gigantic smart and fun community!

Before TC17 in Las Vegas, a lot of Tableau User Groups are gathering to discuss updates, products, tricks and have fun together.

Make sure to join the Events and Conferences: Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the Kentucky are all in the starting blocks for the United States while the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are boosting their power before the Conference.

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▲ Announcements

+ Gain new analytic superpowers as you join the Tableau Conference 17, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from Oct 9 to 12. We hope to see you there in two weeks! Learn more about the event: https://tc17.tableau.com/

+ There is so much to do at #Data17! Here are a few ways to ensure you'll get the most of the Community experience.

Data rockstars unite: Find your tribe at Tableau Conference 2017

+ Check out Pooja Gandhi and Adam Crahen's work: #DearDuo! An inspiring and smart project for fun and skills boosting.

#DearDuo: Our quantified-self journey

 

+ Are you a marketer that’s tired of creating reports in excel? Do you get annoyed every time you pull data from multiple platforms to create website traffic reports? Two of Tableau’s own marketers have created a next-level website analytics dashboard, with custom traffic metrics, to make reporting a breeze! They will be sharing their knowledge about Tableau at TC17 during their breakout session.

DIY Website Analytics Dashboards for Marketers at TC17

 

 

Recognition

Today I particularly wanted to thank Andrew Kim for the quality of his work

44 posts have been published this week to help our community, while 39% have been marked as correct and helpful!

This is the highest ratio this last week but also for the whole month of September! (90 posts for 31 helpful or correct)

 

Of course, we at Tableau, are really appreciative of our users in the forums. We love to read your replies and different paths that will allow our customers to better understand Tableau while gaining more knowledge about a given topic. You totally help users see and understand their data. Doing so, YOU are a Data Rockstar! Cheers

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

557 views, 22 comments, Vasu choudhury almost nailed our community with his question about dynamically showing previous Quarters/Half Yearly values based on Time period selection.

Thanks to Norbert Maijoor, Shinichiro Murakami and Yuriy Fal, THEY nailed him down with many excellent and detailed replies.

Congratulations to you all, you really are pillars of our community and we can't thank you enough for your dedication.

Show Previous Quarter/Half Yearly values based on Time period selection

 

 

Best ideas

This week I wanted to put the incentive on our Ideas. It really is a great place if you want to propose new features for Tableau, implement new things and directly discuss with our Dev teams.

The latter are regularly skimming through your threads in order to gather more feedback from our community, discuss implementations and raise the best detailed ideas for their projects.

If our products lack things that you really want to see added, come over and directly speak with us: Full List of Ideas

 

 

Enjoy the week, it is cold but very sunny in Dublin this Monday - I hope you're having a great weather as well. I can't wait for snowboarding season early in 2018! Ah... 2018, time flies right?

Until next time, happy analyzing!

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

 

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→ BONUS from Danny Sutton, I spotted his Star Wars viz on Twitter: Sentiment Analysis; What fans feel about the franchise? - Tableau Public

(Han Solo shot first)

Do you love data analytics? Do you strive to improve processes or geek out over security? Do you believe in the power of understanding data to inspire true innovation?

Then, Tableau Conference 2017 is for you! You’ll be among thousands of fellow data people who understand that powerful insights, beautiful visualizations, and surprising revelations are a reason to get out of bed every day. And did we mention they love to have fun?

 

This is where data people gather to learn, collaborate, and network, building a lasting community with the power to make a difference. The excitement is tangible – you’ll feel inspired from the first moment, and build momentum as you discover new tools, techniques, and curiosity.

With more than 400 sessions of every level and focus, you’ll learn more in one week than you ever thought possible. From keynotes to breakouts, hands-on training to hands-in-the-air parties, you’ll be in the company of Tableau experts, partners, and customers: it’s data people paradise.

 

Gain new analytic superpowers to take home with you. You can even get certified as a Tableau expert. It’s all happening at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas - Oct 9-12.See you there, in a little bit more than two weeks!

 

Learn more about the event: https://tc17.tableau.com/

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Announcements

+  Create a viz using your personal fitness data, upload it to Tableau Public, and you’ll be on your way to slipping into some Lululemon apparel! You have until Saturday 30th of September to Submit your viz.

Join the #FitData17 viz competition for a chance to win gear at TC17 | Tableau Software

+ It’s time for another round up of the best of the #Tableau blogosphere! Fresh ideas & new bloggers in our community.

Best of the Tableau Web: Welcome to the new bloggers! | Tableau Software

+ So cool to see #vizforsocialgood at UNHQ for the General Assembly--front and center as leaders from around the globe come together to talk about our biggest challenges! Check out the vizzes on Tableau Public here: Socio-Economic Development and the Sustainable Development Goals - A Collection of Interactive Data Visualisations

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Recognition

Deepak Rai replied to 51 threads while having a dozen of them marked as correct and helpful!

Thank you very much for your time and skills Deepak! We hope that many users will be inspired by your performance and share their knowledge as well

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

Abderrahim Oubidar had a question related to filling some missing values in his data. He had 2 tables that he joins together, the first gives the sales for each day, the other is monthly budget.

Guess who solved it? Kalyan Allam: Congratulations, you rock!

Filling missing values in the data

Thank you everyone for jumping in that thread

 

Best idea last week

Luke Brady would like to enable Tableau Desktop to connect to and create an Extract of OneDrive content which is shared with me where I am not the owner.

Do you think like Luke? Then upvote and comment his idea!

Ability to Create Extract from someone else's OneDrive Data

 

Have a great week, and until next time, happy analyzing!

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

Tableau Conference on Tour landed in Berlin!

If you love data — the storytelling, the inspiring calls to action, the success it brings to your business — Tableau Conference On Tour, Berlin is where you belong. Network with hundreds of change-makers from every industry.

Get answers to your toughest questions. Get inspired by stellar Tableau and customer keynote speakers. Craft your personal learning journey with hands-on training sessions and one-on-one Tableau Doctor appointments.

And best of all, have an amazing experience with the Tableau community – complete with data people as smart and solution-driven as you!

 

Plan Your Tableau Conference on Tour 17 Berlin Experience and find out what else you can do in Berlin.

Learn more about the event: https://ontour.tableau.com/berlin

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Announcements

+ Fellow data artists this is your moment: Show off your vizzing skills to claim Lululemon gear at Tableau Conference!

Join the #FitData17 viz competition for a chance to win gear at TC17 | Tableau Software

+ Learn how to use benchmarks in Tableau with Yvan Fornes! His different approaches and vizzes are mind-blowing.

Two approaches to benchmarking with Tableau | Tableau Software

+ Of course, the Tableau on Tour Conference, Berlin, started today! Are you attending this exciting event? 11-13 September.

https://ontour.tableau.com/berlin

 

 

Recognition

This week, Jennifer VonHagel replied to 49 threads while having 17 of them marked as correct and helpful!

You contributions have been very appreciated by our community, and we are delighted to have you among our top users this week
Thanks everyone for helping the Tableau users!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

Angela Torres needed help with downgrading a file from 10.3 to 10.2 using notepad and changing the version.

1827 views and 10 comments, Joe Oppelt dived in with a proper solution!

Convert .twb in 10.3 to 10.2 version

Thanks for your help!

 

 

Have a great week, and until next time, happy analyzing!

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

Welcome to my first weekly digest! Hopefully everyone is having a great Mon.. I mean, Tuesday, as the US celebrated Labor Day on Monday!

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

 

In the wake of hurricane Harvey we have seen countless stories on the devastation as well as relief efforts for the victims. The mounting cost of the effort is quickly turning Harvey into one of the costliest hurricanes to ever make landfall! To give a better idea of the costs incurred by other hurricanes Raycom News Network,  Raycom News Network | Tableau Public, created the below Tableau Public visual.  Harvey is expected to cost upwards of 190 billion dollars. In comparison to the most recent on the chart, hurricane Sandy, which had an estimated cost 70.2 billion.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ha/HarveycouldbethecostliesthurricaneinUShistory/Dashboard1/1.png

Places to donate or show support for Harvey Relief efforts:

 

American Red Cross | Houston Chapter

Ways to Donate

 

Feeding Texas

https://www.feedingtexas.org/ 

 

Save the Children

Ways To Give - Save the Children

 

SPCA of Texas

Donate to the SPCA of Texas Online - SPCA of Texas

 

 

Announcements

Yvan Fornes recently wrote a blog posted featured on Tableau.com (linked-below) that discusses the use of Tableau and bench-marking. Many industries use benchmarks to determine the performance of a particular campaign, product line, or competition. Tableau allows Yvan to gain insight into the performance against the benchmarks.

 

Two approaches to benchmarking with Tableau | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Big congratulations to community member Hari Ankem on earning the Help one, Help all! badge! This badge is received for having 100 answers marked helpful!

 

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Most Talked about Thread

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Peter Haenggi wanted some more information on creating a grand totals calculation that worked for all columns in the given view. There is some excellent discussion on thread, think you might have insight, all assistance is appreciated: Grand totals working for some columns and not others - Help

 

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Control what displays in View Data originally contributed by Darrin Schulte  with 863 votes for this idea and 102 comments. There has been conversation regarding this idea since 2012. Have a suggestion or additional use case to share for the idea? Follow the link and add your vote to learn more and support the idea!

 

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

Welcome to the Weekly Digest! We are only 40 days out from TC17 and I am incredibly excited to meet so many of our amazing community members at my first Tableau Conference! Here is a link to register if you haven't had a chance to yet. I will be working with the community team, and supporting a couple Data + Women sessions, but since this will be my first trip to Las Vegas in about a decade I thought it would be fun to see what great vizzes are out on Tableau Public around the "Entertainment Capital of the World!"

 

Ahead of the 2015 conference Branden Fulton created this "The Fabulous Las Vegas" viz including how blackjack and baccarat had gone head to head to get the top spot in table game revenue. Do you know of any other great vizzes or data sets on Las Vegas? Please share in the comments below!

 

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Ahead of this year's conference Tableau Zen Master Andy Kriebel is helping to support vegans and vegetarians with his "Viva Las Vegans!" viz, which was an Iron Viz entry. It's incredibly practical and useful - and has already been optimized for mobile viewing. Nice work Andy!

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Announcements

+ Our fearless community support lead Patrick  Van Der Hyde is out in the great wide open hiking the John Muir Trail! If you would like to learn more about America's National Parks check out this great viz from Tableau Public Ambassador Pablo Gomez: The National Parks Have Never Been More Popular. With data from the National Park Service, Pablo looks at visitor data over the last 100 years. Download the workbook data and see what you can find!

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Aishwarya Sawant, yasuhiko nakamura and James Geron for each achieving the Calc Contributor badge!  This badge mark is received after you create a document in the Calculation Reference Library. This is a huge asset in the Tableau Community and is a benefit for all Tableau users! Thank you

 

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Most Talked about Thread

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Christopher Carucci started a conversation on August 18th on Filter Dashboard based on User department. The thread has 18 replies, has been marked as helpful 3 times, and has been viewed over 200 times. It looks like they may have given up for now .. but if you are able to solve this problem and dig in on some Boolean Logic check out the thread. THank you to everyone who has contributed to help solve this and the thousands of questions and comments shared this week.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Conditional Formatting of Measure Names/Measure Values originally contribute by Jonathan Drummey with 999 votes for this Idea and 30 comments.  There has been conversation around this idea since 2012. Do you have any recent use cases or information you would like to share? Follow the link to learn more, and vote the idea up or down.

 

In other news

Tableau Program Manager Alyshia Olsen recently shared the thread Do you create dashboards where you are not the primary user? We want to hear about your workflow! We would love to get some feedback on her survey. Just reply to her thread and she can send you more info directly. It should take about 10 minutes so please take some time this week and share your thoughts!


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

It's Monday, and I bet you will all follow the great eclipse path across the USA today, 21st of August! Don't forget to wear adapted eye-wear to keep your eyes safe

The last great eclipse in the US was in 1991, so don't miss the incoming one, in 6 hours! That will be 9am in Seattle for reference.

However as much as I love science, we already discuss that matter last week in details + viz: Community Digest August 14th

Also, check out this great Total eclipse of the data

 

Today we will discuss about gaming.

This week in Europe, the biggest Gaming convention will kick off: the gamescom 2017!

It is the world's second largest gaming event with more that 350,000 visitors, 6,000 journalists and 700 exhibitors from more than 90 countries. I am going to the event again this year in order to discover the news from gaming companies, try out their novelties and also interview the developers in order to share their precious information to the gaming communities, online. Cologne is also a beautiful city, I can't wait to visit new areas.

I would be more than happy to meet with you on-site if you are attending, to discuss games and Tableau's analytics around some drinks!

Check out this great viz from Victor Perazzolo about players' movement patterns in the WoW continent maps. It can be filtered by Race, Class and Level.

→ World of Warcraft Heatmap - Tableau Public

Do you have any great gaming viz to share with us?

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Announcements

+ Have you checked the July edition of Best of the Tableau Web? As always, there’s a great variety of tips and tricks for every level!

Best of the Tableau Web: It's all about community!

 

+ The Fringe Festival APAC is only 4 days away! Register to hear tips & tricks on visualization, design & much more!

Tableau Public - TFFAPAC

 

+ Community voting is now open for the virtual JavaScript API hackathon! Get your vote in today.

JavaScript API Hackathon Community Voting

 

 

Recognition

This week, Deepak Rai replied to 59 threads while having 12 of them marked as correct and helpful!

You contributions have been very appreciated by our community, and we are delighted to have you among our top users this week

Thanks everyone for helping the Tableau users!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

Kevin Denman wanted to configure his Excel Workbook in Tableau server so he could update the excel file and push it to Tableau server.

While he was looking for a way to configure a data flow pointing to the local file path, Jonathan Drummey put on his super-hero mask & suit (no cape!), and he delivered this very detailed answer: Can I use a desktop excel file as a live data source for Tableau Server?

Thanks for your help!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Paul Miller needs Tableau to pass the user through to Snowflake so that when Tableau executes a query to a secure view that he created, the query can call the appropriate Snowflake database function to filter the result by that user.

Many users are also thinking this would be an excellent idea! What about you?

Make sure to support his idea by upvoting and commenting in the following thread: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7801

 

 

Have a great week, and until next time, happy analyzing!

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

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. 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Go/GoogleSearchInterestfor2017Eclipse/GoogleSearchInterestforEclipse/1.png

 

 

 

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.  

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

 

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.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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