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This last Community Digest occurs on Tuesday, as yesterday was a memorial holiday in the US. We wanted to reach as much of our incredible community as possible!

 

We hope that the previous TC on tour in Paris gone smoothly. I bet some of you were on-site?

4 pieces of coverage so far for TC Paris: Le Monde Informatique regarding keynote announcements and 10.0 and IT le Mag following an interview with Edouard Beaucourt, which includes key messages about self-service and Cloud as well as a photo from the keynote. Additional piece in TechWeekEurope with Elissa’s video interview about 10.0 features and self-service analytics, and for ITEspresso and their interview with Edouard.

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How did you find the conference? Ready for the next session ? It's coming shortly!

 

Tableau Logo.gifAnnouncements

→ Only two weeks until we kick-off Tableau Conference on tour - London!

[London | Tableau Conference On Tour] 13-15 June 2016

We hope to see you there, some fantastic ambassadors are coming as well!


→ Twenty-four weeks before the TC16 in Austin...! Okay, I'm a little early here, this is because I'm so impatient to meet you US Data rockstars

You have plenty of time to register. Get ready to Learn, share, network - and party - with thousands of data people from every industry.

More information and sign ups are here: [Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11]

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifRecognition

331 points for the Data Wrangler Son Stegmaier! He recently completed the "I can help" mission, which means 10 of his answers on the forums have been marked as helpful!

We hope to see more of your Datawesome answers here. Thanks for your help to the community.

 

Ryan Eavey just completed the "Help Desk" mission: your answers are appreciated... and fully correct! With 612 points on your account, you are like me: a Data cowboy, yeehaaa!

I see you are well prepared for the TC16 in Texas

 

Tableau Logo.gifMost talked about Thread

Manjula Raj had an issue about getting the value of a particular row count. Mahfooj Khan and Andrew Watson made sure the issue was fully understood and solved: true data heroes.

17 replies and several files exchanged later, Manjula Raj had her complex problem resolved in only 4 days. "That's exactly what I wanted!" she said.

[How to get the value of a particular row count]

 

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More than 100 views here, guess who jumped into Sushma Koyi's issue? Mahfooj!

MoM calculations aren't always that easy; thankfully it has been solved in less than a day thanks to you Tableau geniuses. Congrats!

[What is the month over month growth rate for office supplies ?]

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifTop Voted Idea

Thanks again to everyone who is actively posting ideas and supporting/debating them on our [Ideas] forums.

Recently, Graham Macleod's idea has been greatly pushed forward: 22 upvotes in two weeks! Interested in API? Feel free to visit his post, upvote, and comment if you feel this is interesting.

 

Have an idea for Tableau? Use the viz provided in the Ideas forums to search if the idea exists before adding your own. The more votes an idea has - the more likely it will be considered for future implementation on Tableau! If you don't find the idea you're looking for, make sure to create a post with as much information as possible to help our developers and the forum users debating about it.

[See a full list of ideas]

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifIn Other News

We have great articles for you this week, make sure to check them and increase your knowledge about Tableau utilization!

 

Thanks everyone for participating in the Tableau forums, we're glad to have you on board. Keep analyzing and helping the other users!

Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday, it's already the last week before June... time flies!

 

As Patrick did previously, today is my first ever writing of the Community Digest. I'm glad to write this up, and I will quickly introduce myself for those who don't know me yet: Community Engineer, I started at Tableau in January. Interesting point, I am the only Community person in Europe; feel free to reach out to me during EMEA business hours. For more information about myself, feel free to read [my introduction].

I will be attending the London and Munich Tableau On Tour Conferences, we might be able to meet on-site. Feel free to pop at my booth!

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifAnnouncements

→ Only one day until Tableau Conference on tour - Paris!

The registration opens at 8:30 CEST. We hope to see you there!

More information and sign ups are here: [Paris | Tableau Conference On Tour] (Waiting List as it is full at the moment)

 

We're heading to San Francisco for Informatica World 2016 on May 23-26!

Tableau's CEO, Christian Chabot will be speaking alongside, Informatica's CEO, Anil Chakravarthy, on the mainstage. It's a keynote you won't want to miss.

More information and sign ups are here: [Have you heard about The Modern Approach to Business Analytics?   | Tableau Software]

 

Watch this great Tableau Think Data Thursday and explore how to Make Social Media and Web Data Work For You with Tableau's own Alexander Ross.

More information and sign ups are here: [TDT: Make Social Media and Web Data Work For You - YouTube]

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifRecognition

Congratulations to Nicholas Petersen for earning the "I can help!" badge recognizing that 10 of his answers have been marked helpful. It's important for everyone to get involved in the discussions and help the other users with their Tableau issues; well played Nicholas, may you post even more helpful answers in the future!

 

Mia Lee, on her side, just got the "Help Desk" badge rewarding her for the 5 Correct answers that she posted recently. I'm happy to see new people getting involved in the forums while veterans skim the field like true Data Monarchs. Keep it up everyone!

 

Tableau Logo.gifMost talked about Thread

Here, Vivek Gautam had an issue with a calculated field. Don't forget to attach a workbook (.twbx) if you want our community to better help you. It's maybe a bit longer for you to set it up but it is definitely faster for the Tableau users to find a solution that might fits your needs.

Ashish Chaudhari step up and helped Vivek by himself on two pages of this thread, to build the correct calculated field that Vivek was looking for. Thanks for your amazing support!

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifOne of the Top Viewed Threads

Dario Restrepo provided a question to the community [TF Boolean >= CALC Hehlp (.twbx attched)] about creating a TF Boolean calculation that he can later use to color code any of the values that return as either "above" or "below" market, and Ryan Slagle provides a great solution with the use of heatmap color coding.

With 19 replies from our community, Joe Oppelt and Ryan finally solved Dario's issue, even with a final bonus question! Congratulations!

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifTop Voted Idea

Thanks again to everyone who is actively posting ideas and supporting/debating them on our [Ideas] forums.

At the moment, the idea [Parameter of Filter for Storyboards] from Eleanor Jarvis has 66 upvotes. Feel free to visit her post, upvote, and comment if you feel this is interesting.

Have an idea for Tableau? Use the viz provided in the Ideas forums to search if the idea exists before adding your own. The more votes an idea has - the more likely it will be considered for future implementation on Tableau! If you don't find the idea you're looking for, make sure to create a post with as much information as possible to help our developers and the forum users debating about it.

[See a full list of ideas]

 

 

Tableau Logo.gifIn Other News

If you haven't joined the Tableau version 10 Beta yet, you still have time! Make sure to check out Ryan McShane's article [10 Reasons to Join the Tableau 10 Beta | Tableau Software].

 

Thanks everyone for participating in the Tableau forums, we're glad to have you on board. Keep analyzing and helping the other users!

Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday and welcome to the second half of May.  Today marks my first writing of the Community Digest.  To mark the occasion, I am sharing a few facts about my birth State of South Dakota and one of it's most famous landmarks..  no not Mount Rushmore, I am talking about Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota.  Wall Drug entices Family Vacationers with advertising appearing around the world to stop and get some free ice cold water.   Don't miss taking your picture on a Jackalope on your next cross country drive.  

 

Announcements

Have you signed up for attending Think Data Thursday this week?  Join Tableau's Tableau Junkie for a presentation about 'Making Social Media and Web Data work for You'.  This live event kicks off on Thursday morning, May 19th at 8:00 AM Pacific.  More information and sign ups are here:  https://community.tableau.com/thread/206482

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Shinichiro Murakami for earning the Answer Wizard badge recognizing that 100 of his answers have been marked correct. Shin frequently answers questions in Japanese and English and frequently participates in the Japan user group. 

 

Additionally, Ashish Chaudhari and Ivan Young  both received the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of their responses marked correct).   Ashish joined the community last September of last year and Ivan joined in  January.  Welcome to the community

 

 

Most talked about Thread

Toby Erkson posed a question about a visualization from a presentation that he attended and aksed how it could be improved.  Simon Runc joined in and provided some ideas and shared a article "Rules of Viz".   Shawn Wallwork contributes some thoughts about areas  of the forums where we get to know our fellow members and Kristy McGee brings us back round to the original viz to close things. up. 

 

One of the Top Viewed Threads

Mohit Sharma provided a question to the community How to resolve aggregate and non-aggregate comparison error within IF statement? about resolving aggregate and non-aggregate comparison within a If Statement and Shinichiro Murakami provides a solution showing the use of LOD calculations to utilize the desired level of aggregation.  This is a great reminder of the power of Level of Detail calculations in Tableau.   Thank you to Tharashasank Davuluru and Mohit Sharma for stepping in and helping to better understand the issue. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork posted the idea  Stop Changing Filters & Colors when Replacing Data Source last November and has 213 votes so far with 15 more votes this week.  This is certainly a pain point we hope will be addressed shortly.

 

 

In Other News

Habeeb Mohammed posted a question asking What is the best institute/class for Advanced Tableau Development training?  and Zen Masters Jonathan Drummey and Shawn Wallwork joined my responses to provide some resources and encouraging contributions in the Community as a way to help.

Don't forget, if you haven't joined the Tableau version 10 Beta, you still have time.  Check out Ryan McShane's article 10 Reasons to Join the Tableau 10 Beta | Tableau Software.

 

That's it for this week. Have a great week and keep analyzing.  Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day and is ready to hit the ground running. Some fun history: Today in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring the second Sunday of May to official be Mother's Day. Learn more here: History of Mother's Day Video - Mother’s Day

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.0 is coming! Find out about new features on our Coming Soon page. One cool new feature? Connect Directly to Google Sheets in Tableau 10

 

Tableau Conference 2016 always comes up sooner than you expect! Don't get sold out and register today (plus save some $$$).

 

We have a Think Data Thursday coming up: How to Make Social Media and Web Data Work for You with Alex Ross. Register HERE.

 

Recognition

Dan Sanchez has achieved the 'Question Slayer' badge by having 50 of his responses marked as being the correct answer. Dan is a huge resource for us here at Tableau and we appreciate all his help! :-)

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

Manideep Bhattacharyya may have found a bug with color distortion when publishing from Tableau Desktop 9.2 to Tableau Server 9.3. Shawn Wallwork, Pooja Gandhi, Toby Erkson, and many others all stepped in to help gather more information but it looks like we're waiting on support to give us an answer.

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

A popular thread this week has been Corey Turner's Anybody want more keyboard shortcuts? Here is an AHK script. In the thread, Cory created his own scripts to add extra shortcuts to Tableau which prompted a discussion about what shortcuts people feel are missing from the product.

 

Top Voted Idea

Here's another great Shawn Wallwork idea with over 200 votes to Stop Changing Filters & Colors When Replacing Data Source. Vote it up!

 

In Other News

arnold.kumar asked a question about converting dates and Yuriy Fal stepped in with a great answer. He's the best!

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

-Diego

Happy Monday, happy May! Spring has come in this part of the world, and I've got to say getting out of bed in the morning when the sun is shining is much easier. I still need my coffee though - grab your cup of joe or a snack, and let's a take a peak into the Tableau Community.

 

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, Pooja Gandhi has the Ambassador Spotlight on her. Pooja was such a blast to talk with - she's as friendly in person and on the phone as she is on the forums! To see our interview, read Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Pooja Gandhi.

 

Did you see the Announcing:  Developer Office Hours for Web Data Connector? If not, the recording is on that thread. The Dev Office hours are becoming a big hit. If you have other topics you'd like to have covered by a Tableau Developer, just let us know and we'll try to make it happen!

 

This is blog post by Alan Eldridge is fantastic for learning more about when to use what type of calculation - basic? LOD? Table? This might be one to bookmark: A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Calculation for Your Question | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Tableau's own Matt Coles achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that he's had 50+ of his responses marked as correct. You know Matt from his work in the Server Admin area, and in particular for his work in developing VizAlerts. Thank you for all the work you do in this community, Matt!

 

Additionally, kumar.c has received the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of his responses were marked as correct). Kumar has been a member of the community since 2014, but has recently become more active. Great to see you back, Kumar!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

Shivang Desai asked a question about Getting total sales in tableau for all order numbers that have order number same as beverages. Shivang received a lot of help. Adam Crahen gave him a solution that worked with 9.0 and above, however, it was soon discovered Shivang only had 8.3. Ashish Chaudhari, Tharashasank Davuluru, and Tableau kumar were able to help quite a bit. But, another issue appeared when Shivang went to add a grand total. Shivang, if you're able to upgrade to 9.0+, that would solve both your issues. If not,  you may need to combine two sheets together on a dashboard. Hopefully, you've found a solution - if so, please mark the answer that solved it!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Andrew Pick was hitting a csv legacy connection row limit. He needed to use the legacy connection because he was using CustomSQL. One of Tableau Senior Software Engineers, Dmitry Chirkov, saw the thread, and was interested because he'd never seen this behavior before. Andrew did a little more digging and discovered it has more to do with the columns than the number of rows. It still sounded a little odd. Cristian Vasile suggested he try a transformation/analysis tool that would allow Andrew to get the data he needed directly into a .tde file.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This one has been a top voted idea a couple of times recently. Shawn Wallwork created https://community.tableau.com/ideas/5655 at the end of last year, and now it has a grand total of 187 up votes. Fingers crossed we get this one included soon!

 

 

In Other News

 

That's a wrap for this week. You'll start seeing more of the community team delivering this digest in the near future. Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!