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2016

Hello everyone, happy Monday!

We hope that you enjoyed your week-end, it's now time to get back at work and analyze everything, or help the other Tableau users to analyze things... stuff... data!

 

Announcements

Tableau is heading to New York City for Strata Hadoop World, for the biggest Big Data Conference of the year. Join the brightest and most innovative players in the big data landscape as they discuss emerging techniques and technologies. The conference takes place September 26-29 at the Javits Convention Center. We can't wait to talk big data with you so stop by Booth #762 for a live Tableau demo with big data.

Big Data Analysis | Tableau Software

 

This month, Ryan Sleeper received the news that he had finally reached his career-long goal of being named a Tableau Zen Master, Tableau’s highest honor. Congratulations! Be sure to read his guest post on Becoming a Tableau Zen Master: 5 Lessons Learned While Becoming a Tableau Zen Master | Tableau Software

Jeffrey Shaffer created a viz that tracks the position of the International Space Station using a live JSON feed and the Tableau JavaScript API: don't forget to check it out! Building the ISS Tracker Using JSON and Tableau JavaScript API | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Following last week Carl Slifer's achievement on getting to the 25 Correct Replies... Carl already managed to get past the 50 Correct Replies, congratulations! Watch out this Data Star shining.

 

Jim Wahl also got his 50 Helpful replies (he already owns the 50 Correct!). Thanks for helping out the community! Not all heroes wear capes (do you?). Goed zo

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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This week, Irina Zholudeva asked about How to filter and choose a part of data?, our fantastic community jumped on the occasion in order to solved her issue! We had plenty of Data Queens and Kings sharing their knowledge here. I invite you to read this masterpiece of community brain-storming. The solution have been found by kettan added to a workbook and precise steps "How to".

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

13.344. This is the numbers of views that Can Tableau process JSON data? has generated this month! JSON Data and Tableau 10.1 are being discussed. If this is something in your interest, you are more than welcome to reply in that thread, and maybe provide us with your feeling about this. We value every feedback!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea Re-introduce copy as EMF from worksheet or Dashboard, by Carlos GM, has been upvoted 8 times this past week. This feature is qualified as "highly useful" by the users in the comments. Make sure to upvote this idea in order to get better visibility!

 

 

It's now your turn to change, help, improve, and share your great Tableau history for this week! We look forward to reading your comments.

Feel free to send your suggestions for the next digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday to everyone.  Are you ready for Fall?   For our family, this means it's grape harvest time.  But for most people this time of year means it is time to celebrate Oktoberfest.

 

Did you know the origins of Oktoberfest go back to the marriage of King Ludwig to Princess Therese on October 12, 1810?  The marriage was held in Munich and the citizens of the town were invited to the event.  That must have been some party because the people of Munich have been gathering together most every fall since then to recreate the party.  They even moved it up a few weeks into September to take advantage of the better weather. Today, more than 6 million people attend Oktoberfest.  I made my trek in 1990. If you haven't been, I would recommend checking it out.

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Announcements

For those of you who missed Pooja Gandhi and Shawn Wallwork presenting the Tableau Think Data Thursday last week, it is now available to watch on our YouTube channel: - Tableau Potpourri with Pooja and Shawn - YouTube

Have you seen the Tableau 10.1 Beta has already come out?! Want to learn more or join? Check it out here: Tableau Beta Program | Tableau Software

Tableau Conference is right around the corner, y'all.  Are you going to be joining us in Texas come November?  Don't delay as this conference always sells out.  Check out the announced keynote speakers and sign up today: Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11 | #data16

 

Recognition

Congratulations to david.li.8 who achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge. That means that he's had 25+ of his responses marked as correct! David has been a member of the community since February of 2014. Thanks for all your help David!

 

Also, a special shout out to Panjala Srinath  for achieving the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of his responses have been marked as correct).  Panjala joined the community in February of last year, but recently has really started getting active. We hope to continue seeing you in the community! Thanks for all your contributions!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Ivan Monnier asked a question about Tableau Server licensing Re: Can a 8-core License work on a 16-core server?   Glen Robinson came to his assistance first with ideas to limit the core count within Windows.  Ivan went and created an idea for Tableau to better manage this scenario (you can vote it up here: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6652 ) . Toby Erkson provided a method of setting a Windows limitation of 8 cores via Windows Task manager, and Jeff Strauss suggested turning off the additional cores in the Bios.  Matt Coles, a Tableau employee, suggested considering a virtual machine which would allow for a solution that scales as needed if the license is changed in the future to a 16-core license.

 

Most Viewed Thread

The most popular thread this week was started by Marshall Daly and asks How do YOU use the new Google Sheets data connector w/ Tableau?.  This post has generated over 850 views with 16 likes and 6 replies.  Check it out if you are looking for ways to capture form data from surveys or use data from any Google sheet.

 

Top Voted Idea

Veronica Simoes created an idea for more capability to customize the schedule of Tableau Server.  This idea has generated 12 votes since it was created on September 9th. You, too, can read about this idea and vote for it here: Customize schedule

 

In Other News

Phelis Nakato asked: How can I filter date-time data in my dashboard to show a viz for a range of time, a date slider of some sort? and Praveen p responded with assistance to show how to utilize a Range of Dates filter.

Dan Harrison asked Re: How to hide a bar based on specific subset of the bar and was kind enough to supply an example Tableau Workbook for the community to work with for assistance.  The correct answer was supplied by Adam Crahen and utilizes a LOD calculation

 

That's all we've got for this week (not that there wasn't a ton more happening!). Have a great rest of your week, and until next time, happy analyzing!!

 

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

Happy Monday to everyone out there! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hit the ground running. Let's take a look into what happened last week to (hopefully) help motivate you for your week.

 

Announcements

For those of you who missed it, the Tableau Zen Masters were announced last week. And what an amazing group! There are 10 new ambassadors, see them all here: Our New 2016-2017 Tableau Zen Masters Are... | Tableau Software And to learn more about the Zen Master program and see the full list, you can always visit: Tableau Zen Masters | Tableau Software. Congratulations to ALL of the new Tableau Zen Masters!

 

Have you seen the Tableau 10.1 Beta has already come out?! Want to learn more or join? Check it out here: Tableau Beta Program | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tharashasank Davuluru who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge. That means that he's had 50+ of his responses marked as correct! Tharashasank has been a member of the community since December of last year, and he has constantly been posting to help people. Thanks for all your help!

 

Also, a special shout out to chris.moore.11 and praveen p who have achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of their responses have been marked as correct). Chris joined the community just this past month, in August, and has already made a splash. And Praveen has been a member since 2014, but recently has really started getting active. We hope to continue seeing both of you in the community! Thanks for all your contributions already!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Austen Robinson asked a question about the Best way to build this. "This" was a particular table. Ryan Shirley helped by posting a few suggestions, although it looks like Austen is still trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what he is looking for. Let us know what you came up with, Austen! Also, have you tried showing the data in a visual way?

 

Most Viewed Thread

Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? at the beginning of the month - and boy has it been getting some attention. With over 40 replies, people have been suggesting different calculations, using SQL, and updating the data source to "pad" out the data. Aditya received responses from the likes of Jonathan Drummey, kettan, Andrew Watson, Swarup K, Łukasz Majewski, and several others who went into detail. This thread has several solutions for accomplishing this issue, however, the solution depends on how your data is structured, etc. Hopefully, Aditya was able to solve it, and will let us know what he ended up doing.

 

Top Voted Idea

Julian Kelly created Worksheet 'None' shading should be Transparent. back in October of 2015, and received 10 votes on it this past week, giving it a grand total of 58 up votes. This is a popular request where floating objects on a dashboard should have a transparent background so that you can see whatever is behind it.

 

In Other News

 

That's all we've got for this week (not that there wasn't a ton more happening!). Have a great rest of your week, and until next time, happy analyzing!!

 

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

We've got a delayed digest this week due to Memorial [err...Labor] Day in the United States. We waved good-bye to our last days of summer with all sorts of fun outdoor activities and grilled foods. It was pretty great! Speaking of the outdoors, today in 1847, Henry David Thoreau left his cabin on Walden Pond after two years and moved in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family. Walden Pond is one of my favorite places on earth and worth a visit if you're ever in Massachusetts! Read more here...

 

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Announcements

On September 15th we have a new Think Data Thursday! Tableau Potpourri with Pooja Gandhi and Shawn Wallwork! We'll have a registration page up shortly and be sure to check out last week's presentation if you missed it: Think Data Thursday:  My Daily AdVIZture - August 25, 2016

 

The Tableau 10.1 Beta Is Here! See what's new let us know what you think.

 

Recognition

I want to congratulate four Community members for achieving the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having ten responses marked as being correct. praveen p, Nathan Panuco, David Li, and Benjamin Greene has all been making valuable contributions to our Community and we're lucky to have them! Here's to even more badges and correct answers.

 

Most Talked About Thread

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How do we display zero when there is no data ?  asked Aditya Hrishikesh. And while we've have many responses, we're still looking for an answers. Seems like a lack of a packaged workbook is slowing things down. See if you can help!

 

Most Viewed Thread

Our thread announcing the newest version of TabMon is this week's most viewed thread. Use TabMon to get detailed Tableau Server performance data! TabMon v1.1 - helping you see and understand data for Tableau 10.0 and beyond

 

Top Voted Idea

The people have spoken, and you want Traditional Chinese language support. Vote it up if you agree!

 

In Other News

Simon Runc shared this great thread on labeling a chart axis with a parameter value: Can I label a chart axis with the value from a parameter?

 

And we have a great new R resource in Viz Talk! Covariance, Trend Lines, Correlation Coefficient R and R-Squared

 

 

Enjoy your week everyone,

 

-Diego