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Happy Halloween everyone and welcome to this week's Community Digest! For our U.S. Community users, see what your state's most popular Halloween candy is on THIS total unverified and scientifically questionable website! How Snickers doesn't take the top spot in every state is beyond me.

 

Alaska — Snickers

 

Announcements

Tableau Conference 2016 is officially SOLD OUT! If you're still hoping to attend, contact your sales rep to join the waiting list. If you'll be there, be sure to attend our Community and TUG Meetup!

 

Most Talked about Thread

Last week's most talked about thread is Concatenated list of values in a tool tip for a pie chart, posted by Felicha Wolf. This thread got some great minds involved with Norbert Maijoor, Sherzodbek Ibragimov, and Jonathan Drummey stepping in to provide solutions and opinions!

 

Most Viewed Thread

Vishal D's post Cumulative sum calculated field is last week's most viewed thread and is quite a treat with Vishal and Shinichiro Murakami exchanging 36 back-and-forth posts to figure out a tricky calculation.

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork's popular ideaStop Changing Filters & Colors When Replacing Data Source continues to gain votes (from this humble writer as well), gaining last week's top spot!

 

In Other News

 

- Tableau 10.1 includes the ability to Connect Directly to Your Anaplan Data. Try it out in our 10.1 Beta!

 

- Michael Hesser started a fascinating discussion in Viz Talk: How do YOU visualize TIME?

 

 

- Annabelle Rincon created a super helpful document on How to add pictures on a folder in Tableau Server. Then Toby Erkson gave his own method as well!

 

 

- Some of our best Server minds chimed in on a discussion by Tableau Product Manager Mark Wu: How to help our IT peers to use Tableau everyday?

 

Enjoy your week everyone!

 

-Diego

Hi everyone, happy Monday!

We're officially two weeks before the Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11 | #data16!

Will you be there? We can't wait to meet with you on-site!

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Announcements

As said above, the Tableau Conference 2016 is coming! Don't miss the chance to meet up with everyone here to finally put a face with a name at the Community Meetup on Tuesday at 2:45 (Learn | Tableau Conference 2016 ).  Have you earned a Community Badge?  Come by Community Alley and pick up a sticker of your favorite badge to display on your TC Badge.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

Michael Hempowicz with his thread Tableau Server freezes while using tabcmd "get" to automatically download 100+ reports as pdf  got 44 replies!

He is trying to automate a report download from Tableau Server 9.0 to PDF by using tabcmd in the command prompt with a batch file on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard machine ; however the code might have an issue because he has some issues the more he uses it.

Will you be the one DataHero to solve his issue?

 

Most Viewed Thread

15.085 views for the thread about Convert numbers to hours:minutes from Werner Dürr!

In fact this is a very discussed and interesting topic, and today, a new Tableau user nee your help. If you have the right skills to help Abhiram Sahasrabudhe out, you are more than welcomed

 

Top Voted Idea

Rahul Upadhye created Axis Title - flexibility to position axis title on zero line and it already received 8 upvotes this last week.

If you want the Axis Title to get the flexibility to be positioned with the Zero Line, feel free to vote-up the idea and add your own comments to improve it further!

Don't forget, if you have an amazing ideas, we would love to hear from you: Create your Idea!

 

 

In Other News

  • Do you like The Walking Dead?JP Kelly was looking for some guidance on how to put together a sankey viz that maps the relationship between characters in The Walking Dead. Thanks to Simon Runc, this is now done. Make sure to have a look at it!
  • Speaking of Paul, here is one of the best viz he has ever seen. Simon is very skilled and if HE says this is grand... this must be something marvelous. Watch The Fallen right now!

 

That's all I've got for this week! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Have a great week and happy analyzing!

Happy Monday and welcome to the Tableau Community! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

 

Can you believe that October is over half way done.  Some people love Christmas but I'm all about Halloween.  Do you have a creepy clown outfit this year or maybe you are going as your least favorite political candidate?  Whatever your choice, it's time to get that candy stocked, the pumpkins cut and the makeup ready.  Boooooo

 

 

Announcements

There's just a few weeks until TC16 in Austin. There's still time to sign up! Check out more information here: Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11 | #data16  Don't miss the chance to meet up with everyone here to finally put a face with a name at the Community Meetup on Tuesday at 2:45 (Learn | Tableau Conference 2016 ).  Have you earned a Community Badge?  Come by Community Alley and pick up a sticker of your favorite badge to display on your TC Badge.

 

We have completed the first Ideas archiving project as mentioned here Community Update: Ideas to be archived.  Archiving older ideas helps keep the current ones relevant.

 

Last week, emily.kund, and Ravi Mistry joined together to present an great Think Data Thursday titled "Constant Learning and the Beauty of Mistakes".  Check it out at the link on YouTube if you missed it.

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

Maziiar Abadi  had a question about converting [hh]:mm in an excel cell into workdays (assuming a workday is 8 hours).    praveen p offered a suggestion utilizing a calculated field however the source data does work with this suggestion.   Mahfooj Khan stepped up to assist with an initial reply that broke up the answer by DD:HH:MM:SS after converting the original field to seconds.  After a few more comments back and forth,  Mahfooj provides a calculation that will work to provide the result in numbers of 8 hour days.    Maz had some additional questions about formatting the view and Mahfooj suggests that rather than applying another calculation to the view, it would be better to use the Tableau formatting features.

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

New user, Peter Gabe  (Welcome Peter) asked a question about replacing the value of a field based on the condition that the field has a specific value in the data.   Alex Xu provides the first response using a conditional if/then else statement based on the string value of the field.  One of the Tableau Ambassadors, Shinichiro Murakami stepped in with a table calculation soltuion and even built up an example workbook for Peter to refer to.   Peter responded with a thank you and a question related to changing the view to a stacked bar chart but the solutions are quite complex.  Yuriy Fal stepped in with a working final view but making clear that the answer might too complicated to be useful and showing how and why LOD Calcs can be so useful if your data allows them.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Loic Grange created Multi-Values Parameters four years ago and this has gone through many iterations over time.  The idea received another 6 upvotes this last week.  Check out the comments for various ideas to help and some workarounds.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all I've got for this week! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Have a great week and happy analyzing!

Good morning, afternoon, and evening to the Tableau Community! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and are ready for the week. Mondays can be rough, so hopefully taking a peek into what's been going on in the community over the last week, will help to inspire and motivate you for this week. Let's take a look.

 

Announcements

There's less than one month left until TC16 in Austin. There's still time to sign up! Check out more information here: Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11 | #data16  Don't miss the chance to meet up with everyone here to finally put a face with a name at the Community Meetup on Tuesday at 2:45 (Learn | Tableau Conference 2016 ).

 

You may have seen that we're doing some cleanup of the Ideas. This will help ideas be more relevant - Community Update: Ideas to be archived

 

Last week, Mark Wu, Jeff Strauss, and Michael Perillo hosted an amazing Virtual Tableau Administrators meeting. Check it out on the front page of the Server & Online Administration.

 

Just getting started with Tableau and want to know more about the best way to distribute it? Check out 5 Tips for Sharing Data and Dashboards with Tableau | Tableau Software .

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who achieved the "Answer Wizard" badge! 100+ of his responses have been marked as correct! That is quite the feat, and speaks to how helpful Andrew has been in helping out this community. Thank you for all that you've done Andrew!

 

Congratulations also to david.li.8, Luciano Vasconcelos, and Tableau's Dmitry Chirkov who have all received the "Question Slayer" badge. That's right, they've had at least 50 of their responses marked as correct, and have also been major assets to the community over the last many months. Thank you to all three of you and we hope to continue seeing you around here

 

Check out the new Tableau Ambassador page: Tableau Ambassadors | Tableau Software!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

Diego Souza had a question about a Custom calculation Graphical bar. This is an example of Luciano Vasconcelos stepping in to help a fellow community member. There wasn't much to go off of originally, but Luciano was able to get some of the data out of Diego that was needed, and showed how to use an LOD calculation to create what he was looking for. Diego, however, also needed to filter, but was unable to do so using the calculation. Again, Luciano stepped up by creating another calculation that would allow the data to be filtered as desired.

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

When Irina Zholudeva asked How to filter and choose a part of data? I bet she wasn't expecting the number of solutions or detail that this thread generated. This is a great example of a question that has multiple solutions, and the best one depends on any number of things - what's easiest to implement, what the end user should experience, performance, etc. She received answers from kettan, Hima vardhan Reddy Pavuluri, Jonathan Drummey, and Yuri Fal who all presented her with solutions and explanations.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Back in 2013, kettan created modifiable reference line tooltip. Looks like there are a couple of workarounds, but still not ideal. This week it received 9 upvotes.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's all I've got for this week! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Have a great week and happy analyzing!

Hey everyone, welcome to this week's Digest! Fall is officially in the air and I'm personally excited for months of pumpkins and cider. As I like to start, let's look at today in history: Today in 1990, East and West Germany were reunited after 54 years of separation! If you haven't been to Berlin, do it! It's a wonderful city.

 

Announcements

- This Friday is Tableau's The Fringe Festival. There are some impressive speakers from our Community and a lot to learn. Register now!

- Learn all about Mark Fraser in our newest Ambassador Spotlight!

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Benjamin Greene for achieving the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge by having 25 of his responses marked as correct! Likewise, Łukasz Majewski achieved the "Question Slayer" badge for having 50 correct answers! Both Benjamin and Lukasz have provided some impressive responses and these badges highlight the importance of marking answers as correct; it's important to recognize each other's great work!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

heather.vogt was getting unexpected results with her bin sizes. She provided a packaged workbook and our star Community contributor Benjamin Greene stepped in with a correct answer! See more here: Calculation error?

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

This week's most viewed thread is a thread that continued to see responses and questions even years after being posted. Shane Steward needed help Comparing 2 different periods on same data. We see these types of questions often and there's still some great information there.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

The people want to Add Denodo as a Data Source (ver 10.4) and that's clear with 17 upvotes in the past week. If you want Denodo, up-vote the idea!

 

 

In Other News

- Tableau 10.1 now supports unattended installs of Tableau Server. Learn more here.

- Meet Joe, the 8-Year-Old Tableau Viz Whiz!

 

That's all for this week!

 

-Diego