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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Community Digest! As I enjoy doing, let's start with a look at today in history. Today in 1912, First Lady Helen Taft and wife of the Japanese ambassador Viscountess Chinda planted two Yoshina cherry trees on the Potomac River, near the Jefferson memorial. This gift from the Japanese is commemorated yearly with the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival. If you have a chance, it's well worth checking out. And with that, let's get on to the Digest!

 

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Announcements

Tableau 10.3 Beta is here! Connect to PDF files, take advantage of Data-driven alerts, use the Tableau Bridge for Tableau Online, and more! Learn more and sign up here: Tableau 10.3 beta is here!

 

Tableau Product Managers Kent Marten & Bora Beran are hosting the next Think Data Thursday where they'll be talking about their favorite 10.2 features and how to take advantage of them:

Think Data Thursday: Making Tableau 10.2 Work For You! - March 30th, 2017 @ 8am PDT

 

Recognition

Kaz Shakir recently achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having ten of his responses marked as correct! Congrats and thank you so much for your contributions. Here's to many more! :-)

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

Deepak Krish asked a question about showing two different time periods for the same data, side-by-side, color-coded. Jim Dehner requested a packaged workbook and got the ball rolling, then Okechukwu Ossai followed up to bring the answer home. A great experience for everyone involved and shows the importance of packaged workbooks! See the thread here: Show last 12 months data and last 3 months data

 

 

Top Voted Idea

With many common ideas taking the top spots, the next highest goes to Bernd Schmalz with his idea for Tableau Server to support the encryption of subscription emails. This is a great idea! If you agree, vote it up!

 

 

In Other News

Tracking concurrent calls in Tableau? pinki sharma needed to and Jonathan Drummey (who else) came to the rescue! Concurrent Calls at a particular time

 

Plenty of Tableau guru's swear by the Lookup() function to solve many tricky issues. Esther Twain needed some help with an order of operations question: Order of operations problem, Lookup() to the rescue.

 

 

That's it for this week. Come to Think Data Thursday! Sign up for the Beta!

 

-Diego

Hello everyone, it's the first day of Spring 2017 AND the International Day of Happiness!

Put on your prettiest suit, and ask your boss if you could work outside today, under the sun and among the flowers...! You could try at least

 

 

 

Announcements

Help us gather the data on how you and your organization use data to make decisions || TDWI Best Practices Report Survey: Accelerating the Path to Value with Business Intelligence and Analytics

 

We’ve also officially opened the customer Call for Speakers for Tableau Conference 2017.

This year we’re returning to fabulous Las Vegas where, from October 9-13, data enthusiasts will come together to connect and learn from Tableau speakers and from each other. We hope you’ll apply to share your Tableau success story with your peers.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. || Learn more

 

 

Recognition

It is the International Day of Happiness, and I must say that our team at Tableau is really proud and happy to have you all, here, on the Tableau Community Forums!

We want to thank everyone for helping each others, you are embracing one of our Core value, our mission: You too, help people see and understand their data! We can't express enough our gratitude toward you. Keep up the fantastic work!

Do you want to give kudos to someone in particular? Shout-outs in the comments section!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

This last week, Scott Dexter was looking for a way to change the background color of a chart, depending on conditions.

Kaz Shakir came to the rescue with a very thorough solution!

Thanks everyone who participated in that particular thread || Change Background Color

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Do you want Tableau to support Spatial Objects in Databases? Vote it up here, and make your voice heard! || https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7242

 

With 37 upvotes (100% of votes) in a month, I couldn't skip this one: "Ability to share your Incremental/Full extract 'column' details which Tableau has to your custom SQL/Initial SQL window panes" || https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7142

 

 

In Other News

 

Enjoy your week-end, and make sure to send any comments or questions to community@tableau.com!

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

Good Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Here in the US, we're getting ready to kick off our annual NCAA basketball tournaments with March Madness. I'm sure we'll start seeing lots of Tableau vizzes coming out surrounding the topic. Here is one created by Lindsey Poulter on Tableau Public from this past summer's Sports Month:

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/ma/marchmadness_1/Dashboard/1.png

 

Announcements

March is nationally recognized as Women's Month, and last week, March 8 was International Women's day. We celebrated by recognizing women throughout the community who have motivated or inspired us in Happy International Women's Day! And don't think you can't still participate, if you have someone you want to recognize, please do! Keep your eye out for more conversations around data and women, or feel free to post your own: Data + Women .

 

Also, don't forget to join us for the first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software this Thursday, March 16th at 9:00 AM PDT.

 

Thinking about going to Tableau Conference this year? Want to get a free ticket and share your Tableau story? Apply to speak and join us in Vegas! The deadline is March 31st and it's approaching fast. Check out Apply to share your Tableau story at TC17 | Tableau Software for more information.

 

Do you like using data for good? The Tableau Foundation is helping to support this research challenge, and we encourage you all to get involved - Data For Climate Action Challenge.

 

If you missed last week's Virtual Health Care User Group meeting, you can check it out the recording and materials here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group: March 8

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Michael Hesser who achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge which means that he has had at least 25 of his responses marked as correct! Michael only joined the community a little over a year ago - and he's been helping lots of people since he joined. He seems to be particularly good at the calculation questions Thanks for all you do, Michael! We hope to continue seeing you around here.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Garrett Shannon a new member to the community and to Tableau had a question Do I need to shape my data? With the help of Deepak Rai, it looks like he was able to get close to the solution he was looking for. Eventually, he used an LOD expression that seemed to get the results he was looking for. Let the community know if you need additional help, Garrett! If not, feel free to mark the answer that solved your problem as correct.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week, we had a tie for the most voted on ideas. The Ability to Rename Workbooks on Server created by @Michael_Lee back in 2012, received 11 up votes giving it a total of 424 votes. Allowing to set the default value for parameter by Rozvin Marchan also received 11 votes, giving it a score of 403. Both of these are great ideas that hopefully will make their way into the products.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this edition of the Community Digest - hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

 

As always feel free to send any comments or questions to community@tableau.com.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

Happy Monday.  It's March in the Northwest and the snow is still coming down.  I think we are all ready for Spring and warmer weather.

 

Speaking of March, remember that It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community.  Tracy mentioned the upcoming Data+Women Virtual Tableau User group event on March 16th.  More info below.

 

What else is going on in the community this week.

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.2 was released last week. We have some resources in the community to help you get going including 10.4 Tableau Resources with links to the upgrade guides for Server, Desktop and all the new great features in Tableau 10.2.  You can find the complete list of Ideas that you created and Tableau has included in 10.2 here: http://tabsoft.co/2meaEWZ

 

As I mentioned above, March is going to be a celebration of the women in our community. We'll be posting content/discussions in the Data + Women group. Feel free to get conversations of your own started! We'll also be having our first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software hosted by Brit Cava and Chloe Tseng on March 16th at 9:00 AM. This will be a great event - don't miss it!

 

Do you work in the Healthcare field? If so, do not miss tomorrow's Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group. Learn more here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Mahfooj Khan who achieved the "Answer Wizard" badge - meaning 100 of his responses have been marked as correct!  Thank you Mahfooj for all your whelp a

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Esther Twain asked a question Filter to max date - FIXED not working? where several users stepped in with ideas before Jay Morehart shared a solution using a nested LOD calculation that doesn't even require a filter.  Bookmark this one as it is a great help for some of those more tangled LOD questions.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork created an idea to disable Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort .  He created this idea back in 2012 and there are a few workarounds suggested in the comments including one that I use "covering up" the sort with a blank/transparent box on a dashboard.  However, this is still a popular request and was our top vote getter last week for ideas with 7.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's all for this week and let's cross our fingers for a sunny warm spring.

 

Have a good rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to reach out to the Tableau Community with any comments, questions, or suggestions.