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2017

Good morning.  We are back from our three day weekend of BBQ's and weekend adventures.  After a long winter in the Northwest, those of us working in Seattle finally enjoyed a weekend filled with sunshine and we sure are thankful.

I hope the memorial day weekend was an opportunity for you to spend time with friends and family.

 

Memorial day is also a day of remembrance here in the USA. In our family at least, we take time to say thank you and recall.   To honor Memorial day, I am sharing a blog post and visualization I found on Tableau Public designed by Sean Miller to learn more about those that have died in service to the country.

 

Read about it here Honor the Fallen – MY DATA MUSINGS

http://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ho/HonortheFallen/HonortheFallen/1.png

 

Announcements

As we have posted on our front page, Tableau's eLearning is now live. This is great way to help your users learn Tableau quickly and easily.  Be sure to check it out.

 

Speaking of eLearning, are you an educator teaching Tableau? eLearning Administrator's blog post is for you: From the experts: 4 tips for teaching Tableau | Tableau Software.

 

Tableau 10.3 is coming soon. Have you checked out all of the new features coming your way? Coming Soon  is a great place to start and become familiar with the new version before it hits your desktop.

 

Recognition

Our very own Diego medrano recieved the Answer Wizard this week. This badge recognizes the achievement of 100 correct answers having been marked in the community in reply to your questions.  This achievement, even for employees, is quite challenging so congratulations to Diego.

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Yingying Zeng asked Re: Understanding of the advanced analytics applications of  BORA BERAN's  is it hotspot" visualization which had several replies including Jay Morehart explaining the Script_<type> functions and how they work. Of course Bora Beran jumped in with some specifics about finding and installing TabPy.  Prayson Wilfred Daniel provided details as well using Ananconda  and even offered to assist in person using skype.  What an amazing community of Tableau users we have.  You all inspire us each day.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Darrin Schulte created this idea a few years back and it is picking up increased attention and votes recently.  The  Idea Control what displays in View Data .  Would you find this helpful?  Then be sure to vote.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Remember the image Diego included in the last Digest, this previous week? That's exactly how I look today as I return from our Global Sales Kick-off week. Yup, the trainings and keynotes were grand... but I got the Flu. How wonderful.

Let's check the community this week!

 

Announcements

 

Recognition

Lately, I have been impressed by Zhouyi Zhang! 73 posts in the last 8 days and 1/4 of them are Correct or helpful!

A big round of applause

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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I wanted to highlight two threads this week as they are both incredibly detailed!

Congrats to Okechukwu Ossai and Jonathan Drummey! PREUTTI PUAWADE and parvinder.bindra.0 found their answers.

 

Top Voted Idea

Simon Forwood would like to provide the api with the full value of the subscription feature.

What do you think?

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7479

 

In Other News

We're looking for idea submissions for our next Think Data Thursday! Email community@tableau.com with any ideas or if you have any general Community feedback/questions.

 

Have a great week everyone!

Hello everyone and happy Monday! It's our Global Sales Kick-off week here at Tableau which means lots of trainings, lots of meetings, lots of catching up, and (of course) lots of brews! Combine that with my flight back from Boston last night and there's a good chance I might look like this by the end of the week:

 

BUT there's plenty of exciting happenings around the Community so let's dive-in!

 

Announcements

 

Tableau 10.3 is coming! It's not too late to join the beta and to start taking advantage of awesome features like tooltip selection:

Sharpen your analysis with tooltip selection in Tableau 10.3 | Tableau Software

 

Tableau has launched a new e-learning program! Check out the new Tableau eLearning program to help your organization educate at scale | Tableau Software

 

TC17 is October 9-12th! Don't get sold out! Tableau Conference 2017 | Las Vegas | October 9-12 | #data17

 

Recognition

I want to give some long overdue praise for Matt Coles. Matt helps keep our own Tableau Server instances running and meeting demand at Tableau, and still somehow finds time to create amazing content, answer questions, and build useful tools. Not only is he an expert in every sense of the word, he's a great human and we're lucky to have him. Thanks for everything Matt!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Josh Delekta asked a question about writing an ELSEIF Statement with Multiple Dimensions and was treated to a helpful back and forth with Chris McClellan, Anna Cheetham, and Okechukwu Ossai. Eventually Okechukwu pulled through with a correct answer which you can read in the thread!

 

Top Voted Idea

If ideas forum threads could go "viral," this is about as close at is gets. Last week, Anand Vadul requested the ability to Allow Web Data Connectors to connect to a data source 'live', and it's already be upvoted over 50 times!

 

 

In Other News

Łukasz Majewski askedCan we let user select color for country? in last week's most "liked" thread.

 

We're looking for idea submissions for our next Think Data Thursday! Email community@tableau.com with any ideas or if you have any general Community feedback/questions.

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

-Diego medrano

Hello everyone.  I hope your Spring is going well.  It's another Monday digest and a chance to review what's going on in the community over the past week.

 

My life gets real busy every year about this time of year with kids preparing to end the school year and finishing off their sports seasons.  This year is a bit busier with my daughter about to graduate from High School and all the events surrounding graduation.  Graduations are one of those life changing days we all have with futures bright and everything possible.

 

Announcements

Looking to create that perfect training program for Tableau users at your office but you never found the time? Tableau has launched a new eLarning program.  The program has launched with two courses, Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate.  Read more about it here: Tableau eLearning program to help your organization educate at scale | Tableau Software

 

Do you use Tableau and work in IT?  We are looking to learn more about you.  Please take a moment and review this thread - Do you use Tableau to analyze your IT data?  and share your story with the community.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Okechukwu Ossai and Nicholas Hannan for completing the Questions for Breakfast! badge marking their 25 correctly marked replies to questions in the forums.

 

Dan Becker and Tushar  More are the two newest members with to complete the I Know Stuff badge marking 10 correctly marked replies.

 

Congratulations to Okechukwu, Nicholas, Dan and Tushar for helping to make this a great community.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Following in the footsteps of last weeks Developer Office Hours: Dashboarding | Tableau Software, the thread Ask us anything about dashboarding! has been very popular spot to ask and share questions about dashboarding.  Join the conversation.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Questions about the view data pane in Tableau are one of the more frequent ones here in the community so it comes as no surprise that this week's top idea in the community is Control what displays in View Data

 

 

In Other News

Do you have a topic that you would like to see covered in a Think Data Thursday or that you would like to present on?  If so, let our community team know at community@tableau.com

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Patrick and the community team at Tableau.

Happy May Day! I hope everyone had a great weekend - I did, I went skydiving for the first (and probably last) time! In honor of that, I'm sharing this Tableau Public viz created by Lawrence Fsadni:

 

http://public.tableau.com/static/images/Sk/SkydiveAnalysis/MainDashboard/1.png

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, last week Nai Louza and Kyle Gupton hosted a Think Data Thursday on Accessibility. It was an awesome presentation! To see the recording and all the supporting resources, visit: Think Data Thursday: Designing Tableau Dashboards for Accessibility - April 27th, 2017 @ 8am PDT

 

This week, Phil Naranjo, the PM for the dashboarding team here at Tableau, will be hosting a Developer Office Hours: Dashboarding. This will be your opportunity to see what his team has been working on, share feedback, and ask any questions regarding dashboards that you'd like. Do note, his team does not work on formatting - so please limit any questions in regards to that. Have questions to ask before hand or want to share, join the conversation here: Ask us anything about dashboarding!

 

Do you use Tableau Data Server? Let us know!

 

Are you always looking for ways to improve your analytics skills? Check out this guest blog post by Tableau Social Media Ambassador, Eva Murray to see some of her tips - 7 ways to advance your analytics career

 

 

Recognition

Walt Reed received the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge - meaning that at least 25 of his responses have been marked as correct by someone else. Walt has been a member of the community for just over 6 months and already he is making some major contributions. Thanks for all you've done Walt, and we hope to continue to see you in the community

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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christine kelly asked the question How do I create a waterfall /(flying bricks/bridge) chart ? By working closely with Deepak Rai. they were able to get exactly what Christine was looking for - within an hour! Talk about the value of getting a quick answer in the community!

 

Top Voted Idea

ISO8601 WeekDate rules applied in Tableau was created by none other than Patrick  Van Der Hyde, and it's been gaining a lot of traction. This week it had over 20 votes, and though there are some workarounds, it clearly is still relevant.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all I've got for this week - have a great one! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!