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I am excited to be writing you this week from our new home in DATA 1! Tableau's Fremont based marketing and support teams have moved west on 34th avenue to join our sales and team in a fantastic new building in the "Center of the Universe".  In addition to being LEED Gold registered, "the DATA 1 building is Salmon-Safe certified and features biofiltration retention planters that treat 160,000 gallons of the heavily polluted rainwater runoff from Aurora Bridge annually. Two additional future phases of remediation are planned on nearby properties with the goal of treating over 2 million gallons of polluted runoff annually every year." Read more about DATA 1 and Weber Thompson architects here.

 

This is incredibly important in Seattle considering on average 169k+ sockeye salmon pass through the Ballard Locks between June 12th and August 13th each year. If you, like me, find this fascinating, check out this great viz on the Daily Salmon Count Through Ballard Locks by Ondrej Sklenar on Tableau Public.

 

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Another reason this move is amazing: Your (US based) community team is now under one roof! Community Support leads Patrick Van Der Hyde and Patrick Byrne, along with User Group manager Jordan Scott and I are all able to collaborate and support each other more seamlessly. We hope this will help us continue to do great work for the Tableau Community. We are also conveniently located closer to some of your favorite alumnus Dustin Smith and Tracy Rodgers so I will be sure to bug them when I need advice and legacy knowledge We still have the incredible support of Lénaïc Riédinger in Dublin and dozens of other Tabloids around the world working hard to keep this space strong.

 

Thank you to everyone who helps keep the Tableau Community vibrant - most especially all of you, our amazing community members!

 

Announcements

+The Tableau 10.5 beta is available.  Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau?   Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

+ Think Data Thursday is back on the calendar! Steve Wexler from Data Revelations will be joining us on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to show us how to use Tableau with survey data. You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here: Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Vishal Jethwa for earning the Helpful is my middle name badge for 50 marked "helpful" replies and to Tushar More for earning the Question Slayer badge for 50 answered marked "correct"! These are huge contributions to our community. Thank you both for your dedication and support

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Donut chart label overlap posted by sunitha k was this week's most popular thread, with 11 replies. "When there are more than one value, the labels display correctly as pic 1. When the chart shows only 1 value, the labels for both donuts overlap. Is there any way to fix this?"

Alvino Vaz responded with a workaround using annotations and shared screen shots with the packaged workbook. Thank you for your help in getting this resolved so quickly Alvino!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte shared the idea Control what displays in View Data originally in 2012, and the idea remains relevant today with four new votes in the past week giving it 949 total to date. With over 104 comments there are definitely a number of opinions on this. Check this out and add your thoughts if this is relevant to your work.

 

Other News

We are featuring Forum Ambassador Lei Chen in the latest spotlight: Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Lei Chen! She joined our ranks as an Ambassador in January of 2017 and has contributed heavily to the community through the Tableau Forums, helping people with complex calculations, giving feedback on dashboard design, and helping answer Server questions. Lei is multilingual and has translated her interview into both Japanese and Chinese, so please check out those links for your preferred language. Thank you for all that you do for the Tableau Community Lei!

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!


Amanda

Happy Halloween!
In the spirit of this festive - fun holiday here is a question on Structuring Data for Spider Graphs from Steve Rohde that was shared in the Community Forums this week        The Objective: Render a "spider map" from a table of point-to-point trips in a station-based bike sharing system. Assign measures such trip count, average duration and elevation difference to station start-end pairs (i.e. spider line) as line attribute (e.g., line or colour). - The thread goes on from there in detail, and Tableau Forums regular Galen Busch provided the correct answer.

 

Now I don't know who Jeff is, but it looks like his house is the place to be on Halloween! A quick search on Tableau Public brought up years of results detailing daily traffic, peak times for crowd flow, and a forecast of how many visitors they are expecting. This Viz was my favorite, but a little dated. If you know Jeff, please encourage him to reach out to us at community@tableau.com with his 2017 results.

 

Trick or treat!   

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▲ Announcements

+ You likely saw this last week, but I wanted to share again: Tableau 10.5 beta is a out and ready for testing! This is version 2 of the beta. Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and so much more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.  The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Walter Allen and Ana C T Figueiroa who both earned Tableau Desktop Qualified badges, and Gene Moeller who has earned the Tableau Server Qualified badge! We also have four new Calc Contributors: Haruka Kinumura, haitham Farouk, Taisuke Ono and Brett Megaard. Cheers to all and thank you for your support!

 

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On October 26th Gurpreet Singh Goraya asked a question regarding Exclude Unique values from Worksheet. This seemed to strike a cord in the forums and a thread of 22 comments led to a correct answer in just under an hour! That is some truly remarkable community engagement. Cheers to Katie Bridges who came through with the correct answer and thanks to all who helped get to the solution. * Pro tip: The original question included a packaged Tableau workbook. Remember this is incredibly helpful when you are looking for community support.

 

The top liked forum question this week comes from Anuj Chopra who was looking for support: Calculated Field Explanation required. This question, posted on October 19th is marked "Assumed Answered". It was found helpful by 4 people! Thank you to all who contributed to this thread, including Abhilash Sharma and Tableau Ambassador Jim Dehner.

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea to have the Option to uninstall prior version during Tableau Desktop upgrade was posted by Tableau Technical Support Engineer James Parsons, and has been popular in the community in the last week. This idea has received 7 votes, and one comment relating back to another idea from years ago. If you agree with James and think this is a great idea head over to the forums and vote for or against it - and please share comments on how this impacts your work.

 

Thank YOU for making the Tableau Community so special! Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Amanda

Coming Together at Tableau Conference Next Week: A note from Tableau's CEO Adam Selipsky

 

On behalf of Tableau employees, I want to express our deepest sympathies for the victims and their families that are forever changed as result of the tragedy in Las Vegas Sunday night. We believe the best response is to carry on as normally as possible to show our collective resilience and the force we can be for positive change. As such, we look forward to gathering at Tableau Conference to share and learn from each other, albeit with heavy hearts.

 

I want to thank all our customers, partners, sponsors, and the Las Vegas citizens, who have reached out with their support. We are extremely thankful that our team members who are already in Las Vegas are safe. Our first priority is the safety of our attendees and we have increased security measures for TC17. We are in close contact with the venues and local authorities in Las Vegas to ensure everyone is able to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

We have also heard from many of you, full of compassion and eager to help. We’re encouraged by your spirit. We are pledging a contribution to the National Compassion Fund to support the victims and their families. In addition, we will provide opportunities next week for all of us to help those affected.

 

In the meantime, one way to contribute is to donate blood to your local blood bank. Visit redcrossblood.org to find a donation station near you, or follow the #data17donates to join a blood drive during next week’s conference.

 

For more information about next week’s events, please visit the Tableau TC17 Response FAQ page. Also, look for updates from the Tableau Conference team in your email and in the #Data17 mobile app.

 

In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you.

 

Looking forward to seeing you next week,

Adam Selipsky

President and CEO

Tableau

 

▲ Announcements

+ Tableau 10.4 has been released! From the Tableau Blog: With Tableau 10.4, we’re making data discovery a breeze. Save time and reduce mistakes by ensuring that you are using the best data for your analysis. Data source certification promotes approved data sources and works seamlessly with recommendations to guarantee you’re using the right data at the right time. Enable smarter conversations between teams with discussions and viz snapshots, and visualize custom transportation routes and other networks with support for linear geometries. Polish your dashboard design with dashboard spacing and publish to older versions of Tableau Server using the newest version of Tableau Desktop with downgrade and publish.


+ #WeAreDataPeople: Celebrating the Tableau Community: Starting September 25th, we mailed 5,000 #WeAreDataPeople flags to our community with one simple directive: Take a selfie. Didn’t receive a flag? We’ve got you covered. Complete this form, and we’ll get one sent your way as soon as possible, while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Recognition

Cheers to new names and some familiar faces popping up with awards this week! Mike Dunning has earned the Tableau Server Certified badge and Tableau User Group Ambassador Donna Coles has earned the prestigious Help one, help all! badge.  It's been a big week with community support with jennifer.vonhagel earning Questions for Breakfast, Jayshree Dawrewar received Helpful is my middle name, and sesha.peram with the Help Desk badge! Congratulations to all and thank you for all your support.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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suchit kulkarni asked How to Clean Excel Data to Avoid redundant entry being read as Two. Two people have marked the question as helpful and it has received 17 replies, but still remains unanswered. Follow the link to join the discussion!

 

The top liked forum this week comes from Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Data Kent Marten.Work with Maps and Spatial data? We need your feedback! The post is originally from July, but received 17 replies this week alone. He closed the survey for feedback in mid-August but shared, "If you are planning on attending TC17 in Las Vegas, please come by the Mapping kiosk, attend one of the many mapping breakout sessions, or to the Mapping in Government meetup in Thursday morning."

 

Top Voted Idea

Switch data sources by changing a parameter in a workbook shared by Fabio Galli has received six votes in the Ideas Forum. He shared, "it would be very useful for a scenario in which there are several identical data sources (e.g. SQL Server DB with the same data structures in different Databases) to have the possibility to change the Database to run a query against from a parameter, directly by the end user." Please visit the thread to read more.

 

In closing, and with respect the Tableau Community team echoes what our CEO Adam Selipsky shared, "In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you." We are here for you. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to tcquestions@tableau.com.

 

Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Best,

Amanda

Welcome to the Weekly Digest! We are only 40 days out from TC17 and I am incredibly excited to meet so many of our amazing community members at my first Tableau Conference! Here is a link to register if you haven't had a chance to yet. I will be working with the community team, and supporting a couple Data + Women sessions, but since this will be my first trip to Las Vegas in about a decade I thought it would be fun to see what great vizzes are out on Tableau Public around the "Entertainment Capital of the World!"

 

Ahead of the 2015 conference Branden Fulton created this "The Fabulous Las Vegas" viz including how blackjack and baccarat had gone head to head to get the top spot in table game revenue. Do you know of any other great vizzes or data sets on Las Vegas? Please share in the comments below!

 

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Ahead of this year's conference Tableau Zen Master Andy Kriebel is helping to support vegans and vegetarians with his "Viva Las Vegans!" viz, which was an Iron Viz entry. It's incredibly practical and useful - and has already been optimized for mobile viewing. Nice work Andy!

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Announcements

+ Our fearless community support lead Patrick  Van Der Hyde is out in the great wide open hiking the John Muir Trail! If you would like to learn more about America's National Parks check out this great viz from Tableau Public Ambassador Pablo Gomez: The National Parks Have Never Been More Popular. With data from the National Park Service, Pablo looks at visitor data over the last 100 years. Download the workbook data and see what you can find!

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Aishwarya Sawant, yasuhiko nakamura and James Geron for each achieving the Calc Contributor badge!  This badge mark is received after you create a document in the Calculation Reference Library. This is a huge asset in the Tableau Community and is a benefit for all Tableau users! Thank you

 

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Most Talked about Thread

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Christopher Carucci started a conversation on August 18th on Filter Dashboard based on User department. The thread has 18 replies, has been marked as helpful 3 times, and has been viewed over 200 times. It looks like they may have given up for now .. but if you are able to solve this problem and dig in on some Boolean Logic check out the thread. THank you to everyone who has contributed to help solve this and the thousands of questions and comments shared this week.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Conditional Formatting of Measure Names/Measure Values originally contribute by Jonathan Drummey with 999 votes for this Idea and 30 comments.  There has been conversation around this idea since 2012. Do you have any recent use cases or information you would like to share? Follow the link to learn more, and vote the idea up or down.

 

In other news

Tableau Program Manager Alyshia Olsen recently shared the thread Do you create dashboards where you are not the primary user? We want to hear about your workflow! We would love to get some feedback on her survey. Just reply to her thread and she can send you more info directly. It should take about 10 minutes so please take some time this week and share your thoughts!


That's all I've got for this week. Have a great one and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

 

As usual, feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday all - hopefully everyone had a great weekend and you found a way to beat the heat! It seems the worst is over for Seattle, but we are also keeping a watchful eye on our EMEA friends and the 'Lucifer' heat wave.

 

An oldie but a goodie Viz to put this all in perspective comes from Tableau Zen Master and Ambassador Andy Kriebel, with his "How Warm is Earth Becoming?" viz for Makeover Monday last year. This viz has almost 4k views, and it's easy to see why. Andy breaks down the data, and how he starts with rebuilding a radial chart, to a heat map with the time-based data. He finally took a ten-year average and came up with this interactive viz:

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Announcements

+ The Tableau Developer Platform team is excited to announce a virtual JavaScript API hackathon. #DataDev Hackathon is underway from August 4-14, and the winner will receive a free pass to Tableau Conference 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas! Learn more on the Tableau blog: Announcing Developer hackathon - Win a free pass to TC17!

 

+ We are excited to announce that Patrick Byrne has joined Support Programs’ Community and Social team as Associate Technical Program Manager for the online Community and other social channels. He started on the team 1st August and is based in Seattle. You’ll be able to find him in the Community already as he’s been active in there for several months. Here’s what he has to say about himself …

 

Hi Everyone!

 

My name is Patrick Byrne, I was raised in the Seattle area even though I was born on the East coast (Delaware). I love to attend live music of all sorts, as well as venturing to the outdoors for camping (from car to backpacking). I started my career with Tableau on December 31st, 2015 as a Technical Support Specialist, moving to Technical Support Engineer the following October. Working in Tier1 of Technical Support for a little over a year and a half I have gained invaluable insight into customer frustrations as well as technical knowledge of the Tableau products.

 

Moving forward, I am beyond excited for our upcoming product lines (Project Maestro and the implementation of Hyper) and to tackle the challenges of supporting brand new products.

 

I look forward to working with all the various teams and departments. Feel free to reach out and say hello!

 

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Recognition

Congratulations to Kaz Shakir and Michael Someck for achieving the Questions for Breakfast badge! Thank you both for helping so many people in the community - it has not gone unnoticed! We hope to continue see you around.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Tim Boudreau had a question about Map won't load - too large of dataset? He is trying to plot 100,000 latitude/longitude points on a map overlay. Catherine Brown has been helping to troubleshoot, but this remains unanswered. Check out the thread and see if you can help Tim find a solution.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Multi-Values Parameters by Loïc Grange with a net of over 1,200 votes and +5more just from the last week. There are 121 comments on this Idea.

 

In other news

  • Lari McEdward, a Tableau employee and training expert, shared a great viz on 5 Millennia of Eclipses with data from NASA on Tableau Public. We would love to hear your eclipse viewing plans if you are in North America!

 

That's all I've got for this week. Have a great one and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As usual, feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

Happy Wednesday everyone! There was a bit of a learning curve tracking down all the data I needed to put together my first digest so I apologize on the delay! I look forward to this becoming a seamless process and working hard to support the Tableau Community!

 

To carry on a tradition from Diego I want to share a “Today in History.”

 

“On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta*” -- the Rosetta Stone! As a lover of learning new languages and exploring new cultures I thought this would be great to share. I feel strongly that knowing and understanding data connects people in new and unique ways and I love to find new ways to tell stories with data in Tableau. Please share your stories of how using data, Tableau, or learning a new language has helped you break down barriers in the comments below!

 

+ Check out these great Vizzes on Tableau Public on language to learn more: + Are We Speaking The Same Language? by Bridget Winds Cogley + Colorful Language of the Bible by Robert Rouse + What is the ‘Best’ Second Language to Learn? by Michael Brinn and Mike Cisneros

 

*source: History.com http://histv.co/1JBW8K

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Announcements

 

+ Former Community Manager Tracy Rodgers wrote a great blog to help you “Learn how the Tableau community is using IT data to gain insights that drive decision”. She learned that It organizations are challenged to integrate and blend data, that it's important to quickly understand what's happening, and that Tableau dashboards are used as a consolidated monitoring tool for IT organizations. Check out the full blog for more information. Great work Tracy! 

 

+ Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Analysis Kent Marten is looking for feedback from customers who work with maps and spatial data. From Kent, “I am organizing a customer study to learn more about how you use spatial data in Tableau. We have had a ton of feedback over the years, but since the release of the spatial file connector in Tableau 10.2, there's been a surge in interest in mapping in Tableau. I want to make sure that we're aligned with our customers and building the right features and capabilities into the coming releases.
Follow this link to the thread to participate: https://community.tableau.com/message/641731

 

Recognition

+ Congratulations to Michael Someck and Kaz Shakir who all earned “Questions for Breakfast” badges! More than 25 of your responses have been marked as correct. Thank you for your dedication to the Tableau Community!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Malini Ram started a discussion on “6 measures total, 4 need to be as bars and two as lines. This thread received 18 responses and over 150 views this week. Hari Ankem has been a huge help on this thread but it is still not resolved. Can you help?

 

In other news

+ We shared this last week but would like to again highlight that the Tableau 10.4 Beta is now available! If you are interested in exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

That’s all I have for my first post! Please feel free to send submissions or suggestions to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing