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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Digest!

 

Much like Tracy last week, I begin this Digest with some news: this will be the last digest that I write as well. After three and a half years at Tableau and five years in Seattle, I am moving to Philadelphia this summer to be closer to friends and family, pursue my band, and continue along my career. I have loved my time at Tableau and am incredibly grateful to this wonderful community for welcoming me and letting me learn alongside you all. I'll be around for another month and hope to stop by this community on occasion so please feel free to reach out! :-)

 

With that having been said, let's start with one more "Today in History."

 

Today in 1939, The National Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York. The initial class included legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Honus Wagner. Read more HERE.

 

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Author's Note: David Ortiz included because he really should be a hall of famer once he's eligible and I will use any and all excuses to reference David Ortiz.

 

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.3 was released two weeks ago! If you haven't tried it out, now is a perfect time. If you're in an enterprise environment, read all about how Tableau 10.3 engages the entire organization with these enterprise features.

 

Last week we had another Developer Office Hours on Editing and Formatting Text in Tableau. If you missed it, you can see the conversation and watch the event here: Ask us anything about text editing in Tableau.

 

Recognition

I'd be remiss if I didn't recognize Tracy Rodgers for her tireless work for our community over the past few years. She has been an inspiring leader and I'm grateful for her direction and friendship. It's been a pleasure and on behalf of myself and our community, thank you so much for all you've done!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Last week Nina Royce posted about recreating a tablea similar to that previously created in Excel. The table involved joins and unions on multiple data sources then showing grand totals with a difference. Sherzodbek Ibragimov stepped in to help and Akhilesh Singh may have found a solution. See it all here: Working with 2 tables Help

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most popular idea was created by Tableau Ambassador (and generally great person) Toby Erkson so you know it's good. He has requested the ability to Allow deleting a table without deleting dependents and filters. If you agree, vote it up!

 

In other news

Last Monday, Michael Hesser create a fun Viz Challenge! Check it out here: Viz Challenge: Graphing Pocket Change for IKEA Cat Toys and congrats to Łukasz Majewski for the correct answer!

 

Do you have an idea for a Think Data Thursday presentation? Please email us at Community@Tableau.com

 

That's it for me. Enjoy your week everyone and thanks for everything!

 

-Diego

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

Good morning everyone and welcome to the work week! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As I enjoy doing, let's start with a bit of "Today in History". Today in 1964, at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, the very first Ford Mustang was introduced to much acclaim. The iconic American car is still in production and originals are still a hot commodity around the world. Read more on History.com

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Announcements

Our Tableau 10.3 Beta is in full-swing and we need YOUR feedback to make the release as great as possible. So join the beta and try out new features like Recommended Tables and Smart Joins!

 

Notable Community veteran Rody Zakovich has published a useful blog: Save time and stay consistent with a template of calculated fields. It's a useful read!

 

As a former journalism student, I find this particularly awesome: Ben Jones has published a blog detailing our New curriculum for data journalism programs.

 

You can still Join us in Vegas, October 9-13th and Save $200 with the early bird discount until April 21st.

 

Recognition

Lisa Li recently achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having at least 10 responses marked as correct. Looking through past responses, Lisa is a calculations wiz who provides helpful and friendly answers. We're lucky to have you. Thanks for participating :-)

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Kes Raj posted a question about Displaying Current Quarter by Default in a Date Filter. He was lucky enough to get great help by Tableau Ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami and Norbert Maijoor but it was Okechukwu Ossai who ultimately came up with the correct answer!

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's top idea is the ability to set the width of individual columns based on content. Thierry Jakircevic asked the question in 2012 and it has been one of our most popular requests since.

 

In Other News

 

Enjoy the week everyone!

 

-Diego

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

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to this week's digest. As I enjoy doing, let's start with "Today in History". Today in 1957 the toy company Wham-O produced the first Frisbee which sold over 100 million units in its first 20 years and is now a household staple! Read more HERE.

 

Announcements

Craig Bloodworth presented an awesome Think Data Thursday last week:Using the REST API to TabCommunicate. If you missed it, you can watch it HERE. More Think Data Thursday to come later!

Tableau 10.2 Beta is here! Cut data-prep time with these enhancements in Tableau 10.2

 

Want to go beyond training videos? Try extension activities

 

Recognition

A well-deserved shout out to Jamieson Christian for achieving the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge by having 25 responses marked as a correct answer. Jamieson's answers are consistently well thought-out and helpful and we're lucky to have him!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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These posts are my favorite. Bob Snyder asked for help with upgrading his excel connections utilizing the legacy connection to the native Tableau 10 connector. He needed to replace SQL with unions and Tom W was able to describe how. Then they discussed the issue in further detail and when Bob started experiencing unexpected behavior, he was able to work through the issue and solve it. Check out the full thread here: Upgrade away from Excel (Legacy) connection

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Last week's most viewed thread comes from mark schukas who asked about a Dashboard navigation "workaround". Mark wanted help passing actions with filters between dashboards. Matthew Risley stepped in to provide the first part of the solution and Matthias Goossens has helped refine the behavior but Mark could still use more help. See if you can find a solution!

 

 

Top Voted Idea    

One of our most requested ideas makes it back to the top this week Horizontal Scroll Bar on tables. Keep voting it up and get our devs' attention.

 

In Other News

Data prep is key to getting the most out of your Tableau analysis and that's especially true for survey data. Luckily we have a handy new article to help you get survey data ready for analysis: How to prep your survey data using only Tableau 10 and beyond.

 

Want to see what's coming in tech, data, and retail analysis? Check out our predictions here: 6 trends that will shape retail in 2017

 

Enjoy your week everyone!

 

-Diego

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to 2017! Another late start to the week with US offices closed on Monday but we're switching back into gear with this week's digest. As usual (with me), let's take a look at Today in History. Today in 1959, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation making Alaska the 49th and largest US State ... Read more here. Personally, one of my Seattle bucket list items is to take the ferry to Alaska. Maybe even stop in to see our Anchorage User Group!

 

Announcements

Andy Cotgreave posted an interesting article entitled What can data-viz authors learn from punks? | Tableau Software. It's a great read!

 

In two weeks we have the Tableau Administrators Virtual User Group. REGISTER HERE

 

Recognition

This week we'd like to recognize a Tableau employee and general Tableau expert Russell Christopher. Even before officially joining Tableau, Russell has been a well of knowledge and helps to answer some of the trickiest questions that come up. He clearly has a passion for helping our users and we're all fortunate to have him. Thanks again :-)

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Jennifer Sanchez asked a question about having Multiple KPI's for Multiple Measures in a Text Table and was lucky enough to have Norbert Maijoor step in an provide some help. Thanks Jennifer for posting and thanks Norbert for another amazing solution!

 

Most Viewed Thread

Irfan Mohammed is receiving an error when trying to publish a Google Analytics connected workbook to Tableau Server. Lénaïc Riédinger and Patrick  Van Der Hyde asked some scoping questions but ultimately I recommended letting our Support team take a look. Hopefully we got a solution shortly!

 

Top Voted Idea

One of our most popular ideas took the top spot this past week: Multi-Values Parameters. Loïc Grange asked for the ability to have parameters allow for multiple selections. If you agree, vote it up!

 

 

I hope everyone has a great first week of the new year!

 

-Diego

Community Digest - 12/28

Posted by diego.medrano Dec 28, 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to this week's Digest! We're getting a late start this week due to the holidays but there's still plenty to catch up on. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday season and we're looking forward to another great year in our Community. As usual, I like to start off with a little bit of "Today in History." Today in 1895, the first commercial film screening occurred at the Grand Cafe in Paris, France. The film by the Lumiere brothers featured a series of clips from every day life in France. Read more here. And with that, let's dive into the digest!

Announcements

Here are the winners of the Student Viz Assignment Contest: And the winners of the Student Viz Assignment Contest are... | Tableau Software

 

We also have a great new article: A Zen Master's guide to implementing Tableau  | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

As our next Community Digest will come in the new year, I want to take this time to thank all of our Community Ambassadors for all of the amazing work they do. Not only do they handle a majority of the posts that come in to our forums, but they also help instill and reinforce the culture we strive for in our Community. We'd be lost without you! See our ambassadors here.

 

Most Talked About Thread

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gene shackman asked a question about adding symbols to a line chart and Matthew Risley stepped in to provide a great solution in a packaged workbook. Check it out here: symbols in line charts

 

Most Viewed Thread

Tableau Support is retiring a direct email as a way to submit a case. The announcement thread was this week's most viewed thread and led to a great discussion which prompted lots of internal discussion. See the conversation here: Tableau Technical Support is retiring email as a means to submit cases

 

Top Voted Idea

This week's top idea comes from Christina Gremore who wants to be able to Hide all fields with Null domains / Single value domains. If you agree, vote up the idea! 

 

Have a happy new year everyone!

 

-Diego

Community Digest - 11/28

Posted by diego.medrano Nov 28, 2016

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the week. I hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving Day had a great time with friends and family and to everyone else, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! As I enjoy doing, let's start with a little "This day in history." Today in 1948 in Boston, the first Polaroid cameras went on sale. Although color photo units didn't arrive until 1963, the units were a big hit. I personally wish Polaroids were still as popular as they were for decades. Read more:

 

Polaroid Instant Camera Goes on Sale - This Day in Tech History

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And with that, let's see what's new in the Community.

 

Announcements

Tracy Rodgers posted a new Tableau Ambassador Spotlight featuring notable Chicago sports enthusiast Jeff Strauss. He's one of my favorite people in our Community so read the interview and get to know him!

 

Logentries by Rapid7 posted a whitepaper over-viewing their ability to Alert, Integrate, and Monitor with Tableau Server. Check it out!

 

In collaboration with our Development team, we've added a new status and a new tag to ideas. Read more about it here: Tag!  Learn What Our New Status and Tag Mean for Your Ideas

 

Tableau is on AWS! Use AWS to host your Tableau Server without having to worry about hardware. See more info here: Tableau + AWS

 

We've created a Tableau Starter Kit to help you get going with Tableau. Even if you're already comfortable with Tableau, these are great resources to brush up on: Author a Viz | Tableau Software

Recognition

Chris Beck continues to create great content such as this:Currency Conversion with Tableau & Google Sheets. Thanks for documenting great solutions Chris!

 

Most Talked About Thread

Jenske Meijs was unable to save a workbook to Tableau Public and asked for some help. After different suggestions, Nathan Panuco was able to confirm that there was a Tableau Public service interruption. Thanks for everyone for stepping in to help!

 

Most Viewed Thread

praveen reddy posted a question in the thread,"How to find iam over booked" and provided a packaged workbook. While the question initially stumped Norbert Maijoor. Him and Sherzodbek Ibragimov were eventually able to work through the question and find a solution. Thanks for the hard work!

 

Top Voted Idea

A perpetually popular idea took the top spot last week: More Subfolders in Project Folder. If you want to voice your support, be sure to vote up the idea!

 

Thanks everyone, and have a great week!

 

-Diego

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

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

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

Happy Monday everyone! I hope today has treated you all well as we gear up for another exciting week in the forums. To kick us off, let's take a look at today in history! Today in 1988 my favorite (NL) team the Chicago Cubs hosted their first night game after 74 seasons of day games. While the game was a 5-inning rain-out, the Cubs' relationship with night games provides an interesting debate even today.

 

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Announcements

Don't forget to buy your TC16 tickets - only one more week to get a $200 discount. Still can't decide if you should go? The website has been updated with all the sessions, so you can learn more about what you'll be learning about Learn | Tableau Conference 2016. It's also a great way to get to know your fellow community members!

 

Our marketing blogs have great feature overviews for Tableau 10! Check them out here: Business Intelligence Blog

 

We've got a new batch of Quick Fix articles in our Knowledge Base ready for consumption!

 

Recognition

A huge round of applause to both Andrew Watson and Carl Slifer for having 11 responses marked as correct answers over the past week! Serious impressive! And a reminder to hit those "helpful" or "correct" buttons after getting help in our community.

 

Most Talked About Thread

Filtering by Gender shows 100%? How do I keep percentage of total? is this week's most talked about thread! Brittany Tapper was trying to calculate gender percentages but having trouble getting accurate results. Stephen Lavery stepped in with a calculation that worked but Joshua Milligan was able to explain the behavior occurring and give another valid calculation. Nice work! :-)

 

Most Viewed Thread

Last week's most viewed thread has been consistently popular for the past few years. Jonathan Drummey gives a helpful and simple overview of how to show Multiple Series On Line Graph. An oldie but a goodie!

 

Top Voted Idea

Alex Van Boxel created the idea to have the REST API have an option to refresh a datasource extract directly from the source. If you agree, vote it up!

 

In Other News

Be on the lookout this week for some exciting Tableau stuff!

 

Also, Patrick  Van Der Hyde will be out conquering Mt. Rainier this week so expect delays on direct messages!

 

Enjoy your week!

 

-Diego

Happy Monday everyone! Lots going on in our Community right now that we're excited to tell you about! But first, some fun history: Today in 1940, 32nd US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented third term; the only President to have served more than two terms!

 

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Announcements

Are you having trouble logging in to the Community? We recently had an issue with users getting stuck during the SSO re-direct. If you are experiencing this issue, please clear your browser cache and try logging in again.

 

We are still on Round 2 of the the Tableau Torch Contest.  Have you submitted your Tableau 10 viz for this round?  The theme for round 2 is "Cheer for the home team"!

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Alfredo Pirrone for achieving the "I Know Stuff!" badge by having ten responses marked as correct! And congrats on his one year anniversary in our forums. Thanks for all you do and we hope to see you continuing to provide correct answers! :-)

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

lim.shijia's thread Suggestions has been our most popular thread this week. Lim provided a screenshot of a chart type they needed and khalid norat, John Sobczak, and Gerardo Varela, stepped in to find a solution. Nice work team!

 

Most Viewed thread

This week's most viewed thread is a few years old but super interesting: Sounds in Tableau?! by Shawn Wallwork is a great thread about creating audio alerts in Tableau and contains contributions from many notable Community members. One of my favorite aspects of our Community is the ingenuity I see to find out-of-the-box solution. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This week's most voted-up idea is the venerable Joshua Milligan's Go ahead and show details for error messages. Joshua's request is to see the entire error message without having to hit another button to see details. I agree so I also up-voted the idea! If you agree, hit the up arrow and let us know.

 

In Other News

We have some exciting new announcements coming like a new Think Data Thursday and some new ambassadors. Keep your eyes peeled!

 

Enjoy your week and as always, feel free to reach out at community@tableau.com

 

-Diego

Happy Monday everyone! It's been an exciting and hectic time here at Tableau as we gear up for our Tableau 10.0 launch. As such, let's start with something fun! Today on June 6th in 1933 the first "drive-in" theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey. Richard Hollingshead was the original inventor of the "Park-In Theatre" as the term "drive-in" didn't come around until later. Which reminds me of a fantastic blog on exploring IMDB data with Tableau: Tableau Tutorial: Exploring IMDb Top 250 movies with Tableau. With that, let's get on to the digest!

 

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Announcements

 

Only one week until we kick-off Tableau Conference on tour - London!

[London | Tableau Conference On Tour] 13-15 June 2016

We hope to see you there!

 

This Thursday, June 9th at 8am join Michelle Wallace for Think Data Thursday: Behind the Scenes with Tableau's Social Media Data - June 9th, 2016!

 

TC16 in Austin will come up sooner than you expect! Make sure to register so you don't get sold out!

More information and sign ups are here: [Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11]

 

 

 

Recognition

A big "congrats!" and "thank you!" to Andrew Watson  & Carl Slifer, our two newest Community members to achieve the "Question Slayer" badge meaning 50 responses have been marked as the correct answer. Both Andrew and Carl are based out of the UK and have become wonderful resources within our Community. Thanks again for all the help!

 

 

 

Most talked about Thread

Niko Suomi asked a question about reorganizing some data using a table calculation and filters. Bassem Khalil, and Sanjay Nimbark did what they could to help but were unable to find a proper solution. Maybe you can! Check out the thread: Table calculation \ filter problem.

 

 

One of the Top Viewed Threads

Our most viewed thread is an oldie but a goodie. Matt Stoffa provides a workaround for printing a pdf to exactly fit a single page.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Our top voted idea for the week is Cote Adams idea to have Tableau Recognize Hidden fields from HANA marked as Label Columns. Igor Gorsky agreed!

 

 

In Other News

-Check out our new Tableau Ambassador Spotlight on Joe Oppelt!

-We launched our mobile app for Android! Read more here!

-We have our first ever Web Data Connector Hackathon! We're excited about this opportunity and can't wait to see what you create. Read more...

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day and is ready to hit the ground running. Some fun history: Today in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring the second Sunday of May to official be Mother's Day. Learn more here: History of Mother's Day Video - Mother’s Day

 

Announcements

Tableau 10.0 is coming! Find out about new features on our Coming Soon page. One cool new feature? Connect Directly to Google Sheets in Tableau 10

 

Tableau Conference 2016 always comes up sooner than you expect! Don't get sold out and register today (plus save some $$$).

 

We have a Think Data Thursday coming up: How to Make Social Media and Web Data Work for You with Alex Ross. Register HERE.

 

Recognition

Dan Sanchez has achieved the 'Question Slayer' badge by having 50 of his responses marked as being the correct answer. Dan is a huge resource for us here at Tableau and we appreciate all his help! :-)

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

Manideep Bhattacharyya may have found a bug with color distortion when publishing from Tableau Desktop 9.2 to Tableau Server 9.3. Shawn Wallwork, Pooja Gandhi, Toby Erkson, and many others all stepped in to help gather more information but it looks like we're waiting on support to give us an answer.

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

A popular thread this week has been Corey Turner's Anybody want more keyboard shortcuts? Here is an AHK script. In the thread, Cory created his own scripts to add extra shortcuts to Tableau which prompted a discussion about what shortcuts people feel are missing from the product.

 

Top Voted Idea

Here's another great Shawn Wallwork idea with over 200 votes to Stop Changing Filters & Colors When Replacing Data Source. Vote it up!

 

In Other News

arnold.kumar asked a question about converting dates and Yuriy Fal stepped in with a great answer. He's the best!

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

-Diego