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Happy Monday all - hopefully everyone had a great weekend!

 

Today is the last day that I will write the Community Digest. I'll be moving into a new role at Tableau as a product marketing manager. It's a bittersweet feeling, as I have been working in the Community for the last 4-5 years! We've built an amazing place, and I am happy to say that I was a part of it. Thank you to everyone of you who has helped make the community what it is. I won't be far, and in fact, I'll likely still frequently pop in and out.

 

And not to worry, we've hired the perfect person to take over for me. I'd like to introduce you all to Amanda Boyle, the new Tableau Community Manager. Amanda is a recent transplant to Seattle from Aspen, Colorado.  She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania and I just learned today that she speaks Swahili! She has experience in managing marketing teams, running ambassador programs, driving membership and engagement, creating and fostering healthy communities. When she's not working, Amanda loves endurance trail races and running in the mountains, adjusting to sea level, camping, snowboarding, reading, gardening, baking and exploring.

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Announcements

Tableau 10.3 was released last week! Things such as data driven alerts, distribute evenly on dashboards, and tooltip selection were all included - this is a version you'll want to download right away. Check out more of the features here: New Features (Oh, and did I mention that several of the ideas came from the community?! See them here: Community inspired ideas).

 

This week, join us for another edition of Dev Office Hours! Rubaiyat Khan and her team will be hosting - sign up here: Developer Office Hours: Editing and Formatting Text in Tableau | Tableau Software And if you're unable to join, or you want to make sure your questions are heard - post in the Ask us anything about text editing in Tableau that they're monitoring.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Zhouyi Zhang who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that 50+ of his responses have been marked as correct. Thank you Zhouyi 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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Kym Mercier had a question about Overlapping worksheets in a dashboard - basically, she wanted to be able to hide and show a viz dynamically based on a selection in another view. Jim Dehner and Joe Oppelt helped Kym troubleshoot. Finally, with some detailed posts by Joe, Kym was able to solve the question!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

For the second week in a row, Enforce Encrypted External Access to the Postgres Repository without Affecting Internal Communication was the highest voted idea posted by Schmalz Bernd This week it received, 16 votes, giving it a total of 27.

 

 

In other news

 

 

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 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:

 

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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

 

 

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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!

Good morning and happy Monday from (sunny for now) Seattle! Hopefully, everyone had a relaxing weekend - I certainly did - 9.5 hours of sleep on Saturday night (amazing!). Here's a look into what's going on around the community:

 

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, last week, we (Tableau) announced a new subscription pricing model. For more information, check out the blog post found here: Tableau’s new subscription pricing | Tableau Software

 

Last week, Tableau's Ted Wasserman hosted another edition of Developer Office Hours with a theme of Tableau Mobile. Check out his thread if you have any additional questions (you can also find the recording of the event here too): Are you mobilizing? We'd love to hear from you! Stay tuned for an announcement later this week about the next Developer Office Hours - hint, it'll be about behind the scenes with Tableau Server.

 

Are you part of the 10.3 Beta? If yes, be sure to try out Save time with data-driven alerts in Tableau 10.3 | Tableau Software and if not, sign up for it here: Tableau 10.3 Beta Program | Tableau Software

 

Did you see the winners of the Iron Viz contest? Congratulations to Joshua Milligan and Timothy Vermeiren! Check out their vizzes here: Iron Viz Geospatial: We Have Our Winners! | Tableau Public And want to see them compete live? Join us in Vegas, October 9-13th. Save $200 with the early bird discount until April 21st.

 

Recognition

Michael Someck has already achieved the "I Know Stuff!!" badge - meaning that at least 10 of his responses have been marked as correct by someone else. Michael only joined the Tableau Community on March 16th, and already he's proving lots of value and helping lots of people. Thank you for everything you've done, Michael! And hopefully, we'll continue to see you around here participating

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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William Wang, a new member to the community, asked a question about How to create pie chart on map that's broken up into different measures? With the help of Michael Hesser, the two of them worked closely to get the answer that William needed through the use of writing calculations and creating table calculations. Glad you got your question answered!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Automate subscription based on extract refresh. created by S.R T in January of this year received 13 up votes this past week, giving it a grand total of 18 votes. This idea more than doubled it's score this week!

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this week - until next time - happy analyzing!

 

 

As always feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com.

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:

 

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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.

 

 

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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 everyone! We're winding down the last couple days of February and then we're headed into March! Whew! Where have the first two months of this year gone already?

 

March is going to be a great month! It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community (see below for more). It's St. Patrick's Day in a couple of weeks. I'm in school right now - which means spring break! So many things to look forward to.

 

But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, and let's take a look into what's been going on in the community.

 

Announcements

We're starting a new program in the community where we're working with Tableau Developers to have more of a feedback loop with our community members. Last week, we kicked it off Dev Office Hours with Ben Lower, russellhay, and Tyler Doyle talking about the Tableau Server REST API. If you missed it, you can see the recording here: Ask us anything! (about the Tableau Server Client :D)

 

And this week, we'll be doing another one with Kent Marten - sign up here: Dev Office Hours: Maps and Spatial Data | Tableau Software  Also, let him know the types of questions you'll have ahead of time here: Ask us anything about maps or spatial data in Tableau!

 

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 use TabPy? Well, great news - it now supports Python 3.x and doesn't require Anaconda. It has been released by Bora Beran and can be found on GitHub here: GitHub - tableau/TabPy: Execute Python code on the fly and display results in Tableau visualizations

 

Interested in learning more about Tableau Cloud options, check out this webinar tomorrow: Cloud panel at the Informatica Virtual Cloud Summit

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jamieson Christian who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning 50 of his responses have been marked as correct! Jamieson is constantly helping people with their calculations and taking the time to write out thoughtful answers. Thank you on behalf of the community for all you've done Jamieson! We hope to continue seeing you around

 

 

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Jaskaran Dhillon asked How to create a calculated field based on the SUM of a column. Deepak Rai worked with Jaskaran until they found what he needed, which turned out to be the first response.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Michael Moore created an idea about how to Add user security to schedules. He created it the first week of January, and just last week it got half of it's votes, putting it at a total of 22.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this week (not that there wasn't A LOT more going on).

 

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.

Happy Monday all! And happy early Valentine's day! Have you had the chance to do a makeovermonday? This just might be your week. Dive into some Valentine's Day data and see what you come up with: Data Sets | Makeover Monday. Here's one created by Suraj Shah to give you a little inspiration

 

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Announcements

This just posted - a new ambassador spotlight - check out my interview with Jonathan Drummey in Tableau Ambassador Spotlight with Jonathan Drummey.

 

Are you in healthcare or a related field? Don't miss this webinar on February 16th at 12 PM PST - Operational Excellence with Self-Service Analytics | Tableau Software  with Tableau's Andy De and austin montgomery from Prominence Advisors.

 

Don't miss this week's Think Data Thursday with Zen Masters, Christopher DeMartini and Tamas Foldi talking about Think Data Thursday - Vizception: D3.JS and Tableau integration - February 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM  Pacific. This TDT is meant for all skill levels, so don't hesitate to join!

 

The Tableau Server Admin user group will  be meeting on February 24th at 9 AM PST. Lead by Mark Wu with a special presentation from Jeff Strauss on Metadata Automation. To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-administrators-virtual-user-group-2

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Shivang Desai was having an issue where the tabcmd command not recognized as an internal or external commandMadhusudhan Khambham started helping Shivang by giving him information on where to find the command line, etc. However, Shivang was still having issues. Tharashasank Davuluru stepped in by asking for more details and providing Shivang with some screenshots that theoretically should have helped. Shivang, let the community know if this problem is resolved by marking a response as correct or letting us know how you solved it!

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

This thread is a couple of months old, but this question comes up time and time again. Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? Several people suggested using the zn function in a calculated field, while others suggested the ifnull function. Additional solutions were also presented, such as making some changes to the data via a SQL statement, etc. There are several solutions to this issue, however, it depends on your data, etc. Being able to share your workbook is extremely helpful in a situation like this!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most voted on idea was Presto Teradata ODBC Connector Timezone Setting with 10 votes, giving it a total of 23 ideas. This idea was created by Nissan N in January. Last week, he also received a response from Tableau developer, Arthur Gyldenege who let Nissan know the Presto connector is actively being worked on.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a productive week.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Feel free to send any comments or questions about this digest to community@tableau.com

Tracy Rodgers

Community Digest - 12/19

Posted by Tracy Rodgers Employee Dec 19, 2016

Happy Monday! It's pretty festive around here with the holidays right around the corner. This time of year is always a good time to reflect, and I have to say - I'm so proud and thankful for being a member of this community. Thank you all for everything you do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and/or friends!

 

 

Announcements

First up, the Tableau Community team will be out of the office on Monday, December 26. This means the digest (the last of 2016!) will go out on Tuesday instead.

 

As a reminder, if you're starting a new discussion or asking a question in the Community, and you're able to attach a packaged workbook - please do! It makes it easier for everyone else to help you if they're able to see what you're talking about. Need more information? Check out: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how by Bill Lyons.

 

Have you seen the Big Data Trends for 2017? They've recently been released, see them here: https://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2016/12/whats-big-big-data-10-trends-2017-63627

 

Don't forget to join the Think Data Thursday this week with Emily Kund - Think Data Thursday -  Small Tips: Big Results  - December 22, 2016

 

 

Recognition

Shout out to Shinichiro Murakami who is now at the top of the leader board! Shin joined the community early in 2015, and has already made his way to the top. If you don't know Shin, he is one of our Tableau Ambassadors and has been a fabulous addition. Thank you Shin, for all that you do!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Patrick Myles reported running into an error: tableau cannot connect to tableau public... It appears that he was not the only one who was having issues. A couple of other people chimed in. Michael Shan, a Tableau Support engineer, jumped in, let the community know that this was an issue that was being tracked, and provided instructions so that the team could collect more information. By the end of the next day, the issue had been fixed for a number of people, and they were able to publish back up to Tableau Public.

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

John Smith was having some major Performance Monitoring issues - it was taking over 17 minutes! He had the attention of Jeff Strauss, Yuri Fal, and Toby Erkson. Though he didn't completely solve the issue, each of them gave him a couple of recommendations. Ultimately, John created a case with the support team, so hopefully, they'll have a solution for him soon!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's top voted idea was Control what displays in View Data by Darrin Schulte with 15 up votes. If you're interested in this feature, make a comment, as our development team is actively gathering feedback on it.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or questions for this digest to community@tableau.com

For those of us in the United States, it's a short week because it is the US Thanksgiving on Thursday. As a result, I've been thinking about all of the things I'm thankful for in my life, and one of them is this community. We have so many people who are willing to help each other out each day. Everyone is from a different background and has a different perspective, yet we're all brought together by Tableau. I've made some lifelong friends and connections through this community, and I'm hopeful, that many of you can say the same thing. With that - let's take a look into what's been going on.

 

Announcements

Have you ever posted a question in the community and somebody asked you for a packaged workbook? If you have (or even if you haven't!), Bill Lyons has created a wonderful document as to why you should include one whenever possible. Check it out here: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how

 

Did you miss Tableau Conference 2016? No worries! You can still see a lot of the content and sessions via Sign Up | Tableau Conference Live

 

If you made it to TC16, please help us to continue improving Tableau Conference by filling out this survey: Tableau Conference 2016 Feedback. And finally, it's never too early to sign up for next year - back to Vegas, baby for 2017!

 

 

Recognition

You may have noticed that the leader board on the front page has not been updating. We are working with our vendor to investigate the issue, and hope to have it fixed asap.

 

In the mean time, Shawn Wallwork always does a fabulous job of calling out people who are doing a good job, and last week was no exception. Shout-out for Shin! Shinichiro Murakami has been helping so many people and teaching others along the way. Thank you for all that you do Shin!

 

 

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johann taljaard asked a question about how to show support tickets by their age and statuses in Help needed with difficult calculated fields. Vincent Baumel was able to help get pretty darn close by working with Johann and some sample data. Together they were able to parse through the requirements and the data. Ultimately, Johann was able to attach the packaged workbook, and Tom W came in with the win using a table calculation to get the view that Johann needed.

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

For the second week in a row, Shawn Wallwork's thread on 10.1 Favorite New Feature? was the most viewed. Tableau 10.1 was a small release with a big impact! If you haven't downloaded it yet, you should.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week, Subscribe a Tableau Server Group to a View created by Dave Washburn received 16 votes, giving it a total of 25 votes.

 

You may also notice in Ideas, a new stage for an idea called "Planned" and that have a tag of devsonstage. These are ideas that were mentioned in the Devs on Stage keynote at TC16, and will be making it into the Tableau product in the future. You can see all of them here: Planned Ideas.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for this week. For those of you celebrating - happy Thanksgiving, and for those of you who aren't happy analyzing!

 

Per usual, feel free to send any comments, questions, submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

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

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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!

Happy Monday to everyone out there! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hit the ground running. Let's take a look into what happened last week to (hopefully) help motivate you for your week.

 

Announcements

For those of you who missed it, the Tableau Zen Masters were announced last week. And what an amazing group! There are 10 new ambassadors, see them all here: Our New 2016-2017 Tableau Zen Masters Are... | Tableau Software And to learn more about the Zen Master program and see the full list, you can always visit: Tableau Zen Masters | Tableau Software. Congratulations to ALL of the new Tableau Zen Masters!

 

Have you seen the Tableau 10.1 Beta has already come out?! Want to learn more or join? Check it out here: Tableau Beta Program | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tharashasank Davuluru who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge. That means that he's had 50+ of his responses marked as correct! Tharashasank has been a member of the community since December of last year, and he has constantly been posting to help people. Thanks for all your help!

 

Also, a special shout out to chris.moore.11 and praveen p who have achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of their responses have been marked as correct). Chris joined the community just this past month, in August, and has already made a splash. And Praveen has been a member since 2014, but recently has really started getting active. We hope to continue seeing both of you in the community! Thanks for all your contributions already!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Austen Robinson asked a question about the Best way to build this. "This" was a particular table. Ryan Shirley helped by posting a few suggestions, although it looks like Austen is still trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what he is looking for. Let us know what you came up with, Austen! Also, have you tried showing the data in a visual way?

 

Most Viewed Thread

Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? at the beginning of the month - and boy has it been getting some attention. With over 40 replies, people have been suggesting different calculations, using SQL, and updating the data source to "pad" out the data. Aditya received responses from the likes of Jonathan Drummey, kettan, Andrew Watson, Swarup K, Łukasz Majewski, and several others who went into detail. This thread has several solutions for accomplishing this issue, however, the solution depends on how your data is structured, etc. Hopefully, Aditya was able to solve it, and will let us know what he ended up doing.

 

Top Voted Idea

Julian Kelly created Worksheet 'None' shading should be Transparent. back in October of 2015, and received 10 votes on it this past week, giving it a grand total of 58 up votes. This is a popular request where floating objects on a dashboard should have a transparent background so that you can see whatever is behind it.

 

In Other News

 

That's all we've got for this week (not that there wasn't a ton more happening!). Have a great rest of your week, and until next time, happy analyzing!!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for the digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday everyone! This week promises good things to come and we're looking towards the end of the summer - already!

 

Announcements

This week is your last chance to submit a viz for the Tableau Torch contest and win a ticket to Tableau Conference. The feature to highlight is custom territories and the theme is "Her name is Rio." So all you map gurus - get to work and let's see you submissions!

 

Speaking of the torch - it's making it's way over the pond to Paris this week. Lee Feinberg will be passing it off to Geoffrey Felix - you can see all the updates here: The Tableau Torch Relay | Tableau Software

 

Tableau 10 is coming! Familiarize yourself with it by reading all the blog posts around it - from the Tableau corporate blog, check out this one: http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2016/8/tips-designing-device-specific-dashboards-make-everyone-happy-57548  by Piper Stull-Lane. And if you haven't already been to a roadshow, check to see if there's one in your area to learn more about the upcoming release, and network with the Tableau community: Tableau 10 Roadshow | Tableau Software

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Stephen Lynch asked was having some issues getting Tableau to recognize Formatting Date Time from an Excel file. Mark Fraser, corey levinson, and kettan helped to troubleshoot the issue. Though Stephen still hasn't quite figured out the cause as to why Tableau keeps turning the date time into a string, he was able to figure out that case matters when using the dateparse function! Takeaway: "mmm" won't be recognized, it needs to be "MMM."

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Thanks to William Bohn and the community for bringing Publish Failure - Error Reading Archive File to our attention. Our devs have jumped on the issue and are working through solving it. The fix they had in place took longer than expected. They should have an update on this later today. In the meantime, if you run into the issue, please share the requested information (text of error message, size of extract, connection type, and version/what you published from) in a support case.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last October, Alex Van Boxel created REST API: Refresh datasource extract from source (v. 11.0). This week it received 17 upvotes - giving it a total of 35. That's more than half it's votes! I think it's a great idea - thank you for sharing it Alex.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's a wrap for this week! Have a good one and until next time - happy analyzing!!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments or suggestions to us at community@tableau.com

Happy Monday and happy August! I've said it before, but I'll say it again - time seems to be flying by! It can be hard keeping up when things are moving so fast, so here's a look into what's been going on around the community:

 

 

Announcements

Don't forget to buy your TC16 tickets - only two more weeks 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

 

Also, have I mentioned that you can win a ticket to TC if you submit the winning viz for the Tableau Torch Contest? This week, submissions are due by Thursday - get it in! Learn more here: Tableau Torch Viz Contest | Tableau Software

 

The Tableau Ambassadors were announced last week - Time to Celebrate Our New Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software. Congratulations to Derrick Austin, Shinichiro Murakami, and Yuri Fal! To see the full list of Tableau Ambassadors, visit: Tableau Ambassadors

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to John Sobczak who received the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that 50+ of his responses have been marked as correct! John has been a member of the community since 2012, and has been helping people with concise, step by step instructions on solving their questions. Thank you for everything you do, John!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Morgan DUARTE asked a question to find the Delta Price calculation between sale prices for two given years. Ashish Chaudhari and Mahfooj Khan provided a couple of calculations that got close, but didn't quite solve the problem. Mark Fraser then came in with some insight about there being multiple records for each data. This helped move the ball a little closer to the finish line, and helped Morgan on his way.

 

Most Viewed Thread

himhim chan asked how to Calculate time difference with certain time range. Himhim received a series of possible solutions, with multiple calculations that broke it down into multiple segments. Ultimately, it was Łukasz Majewski who had the correct answer which solved Himhim's problem.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Sean Mullane's idea to Allow Incremental Refresh to Modify Rows received 12 votes last week, giving it a total of 157 upvotes.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for today, everyone (though, there were plenty more examples of people helping each other and solving problems)! Hope you have a great week and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

- The Tableau Community

Good morning, afternoon, and evening! It's the last week of June, and summer's in full tilt, here in Seattle. The summer is always a great time with lots of activities taking place, and the Tableau Community is no exception! Let's take a look --

 

Announcements

Did you watch the Tableau 10 Virtual User Group? If you missed it, you can still check it out here: Tableau 10 Virtual User Group on Livestream. It was a great event with a Pre-show hosted by three Tableau Ambassadors and User Group Leaders, Amber Smart, Christopher Scott, and emily.kund. The main event went into a deep dive of the Tableau 10 features with the Tableau Developers - so much goodness, coming! This was also the kick off of the Tableau Torch and the Tableau Torch Viz Contest!

 

The Tableau Torch Viz Contest is definitely something you'll want to partake in. There are 5 opportunities to win a ticket to TC in Austin and create a Tableau viz using Tableau 10.

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Ashish Chaudhari on receiving the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge - meaning that 25+ of his responses have been marked as correct. Ashish has been a member of the community since 2015, but has recently been getting really involved! Thank you for all the answers you've given to people to make them successful! We hope to continue seeing you in the community!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Muhammad Khan asked how to create a Pie Chart with two Measures. khalid norat stuck with it, and was able to help Muhammad answer his question by creating a calculated field which helped find the unemployed and employed candidates. I love finding this conversations where it really shows two people fully engaged, working to solve a problem together

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Allen Gapara had a question about Automatically Select a parent by selecting a child earlier this month. Ivan Young suggested using a parameter instead of using a calculation or LOD expression. He created the workbook in version 9.2 to solve Allen's issue, but when Allen didn't have that version - Ivan gave detailed instructions on how to accomplish it. What a great community!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This one has been on the top list a couple of weeks now. Created by Loic Grange back in 2012, https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1313 received 12 up votes, giving it a grand total of 901 votes in favor of it.

 

 

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That's it for this week! Hope everyone has a good next couple of days.

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Happy first day of summer to the northern hemisphere (and first day of winter to the southern)! The summer is shaping up to be busy one as usual, and this week is no exception! Let's take a look into what's up for this week and what happened last week. Here we go!

 

Announcements

First things first, this week is the Tableau 10 Virtual User Group. Not sure what that is? Learn more about the hosts here and register here to watch the event live or see if there is an on-site viewing party in your area! This is going to be a fantastic event where you will get a deep dive into the Tableau 10 features, have the opportunity to win a pass to TC16, and ask questions of the Tableau Devs who have been working on the latest release. Feel free to ask your questions ahead of time here: Tableau 10 VTUG - Q+A or tweet out on the day of the event using #TableauVTUG.

 

How long have you been using Tableau? Let us know in this poll!

 

Have you seen this blog post (Best Practices for Designing Efficient Tableau Workbooks, the V10.0 edition | The Last Data Bender)  by Alan Eldridge? Alan put a lot of research and time into it - definitely recommend checking it out!

 

All entries for the Web Data Connector Hackathon should have been submitted at this point. Looking forward to seeing what the winning submission will be!

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tina Hauser who achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge - meaning that 10 or more of her answers have been marked as correct. Tina has been a member of the community since 2014, but has recently become very active - taking on questions related to how to write calculations. Thanks for your contributions to the community, Tina, and we hope to continue seeing you!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

This week, Vivek Nallapaneni (a brand new member of the community) asked how to find the Aggregate Top N measures per PlayerPaul Sherras took a stab at this using the Index function, but it wasn't quite what the outcome needed to be, as Ashish Chaudhari noted. Looks like Ivan Young came the closest to solving the issue by using several table calculations. Vivek, does this solve your question? If so, please mark it as correct!

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Allen Gapara was having an issue with Automatically Select a parent by selecting a child where the numbers weren't filtering as expected. Ivan Young to the rescue again. He recreated the workbook using a parameter to help solve Allen's issue. Nice work, Ivan!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This week's top voted idea with 10 votes was written by kettan back in 2013 (but has been updated a couple of times) - Hierarchy Filter. This would allow for multiple fields to be used in a filter to allow further filtering. I like this idea - up vote from me!

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for the Digest today - hope everyone has a great week, and an even better summer (or winter)!

 

And as always, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

Happy Monday, happy May! Spring has come in this part of the world, and I've got to say getting out of bed in the morning when the sun is shining is much easier. I still need my coffee though - grab your cup of joe or a snack, and let's a take a peak into the Tableau Community.

 

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, Pooja Gandhi has the Ambassador Spotlight on her. Pooja was such a blast to talk with - she's as friendly in person and on the phone as she is on the forums! To see our interview, read Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Pooja Gandhi.

 

Did you see the Announcing:  Developer Office Hours for Web Data Connector? If not, the recording is on that thread. The Dev Office hours are becoming a big hit. If you have other topics you'd like to have covered by a Tableau Developer, just let us know and we'll try to make it happen!

 

This is blog post by Alan Eldridge is fantastic for learning more about when to use what type of calculation - basic? LOD? Table? This might be one to bookmark: A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Calculation for Your Question | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Tableau's own Matt Coles achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that he's had 50+ of his responses marked as correct. You know Matt from his work in the Server Admin area, and in particular for his work in developing VizAlerts. Thank you for all the work you do in this community, Matt!

 

Additionally, kumar.c has received the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of his responses were marked as correct). Kumar has been a member of the community since 2014, but has recently become more active. Great to see you back, Kumar!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

Shivang Desai asked a question about Getting total sales in tableau for all order numbers that have order number same as beverages. Shivang received a lot of help. Adam Crahen gave him a solution that worked with 9.0 and above, however, it was soon discovered Shivang only had 8.3. Ashish Chaudhari, Tharashasank Davuluru, and Tableau kumar were able to help quite a bit. But, another issue appeared when Shivang went to add a grand total. Shivang, if you're able to upgrade to 9.0+, that would solve both your issues. If not,  you may need to combine two sheets together on a dashboard. Hopefully, you've found a solution - if so, please mark the answer that solved it!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Andrew Pick was hitting a csv legacy connection row limit. He needed to use the legacy connection because he was using CustomSQL. One of Tableau Senior Software Engineers, Dmitry Chirkov, saw the thread, and was interested because he'd never seen this behavior before. Andrew did a little more digging and discovered it has more to do with the columns than the number of rows. It still sounded a little odd. Cristian Vasile suggested he try a transformation/analysis tool that would allow Andrew to get the data he needed directly into a .tde file.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This one has been a top voted idea a couple of times recently. Shawn Wallwork created https://community.tableau.com/ideas/5655 at the end of last year, and now it has a grand total of 187 up votes. Fingers crossed we get this one included soon!

 

 

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That's a wrap for this week. You'll start seeing more of the community team delivering this digest in the near future. Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!