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Hi Tableau Community,

 

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Welcome to another week of the Community Digest! We hope that you have heard all the buzz about of annual conference being in New Orleans this year. Well, in addition to heading to the Big Easy, we are excited to share that the $200 discount price for #TC18 tickets has been extended another week! Register today to save $200: http://tabsoft.co/2NVirnR This expires on Friday the 20th so don't delay!

 

Are you new to the Tableau Community, or still on the fence about attending Tableau Conference? Tableau Ambassador and community veteran Gregory Lewandowski wrote this great piece for our blog: "I've been to 10 Tableau Conferences. Here's why I keep coming back." He breaks down the essentials + small things that make a big difference. If you're a newbie - or if you just have some questions - ping Greg on Twitter @lewandog and look for him in the Community area at TC18.

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Tableau Prep 2018.2.1 is now available - click on that link to check out all the details + see what community ideas made it into the latest version of Tableau Prep

  • Enterprise deployments are a cinch with silent activation and deactivation
  • Union recommendations make it easier to align mismatched fields
  • Work directly with ISO 8601 dates in calcs.

We’ve addressed some of the top customer ideas with new connectors for:

  • Snowflake
  • Hadoop - Apache Drill, Amazon EMR Hadoop Hive, Cloudera Hadoop, Hortonworks Hadoop Hive, MapR Hadoop Hive, and SparkSQL

And we’ve made a lot of user experience improvements, allowing you to group data, set up more filters, and take actions on fields in the data grid.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about thread this week comes from Hamza Alsalman on subtracting based on constant. Hamza shared, "I have a constant value for one date and I need to drag that value in its own column and populate all empty fields with this value. The value is retrieved by the following formula: SUM(IF YEAR([Prod Dt])=2017 then [Curr Bal Amt] END) I need this balance except for all dates >=2017 as I need to perform column subtraction. Thanks!" With 18 responses total the solution was found in just under a day by Deepak Rai. Thank you both for all your hard work!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Once again bringing you our top idea Control what displays in View Data. Thank you for your continued engagement! This idea has 1145 votes at present and has been flagged to our dev team.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Global Feeder #2 for Iron Viz just closed yesterday! Cheers to everyone who submitted an entry on the theme "Health and Wellbeing"

     We will all have to sit in suspense as the entries are sorted and the winners are selected. Best of luck to everyone! Your work is truly amazing.
     The third and final feeder opens on Monday, August 1st and closes on the 28th. Check out this link for details!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Thank you all for making the Tableau Community so special!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community,

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This week I would like take a moment to recognize an amazing contributor to the Tableau Community. Shinichiro Murakami became the first member of the Tableau Community to reach 100,000 points. No, that is not a typo, 100,000 points! We cannot thank Shinichiro enough for his continued contribution in the Tableau Forums each week. Thank you Shin!

 

Want to be the next user to reach 100k points?! A great place to find unanswered questions is the Crow's Nest ! This is a Viz hosted by the Tableau Community team that shows all the unanswered posts in the Forums. Check it out today and start earning those points! Who will be the next to join the 100k Club?

 

Announcements

 

+ Time is runnning out! Speaking of TC - Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is accepting submissions!

The second feeder of the 2018 Iron Viz Global competition remains open. The theme is: Health and Well-being.

Submissions are accepted until 15th July 2018 (11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time).

See the FAQ page for details on how to participate, and for eligible countries of residence.

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

@datachloe announced applications are open for the Data Plus Women Grant to attend TC18. The grant will include a ticket to #TC18 as well as $2000 towards travel and lodging.  Learn more about this opportunity here: bit.ly/2JMGbYU

 

+ The Community Founders Award nominations are still open!—inspired by individuals like Michael Cristiani who embody the spirit of the Tableau community will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to #TC18. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PST.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about thread in the community this week comes from Alexandre Borges on the 3rd of July. Deepak Rai was able to help Alexandre come up with a usable solution. Even with a language barrier between them. Using screenshots and a translation tool can really go a long way to bridging this gap. Always feel free to ask your questions in the language you are most comfortable with!

+ Please remember to always mark answers as "Helpful" or "Correct" as that truly helps the rest of the Community

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ This week's top Idea for votes is for Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This idea was added back in 2012 and has gained some significant traction. Please continue to share and vote up the Idea as the Tableau Product Management team considers these when creating the roadmap for future releases.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ #TCEurope18 was a huge success and we are seeing a lot of buzz in the Tableau world. Want to analyze what is happening in the Twittersphere? Check out this Vi, #TCEurope18 Tweets Analysis | Tableau Public, by Dilyana Suleymanova.

+ With everyone focused on one of the World's biggest sporting events, the Fifa World Cup, let's take a look at those playing on this stage in this excellent Viz, 200 Most Valuable Football Players Around the World by LaDataCuenta.

 

+ Brand new Best of the Web is out! Best of the Tableau Web: Mathematics, poetry, and video games

 

+ The World Cup is nearing the quarter finals and Tableau has you covered on the history, the teams, the players and the matches.  Find anything you ever wanted to know in the blog post 4 ways the Tableau Community visualizes World Cup data.

 

Want daily tips and tricks? Articles that other users find helpful? Tabeau Online outages? Quick how-to support? Our @TableauSupport twitter Tweets all of these things and more! Follow us today!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

This community of highly supportive and creative individuals is what helps make Tableau an amazing product. We could not do this without you! Thank you!

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Tableau Conference Europe starts tomorrow, July 3rd.  For those attending the conference, please share your stories of Tableau Community with others.  You can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #TC18Europe. If you can not attend the conference this year, Tableau will be streaming live from London.  You can find the schedule of events and set reminders by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here in the US,we are excited to celebrate the 4th of July this week. I thought it would be a great time to revisit Zen Master Anya A'hearn's blog post Design Your Data Viz Like a product Designer.  Anya created this post back in October of 2013 and shows how using Tableau is a creative and iterative process.  This post provides inspiration to spice up your visualizations.

 

 

Announcements

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

@datachloe announced the Data Plus Women Grant to attend TC18. The grant will include a ticket to #TC18 as well as $2000 towards travel and lodging.  Learn more about this opportunity here: bit.ly/2JMGbYU

+ As mentioned last week, the Community Founders Award—inspired by individuals like Michael Cristiani who embody the spirit of the Tableau community will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to #TC18. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PST.

 

+ Speaking of TC - Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is accepting submissions!

The second feeder of the 2018 Iron Viz Global competition remains open. The theme is: Health and Well-being.

Submissions are accepted until 15th July 2018 (11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time).

See the FAQ page for details on how to participate, and for eligible countries of residence.

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about community thread this week comes from Haan Haan.  Haan asked about comparing a measure value for today to a value from the most recent day before today in this thread.

Haan provided a sample workbook which enabled Amit Narkar to jump right in and assist Haan with his question and quickly assist with a resolution and an updated workbook. 

  + Please remember to always mark answers as "Helpful" or "Correct" as that truly helps the rest of the Community

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ This week's top Idea for votes is for Server Administrators to View As Other Users with a caveat noted by a few of our members to mask the actual data in the view for data security reasons.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ The World Cup is nearing the quarter finals and Tableau has you covered on the history, the teams, the players and the matches.  Find anything you ever wanted to know in the blog post 4 ways the Tableau Community visualizes World Cup data.

 

 

+ Gordon Strodel, from Tableau Partner, Slalom, has provided a post to the Tableau Blog to help you get control of your dirty data.  Don't sweep dirty data under the rug: A three-part approach to data prep.

 

+ And with all this talk of Europe TC18, you may be wondering why people keep going to Tableau Conference, year after year.  Full disclosure here, this will be my seventh TC this year! Gregory Lewandowski shares his thoughts on why he keeps coming back in the post I've been to 10 Tableau Conferences. Here's why I keep coming back.

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

The Tableau Community is known far and wide as the model for the Data Driven world because of you.  Thank you for making this place rock!!  Have a great week!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Patrick VDH

Hi Tableau Community,

 

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The Tableau Ambassador Program mission statement is, "To recognize members of the community who connect, collaborate and share with other people because they recognize the value of helping people see and understand their data." Do you know someone in the community that embodies that mission? Please let us know! Tableau Ambassadors are nominated by our

community and team members. If you would like to nominate a community member as an ambassador please fill out this form. We will be accepting nominations until next Friday, July 6, 2018. More can be read about the program on our site here - and the nomination blog here.

 

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Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is Open!

The second feeder of the 2018 Iron Viz Global competition is officially open. The theme is: Health and Well-being. Submissions are accepted until 15th July 2018 (11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time). See the FAQ page for details on how to participate, and for eligible countries of residence.

 

Announcements

 

+ We’re honored and humbled to announce the Community Founders Award—inspired by individuals like Michael Cristiani who embody the spirit of the Tableau community. The recipient will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to #TC18. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PST.

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests. The change was implemented On June 15th, Tableau updated the value for these IP addresses and you will need to make the changes now.  Read how to make these change now: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about thread this week comes from lashon gaines asking for assistance with: Date Calculations in Tableau 10.2 Aggregation Issue. Here is the issue shared in the forums, "I am trying to calculate the total entries in 2018 by the overall total entries for 2017 and 2018 and I am getting an aggregation error. I tried the sum/total and it did not work either. Can you please help? I am looking for the total number of plans by the last certified date 2018/ total overall plans in my dashboard which is dated from 2017 and 2018. I don't have an open and close date to go by I only have the last certified date which I use as the close date. " This post has 30 replies, but remains unanswered. Thank you to Deepak Rai for all your support on this thread! It seems like you are getting there - but can anyone else help? Please check out the thread to see where it landed and if there is anything you can add.

    + Please remember to always mark answers as "Helpful" or "Correct" as that truly helps the rest of the Community

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Same as last week - we are once again bringing you our top idea Control what displays in View Data. Now I have to wonder if this keeps showing up because it's in this recap - or if its still the hot button idea? Either way, we will inform the dev team associated with this and encourage a response on whether this idea is being considered for the future roadmap, or if there are any other details they can share. Thank you for your continued engagement! We hear you

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Community member Jonathan Schwabish and author of the blog PolicyViz put together a heartwarming tribute to founding community member Michael Cristiani: Episode #130: A Tribute to Michael Cristiani

 

+ Challenge Accepted: Tableau Evangelist and all around great guy Andy Cotgreave shared the following: "The Slightly Spooky Recamán Sequence. Anyone want to take on the challenge of building this sequence in #Tableau" on Twitter (this link). Zen Master Ken Flerlage and his brother Kevin were both up to the task. Check out Ken's recap blog post here: Two Approaches to Building the Recamán Sequence in Tableau.

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 this Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer recently shared the post How to Make a Tadpole Chart and Other Charts in Tableau with Open Circles on his blog.

 

+ Zen Master Yvan Fornes shared: I'm happy to announce the winners of the EDHEC MBA & Executive MBA, data visualisation challenge organised by Amadeus IT Group and Tableau Software. I have been amazed by the visualisation they have done with an only 1 day training that I was honored to deliver. Among the 99 visualisations produced by the students, John Thierry Driver and myself selected 3 winners Zen Master:

1st: Devakumar Selvam Viz: https://lnkd.in/eiPe4ez 2d: Vikas Sharma Viz: https://lnkd.in/egAWuDR 3d: Scott Perry Viz: https://lnkd.in/eMy2x-7

 

+ Zen Master Adam Crahen, otherwise known as one half of the DataDuo, shared a blog post: Imagine Adventure Day – #DataKids recapping a visit he made to his daughter's school where he taught over 200 students from 2nd to 5th grade Tableau! Thanks so much to the Tableau Academic team for supporting this with temp licenses for the school lab.

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Thank you all for making the Tableau Community so special!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community,

 

As the first day of summer rapidly approaches (June 21st). Yes, I know. It is almost summer! Where has the time gone!? As the year flies by let us take a look back at this last year's flu season. For some of us it definitely seemed worst than years past. Now you have the data to prove it. The Viz below created by Andy Kriebel for a recent #MakeOverMonday looks at the flu seasons since 1997 to today. As we can see there were some significant years in the past but this last season that we coughed and ached through was definitely one of the worst. Check the blog post about the Viz below here: https://www.vizwiz.com/2018/06/flu.html

 

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Announcements

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests. The change was implemented On June 15th, Tableau updated the value for these IP addresses and you will need to make the changes now.  Read how to make these change now: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

 

+ Congratulations to the following individuals for their amazing contributions to the Tableau Community. Peter Fakan earned his Question Slayer badge for having 50 "correct" posts. Another member we would like to recognize for their contributions is Mavis Liu. Mavis earned both the "Question Slayer" badge as well as the "Help one, Help all!" badge which is given for having 100 answers marked as "helpful" by a memeberof the Tableau Community.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The most talked about thread for last week comes from Lavy Friedman on Create field in 1 table based on a different table was posted on June 8th at 2 am with a response and marked correct answer by Bryce Larsen at 11 am. One of our top contributors, Mavis Liu  , for the past couple weeks also dropped a reply at the beginning of the discussion!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Yet again! We bring you our top idea Control what dsiplays in View Data with being 1100 votes for the idea the Tableau Product Mangement team is actively working on this feature. Please keep sharing a voting the idea!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ There are a few spots left for the SFBATUG (San Francisco & Bay Area Tableau User Group) and their next presentation on Wednesday June 20th!

 

+ New Viz and blog about people looking down at their phones while walking around. The Viz looks at the breakdown of generations and gender of how people act when walking with their phone.

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Lorena Vazquez just put out an amazing blog about how the SLDC process does not work for analytics.  It requires a team approach of devs and users: It Takes a Village

 

+ Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shared this blog: Small Multiple Flows in Tableau including two Small Multiple Flow visualizations, built in Tableau, as part of this write up.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley shared this article from her blog: That First Link. Bridget shared, "Humans are social creatures.  It’s how we survived.  We’re wired to find tribes, to prize a sense of belonging.  It’s why community – however it’s defined by the group…"

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage sent over musings about analytics and data visualization: 3 Ways to Pivot Data for Tableau. Enjoy!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Keep posting and sharing all your amazing content and #TableauTips!

 

Cheers,

Byrne, Patrick

 

Share comments or suggestions directly to me (Patrick Byrne) on Twitter @Data_Diplomat_

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Hi Tableau Community,

 

The 2018 World Cup is about ready to kick off.  Are you from a country with a team that is  not participating this year and looking for a way to learn more about the teams competing (hello USA)?

Investigate the teams participating in World Cup 2018 and learn where each teams members play professionally to help determine if England, Spain, Portugal or another country is the better pick to represent you this year.  Check out this great visualization posted earlier this week by the Germany based Institute for Game Analysis:

 

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Announcements

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+  As we mentioned last week, we are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback if you have not done so already: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+  Have you ever been to Tableau Conference?  TC18 is the DATA event of the year and you won't want to be left out.  You can learn more about why every Data Rockstar should attend Tableau Conference in this new post from Amy Barone  Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Zen Master Ken Flerlage as he achieved the prestigious "Help one, Help all!" badge for 100 members of the community marking Ken's replies/posts as helpful. Joining Ken this week, Bryce Larsen received the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for 50 members acknowledging their posts as helpful.  Finally, Mavis Liu followed up last weeks 'Helpful is my middle name' badge by earning the 'Questions for Breakfast' badge received after 25 replies to questions have been marked as the correct answer.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread for last week from Rayvel Lopez titled Count each month greater than zero.   Rayvel posted a question seeking a LOD calculation to assist with finding a count of months with charge amounts greater than zero for the last year.  Wesley Magee jumped in with the first reply eight minutes after Rayvel posted his question.   Ambassador Joe Oppelt jumped in to remind Rayvel that posting a workbook helps the community better understand his data and question.  Rayvel added a packaged workbook file to the thread and then several other members of the community joined in to assist until Arvind Garg proposed a datediff calculation that looked at the difference in dates and the charge amount value in a single calculation.   Thank you to all that helped Rayvel.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This idea ODBC connection for Tableau Prep was the idea with the most votes this week.  We welcome your votes and ideas on the direction of Tableau Prep.  Please be sure to categorize the Idea with "Tableau Prep" when adding new ideas.  Be sure to vote for your own idea and ask others to vote up your idea. 

 

 

Community Highlights

 

Andy Cotgreave has posted a recap of the Best of Tableau Web for May, 2018. This is a great way to catch up on many of the best and most helpful posts related to Tableau from May.

 

+  There is still time to register for the Tableau Prep webinar with  Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley covering Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Tableau's own Ed Barrie has posted a blog piece, How analytics helps cash flow management by uncovering key details to provide near real time view of your business.

 

+ Want to learn more about the Tableau Community and how to get involved, take a listen to the InterWorks Podcast Your Data podcast where you can listen to this weeks focus on Community with a few of our Ambassadors and Zen Masters followed by an interview with yours truly.

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Thank you and have a great week!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

It is with a heavy heart that I would like to dedicate this post to Michael Cristiani, honoring his legacy and sharing sincere condolences with his family and everyone he touched in the Tableau community. I have only been a part of the team here for a year, and never had the pleasure to meet Michael, or even work with him, but he sounds like a remarkable man with a kind heart and generous character. I feel like I could have learned a lot from him, and he is someone I would have liked to have known. We have felt and witnessed this sad news spread through the community, and I know Elissa and some other Tableau leaders have shared notes on Twitter. We know that this does very little at this difficult time, but thought it important to let you know our thoughts are with his family as well as all of you who knew him.

 

Our former colleague Dustin Smith shared fond memories of early days with Mike, how he was honored as a leading community member on our 10th birthday, and this brilliant viz that was widely distributed years back: Pimp My Thanksgiving Meal.

Michael's legacy and impact lives on in this community and with all those who he touched. Thank you for all you shared with us. You will be greatly missed.

 

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Announcements

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ Are you a Tableau Server Administrator? Be sure to keep informed of Security Bulletins by "Following" the page. We have several new bulletins this week.

 

Recognition

 

Cheers and congratulations to two community leaders for their notable achievements this week! Over 900 badges were awarded over the week, but the two stand out: Mavis Liu received the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for 50 "helpful" posts, and suman kumar is on their was earning the "Help Desk" badge for 5 answers being marked as helpful.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread for last week from Renee Coker on Chronic Conditions Count Help gets back to where many of us started. The post opens with a note on how overwhelmed she has been with a project and an ask for help - We have all been there! Thank you Michel Caissie for rising to the challenge and working with Renee step-by-step to solve this problem! There were 26 replies on this thread over 48 hours - with Michael taking the time to explain nested calculations and the intricacies of pivot field values. It is a quality dialogue worth the read. * Kudos to Marc-Anthony Di Biase for sharing the Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing guide as well! Threads like this and support from community members is humbling and grounding! We are so lucky to get to support all of you.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This idea, Control what displays in View Data from Darrin Schulte from 2012 is back on top this week with another 4 votes to get it up to 1113 votes. As Patrick Byrne shared last week, this is actively being looked at by the Tableau Product Management and Development teams for implementation to a future release. Keep voting and sharing your ideas for the Tableau product management team!

 

Community Highlights

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Lorena Vazquez just put out an amazing blog about how the SLDC process does not work for analytics.  It requires a team approach of devs and users: It Takes a Village

 

+ Here are the recordings from the recent London TUG shared on Twitter by Pablo Gomez: Pablo Gomez on Twitter: "If you missed last night’s #LondonTUG special with @Tableau Zen Masters, here are the recording…

 

+ Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shared this blog: Small Multiple Flows in Tableau including two Small Multiple Flow visualizations, built in Tableau, as part of this write up.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley shared this article from her blog: That First Link. Bridget shared, "Humans are social creatures.  It’s how we survived.  We’re wired to find tribes, to prize a sense of belonging.  It’s why community – however it’s defined by the group…"

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage sent over musings about analytics and data visualization: 3 Ways to Pivot Data for Tableau. Enjoy!

 

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Thank you all so much!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week I would like to share a Viz from the #MakeOverMonday that the amazing Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel help facilitate each week. They challenge users to use Tableau to display data in a beautiful and informative fashion. This week their data set takes a look at how much property you can purchase in the various top cities across the world. @Michael_Mixon! (@mix_pix) created this Viz and shared it to the Twittersphere. Check out all the vizzes from Make Over Monday by searching the #MakeOverMonday on Twitter.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/On/OneMillionDollarProperties/PrimeRealEstate/1.png

 

 

Announcements

+ Do not miss the chance to learn how to train your data dragon! Tame them with Tableau Prep! Join Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan to learn some techniques, from simple to advanced, to get your data under control in our next Think Data Thursday:  How to train your data dragon Thursday, May 31st.  This presentation will be recorded and may be watched on our YouTube channel if you are unable to attend.

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans sign up now! TC is coming up fast, so join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ Are you a Tableau Server Administrator? Be sure to keep informed of Security Bulletins by "Following" the page. We have several new bulletins this week.

 

Community Tips and Tricks

+ Did you know that you can change your email address, title, and username on the Tableau Community now? More information can be found in the following Tableau Community document: How to change your Community Name, Title or Email address

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Alvino Vaz for earning the Questions for Breakfast! badge which is awarded for having 25 answers marked as correct! Sudheer kumar earned the Help one, help all! badge for having 100 of his replies marked helpful by Tableau Community users! Congrats to both of you!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread How to show the sheet again, I used for the Tool Tip, after hiding it? was the most discussed thread for this weeks digest with 15 replies! Ken Flerlage was able to supply an ample answer for the user, showing him how to unhide the sheet, including screen shots! Thanks for your diligence Ken!

 

Top Voted Idea

This idea, Control what displays in View Data,  has had a lot of votes and is actively being looked at by the Tableau Product Management and Development teams for implementation to a future release. With 1113 votes at the time of writing this blog it is clearly a wanted feature! Keep voting and sharing your ideas for the Tableau product management team.

 

Community Highlights

+ The Data Duo blog has a new blog post up about their coffee belt Viz! Talking about the inspiration, design, and process of creating this awesome visualization. Tableau GeoSpatial – QGIS Clipping – The Data Duo

 

+ Reminder -  From Zen Master Eva Murray: There is a Zen Master panel at the upcoming London TUG on 31 May, 2018. There will be a Q&A session along with presentations. To learn more and to register please visit this page: London Tableau User Group - May 2018 Tickets, Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

 

+ Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan will be presenting a webinar on Tableau Prep on 30 May, 2018. Check out more details and register here: Webinar: Tableau Prep

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hi Tableau Community!

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Announcements

+ We all have them: data sets that are dragons – from the cute but messy, to the most terrifying malformed monster.  But they can be tamed with Tableau Prep!  Join Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan to learn some techniques, from simple to advanced, to get your data under control in our next Think Data Thursday:  How to train your data dragon Thursday, May 31st.  This presentation will be recorded and may be watched on our YouTube channel if you are unable to attend.

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast! Join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ Are you a Tableau Server Administrator? Be sure to keep informed of Security Bulletins by "Following" the page. We have several new bulletins this week.

 

Community Tips and Tricks

Did you know you can create new "Streams" to follow in the community from the page - https://community.tableau.com/news.  Each Stream can be set up for unique communication options under your User Preferences page in the community. 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Eric Hammond this week.  Eric picked up both the "Helpful is my middle name" badge (50 helpful posts) and the "Questions for Breakfast!" (25 replies marked correct) badge this week.  Cathy Bridges and Mavis Liu picked up the "I Know Stuff!!" badges this week for 10 correct marked replies.  Thank you to each of you for being rock stars in the community and helping make this the best Community in DATA.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread How can one choose to include or exclude data with certain condition on a calculated field? was the most discussed thread this week with 16 replies.  Bryce Larsen supplied the answer in detail with examples of using a Join rather than data blending to arrive at the solution.   Several members of the community contributed ideas to the thread and helped here.

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea Apply number formatting inside a calculated field is the most voted on idea for the last week with 7 more additional votes. This idea of controlling formatting across the values in a single field is originally created in 2012 and can be worked around with string

 

Community Highlights

+ Reminder -  From Zen Master Eva Murray: There is a Zen Master panel at the upcoming London TUG on 31 May, 2018. There will be a Q&A session along with presentations. To learn more and to register please visit this page: London Tableau User Group - May 2018 Tickets, Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

 

+ Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan will be presenting a webinar on Tableau Prep on 30 May, 2018. Check out more details and register here: Webinar: Tableau Prep

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Patrick VDH

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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The submissions are in for Iron Viz Books and Literature! The first feeder for this year's Iron Viz global competition is now closed with 60 fantastic vizzes submitted - and we need your help to choose the crowd favorite! Head over to the blog on Tableau Public to check out all the details and vote for your favorite: Iron Viz Books and Literature - Vote for the Crowd Favorite.


Didn’t get a chance to participate in this round? Don't fret! We have two more rounds coming up this year – click here for the schedule.

 

Announcements

+ Hall of Fame Zen Masters Jonathan Drummey, Andy Kriebel and Craig Bloodworth reflected on their Zen Master journey, shared valuable lessons, and answered questions from the community on a Facebook Live today. Check out the recording here: https://bit.ly/2L4XtBy

 

+ We all have them: data sets that are dragons – from the cute but messy, to the most terrifying malformed monster.  But they can be tamed with Tableau Prep!  Join Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan to learn some techniques, from simple to advanced, to get your data under control in our next Think Data Thursday:  How to train your data dragon Thursday, May 31st.

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast! Join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

Congratulations to John Kuo and Zen Master Ken Flerlage for earning the "Questions for Breakfast" badge and to Joshua Swickard on earning "Helpful is my middle name". These contributions to the Tableau Community help make the user experience so unique - snd special! Thank you to everyone for your support of others within the forums. Your efforts do not go unnoticed .

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Calculate Bonus $ in the Month it is Reached from Roopa Shelton was the most discussed this week with 17 total replies and has been answered. A number of top contributors from the community helped Roopa find the solution including Peter Fakan Shinichiro Murakami Brian Cronin and Gerardo Varela. Thank you to everyone who engaged on this thread! It's amazing to see such generous engagement and thoughtful troubleshooting.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community Forum maverick and former Zen Master Shawn Wallwork's idea Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable from 2012 has emerged as the top voted idea for the last week. The idea is sitting on 686 total votes, with 5 new in the last week alone. Here is the idea, "Idea: Allow us to create multiple instances of the Measure Names and Measure Values variables so we can assign groups of measures to one axis and a different group of measures to another axis. This would allow us to have a multi-measure line chart laid over a multi-measure bar chart without needing any Custom SQL wizardry." If you agree go show it some love. There has never been an employee comment on this thread so we will highlight this to our developer team and hopefully find out if this 'active' idea is anywhere on the future roadmap.

 

Community Highlights

+ From Zen Master Eva Murray: There is a Zen Master panel at the upcoming London TUG on 31 May, 2018. There will be a Q&A session along with presentations. To learn more and to register please visit this page: London Tableau User Group - May 2018 Tickets, Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

 

+ Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan will be presenting a webinar on Tableau Prep on 30 May, 2018. Check out more details and register here: Webinar: Tableau Prep

 

+ Zen Master Adam Crahen wrote a post on using QGIS to create grids and joining the result to Tableau to create bands on a map to highlight wine growing regions. Want to learn more? Check out the blog post: Tableau Geospatial – QGIS Grids

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage posted a blog about my attempt to create a 3D model of Saturn, called "Adventures in 3D". Check it out and let him know what you think!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Tableau Community,

 

Wow! So many awesome things are happening in the Tableau Community as a whole. I am beyond excited to see the adoption of Tableau Prep and the passion that our users are bringing to this brand new product.

 

I have to share an amazing Viz that was recently posted by kevin flerlage onto Tableau Public! Dr Suess is amazing and The Lorax was one of my favorite books as a child. I also do appreciate the recently done movie starring Danny DeVito as the Lorax. (Definitely worth a watch in my opinion).

 

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Announcements

 

+ Tableau will be hosting a Facebook live event with Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan! Do not miss the event on May 9th at 9 am PDT. Event info here.

 

+ Beta 2018.2 is now available   Now that the party is over we will shift our focus to the next release.  Join the Beta today if you want to be the first to see these features in action..

 

Here are a few of the many new features in this Beta.   A complete list of the new features can be found here but here are a few highlights of these from the ideas you created in our community.

 

Logarithmic scale on axis - no negatives allowed! 

Spatial Join (v. 11.0)

Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent

Data-driven alert warning when add recipients who do not have permission

 

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast! Join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Community Highlights

One of our Zen Masters, Jeffrey Shaffer, has created an excellent guide for navigating all the amazing Tableau resources that are out there. Check out the Tableau Reference Guide!

Pooja Gandhi led a lunch and learn with a group called TechGirlz who are empowering middle school aged girls to become the next leaders of the tech industry. Really amazing stuff! Check out more from TechGirlzorg and DrexelPooja here.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Vinnie Ahuja for achieving the "Helpful is my middle name!" badge for having 50+ replies marked as helpful.

 

Most Talked about Thread

Lance Martens created the most popular thread this week. Asking how to calculate the percent of total across a variable range. Zhouyi Zhang was able to step in and quickly provide an answer to Lance's inquiry.

 

Top Voted Idea

This week our top voted idea that we have in the Tableau Community is chaning a data source for a specific worksheet in Tableau with 4 votes last week and 393 overall votes! 

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Byrne, Patrick

Tableau Community,

 

What a big week last week here at Tableau.  Amanda wrote up all the details on the release of 2018.1 Tableau offerings.  If you missed that version of the digest, be sure to check it out here

 

We hope you are enjoying Tableau Prep.  We have created a new home in the community forums to ask questions and discuss this new product release.  Be sure to visit to find a list of resources to get started: Tableau Prep

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Beta 2018.2 is now available   Now that the party is over we will shift our focus to the next release.  Join the Beta today if you want to be the first to see these features in action..

 

Here are a few of the many new features in this Beta.   A complete list of the new features can be found here but here are a few highlights of these from the ideas you created in our community.

 

Logarithmic scale on axis - no negatives allowed!  

Spatial Join (v. 11.0)

Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent

Data-driven alert warning when add recipients who do not have permission

 

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jennifer VonHagel for achieving 100 helpful votes and the 'Help one, help all!! badge. Congratulations to Zen Master Ken Flerlage for achieving the 50 helpful badge 'Helpful is my middle name'. 

These are big achievements.  Thank you Jennifer and Ken!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The most popular thread this week was our own Marissa Michelotti's post about the new release titled It's a new day for data!

 

Top Voted Idea

It's not even close this week.  The release of Tableau Prep has resulted in a feature faster than any before.  With over 131 votes in one week, the idea request Tableau Prep - add ability to schedule flows tops the votes this week far ahead of every other idea. 

 

That's it for this week.  We hope you are enjoying Prep and all the new features. 

 

Thank you for being a part of the Tableau Community and our #DataFam!

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Patrick

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Dear Tableau Community,

 

It’s a new day for data! We’re so excited to share that we are launching a new product, announcing new offerings, and releasing our latest software update today!

 

Three big things happening:

Tableau Prep (formerly Project Maestro) empowers more people to get to analysis faster by helping them quickly and confidently combine, shape, and clean their data. Check out the Community Forum Space: Tableau Prep and see it in action here: Tableau Prep: A new data preparation solution

 

Tableau’s new offerings designed to deliver the right capabilities to the right people – and at the right price, which creates more value for our customers than ever before.

 

And don’t forget about all the 2018.1 features. Check them out here.

 

But don't just take it from us, our CMO Elissa Fink wrote a great blog post about this exciting launch. Read it in full here: Tableau celebrates a new day for data

 

Join the celebration!

 

+ Our new offerings are making it easier to empower everyone with data—and that means our data family is growing. To celebrate, we want you to highlight YOUR data family—whether it’s a data mentor, a colleague, or even that amazing software you love, we want to take this moment to celebrate everyone and everything that helps you see and understand your data.

     + Here's how to participate:

          1. Pick photos of you and your data family - these could be selfies or group photos from User Groups, conferences, or your daily life ... the list goes on and on!

          2. Choose from one of the attached #DataFam filters and add it to your photos - like the example below!

             3. Share these photos with the hashtag #DataFam on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

     + Check out this post from Tableau's senior social media specialist Marissa Michelotti for more info and other ways to participate: It's a new day for data!

 

2018.1 Features from the Ideas Forum

 

Our latest release is chocked full of great new features. A number of them have come straight from your ideas in the forums! Here is a list of Ideas that have been flipped to Released:

Portions of the following idea was released - but not exactly in line with the post. The product manager responsible has commented on the thread:

 

Thank you for being a part of the Tableau Community and our #DataFam!

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Amanda

 

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Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week I am writing from the great city of Dublin, Ireland, working out of one of our remote Tableau offices. Mainly hosting our awesome support team for our Tableau gurus in the European, Africa, and Middle East theatres.

 

Although I am writing from Europe this week. I wanted to highlight a Viz from about my home country that discusses a topic that is on everyone's minds in any rapidly expanding country. How are people going to afford to live in these rapidly changing areas with costs constantly rising no matter where you go. Chris Herron with help from The Eviction Lab created the Viz below that explores the evictions of US Households since 2001. Check out the rest of Chris' work and follo him on Tableau Public: Tableau Public| Chris Herron or follow him on Twitter, Chris Herron (@chrisherrondata) | Twitter .

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+ Another phenomenal Viz I would like to share is one on European Public transport and rail stations. This amazing Viz was created by Daniel Caroli. Check out all his amazing work and follow him on Tableau Public: Tableau Public | Daniel Caroli

 

Metro Systems in European Cities

 

Announcements

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Register by July, 13th to save $200! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Iron Viz Global Feeder is your chance to show off your Viz making skills and competing against your fellow Viz authors. Check out the following Tableau Public page for more details! Iron Viz Global - Feeder 1 | Tableau Public

 

 

+ Application deadline has been extended to April 22nd. Do not miss the chance to speak at one of the most amazing conferences in the world!  Apply to speak at conference here: Tableau Call for Speakers

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4 is under way! Try it out today by joining the Beta Program: Project Maestro | Tableau Software  If you are already in Project Maestro beta join the Community Group.

 

Recognition

 

+ Recognizing one awesome Tableau Community member to achieve the amazing achievement of the "Helpful is my middle name" badge in the Tableau Community. RAHUL SINGH was able to achieve this awesome badge this last week! Thanks for all your contributions Rahul they are greatly appreciated.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The most talked about thread for last week is Filling in select states on a map if no records exist in data source which received a whopping 28 replies in just a week time. Scott Kailey created the question and has been receiving some excellent help from Tim Dines and Mike Mainzer nearly creating a solution to satisfy the requirements of the Viz.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea this week was created by Alex Kerin back in 2012. Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent with a total of 8 new votes it was the most voted idea last week. This idea is focused on the ability to set or modify the background color of a sheet in a dashboard.

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week we are excited to highlight the winning vizzes for Iron Viz Europe 2018! We loved following the chatter and camaraderie on Twitter and across the community and were incredibly impressed by the caliber of entries. You are all truly amazing analysts and storytellers!

 

From the topic of "European Cities" 29 entries were submitted. Out of those entries, three amazing vizzes rose to the top! Daniel Caroli's Metro Systems in European Cities, Klaus Schulte's Affordable Housing in Larger German Cities, and Sarah Bartlett's European Cities on a Budget. The authors of these three vizzes have each won a trip to London in July for Tableau Conference Europe where they will battle it out on the big stage for European Iron Viz Championship! You can read all about the scoring categories and process on the Tableau Public blog. Congratulations!

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Announcements

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Secure your tickets before April 13th to save $300. Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ We can't wait to hear from thought leaders across the Tableau community at conference! Dragging your feet on your speaker application for #TC18? Wait no more - the deadline is coming up fast! Get your application in before Sunday the 15th. Apply to speak at conference here: Tableau Call for Speakers

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4 is under way! Try it out today by joining the Beta Program: Project Maestro | Tableau Software  If you are already in Project Maestro beta join the Community Group.

 

Recognition

 

+  We have eight community members that have reached the Viz Virtuoso level and another nine that have reached Analytics Ace in the last week. These tally-style badges account for overall engagement across the Tableau Community Forums with 6,700 points required for Viz Virtuoso and 5,600 for Analytics Ace! This is an incredible achievement and we are honored by all our community member's participation helping others see and understand data.

 

+ It's a little irregular for the Community Digest, but we would love to take this opportunity to recognize a huge achievement by Community leader and recently named Tableau Zen Master Chloe Tseng. Chloe is the founder of #VizForSocialGood, a community that promotes social good through data visualization. The important work she and the volunteers around the work have contributed through #VizForSocialGood has been recognized by Fast Company as a finalist in their 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards! Cheers and congratulations to everyone who supports this important work.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week or most talked about thread with 20 replies is How to calculate sum of square of each element in the group from new community member Uday Kintali. The thread seems to go back and forth with Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner and community members Eric Hammond and Deepak Rai providing support. Thank you to everyone who continues to engage on this thread. Welcome to the Tableau Community Uday! We hope you are able to find a solution to your question. Please feel free to reach out to the community team for additional support if you are unable to resolve this on your own from the information provided.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea was created by Darrin Schulte back in 2012. The idea Control what displays in View Data has been featured numerous times in our weekly reports as it has 1082 votes at present. Check out the thread to see unique work-arounds shared if this is something that impacts your work flow. We have discussed this idea at length with our development team and do not have any updates to share with the community at present. We will continue to monitor this idea and share any updates as they become available.

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Amanda