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Greetings Tableau Community,

 

As we approach the end of the year it seems timely to consider the Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2019. Its exciting to think about Ask Data - Tableau's new natural language capability. Why not try it for yourself with the 2019.1 beta, available here .

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Announcements

We are excited to bring you a session of Dev Office Hours on Tableau Prep Conductor [Dec 11, 2018 8.30 AM PST]. This is an add-on product to Tableau Online and Tableau Server that will be released with 2019.1, and is currently available in beta version through our pre-release site. During tomorrow's session there will be a demo of Tableau Prep Conductor in action along with time for feedback and questions. Register now!

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Most Talked about Thread

Our most talked about thread is around upgrading Tableau Server 2018.1 by Bryan Fernandez. Bryan has put together some great information and screenshots to show how to upgrade successfully and there are over 100 replies to the thread so far.

Another popular thread this week is A Place for Small Fixes (UI and others) by Alex Kerin. Check it out and post your suggestions!

 

Top Voted Idea

For the second week running the Top Voted Idea is #1123 Control what displays in View Data. Feel free to add your comments and votes to Ideas suggested on our Ideas board

 

Community Highlights

We recently moved some additional content in to the Tableau Public space in the Community, so feel free to check it out and join the conversations! Speaking of Tableau Public, there are lots of great vizzes out there to help inspire you. This one by Chee Ann is pretty fun! How to tell if I'm dating the right guy. Another one that caught my eye was by Will Perkins on Lego and how brick diversity changed over time.

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That's all for this week folks. Don't forget if you have any vizzes or events you would like to share with the Community, you are welcome to reach out to us at community@tableau.com

 

Happy vizzing!

Ciara

[Twitter: @ Ciara_B_27]

A little bit about me from Aug 29th Digest

Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Welcome to an exciting week in all things Tableau! This week we have Joshua Milligan ((@VizPainter) | Twitter ) presenting State of the Unions 2! A phenomenal webinar that will be hosted by yours truly this Thursday December 6th at 8 AM PT. Do not miss out on the last #ThinkDataThursday of the year! Did you miss the first State of the Unions? Check out the video on our YouTube playlist for all prior Think Data Thursday webinars. States of the Unions: Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions - YouTube

 

Register today to save the date and your seat: Think Data Thursday - State of the Unions 2! With Joshua Milligan December 6, 2018 - 8AM PT

 

Announcements

 

+ Singapore's next generation of data talent is getting ready with Tableau. David Murphy is worked with future Data Rockstars, presenting, and demonstrating how you can  gain new insights into your data.

 

+ There is no better way to learn than by doing! The #MakeOverMonday challenge is a great way to get your hands dirty, well mouse, and start gaining experience building vizzes. They have a great system of feedback that can be received on the vizzes that you create. Join the conversation on Twitter. Continuing to grow and expand this awesome program, Eva Murray has a updated a section of the blog that contains the schedule for upcoming webinars. Register today to save your seat!

 

+ To help our Spanish speaking Data Rockstars we have a brand new blog written by our Tableau Ambassador Pablo Gomez has new blog up about Tableau Public in Spanish.

Read and share it with all your Spanish speaking friends: Puede Tableau Public ayudarte a conseguir tu nuevo trabajo? (Spanish) | POINTS OF VIZ

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

This week most talked about thread comes from a new user, Agil Visaakan , who posted Null values in text table. This post was made on November 27th and had Soham Wadekar engaging with some suggested solutions within minutes of it being posted!

 

When asking for help in the forums include a detailed description of the unexpected behavior that is occurring. Please review our amazing document on why to include a packaged workbook Packaged workbooks: when, why, how.

 

Got sensitive data? Anonymize the data for sharing in the Tableau Community Forums with this additional document from the Tableau Community team. Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing

 

Top Voted Idea


Back again! The Most Voted Ideas from the previous week we have Control what displays in View Data from 2012 we are now up to 1222 votes on this idea! Join the voters today by signing into your Tableau Community Forums account and up-voting all the things that you want to see in the Tableau products.

 

When creating a new idea in the Tableau Community do not forget to up-vote it after creation for it does not automatically add your vote to ideas that you create. The Ideas space is what our Tableau Product Managers use to create road maps for future releases.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Forum Highlights

 

Got some excellent members of the Tableau Community Forums that deserve to be highlighted this week!

 

+Amit Narkar achieved the coveted Help one, help all! badge for having 100+ replies marked as helpful by other users in the Forums.

 

+ Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge, Paul Wachtler, has assisted hundreds of users and received 50+ replies for his contributions to the Tableau Community. But Paul is not stopping there! He also was awarded the Questions for Breakfast! badge for having 25+ questions marked as correct answers in the Tableau Community Forums. 

 

Thank you for all the contributions to the Tableau Community Forums! They are what makes this such a special place to lean and grow your Tableau knowledge.

 

Send suggestions for content to our email alias community@tableau.com.

 

Byrne, Patrick

Follow me: Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to another installment of our weekly digest on all things community from Tableau. Tableau Director of Evangelism Andy Cotgreave recently shared, Best of the Tableau Web: Celebrating 6th year anniversary and TC18, marking the 6th anniversary of these incredible round-ups. This one is worth a read + a share. We hope you enjoy all the incredible community content!

 

The mic has been dropped on using Tableau Set Actions by community member Lindsey Poulter. Her incredible blog, Add Bar Charts into Drill Down Table with Set Actions, was in heavy rotation on Twitter a week back, so just in case you missed here is a snapshot. Again, definitely worth a read and re-tweet:

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Announcements

 

+ Our community - and the data viz community at large - is getting together this week for Tapestry Conference! Tapestry, taking place in Miami this Thursday and Friday, is an event designed to advance interactive online data storytelling. Tapestry brings different viewpoints together with the goal of generating a rich conversation about data storytelling. This two-day conference includes keynotes, short stories, discussion, and a demo theater designed to provoke ideas and discussion across disciplines. If you are planning to attend but have yet to register here is the link: Register for Tapestry.

Every one can follow along with #tapestryconf on Twitter.

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is barely behind us and we are already looking forward to seeing our #DataFam again at TC Europe in Berlin, 17-19 July, 2019! Join your fellow data lovers in Berlin, Germany at the Estrel to celebrate all things Tableau. Learn as much as your brain will allow with hundreds of hours of breakout sessions, hands-on-trainings, and one-on-one consultations with Tableau Doctor. Be inspired to do more with your data while networking with like-minded peers, then cap the week with thousands of your friends at Data Night Out. Register by 8 February and save €300 off the full ticket price of €1300.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

This week we heard from Maite Fernandez Huergo with our most talked about thread: Data get mixed with my sheets! The conversation has 10 replies going so far with Forum Ambassador Norbert Maijoor. Maite is facing some common troubles faced by many new to Tableau - and new to the Community forums, "I'm having a problem with my sheets and data. I have one excel document for each worksheet (tableau), but 2 of my worksheets use the same excel document, even if I tried several times to change the source of data. This is driving me crazy!" -- We feel your pain Maite! Thank you for working with Norbert to come to a conclusion. We hope you are able to solve this soon. Please update your thread and mark it correct once solved.

 

Many new to the forums might miss this great resource: Getting Started in the Forums. Check out our 'Required Reading' section + Packaged workbooks: when, why, how and Resolving Issues in the Tableau Community. Join the conversation on this thread and let us know if these resources are helpful - or if there are any more we should highlight.

 

 

Top Voted Idea


Back at the top on our dashboard for Most Voted Ideas from the previous week we see Control what displays in View Data from 2012 we are now up to 1212 votes on this idea. As I shared on the thread back in October, "Please be assured that our development team is aware of this idea and we have discussed this. The last time we chatted I remember it not being on the roadmap but will continue to share feedback on this." Your ideas - and your votes on ideas - are communicated to our development team so please keep it up. We will share updates on feature requests as they become available and we encourage you to let us know what you want to see across the Tableau platform through our Ideas Forum.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

 

+  Mark your calendars! Tableau Ambassadors Mark Bradbourne, Chantilly Jaggernauth, and Sarah Burnett are revealing what the community has chosen as the #11th BI Trend. You won't want to miss it: https://tabsoft.co/2qT8z3n Ds-PLUYWwAEddlL.jpg

 

+ Visualising the passing of 2 time Premier League and World Cup winner N'Golo Kanté (possibly the nicest player in the world) with Tableau Software, Tableau Public Ambassador Ravi Mistry shares a new viz inspired by Peter Silvester and Nicholas Feltron

 

+ Extensions - launched in July, 2018 - remain    hot topic. Tableau Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shares his thoughts on the good and the bad of the Tableau Extensions API + highlights the four extensions he has been able to develop to date. Give it a read here: Extensions for Tableau

 

+ Back with another fresh post, first year Zen Master and frequent Tableau forum contributor Ken Flerlage shared a blog about building a visualization of wind roses, which was inspired by a conversation he had in the Zen Garden at TC18. He shares, "On Thursday morning, I was hanging out in the garden and a gentleman mentioned that he’d been wanting to create a “wind rose” in Tableau (unfortunately, I have since misplaced his business card. If you were that person, please let me know so I can credit you properly)." Are you the missed connection? Please reach out to Ken on the forums or on Twitter and say hello!


That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community

 

Have you ever used transparent sheets?  Here is a great viz from Jacob Olsufka where you can follow along bat by bat of the 2018 World Series and explore likelihood of winning for each team as events occurred and the use of a user guide that appears on demand to explain how to use the viz.  Download the workbook and see if you can learn some a new twist on how to make a magical visualization that explains every detail of the world series in a single dashboard.  Thank you for sharing Jacob!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Pu/PulseoftheWorldSeries/MLB/1.png

 

 

Announcements

 

Some amazing new blogs from the Tableau Community:

 

    +  Zen Master Bridget Cogley shares insight and thoughts about designing charts for your audience in her latest blog: Defining Accuracy in Communication - Interpreting Beyond the Chart

    +  Zen Master Chris Love recently competed in a Viz-Off highlighting different products including Tableau.  He shares his thoughts and the visualization he created on his recent blog: How do you choose a Bi Tool?

    +  Zen Master Joshua Milligan is back for another Think Data Thursday  on Thursday, December 6th, with "State of the Unions 2" with new content showing even easier and more powerful features of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep.  Register here: Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions 2! | Tableau Software -  Think Data Thursday #thinkdatathursday

     +  And of course check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Difference between two columns by Adam Elbayar.   Several users assisted Adam initially by showing how to create a table calculation showing difference in a new row but Adam was looking for a Total that showed the value.  Paul Wachtler assisted with a Table Calculation that uses the last() and first() functions to difference between two columns as a new value.  In addition, Adam learned about aggregate calculations with strings and the use of the attr() function. 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea title this week goes to Control what displays in View Data created by Darrin Schulte.   This idea was created back in 2012 and while many use techniques to export CSV files such as  The Greatest Tableau Tip EVER: Exporting Made Simple!. You may still want to see the view data with more control.  Be sure to vote on the Ideas that most matter to you. 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

 

Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

Akram Ebrahim and Ombir Rathee both received the Questions for Breakfast! badge for having 24 of their replies marked Correct!

 

Paul Wachtler achieved the I love helping! badge for having 25 replies marked helpful in the Tableau Community Forums.

 

Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge this week is Ombir Rathee for having 50 replies marked as helpful!

 

You all are data rockstars. Have a great week.

 

Patrick VDH

Hello Tableau Community my #DataFam,

 

Satoshi Ganeko created this amazing viz which allows you to draw a spirograph in Tableau. It is amazing to see how Tableau users continue to innovate and push the limits of a viz. Not only in the amazing data analysis and story telling done with the product. But the literal art that is now being created. Do you have a favorite piece of Tableau art? Comment on it below! We want to see what people are creating!

 

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Want to learn how to make a similar visualization? Check out this blog from Ryan Rowland: Spirographs in Tableau: Parametric Equations | Ryan K Rowland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Some amazing new blogs from the Tableau Community:

 

     +  Zen Master Pooja Gandhi wrote a new blog on Embed a Gateway Dashboard on Salesforce

     +  Tableau Public Ambassador ryan.sleeper has new blog: How to Use Tableau’s Parameter Actions Extension to Change Date Parts

     +  SQL for Tableau Part 5 is out! Written by Robert Crocker and featured on Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage's blog.

     +  Paul Banoub has a recent blog about the use of Tableau Extensions.

 

Think Data Thursday #thinkdatathursday

 

     +  Think Data Thursday with Joshua Milligan is coming! Joshua will be presenting a part 2 to his Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions presented a while back. Stay tuned for           more information.

     +  Check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Exclude   posted on November 9th  by Shaquelle Jacobs. Shaquelle is wanting assistance on how to exclude a portion of data when nulls exist in the data set. Maneesh Gaddam has been assisting with the inquiry and to reach a usable state. They are still working on tackling the issue at hand, if you have any thoughts on how to help, feel free to join the discussion!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea title this week goes to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2131 . This idea was created by kettan and relates to having hierarchies within quick filters. Kettan even provides screen-shots to demonstrate what exactly is the intention of the idea. If you think hierarchies should be displayed in quick filters this way, upvote the idea!

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

 

Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

Jen Shepherd and Ombir Rathee both achieved the I love helping! badge for having 25 replies marked helpful in the Tableau Community Forums.

 

Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge this week is Sasha Hanna for having 50 replies marked as helpful!

 

Last, but certainly not least, achieving the Help one, help all! badge is ShivaRam Chennapragada for having 100 replies, yes 100 replies, marked helpful!

 

You all are data rockstars. Have a great week.

 

Patrick

Happy Monday #DataFam,

 

I hope everyone has had a chance to get rest after an amazing Tableau Conference 2018.  I want to start off with a huge thank you to all of you that stopped by and introduced yourself in person to our team working the Tableau Community area of the Data Village.  We enjoy talking to you and meeting the people behind all this amazing content. 

 

We have several links to share with you if you missed Tableau Conference or just want to relive the experience.

 

Tableau Conference Full Week Highlight Video: Tableau Conference 2018: Full Week Highlight - YouTube

 

Announcements

 

And here are a list of some of the top recaps of #TC18.  They are all worth the read as you think forward to #DATA19 and many of these have links to even more great content including presentations and pictures

 

     + Zen Master's Adam Crahen  and Pooja Gandhi form the @TheDataDuo: @TheDataDuo #TC18 Recap – The Data Duo

     +  Tableau Social Ambassador Sarah BartlettThanks for the Inspiration

     +  Tableau Public Ambassador, Curtis HarrisGetting Inspired at #TC18

     +  Tableau User Group Leader Sean Miller : Tableau Conference recap – MY DATA MUSINGS

     +  Zen Master Neil Richards: TC#18 Follow Up Actions

 

While we are at in mentioning recaps, if listening is more your thing, be sure to check out these Tableau related podcasts with interviews from #TC18

 

     Podcast your Data with David Pires : https://interworks.com/blog/interworks/2018/10/09/pyd68-tableau-conference-2018-with-david-pires/

     Matt Francis and Emily Kund with Tableau Wanna Be Podcast boasting13 podcasts recorded at #TC18 - check them out here - Tableau Wanna Be Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud

 

And if that isn't enough to keep you busy, Tableau has now posted over 300 videos on their YouTube channel from Sessions at #TC18.  Jump in and start watching now - Tableau Conference 2018 - Sessions - YouTube

 

Have you checked out Timothy Vermeiren Iron Viz winning visualization?  You can find it here:

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ir/IronViz2018Final-Weather-LocationisRelative/WeatherLocationisRelative/1.png

 

The Community has much more to share this week with all that inspiration coming out of conference.

 

     Zen Master, Jeffrey Shaffer, has posted a blog about the order of 2 dimensional objects or Z Order:  Data + Science and he has a new list of Tableau Tips to check out at http://www.tabtips.com

     +  Think Data Thursday will be starting again soon! Check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Extract Filters   posted on October 25st  by Vibhu Sharma.  Thank you to Akram Ebrahim  and Maneesh Gaddam for helping Vibhu to understand the differences between Extract filters vs a Data Source level filter to a dashboard.  It appears this is helping out a lot of the other members of the community based on the 1400 plus views this thread has received this week. 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week is to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8714 . This idea was created by Jonathan Drummey and relates to adding the row numbers or the Index() function to Tableau Prep.  Would you find this feature helpful as well?  If so, be sure to add your vote to this great idea. 

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

You all are data rockstars. Have a great week.

 

Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Tableau Conference is in full swing. Thousands of Tabloids are gathering together to talk data! For those that could not attend Tableau Conference in-person? Check out Tableau Live! Register to see the Tableau Conference keynotes and a curated list of sesssions.

 

 

Register now and watch now!

 

 

Want to follow the conversation and all the buzz around #TC18? Follow the Tableau Public viz below to watch how the #TC18 is used around the world! See the tops users that are Tweeting with #TC18! Do you recognize any of those names? Do you want to contribute to this viz? Tweet #TC18 and share your awesome experience with the world!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Tw/TwitterAnalysisTC18Dashboard/TwitterAnalysisTC18/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ David Pires has an awesome new podcast on #TC18. Check it out on the interworks site: https://interworks.com/blog/interworks/2018/10/09/pyd68-tableau-conference-2018-with-david-pires/

 

+ Definitely check out TC Live! (linked above)

 

+ Think Data Thursday will be starting again soon! Check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Calculated Field Not Working Properly  posted on October 21st by Kashish Bhola. Mahfooj Khan was able to provide some information anda correct answer to the question about the calculated fied.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week is to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1411. This idea was created by Russell Lamb and the idea has now being tracked by our Internationalization Development team. Karla Wagner is one of the members heading up the new Internationalization space!

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

+ Mavis Liu has been awarded the Answer Wizard badge for having 100 replies marked as Correct by other members of the Community Forums.

 

+ The Help one, help all! badge was achieved by Don Wise for having a 100 replies marked as Hepful!

 

+ Achieving the Helpful is my middle name for having 50 replies marked as Helpful we have Suraj Kumar!

 

Are you in New Orleans? Come say hi at the Tableau Community booth in the Data Village and meet the authors of the Community digest. Patrick A Van Der Hyde, Amanda Boyle and myself (Patrick Byrne)

 

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Wow so only 2 weeks until Tableau Conference.  Will you be attending?  The Tableau Conference App is now available for download.  Download now and start planning your #TC18 experience.

 

Speaking of #TC18.  Have you earned a badge in the community for helping other members of the community? Be sure to pick up a sticker version of your badges to show off your accomplishments.   Not sure which badges you have earned, go check them out by selecting View Profile next to your name and then from the Profile screen, select the "More" drop down on the profile screen to get to "Your Reputation" where the Missions options will appear.  Missions will show you every badge that you have completed in the Forums.

 

There are still a very small number of spots left for Conference so if you have not registered to attend, do it today: Register for Tableau Conference!

 

You can keep up on all things Tableau Conference by following the #TC18 hashtag on Twitter.

 

Announcements

 

+  Tableau's own Andy Cotgreave has posted a recap of the best of the last 6 months of what the Internet has to offer about Tableau. Best of the Tableau Web: Steam graphs, visualzing music, string calculations, and more.

 

+  Tableau Prep has some new tricks to share.  Product Manager Maraki Ketema shares whats new in the article: 2018.3.1 release in New in Tableau Prep: Cleaning improvements, database wildcard union and PDF connector.

 

+  Multi-table extracts are coming with the 2018.3 Tableau release.  What does this mean for you? Learn more from Steven Safreno in his blog post: You can now choose multiple table storage for extracts

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Year over Year Bar Chart w/ dual axis line chart posted on October 4th by Randy Colanta 18th.  Tableau Forum Ambassador Shinichiro Murakami helps Randy through some back and forth with a sample workbook to create bar charts to parse his data by month and then compare over time.  Finally Shin helps Randy with a bit of formatting for his view in a dual axis chart with lines and bars.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week is to Change datasource on one worksheet and not others.   Shawn Wallwork provided a fairly quick  solution for this request last year by  doing the following:  Here's a slightly easier workaround:

1. Right-click worksheet tab and click 'Export'

2. Open Exported workbook and rename data source

3. Import the workbook into the original workbook

 

Do you have a vote or comment for this idea?  if so, be sure to vote*.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

Tableau Conference has something for everyone and the whole community is excited for #TC18.  Don't wait for conference to follow along and prepare.  Take Jeremy Poole's Survey here #TC18 New Orleans - Attendee Info  and then jump over and see how you compare to the rest of the community.

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Have a safe travel to New Orleans.  See you soon. 

 

Patrick 

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to another installment of our weekly digest on all things community from Tableau. We are just four weeks out from TC18 in New Orleans and are looking forward to seeing so many of you! Are you still on the fence about attending Tableau Conference? Don't delay and register today: Register for Tableau Conference!

Will this be your first Tableau conference and you're unsure what to expect? Well we've gathered up a couple great tips & tricks blogs from members of the community to share. We bet after a quick read through these you will feel ready to join us in the Big Easy for a whole week of fun!


+ #TC18 ~ Planning for Before, During, and After the Conference from Tableau Social Ambassador Mark Bradbourne

+ Preparing for Tableau Conference 2018 #TC18 from Tableau Social Ambassador Sarah Bartlett

+ Tableau Conference Survival Guide 2018 Edition from Tableau Public Ambassador Curtis Harris - this one should not apply to any Tableau Employees at TC18

If you are looking for more check out #fontinola on Twitter and add your own tips & tricks for seasoned pros and first-timers alike.

 

Community member Jeremy Poole has posted a survey on Attendee Info for TC18. He is asking for people to, "Share your info to connect with peers who will be attending this year. Coordinate hotels/arrivals/common interests. Meet some new community members, and most of all...have a blast!"

 

He is showcasing our responses on this viz on Tableau Public:
https://public.tableau.com/static/images/TC/TC18WhoisinTown/TC18NewOrleans/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Fanalytics is just one month away! Join us at TC18 for inspiring talks, important conversations, and community building. If you are new to the Tableau Community, Fanalytics is a fun and inspiring event where the community gathers to discuss data visualization, community initiatives and all things Tableau Public. This year, Fanalytics will take place on Thursday, October 25 between 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM Check out all the details on the Tableau Public blog here: Get ready for Fanalytics at TC18! | Tableau Public

 

+ On October 6th the Tableau Licensing Server utilized during the activation, deactivation, and renewal process of Tableau products will be moving to a new data center. If you rely on custom configurations of your proxy server or firewall please verify they utilize a configuration that will not be impacted by this move. Learn more here: Important: Tableau Licensing Server is Moving

 

+ Join the Tableau 2018.3 Beta Program today! This release brings heat maps, the easiest and fastest way to find a pattern in dense data, and more dashboard formatting options with transparent worksheets: https://tabsoft.co/2wETyWk

 

+ Tableau is excited to announce Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune for Tableau Mobile using the AppConfig approach. Check the blog post from Rahul Motwani found here: Manage Tableau Mobile deployments with Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune using AppConfig

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Daylight saving in Tableau posted on September 18th by Ivan Varga. Data Analyst and Tableau Forum Ambassador Zhouyi Zhang shared some helpful support - but the question remains unanswered. If you have run into issues related to daylight savings in Tableau this is a great thread to contribute to. With daylight savings time ending on November 4th this is something to be aware of as that is just a few short weeks away. If you fond this thread helpful (or any others in the forums!) you can bookmark them once you are logged in to your account - just look for the 'Bookmark' icon on the top right.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This week we saw 5 more votes for the well documented idea, Apply number formatting inside a calculated field by Russell Lamb form back in 2012. The idea now has 658 votes and is considered "active", which means we are watching this, but it is not on the product roadmap. In summary he stated, "I need to be able to take numbers and apply number formatting to them based on the logic of my calculation.  The number formatting should be exactly the same as the "Custom" formatting that tableau does now."  Fortunately for everyone who has commented on or up-voted this idea Ben Dubois share a workaround on August 7th, highlighted in the comments. Here is what he shared, "We hacked this today using this solution: We had an aggregate calculation using a case statement to display the proper variable, and one of the values needed two decimal places while the others needed none. Due to the formatting limitations we couldn't remake anything, so the solution was to use a small floating box with the proper decimal value placed over top the table value. Quick n' dirty & hopefully helps someone who is waiting for this feature and googles it. Won't work for automatic sizing though."

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer share a blog post on the Z-Order in Tableau. Check it out: Data + Science

 

+ Zen Master and Ambassador Adam Crahen - better known as half of the Data Duo - shared this blog: Visualizing Incomplete Time Series Data – The Data Duo

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest!

 

If you have read my past digests you might have noticed that I love music, especially music Vizzes! This week I have seen a ton of amazing music inspired creations shared on Twitter and Tableau Public. My musical tastes vary widely from the Beatles to metal bands to well... I could list genres until my fingers fall off. I love all types, and forms of music. Although the way we consume, share, and buy music has greatly changed over the years; from Napster and Lime Wire to having every song at your fingertips (albeit with an internet connection). One thing that has persisted throughout the years is visual art in music. The creation of album art work, clothing, and posters for shows all have stood the test of time and continue to be staples of any band, DJ or performance group. This week I am featuring a blog by Bridget Cogley that analyzes the work of one of the greats from this part of the music industry, Paula Scher, and how her design process aligns with that of a Viz author's process.

 

Inspired to visualize music now? Neil Richards is here to help with his blog on How do we visualize music? That takes the Iron Viz theme of "water" a different route than most. Neil explored Handel's Water Music. This is an amazing blog with some very artistic and beautfiul Vizzes that analyze this amazing music. Want to know the greatest of all time (GOAT) of the music industry? Check out this Viz: G.O.A.T Music | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Tableau is excited to announce Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune for Tableau Mobile using the AppConfig approach. Check the blog post from Rahul Motwani found here.

 

+ The 2018 Vizzies awards are here! As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to recognize the awesomeness of the Tableau community, beyond those who have been recognized by Tableau as Zen Masters. So without further ado, we present the 4th Annual Vizzies. We also have a new category for this year; Favorite Viz of the Year. This is you favorite among favorites. Perhaps it's informative and beautifully designed or resonated with you because of the story it told. Provide the link to the visualization and we'll award someone with the Favorite Viz of the Year. Nominations are open through September 30th, please submit award nominations here.

 

+  In addition, on October 6th, the Tableau Licensing Server utilized during the activation, deactivation, and renewal process of Tableau products will be moving to a new data center.  If you rely on custom configurations of your proxy server or firewall, please verify they utilize a configuration that will not be impacted by this move.  Learn more here: Important: Tableau Licensing Server is Moving

 

+ The Tableau Self Service team would like to hear from you about improving the landing experience for Tableau Server and Tableau Online.  #HelpUsHelpYou by visiting their online survey and answering a few questions.

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Maneesh Gaddam for achieving his I love helping! badge. Which is awarded for having 25 questions marked as helpful by other users! Thank you Maneesh Gaddam for your contributions. If you receive help in the forums remember to mark answers helpful, or correct to give credit to contributors and those assisting in the forums.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread this week was posted by Manuel Ramos and is about a calculation error being experienced in Tableau Desktop. Expected type string, found integer.  Comparison in 'CASE' expression must be string type. The answer was provided by just under an hour after being posted to the Tableau Community Forums by Anisha Jhamb, thank you for supplying a quick response Anisha!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea for this week's digest which was originally created by Ketta n is Hierarchy Filter which is the ability of having mulitple value selection filters carry over their hierarchy structure from the data into the filter. (i.e. products would be broken down by their category etc...)

 

Community

 

+ The first Tableau User Group is coming to Lisbon! David Pires and Nisa are helping start off the first ever TUG in Lisbon, do not miss this awesome chance to be on the ground floor, Tableau User Group - Lisboa Tickets, Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

+ Ken Flerlage released the Part 2 of his blog series on SQL for Tableau. This blog post foucuses on combining data with SQL for analysis with Tableau. Do not miss this blog post SQL for Tableau Part 2: Combining Data - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization. Did you miss out on Part 1? Check it out now SQL for Tableau Part 1: The Basics - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization

 

+ If you have not seen it, check out the article from Marie at the Medium about her experiences with Iron Viz in Europe and Makeover Monday.  We encourage you to check out this great article here.

 

+ Recently Tableau released a brand new API, Tableau Extensions, many were excited to sink their teeth into this brand new and shiny tool. Toan Hoang has been experimenting with the Extensions API ever since it got added to our pre-release. To assist users with this new tool Toan has begun writing a 4 part series for creating a Tableau Extension. Creating a Tableau Extension / Part One - Tableau Magic

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley has published part 2 of her data ethics series article here: https://www.tableaufit.com/paper-rock-scissors-ethics-how-we-make-decisions/

 

+ There is still time to contribute to the conversation.   In advance of Lorna Eden & Sarah Bartlett's TC18 talk "The A-Z of the Tableau Community", they are asking for input from Tableau Community members on what the community means to you & how you first got involved. Link to survey: Tableau Community Survey.  Please consider taking part and sharing your thoughts.

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Vizzing, posting, learning and Tweeting!

 

Byrne

 

Stay up to date with all my thoughts on data at Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter

 

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Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest!

 

Each week share highlights on some of the great things happening across the Tableau Community - with a spotlight on the community forums. If you are keen to learn more about getting started in the Tableau Community I suggest you create a profile and help answer questions in the community forums - follow the Tableau Ambassadors and Zen Masters on Twitter - take part in Makeover Monday - find inspiration on Tableau Public - and join your local (or a virtual) Tableau User Group! You may not know this yet - but if you made it this far you are already a part of what makes this community so special! We are all here to help each other make connections so we can see and understand data. Thank you for helping us spread the data love and being a part of what makes Tableau so special! Learn more about how to use and get the most out of the community forums by visiting Getting Started in the Forums

 

Last Thursday, we had the great honor of hosting Simon Runc for the Tableau Community Group, Think Data Thursday.  Simon presented on the use of Action Filters with Tableau and showed us some advanced techniques to get the most out of this feature.  He also shared with us a peak behind the curtain into an upcoming beta version of Tableau and how we will be able to extend the power of actions with Button Navigation.  If you missed the presentation, you can watch the presentation here: Think Data Thursday - Lights Camera Action with Simon Runc - YouTube .

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Announcements

 

+ We will be performing maintenance on our licensing infrastructure on September 15th from 1:00 am to 3:00 am UTC (6:00 PM PST on Friday, September 14th). New activations and registrations will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. Please see our Trust page for details and updates.

 

+  In addition, on October 6th, the Tableau Licensing Server utilized during the activation, deactivation, and renewal process of Tableau products will be moving to a new data center.  If you rely on custom configurations of your proxy server or firewall, please verify they utilize a configuration that will not be impacted by this move.  Learn more here: Important: Tableau Licensing Server is Moving

 

+ The Tableau Self Service team would like to hear from you about improving the landing experience for Tableau Server and Tableau Online.  #HelpUsHelpYou by visiting their online survey and answering a few questions.

 

 

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to suman kumar this week for achieving the badge "Helpful is my middle name" for his contributions that have achieved 50 votes as helpful in the community. 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread last week comes from Simone Antorini who asked about how to modify a view when the Percentage goes over 700% so as to show a total of 100% instead on the range in the axis.  Hari Ankem  jumped in immediately to assist and ask for a workbook to better understand the challenges faced by Simone.  amar savale provides the first example but the working solution is provided by Mahfooj Khan with the use of LOD calculations and context filters and this is the post marked correct by Simone.  The Tableau Community achieves again!   Thank you Hari, amar and Mahfooj.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This week's top voted idea is originally crated by Russell Lamb is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This idea relates to the suggestion to offer a conditional method to format numbers differently depending on a condition.  Thank you for your votes. 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ If you have not seen it, check out the article from Marie at the Medium about her experiences with Iron Viz in Europe and Makeover Monday.  We encourage you to check out this great article here.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley has published part 2 of her data ethics series article here: https://www.tableaufit.com/paper-rock-scissors-ethics-how-we-make-decisions/

 

+  There is still time to contribute to the conversation.   In advance of Lorna Eden & Sarah Bartlett's TC18 talk "The A-Z of the Tableau Community", they are asking for input from Tableau Community members on what the community means to you & how you first got involved. Link to survey: Tableau Community Survey.  Please consider taking part and sharing your thoughts. 

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest! Each week share highlights on some of the great things happening across the Tableau Community - with a spotlight on the community forums. If you are keen to learn more about getting started in the Tableau Community I suggest you create a profile and help answer questions in the community forums - follow the Tableau Ambassadors and Zen Masters on Twitter - take part in Makeover Monday - find inspiration on Tableau Public - and join your local (or a virtual) Tableau User Group! You may not know this yet - but if you made it this far you are already a part of what makes this community so special! We are all here to help each other make connections so we can see and understand data. Thank you for helping us spread the data love and being a part of what makes Tableau so special!

 

How do you feel about Dirty Data? Recently Tableau CMO Elissa Fink asked some kids their thoughts on clean vs. messy. If you haven't seen the video series (or supporting GIFs & Tweets) I suggest you head over to YouTube and check them out now: Kids Explain Data - YouTube

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Join the Tableau 2018.3 Beta Program today! This release brings heat maps, the easiest and fastest way to find a pattern in dense data, and more dashboard formatting options with transparent worksheets: https://tabsoft.co/2wETyWk

 

+ This Thursday our very own Community Forum Ambassador, Simon Runc, will be presenting a Think Data Thursday session on Actions - one of the most powerful features in Tableau! Learn more about Simon and register at this link: Think Data Thursday - Lights, Camera...Action! with Simon Runc - September 6, 2018 - 8 AM PDT

 

Zen Master Hall of Fame member Andy Kriebel and Social Ambassador and Zen Master Eva Murray will be running a Tableau careers webinar series starting September 6th. This series kicks off with a webinar about how Tableau Conference can be used as a career springboard. There will be 6 weekly webinars with two presenters each, talking about their Tableau jobs, what they love about their work, how they got there and what they recommend to the audience from their own experiences.  Check this out here - Webinars | Makeover Monday - Do you have your ticket to Tableau Conference yet? Do not miss out on this chance to join thousands of data rockstars in this great city! Get your tickets now.

 

+ Has your local Tablaeu User Group participated in the Tableau Viz Games? This year we challenge our user groups to build a Viz that showcases the magic of New Orleans. Contact your local user group to participate and make sure to get the entry in by September 28th at 3PM PT! Find out more about the Viz Gamse here.

 

Recognition

 

This week we are celebrating a couple great milestone! Naveen B has received the Answer Wizard badge, which is received after 100 people have marked your answer 'Correct', both ali twaij and praveen kumar earned their Calc Contributor badges for creating documents in the Workbook & Calculation Reference Library, and meenu choudhary earned the Help One, Help All badge for achieving 100 "helpful" votes!

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread this week remains unanswered: Need to display dot(.) in place of 0 asks, "All my measures are in FLOAT. I have a dimension with multiple measures. I need to display dot(.) in place of 0. For example: I have country, sales,target and quantity. all my measures are in float. I need to show dot(.) where zeroes are getting displayed." The thread has seen 17 replies and some really incredible engagement, but remains unanswered. Can you help Koushik Neelakantha find a solution?

 

Top Voted Idea

 

With over 5,000 active ideas in the forums it takes a lot for one to rise to the top. This week we see former community forum Ambassador and Zen Master Shawn Wallwork's Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable coming in with 8 new votes to a grand total of 732 votes. Shawn's idea states, "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." - Do you agree? If so, head over to the forums to up or down vote.
* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Zen Master and frequent forum contributor Ken Flerlage just shared part 1 in a developing series on SQL, focused on Tableau users - SQL for Tableau Part 1: The Basics Ken series of blog posts, "will attempt to provide a primer to SQL, with a specific focus on Tableau users." - This is one worth subscribing to if you are hungry for resources on SQL. There is also an ongoing thread on this topic on Ken's Twitter. Join the conversation!

 

+ In advance of Lorna Eden & Sarah Bartlett's TC18 talk "The A-Z of the Tableau Community", they are asking for input from Tableau Community members on what the community means to you & how you first got involved. Link to survey: Tableau Community Survey

 

+ From Tableau Public Ambassador Rajeev Pandey: "One aspect of data visualization we all have been discovering over the years is that when we talk about data visualization we often think that the choice of which graphical representation to use is the most important one to make. However, deciding what to visualize is often equally, if not more, important, than deciding how to visualize it. The goal of this visualization was to engage readers in finding and telling their own stories in the data. Special thanks to Neil Richards for this wonderful creation." Read more in Rajeev's blog!

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community

 

Are you ready for Tableau Conference? It is one of my favorite events of the year where a thousands of data nerds, enthuasiasist and rockstars get together to discuss the latest in Tableau! As many are planning to stay in New Orleans for Tableau Conference 2018, some will be using the opportunity to stay a little extra time in the Big Easy and relax after the week of learning and networking. After staying in a hotel for a few days it is quite nice to change up their scenery and check into a cozy AirBnB. Possibly in the French Quarter or  Lakewood neighborhoods? Reed Boyden has put together this amazing Viz that has a ton of great information on all the different pricing in the various neighborhoods in New Orleans. Check it out below:

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ne/NewOrleansAirbnb/PriceDash/1.png

 

Do you have your ticket to Tableau Conference yet? Do not miss out on this chance to join thousands of data rockstars in this great city! Get your tickets now.

 

 

Announcements

 

+ We are very excited to announce a new member of our Support Programs' Community and Social team, Ciara Brennan! Recently joining the team you should see her answering posts and assiting in the Community Forums. Here is a little about Ciara from her...

 

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My name is Ciara Brennan, and I started in Tableau at the end of July as a Program Manager for the Community. Previously I worked in Hewlett Packard in a variety of roles from Failure Analysis to Engineering to Customer Insights & Analytics. My initial background is in Chemistry, and then later, Technology Management. Earlier this year I completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, which I loved as I’m particularly interested in customer support through online and social.I started using Tableau when I was a Program Manager in HP, and I loved how with just a few dashboards it could really bring to life the key customer insights I wanted to articulate from my datasets.

 

I live in Leixlip, which is only 12 miles or so from Dublin (for any pop quiz fans out there, Leixlip is the original home of Guinness!). I’d love to say I’m super sporty running 5K’s and hiking mountains, but I’m more of a gym twice a week type of person! I enjoy gardening, interior design and cooking (having said that though I probably enjoy eating out more given some of the results I’ve had from following along with Jamie Oliver recipes!!)

I’m excited to be part of the Tableau team and I really look forward to getting involved in the Community.

 

Feel free to get in touch to say hi!

 

- Ciara

 

 

 

+ Our very own Community Ambassador, Simon Runc, will be presenting at our next Think Data Thursday about Actions, one of the most powerful  features in Tableau.  Learn more and register here: Think Data Thursday - Lights, Camera...Action! with Simon Runc - September 6, 2018 - 8 AM PDT

 

Speaking of #makeovermonday, Andy and Eva will be running a Tableau careers webinar series starting September 6th.  This series starts off with a webinar about how Tableau Conference can be used as a career springboard.  There will be 6 weekly webinars with two presenters each, talking about their Tableau jobs, what they love about their work, how they got there and what they recommend to the audience from their own experiences.  Check this out here - Webinars | Makeover Monday

 

+ Has your local Tablaeu User Group participated in the Tableau Viz Games? This year we challenge our user groups to build a Viz that showcases the magic of New Orleans. Contact your local user group to participate and make sure to get the entry in by September 28th at 3PM PT! Find out more about the Viz Gamse here.

 

Recognition

 

This week we would like to recognize three shining stars of the Tableau Community for their contributions. Andrew Bickert achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for having 50 of his answers marked as helpful by other Communtiy Forums users. Both Ankit Bansal and Srinidhi Narayan both achieved "Questions for Breakfast!" badge for having 25 questions marked as Correct! Thank you all for your amazing contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

Carolina de Mello e Souza is a user experience designer at Tableau and took the "Most Talked about Thread" title by storm this week. Asking for feedback on the way customers are using dashboard containers in workbooks. There is some amazing back and forth that can give somwe insight into the future of dashboard containers. Read up on thread and add your comments!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week in the Tableau Community Forums Ideas space. The idea is an old one that the development is taking very seriously, Control what displays in View Data, the team is still working on this. The idaea was submitted on February 22nd, 2012 and has been our top voted idea for several weeks.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Rodrigo Calloni recently released a guide for Tableau in Portuguese! Share with your counterparts in your Brazillian office so they can leverage the power of Tableau. Check out the new guide here.

 

+ David Turley created this amazing new blog post on Interworks about Transforming Data in Tableau Prep, do not miss this awesome post. Another amazing post from Interworks comes from Robert Rouse about Making a Packed Circle Grid in Tableau

 

+ A new Interworks blog on Making a Packed Circle Grid in Tableau was written by Robert Rouse.

 

That is all I have for this week folks! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy posting!

 

Byrne, Patrick

 

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Hello Tableau Community

 

There is a lot going on in the community lately as we start setting our eyes on Tableau Conference in a few months.  Tableau employees put a huge effort into making sure that attendees get the absolute most out of Tableau Conference each year.  Have you registered for Tableau Conference yet this year?  Don't delay as we sell out every year. Register via this link if you have not signed up yet. 

 

Have you ever grown tired of the same old work data and wanted to use your creative mind with Tableau to try something new?  Check out #makeovermonday on Twitter or head straight over to Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray's site - https://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/blog/

My favorite viz was this one designed by Andras Szesztai with data covering the journey of life of the great Anthony Bourdain.

 

Announcements

 

Speaking of #makeovermonday, Andy and Eva will be running a Tableau careers webinar series starting September 6th.  This series starts off with a webinar about how Tableau Conference can be used as a career springboard.  There will be 6 weekly webinars with two presenters each, talking about their Tableau jobs, what they love about their work, how they got there and what they recommend to the audience from their own experiences.  Check this out here - Webinars | Makeover Monday

 

Zen Master, Bridget Cogley has put together a great post titled 'How the EXCEL do I do Mapping in Tableau? The Toddler Guide to getting on Point - TableauFit '  to help you get going with shapefiles and mapping in Tableau.  This resource is one you will want bookmarked the next time a map project in Tableau is on your to do list.

 

Do you live near Washington D.C.?  If so, you will want to join in this Thursday night for the DC Tableau Users Group meeting at the Mapbox offices in Washington DC.   Zen Masters, Allan Walker and Tamas Foldi will be on hand to help with mapping, data needs and/or questions.  Remote teams are welcome via the google hangout registration.  Register for this event via Eventbrite (it's free) here: DC TUG - Hackathon Tickets, Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

Recognition

A huge Thank you goes out to Zen Master Ken Flerlage who achieved the Answer Wizard award.  This is the most challenging of all the awards on the community forums as it requires that over 100 of the replies posted have been marked 'correct' by the original poster of the question.  Thank you Ken for all your contributions to the forums!

 

In another remarkable achievement, Ritesh Bisht  achieved the Question Slayer badge for 50 correctly marked posts this week as well.  Thank you to Ritesh.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The most viewed thread in the forums this week was started by Peter Fakan in his post titled Has anybody ever done this type of viz in Tableau ? - where Zen Master,  Shinichiro Murakami recreates a customer 'turnip graph'.  Bookmark this one for the next time you need such a graph as it is somewhat similar to our own Crow's Nest.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The Top vote getter this week in our Ideas area is Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users.   This idea gained an additional 9 votes this week. Thank you to Adam Freeman for this idea post from 2016.

 

Community Highlights

 

Our very own Community Ambassador, Simon Runc, will be presenting at our next Think Data Thursday about Actions, one of the most powerful  features in Tableau.  Learn more and register here: Think Data Thursday - Lights, Camera...Action! with Simon Runc - September 6, 2018 - 8 AM PDT

 

Need a moment away from your visualizations to have a laugh and enjoy the day, check out the hashtag #KidsExplainData on Twitter.  Elissa Fink recently sat down with a group of kids to talk about data (and life in general).  You'll want to watch these videos.  We have even started a little contest that you can join. Create your own gif and post to twitter with the hashtag #KidsExplainData between August 16 and 23 to have a chance at  $100 gift card to the Tableau Store.   Read all about how Kids Explain Data and join in by clicking over to Here’s what happened when we asked kids to explain data—and how you can join our #KidsExplainData GIF contest | Tableau …

 

Rahul Motwani wrote up a blog to share the details of the new Tableau Mobile for the Blackberry Dynamics Platform.  Click on the link to learn more. 

 

And we have launched a new resource in the community to support the newly released Extensions API

 

Keep visualizing and have a great safe last month of summer! 

 

Patrick 

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest for the week of August 6th!

 

This upcoming week(8/8-8/15) I will be attending a music festival, Shambhala Music Festival, on a farm on the east side of British Columbia, Canada. Music is one of my life long passions. Going ot concerts, from small bands in dive bars, to WaMu Theatre in Seattle, to festivals with tens of thousands of people is where I spend most my money. One of my other passion is charitable work.

 

5 guys, Will, Ben, Joachim and Ollie, from the UK combined there passion for music and promoting mental health in The Song Cyclists fundraiser for the UK based charity for mental health, Mind. Traveling over a 1000 miles and up 55,000 feet of elavation. This was quite a journey!

 

 

Viz created by Ollie Clarke. More by Ollie and to see the interactive version of the Viz above please go here.

 

Announcements

 

+ Are you excited about Tableau Extensions! To provide the best support for our users using Tableau Extensions we have create a new space in the Community Forums just for you. Check out the Extensions API here.

 

+ Have you heard of Tableau Doctor? Come work with Tableau Experts face to face on technical issues at Tableau Conference in New Orleans, LA. Register and learn more on the #TC18 site.

 

+ Excited about 2018.2 but cannot wait for even more awesome features to come out! The Tableau Prerelease Program is a great way to stay ahead of the curve. Take advantage and join today! Coming Soon: New features in Tableau

 

Recognition

 

+ This week we would like to recognize meenu choudhary for achieving the Helpful is my middel name badge for having 50 posts on the Tableau Community Forums marked as helpful! A huge congrats to Naveen B who achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100 of his posts marked as helpful! Thank you both for your contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week's most viewed thread covers how to ignore duplicate values in calculation , which is a fairly common topic, as many people deal with duplicate data in their workbooks. It was posted by priyesh acharya on Aug 1st at 6:06 AM, John Sobczak was able to provide an answer on the 1st at 6:13 AM! Wow! That is some quick assistance. Thanks John! For other users that are running into a similar I would check out the KB article on removing Removing Duplicate Data with LOD Calculations

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ The top voted ideas for this week is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field originally posted by Russell Lamb and continuing to gain traction. Currently the idea has 629 votes. Please continue to vote on the idea to show support for this feature.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ The Data Duo, Pooja Gandhi and Adam Crahen, are at it again with another Duo Dare. This time they are exploring one of my all time favorite shows, Seinfeld! Check out their Vizzes and vote for your favorite! #DuoDare 11 | Seinfeld – The Data Duo

 

+ Zen Master Neil Richards has a written several new blog posts about Iron Viz and gaining Viz inspiration. Feel free to check them out at the below links and the rest of the Neil's blog, Questions in Data Viz.

- How do you go about competitive data visualising

- Haven’t I seen this somewhere before

 

+  Do not miss your chance to compete in the third and final feeder for Iron Viz! Entries are closed on August 28th. Check out this link for details!

 

Got something to add or that you want feature in the Tableau Community Diget? Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick