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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 .

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/U_/U_S_EvictionHistory/USEvictions/1.png

 

 

+ 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!

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ir/IronVizEurope-Results/Winners/1.png

 

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

Hello Tableau Community!

 

Hopefully you did not get fooled by any online pranks or mischievous fake ads yesterday as parts of Europe and the U.S. celebrated April Fools' Day. One mischievous man I grew up watching was Kramer in the NBC show about nothing, Seinfeld (1989-1998). There were dozens of classic episodes in this series that ran for almost 10 years and captivated millions. One of the greatest episodes created, as noted in kevin flerlage's Viz "Kramer's Lollipop", explores this infamous episode. Open the Viz in a browser to hear that classic Seinfeld opening song play as you explore this data!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Kr/KramersLollipop/KramersLollipopDashboard/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4 is under way!  You can now publish with Project Maestro, try it out today by joining the Beta Porgram: Project Maestro | Tableau Software  

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro beata join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

+ Noticed something new in the Tableau Community? We have updated some of our navigation and renamed some sections to make the site more intuitive and user friendly. A few of the updates have been summarized below by Patrick Van Der Hyde.

  • Renamed the "Community Canvas" area to "Getting Started in the Forums" to address the primary purpose of this location and make for a more unified welcome experience.
  • Moved the Tableau Online forums area to a new home on the Forums navigation to allow for a dedicated location in the forums for users of Tableau Online to ask questions and share resources.
  • And finally, we have cleaned up the front welcome page of the community to focus on the the information you asked be presented in a easy to use front page.

 

We are always seeking your feedback on the community design and use so please feel free to email community@tableau.com at any time.

 

Recognition

 

+  We have three community members that have all hit major milestones this week with the "Help one, help all" badge.  This badge is a earned after all replies by a user achieve One Hundred "This Helped Me" clicks by members of the community.  Please congratulate Ritesh Bisht and Zach Leber for their spectacular achievement!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week or most talked about thread with 23 replies about creating a dual axis chart that displays the previous years average for the same month that is currently being viewed,  Help Needed: Same Month Previous Year Calculation, was posted on March 28th, by Anthony Griffiths at 3:05AM and had a correct answer b 4:42AM, just over a hour and a half! The correct answer was posted by chowdary v and we thank you for your assistance!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea was created by Chris Reavis and details information on adding support for SSL connections to the Tableau to Greenplum data source connection.

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community!

 

Are you heading to TC Europe?  You have one week left to enter #IronViz Europe.  Tell your favorite story about European Cities with data.  Learn more here: https://t.co/jduAZ3x75e 

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What's Happening Across the Community


+ You may have noticed that we are doing some spring clean up in the community in the last few weeks.  Here is a quick look at the changes

  • Renamed the "Community Canvas" area to "Getting Started in the Forums" to address the primary purpose of this location and make for a more unified welcome experience.
  • Moved the Tableau Online forums area to a new home on the Forums navigation to allow for a dedicated location in the forums for users of Tableau Online to ask questions and share resources.
  • And finally, we have cleaned up the front welcome page of the community to focus on the the information you asked be presented in a easy to use front page. 

 

We are always seeking your feedback on the community design and use so please feel free to email community@tableau.com at any time.

 

+ MakeoverMonday: For week 13 MakeoverMonday is determining the UK's favorite Chocolate Bar. Find the dataset via data.world here. New to Makeover Monday? Check out the #MakeoverMonday tag on Twitter and visit their site to learn more: Makeover Monday | A weekly social data project

 

+ Do you think you're good with Tableau? Are you looking for an additional challenge? Workout Wednesday might be what you need. Check out the latest challenge here: Latest – Workout Wednesday. This is brought to you by Zen Master Rody Zakovich and Ambassador Luke Stanke

 

Announcements

 

We are looking for your stories about working with dirty data: How do you deal with dirty data? Tableau Product Marketing Manager Tracy Rodgers has opened a thread in the forums to learn more about some of the frustrations and issues you are running into when you're preparing your data for yourself and for your organization. Check out some of her guiding questions and let it all out! Thank you!

 

+ Have you ever helped shape the creation of a brand new product?  Now is your chance.  Project Maestro Beta #4 is live.   Beta 4 is still available for download and feedback!  There is still time to join the beta and learn about Maestro before the rest of the world sees it. If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group! Project Maestro  Join now and be the cool kid on the block when the first release is dropped. 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This weeks most talked about thread started with a post from  Sameen Majid regarding a topic dear to many long time users of Tableau. Re: 'Total' not showing properly.  Ambassador Simon Runc provided a detailed reply with links and background to share how Grand Totals are calculated. 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ This week the Idea Horizontal Scroll Bar on tables had 12 more votes.  This is an older idea that continues to see engagement and highlights the experience difference between Dimensions and Measures in the view.  Thank you for those votes and feedback. 

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick

Hello Tableau Community!

 

We’re who we are, and we’re where we are, because of bold-thinking, problem crunching, idea-inspiring people like you. The Tableau community showcases some of the best Tableau has to offer – a place where like-minded data rock stars can truly shine. Thank you for being you!

 

This week I would like to shine a special light on the incredible connections being made in Tableau User Groups. There are amazing events and meetings happening around the world. Check out the Events and Conferences page and use the viz below to find a TUG near you!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ta/TableauUserGroupsAroundtheWorld/UserGroupLocations/1.png

 

What's Happening Across the Community


+ Forum Ambassador Simon Runc has posted this Educational Brain Teaser: Scatter Plot+ including a packaged workbook (you'll need 10.5) + the data in Excel, along with a GIF
showing what the final viz should look like and how it should work. He'll post a written up solution by the end of the week!

 

+ MakeoverMonday: For week 12 MakeoverMonday is looking at the pet population in the UK. Find the dataset via data.world here. New to Makeover Monday? Check out the #MakeoverMonday tag on Twitter and visit their site to learn more: Makeover Monday | A weekly social data project

 

+ Do you think you're good with Tableau? Are you looking for an additional challenge? Workout Wednesday might be what you need. Check out the latest challenge here: Latest – Workout Wednesday. This is brought to you by Zen Master Rody Zakovich and Ambassador Luke Stanke

 

Announcements

 

+ We want to know: How do you deal with dirty data? Tableau Product Marketing Manager Tracy Rodgers has opened a thread in the forums to learn more about some of the frustrations and issues you are running into when you're preparing your data for yourself and for your organization. Check out some of her guiding questions and let it all out! We want to here the good and the bad. Thanks in advance!

 

+ Did you miss last week's Dev Office Hours? Check out the ongoing conversation and recording on the updated thread: Dev Office Hours: Mappy Hour – Working with Spatial Data in Tableau Thanks again to Kent Marten & team for their support!


+ Project Maestro Beta #4! Thank you for participating in the Project Maestro beta program.  Beta 4 is now available for download!  We heard your feedback and added some features we think you will enjoy. If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group! Project Maestro

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The forum question What is best way to sum up number of checked columns was posted on March 14th by Buster Sammo and was successfully answer by Deepak Rai on the 15th. The thread had 17 comments just between Buster and Deepak, and four people have already marked it helpful!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Community member Stephen Smirl's Idea 'IN' Operator equivalent from 2012 has received 8 more votes this week, and have 476 votes and 33 comments to date. In the Idea he shared, "I would like an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator.  Currently the only way to compare a list of values is by using an OR operator.  This is very cumbersome when comparing a large list of values." Check it out in the forums to add your thoughts.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community!

 

I wish I had found this Viz sooner! Having been that person in their car where I coasted down hills in neutral to save that ever shrinking bit of fumes that was keeping my car moving. This amazing Viz that shows us just how long you have until that dreaded sputtering a lost of power will occur after the Low Fuel light comes on. Michael Cisneros created this beautiful creation to hopefully prevent us from ending up on the side of the road calling AAA(a car towing service in the USA).

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ru/RunningOnEmpty/RunningonEmpty/1.png

+ See more of Mike's awesome creations! Tableau Public | Mike Cisneros

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4! Thank you for participating in the Project Maestro beta program.  Beta 4 is now available for download!  We heard your feedback and added some features we think you will enjoy.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

    

+ Join the Tableau Development team to explore maps and spatial data in Tableau! Our Dev Office Hours will be held Wednesday, March 14th at 9 am PDT

    

+ Missed the awesome #ThinkDataThursday last week? Check out the video with Allan Walker found on our YouTube playlist. Our next Think Data Thurday will be announced soon!

 

   

Recognition

 

+  We have two awesome Community memebers to honor this week for their continued contributions to the Tableau Community. David Mannering achieved the "I love helping!" badge for having 25 answers marked helpful. The other member we would like to recognize is Michael Ye for having 25 replies marked as correct earning him the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge. Thank you and all the Tableau Community members for participating and assisting eachother.

   

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

 

+ The post Make date from PY month was posted by Daniel Andell at 11:25  PM PDT on March 7th and received his first reply from Tushar  More on March 8th at 1:57 AM. Tushar provided his potential solution to Daniel and after some additional information and dialogue between them. Daniel and Tushar were able to create the desired results for the view.

   

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Community member Darrin Schulte created one of the most voted on ideas in the Tableau Community, the idea Control what is displayed by View Data, receivesd a whopping 9 new votes last week!

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

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

 

   

Happy posting and analyzing!

 

 

 

Hello Tableau Community!

 

March is time to start thinking about Spring and around here this usually boils down to a few friendly bets on the College Basketball Championship tournament.  The team selection will be this Sunday, March 11th and that means its time to start thinking about your data visualization for 2018 March Madness.  Here is an inspiring visualization from last year to get the creative juices flowing:

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ma/MarchMadnessSmithGroup/MarchMadnessVizes/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Zen Master Allan Walker is going to share his tips for utilizing Mapbox with Tableau in a presentation to the Community this this Thursday morning.  Learn more and sign up for the webinar here.

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #3 is under way!  New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

 

+  We have three community members that have all hit major milestones this week with the "Help one, help all" badge.  This badge is a earned after all replies by a user achieve One Hundred "This Helped Me" clicks by members of the community.  Please congratulate Tableau's own Wilson Po and customer Justin Larson and Jayshree Dawrewar for achieving this milestone.  Thank you for all your contributions and helping to make the Tableau Community great.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The post Re: how to get MTD/YTD/Current Week selections in dashboard posted on February 25th is our most viewed thread this last week..  Community member Kemal Gürler replied with the solution for the poster - Sashank Kammili.  Thank you Kemal.  This is a great thread to see a method of selecting different to date selection options.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Elan Sofer created Ability to join Tableau Server data sources in 2015.  This Idea collected 11 additional votes this week.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Patrick

The Winter Games wrapped up yesterday! Relive the highs and lows of the women's halfpipe finals in this Winter Games Viz

What are your preferred sports during the Olympics? I love Figure skating and Alpine skiing!

A viz from Florian Ramseger

Snowboard Halfpipe Results | Tableau Public f.jpg

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▲ Announcements

+ When people combine interactive visual analysis with a narrative, they can consume, understand, think, and act much quicker vs. analyzing raw data in a spreadsheet or a static report.

Factor in stronger processing power, machine learning, and application programming interfaces (APIs), and computers have reduced time for creating narratives to seconds. Furthermore, NLG has become a valuable asset for organizations and is increasing data accessibility enterprise-wide. 

2018 Retail trends in-focus — Natural Language Generation augments visual analytics 

 

+ Looking for a template to build your own Living Annual Report? We got you covered!

Build your own Living Annual Report with this Tableau template

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #3 is under way!

New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.

Sign up for beta via the link below.

Project Maestro | Tableau Software

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public: Project Maestro!

 

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Recognition

This week, Tushar  More achieved an incredible high score!

With 72 posts and 25 marked as Helpful or Correct by the forums users, Tushar has been on the edge, acting as a Data Vanguard.

Thank you for your support!

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Most Discussed Thread

Artem Brauner tried to build a Max() calculation within a dimension, as he was struggling with the code.

Thanks to Zhouyi Zhang who provided an illustration, details and a workbook: an answer has been found! Thanks for your time

Calculation of max within dimension

Tableau Division.pngTop Voted Idea

When parent project is locked, all its child project permission is also locked. If parent project is unlocked, you can't lock any of its child projects.  This idea is to allow child project permission locked while parent project is unlocked.

If you are concerned by this suggestion, please upvote and comment it!

Allow lock permission for child project while parent project unlocked 

 

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▲ Other news

Check out Shinichiro Murakami's excellent Brain Teaser! Now with two Answers if you struggle with a solution.

Good luck everyone!

Educational Brain Teaser : running_sum by Year

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Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Hello Tableau Community!

 

DWftTKZVwAArFuX.jpgWe are in the third week of our celebration of Black History Month and are excited to be supporting Viz for Social Good. If you aren't familiar with the group here is a little backgroup: Viz for Social Good's mission is to empower nonprofits through data story. They help mission-driven organizations to promote social good and understand their own data through beautiful and informative data visualization. Check out their website to learn more: Viz for Social Good.

 

Viz for Social Good selected the civic technology organization Pollicy, based in Kampala, Uganda, to highlight for Black History Month. Pollicy is looking to celebrate the achievements that women have accomplished in the past, and highlight the opportunities that we have to support more women in leadership positions, and particularly, women leaders focused on women's issues. Curious to learn more and explore the data? Click this link to see all the details and to download the data set.

 

Learn more about all of the events available this month and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

Remember to share your Vizzes with the world with #VisualizeDiversity on Twitter!

 

Announcements

 

+ As was shared in the last edition of the Community Digest, we have selected a new group of Tableau Zen Masters! We want to take a moment here in the forums thank Tableau Forum Ambassador Shinichiro Murakami for his countless hours of support, and to congratulate him on becoming a Zen Master. Your dedication and discipline to responding to questions from the community is above and beyond what we ask from any of our ambassadors. We all appreciate the work that you do to keep the community, and our team of community managers and support, engaged and aware of areas where we can improve. As we have shared widely, the spirit of Tableau is our customers. We build software for the everyday person. By listening to and engaging with our community, we not only build better software, but ultimately a better company. Thank you Shin for embodying ethos of the Zen Master program as a teacher, master & collaborator.

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #3 is under way!   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

 

+  We've seen a bit of a shift in the gamification this week in the community, with a massive number of new Vizitors (entry level), along with Dataprentices (level 3) and Data Wranglers (level 4). I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the forums and thank you for signing in! While getting new badges and being recognized for your achievements is great - what is important is that we as a community continue to support each other. We have heard from you that, "The Tableau Community will not let you fail." We hope you all agree, and we are excited to welcome new Tableau users and community members to the forums! This week we recognize all of you

And just in case you are curious about the badges and points, here is more info: Points, Levels & Badges.

 

Most Talked about Thread

Originally posted on February 15th by Greg Mooney he asked a question regarding, Create a calculated field to determine number of weeks selected in filter? Always quick to help, Tableau Forum Ambassador and newly appointed Zen Master Shinichiro Murakami responded just 10 minutes after the question went up! It took them to get on the same page, as you can see in the thread, but in between packaged workbooks and dozens of screenshots Shin and Greg were able to come to the correct solution. Cheers to your patience in troubleshooting!

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Alex Kerin created the idea Horizontal Scroll Bar on tables back in 2012, and it remains incredibly relevant today, picking up 10 more votes in the last week.
This idea has come up before and has been elevated to our development team. We continue to read and share your feedback on this idea (and others) and want to encourage you to share specific use cases where this is impacting your work.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community.

 

We continue our celebration of Black History Month. With week #2 we have Story Telling with Data challenge! Learn more about all of the events available this month and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

The visualizations created for last weeks #MakeOverMonday challenge for visualizing the diversity in the MLB (Major League Baseball) are absolutely amazing! One of the amazing Vizzes I would like to highlight is the following by Lindsay Betzendahl

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ba/BaseballDiversity-MakeoverMonday/Baseball/1.png

 

Remember to share your Vizzes with the world with #VisualizeDiversity and #SWDChallenge on Twitter!

 

Announcements

+ Announcing: Developer Office Hours for Tableau Server Admin Tools come join Tableau Product Manageer Rahul Motwani to discuss the various tools for Tableau Server admins.

 

+ WOW! Congrats to all the new amazing people to join the esteemed ranks of Tableau Zen Master this year! Along with this years new Zen Masters, the ones that started it all are being honored, with the Zen Master Hall of Fame. To view all the new Zen Masters and the members of the brand new Zen Masters Hall of Fame check out the blog post by Amanda Boyle.

 

+ Think Data Thursday was held on February 8th with Tamas Foldi on the Tableau Extensions API. A recording of this webinar and all past Think Data Thursdays can be found on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for the next Think Data Thursday!

 

Project Maestro beta #3 is under way!   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

It is my pleasure to Congratulate arvindgarg and Prayson Wilfred Daniel for achieving their Help one, Help all! badge for having 100 replies marked Helpful! Additionally, Kenneth McBride and Jyothisree Rayagiri earned the I love helping badge for having 25 replies marked as Helpful!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread was created on February 7th by Ben Perlman regarding Different Number Formats based on Parameter?. Community member Deepak Rai responded with a potential solution giving Ben a calculation to use to handle the formatting changes with the parameter. Ben was able to share a sample workbook and continued working with Deepak on the issue. Maybe another member of the Community has some additional solutions for creating the desired behavior?

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 5 new votes this week. The idea has held the top spot for several different weeks! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing, posting, and exploring!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

We are celebrating Black History Month.  Have you ever thought about getting involved in #MakeoverMonday? Today is a great day to start as we #VisualizeDiversity.  Learn more and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

 

This week, we celebrate the opening day of the Winter Olympics. Tableau Zen Master Rody Zakovich created a great Winter Olympics viz to learn more about the achievements of prior Winter Olympics here.

 

Announcements

 

+ Join us for Developer Office Hours on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00am PST. The is the first in a two part series on Tableau Server Admin Tools and will be hosted by Tableau Product Manager Rahul Motwani. Register here: Dev Office Hours: Tableau Server Admin Tools Session 1

 

Session 1 will cover - TabJolt, Scout and Replayer

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will be presented by Tableau Zen Master Tamas Foldi (Twitter:@tfoldi)    Tamas will present how he has added machine learning to dashboards, query live data from web services, and create animation and paiging in Tableau Server by utilizing the Extensions API.  Be sure to join us for this entertaining look at what's possible with the Tableau Extensions API on February 8th, 2018.    Register here: Zen Master Tamas Foldi: No Limits with Tableau and the Extensions API | Tableau Software

 

 

Project Maestro beta #3 is out today.   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member Peter Fakan for achieving the badge Help one, help all! for having 100 replies marked helpful.   Jyothisree Rayagiri achieved both the I love helping badge for having 25 replies marked as Helpful! and the I Know Stuff!! badge for 10 posts that were marked correct.    Thank you for all the contributions to help each other learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread was posted on January 29th by user murtaza farooqui regarding Duplicate Records.  Ambassador Norbert Maijoor was the first to reply with a request for a bit of clarification and then user Neil Lord suggested one option of removing the duplicate records with the use of a custom sql statement on the data connection.  This solution was eventually the marked correct solution as a few other users provided ideas/solutions for murtaza.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 9 new votes this week. This is the top voted idea again this week! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick Van Der Hyde

New Technologies, new features, bigger and better community, more tools...

Tableau and its community will hit hard in 2018, so get ready and dive in this new week among the Tableau culture.

 

Let's start with this excellent viz, I love polygons and comparative stats, so it struck right in!

"When high income households are viewed in proportion to low income households, how do individual states reflect levels of inequality and inequity" - From Nai Louza

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▲ Announcements

+ Last month we released our very first public beta of Project Maestro and now Beta 2 is available!

This new release has more data cleaning and shaping features to help you quickly and confidently prepare your data for analysis. Now you can pivot columns to rows, combine all the text files in a folder using wildcard union, and find sub-tables in Excel sheets using data interpreter.

→ Let's take a look at some of the most exciting new features: Pivoting is even more powerful in Project Maestro

 

+ We are excited to announce that Tableau Server on Linux has arrived with the Tableau 10.5 launch!

Deployment flexibility just got better: Tableau on Linux is here!

 

+ After Tableau 10.5, we are changing the way we number new versions of our software.

Going forward, new versions of Tableau will be named based on the year of the release and the number of the release in that year.

New version naming format: <year>.<# of release in that year>.<# of maintenance release for this version>

Changing our version numbering for new software releases

 

+ Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology optimized for fast data ingests and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets.

Let's focus on the Hyper upgrade to Tableau Server.

Upgrading your Tableau Server with Hyper

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public: Project Maestro!

 

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Recognition

This week, I wanted to thank all of our users who helped our community in 2017! You have been instrumental in making this community even better

From our top users to those who contribute to a single thread: Rockstars. Keep going, let's make the Tableau Community even bigger and better in 2018!

Particularly for this week,Deepak Rai, is sailing at full speed among the ambassadors' stats. Thanks again for your support Deepak!

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Most Discussed Thread

Recently, the following thread acquired 6454 views, 37 comments and more than 10 likes, helpful and correct tags!

lawrence.cripe struggled with the creation for a graph of total number of items active at a given time.

The community rushed to help, 6 posts have been marked Helpful while contributing toward a solution. Thank you Łukasz Majewski & Nicholas Hara who kept focus until a solution was found!

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An idea from Alexandru Veruzi: he specified that  TABCMD is no longer up to date with the new sub-projects feature in 10.5, which means that one cannot use sub-projects for the --project parameter for any of the commands.

Upvote this suggestion if you need it as well!

Please consider updating TABCMD so that sub-projects can be used as value for --project parameter or implement a new parameter similar to the --parent-project-path parameter that "Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility" has since v10.5.

Tabcmd 10.5 - ability to use sub-projects or to specify parent project path by parameter ( --parent-project-path )

 

 

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▲ Other news

We added “projects” to Tableau 10.5. If you are one of the many of data rock stars excited about this new feature, here are some tips to help you get familiar with building projects within projects.

Get ready for Tableau 10.5: Projects within a project | Tableau Software

 

What better way to kick off a new year than with new Tableau features?

Scott Teal shared a roundup of vizzes, tips, and tricks that beautifully demonstrate Viz in Tooltip.

Roundup of examples of Viz in Tooltip from the Tableau Community | Tableau Software

 


 

Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Hello Tableau Community.

 

I have always been a fan of video games of all types. Games are a great way to come together with friends and family (hopefully with a little less passion than my own). From board games like Battle Ship (awesome Viz for playing Battle Ship in Tableau by Joshua Milligan) to more advanced and complex computer games. One of my all time favorite consoles to ever be created is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the main reason for my infatuation with the SNES was solely based around the love for Super Mario World. (released 1990 in Japan and 1991 in North America and 1992 in the EU)

 

In the style of the beloved classic, Super Mario World, Tom Christian created a history of one of the oldest video game companies still in existence, Nintendo.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ni/Nintendo_1/Letsago/1.png

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Tableau Public | Tom Christian

Please share similar visualizations in the comments, or create your own!

 

Announcements

 

+ With the release of such an amazing and powerful new feature in Tableau Desktop 10.5. I would like to present Hyperfest! A live broadcast to celebrate the release of this groundbreaking software, with a chance to the hear from the Hyper team and hear more about the technology at work. More information and sign up can be found: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-10-5-hyperfest

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon! All of our past TDTs can be found here. 

 

+ Last week to nominate potential candidates to be a Tableau Zen Master, closing Friday, nominate now! Nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member Michael Ye for obtaining the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! Mark Bradbourne also achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100! answers marked as Helpful! These amazing contributions from users like you help make the Tableau Community to be great!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Dynamically count records based on filters chosen was posted on January 9th by community member Bharath Chekuri. Community member Tushar  More stepped in with a correct answer to quickly resolve this post.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Robert McKay created the idea Worksheet (tab) level user permissions which received 7 new votes this week. The idea has a total of 54 up-votes since its creation on September 4th, 2013. The idea is to have tabs of worksheets hides or unhides based on the user viewing the workbook.

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

Tonight is the biggest of nights for college (American) football fans as Alabama plays Georgia for the National Championship.  With that in mind, I wanted to share this great viz from Zen master (and former community ambasador)  Rody Zakovich covering last years game between Alabama and Clemson.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/An/AnalyzingtheNationalChampionshipGame/AnalyzingtheNationalChampionshipGame/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rody Zakovichhttps://public.tableau.com/profile/rody.zakovich#!/

Share any visualization you make or find about tonight's big game in the comments please. 

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+  Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master?  Remember that nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member venkat.ram.1 for achieving the I Know Stuff!! for having 10 replies marked correct!   Ritesh Bisht achieved the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! and Community member Kemal Gürler  for achieved the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for all the contributions to help each other learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Calculating running total was posted on January 4th by user Yamuna Kosireddi.  User Alex Paterson jumped in to assist Yamuna in showing running totals for months with data. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 7 new votes this week. This is the top voted idea for three weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick Van Der Hyde

Happy New Year from the Tableau Community Team!

 

Welcome to 2018 and start the New Year off right with a New Year's resolution. What better way to track your progress throughout the year than with Tableau! James Randal Jones tracked his New Year's Resolution for 2017 to exercise through the Viz below.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ne/NewYearsResolution_0/Dashboard1/1.png

 

Another awesome Viz I would like to share is this Viz that summarizes the 2017 year of #Makeover Mondays created by Rodrigo Calloni called the #MakeoverMonday XMAS tree!  With the new year many like to reflect on the year that has past. Our #MakeoverMonday duo Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray have taken a look at a multitude of Vizzes over 2017 and the Tableau Community have all done an amazing job creating beautiful Vizzes. The tree shows us just how many different views can be created from just a few data sets.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheYEARofMakeoverMondayDataViz/MakeoverMondayXmasTree2017/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rodrigo Calloni | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+ It's that time of year again! Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master? The nomination period is open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Matthew Theis and Crystal Meyers for achieving the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for the contributions as these are what make the community such an amazing place.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Times, durations, and a report that counts tickets per hour posted by Chrissy Scott was this week's most popular thread with 16 replies. One of our Tableau ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami was able to assist with a correct answer. Chrissy was able to attach workbooks and was highly responsive to additional clarifying questions from Shinichiro which helped with a solution being found. With the correct answer marked I am sure many more Community members will find this thread useful. Thanks for posting and we look forward to seeing the next Viz challenge that you tackle.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received 5 new votes adding reaching a total of 1,010. This is the top voted idea for two weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick