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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

 

Want to stay up to date with my thoughts on data: Follow me on Twitter  @Data_Diplomat_

 

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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

Hi Tableau Community,

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Welcome to the Community Digest for the week of July 23rd.  I hope you are enjoying your summer and any vacations that you have lined up.  Have you visited Seattle, the home of Tableau HQ and where most of your community team forum administrators reside?  Trying to find just the right month to avoid the rain or maybe you want to come here and cool down from that hot summer in Texas.   Be sure to check out the visualization from Data Duo (Adam Crahen and Pooja Gandhi) before you plan that trip to find just the right time of year for your precipitation and heat expectations.  Maybe your city has a visualization related to temperatures and precipitation?  Search Tableau Public and if you don't find a viz, maybe the one here will inspire you to make your own.  Thank you to Pooja and Adam!! 

 

I want to be the first to welcome our brand new Tableau Community Forum Ambassadors, Deepak Rai, Mavis Liu, and welcome back Okechukwu Ossai.  Each of our Ambassadors has been a leader in the community forums providing

hundreds of helpful replies to questions for users just getting started to some of the most challenging and advanced questions in the community.  I want to thank each of them for their contributions and welcome them to the Ambassador club.

 

Announcements

+ Have you wanted to up your game with Tableau but you don't have time to get away to full day training sessions with our Tableau training team?  Well Tableau Virtual Training might be just the thing for you. Tableau trainier,  Kristee Bingham provides an inside look at Tableau Virtual Training in the Tableau Blog this week.

 

+ We bring it up nearly every week because we it is our favorite event of the year.  Tableau Conference is the event where our community comes together to learn, share, and enjoy the company of each other.  Learn more about TC18 by visiting and come see for yourself: https://tc18.tableau.com/  

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

+ This week's most viewed thread covers a topic we see frequently in the forums, visualizing Month and Year to-date values.  This question was posed by Haan Haan and replied to by Mahfooj Khan with the use of level of detail calculations.   Ambassador Deepak Rai also contributed to the thread and then finally there were a few back and forth questions related to using parameters to adjust the selected date for searching.   Do you have a question related to Dates?  Be sure to search the forums as there are hundreds of

replies.  The community has compiled some very helpful resources related to dates in the FAQ:  Open & Close Dates and in the

Workbook & Calculation Library. Be sure to check them out.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ The top voted idea for this week is related to Tableau Prep.  Tableau Prep - add ability to schedule flows originally posted by Jennifer Vogeler and gaining votes every week.  Thank you for your continued engagement and votes! This idea has 615 votes at present.  Have you used Prep?  Let us know your thoughts by visiting the idea and voting up/down the idea.  We appreciate your comments and ideas about how to make each feature work best for you.

 

Community Highlights

 

As Amanda mentioned last week, the third and final feeder  for Iron Viz opens on Monday, August 1st and closes on August 28th. Check out this link for details!

 

+Do you ever get stuck trying to find the perfect viz type for your data?  Well this week, Zen Master Andy Kriebel is here to share his Visual Vocabulary   If you are new to Tableau or have been using it for years, you will find this helpful reference guide a time saver and go to guide for nearly any viz you can imagine.  Bookmark this page today and visit often.

 

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

 

Have a great summer.

 

 

Happy Analyzing!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

Community Highlights

 

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

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

 

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

 

Thank you all for making the Tableau Community so special!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community,

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

 

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

 

Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

Community Highlights

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Announcements

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

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

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Analyzing!

Patrick VDH

Hi Tableau Community,

 

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

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

 

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Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is Open!

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

 

Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you all for making the Tableau Community so special!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community,

 

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

 

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Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cheers,

Byrne, Patrick

 

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

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Hi Tableau Community,

 

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

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

 

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Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thank you and have a great week!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

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

 

Top Voted Idea

 

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

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Thank you all so much!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Community Tips and Tricks

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

 

Recognition

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

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

 

Top Voted Idea

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

 

Community Highlights

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick