Let's March right on with the year (lame joke, I know). Let's take a look at our activity from the last week of February--
Quick Fix Article News is back! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, the Tableau Support and Documentation teams are creating articles on a weekly basis that have helped solve other Support cases. Rebecca Szper used to post these each week when she was on the team managing all the articles, however, she has since switched roles, so there was a lull. But no fear! Brent Flyberg has taken this on and each week will post any new articles that are published on the Tableau KB. Check out his first post - Recently Published Quick Fix Articles Are Back
Americo Guazzelli earned the "I Know Stuff!" badge - answering ten questions correctly. Thanks Americo for your help! We see this every once in a while at Tableau, but I always love seeing a resume being created with Tableau:
Most Talked About Thread
**This is characterized by the number of responses in a thread
Last week's thread, Aggregating over an aggregate, was posted by Hamish Wilson (a brand new member to the Community- welcome!). Joe Oppelt worked with Hamish and introduced him to some of the complexities of using table calculations However, the solution to this thread was more complicated than just using window_sum/max/count, and Joe called for some reinforcements from Jonathan Drummey who gave a detailed explanation of how this scenario was not as straightforward as it originally looked, and provided a potential solution. Hamish, let us know if you found the last post by Jonathan as helpful and/or how you solved your issue if possible!
Top Viewed Thread
Back in 2011, Shane Steward asked for help with Comparing 2 different periods on same data. Joe Mako provided a solution, but since then, the thread has been revived every so often with more questions. The thread continues to carry solutions for people. Most recently, George Gorczynski has asked how this can related to fiscal years. George, maybe you can add a packaged workbook so hopefully somebody would be able to take a look at how your view/data is set up.
Top Voted Idea
Last week's most voted on idea is a Tableau Server related feature created by @Dawn Mcdonald in I want to create subscriptions for others [DUPLICATE]. 13 votes this week, for a total of 68.
In Other News
- Last week's most liked thread was started by kettan in Display Missing Values and Incomplete Periods in Time Series. Joshua Milligan, and Jim Wahl were working closely, and both came to the conclusion and solution of getting the desired outcome. However, they learned from each other and taught something to the Community at the same time - domain padding and order of operations can effect the outcome of your view.
- Robert Lingard was in the mood for sharing last week and with a range of content. Ever need to connect toe Oracle 11g? He describes in detail how here: Connect Tableau 8 to Oracle 11g Release 2. What about wanting to do Conditional Formatting and Traffic Lighting with Multiple Conditions and Formats? Finally, ever need to create a control chart with Coffee Chain or similar data - check out the workbook he shared here: Sample Tableau Workbook using Coffee Chain data
- Noah Salvaterra proves his Zen in How to hide blank columns created by table calculations posted by ankit godha. Not only did Noah provide a solution, he taught others along the way - especially Bruce Segal who found out where to find the Modulo operator within Tableau.
- The specified item was not found. needed some help with his Tableau load balancer config. Usually Jeffrey is troubleshooting and helping other's with their Tableau Server questions, so I like to see when his questions get answered. Tableau's Zach Yuzer was able to help him by providing a workaround.
Have a great week and until next week - happy analyzing!
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