Good morning, afternoon and evening to everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Just a heads up, next week, Monday is a US Holiday and so this digest will most likely go out on Tuesday.
Here's a look into some of the happenings of last week -
This week we have a big announcement for the Tableau team. Matt Lutton has moved to be a part of our training team! He started last week and will be working from his home office in Indianapolis. We are very excited to have Matt! As many of you know, Matt has been a major contributor to this community and we can't thank him enough for all that he's done.
This Thursday there will be a Think Data Thursday with Joshua Milligan, Craig Bloodworth, and Bora Beran on TDT: LoD of the Rings - May 21, 2015. You don't want to miss this one - so be sure to sign up!
I will also be joining Matt Francis and Emily Kund for a Tableau Wannabe Podcast this Friday morning - check out this post by Matt for more information tracyfitzgerald is our next podcast guest, get your questions in now!!
Last week, there were a couple advancements with the Correct Answers badges. Ken Patton achieved the "Questions for Breakfast!" challenge - 25+ of his responses were marked as correct. Ken has been a member of the Community since 2012 and has recently been very active all over, from the general forums to the Server Administration space to ideas - thank you for all your contributions Ken!
One of Tableau's support specialists, Mackey Borg, received the "I know stuff!" (aka 10 Correct Answers) badge last week. He joined Tableau less than a year ago and has already been making his mark - thank you Mackey!
Most Talked About Thread
**This is characterized by the number of responses in a thread
dan.upton asked How to pull table results from one worksheet into another? Joe Oppelt worked with Dan going through a number of iterations in order to compare a client's results to their competitor's results. Ultimately, it looks like filter actions are what got Dan the results he was looking for. Dan, can you mark the response that helped you the most as correct?
(One of the) Top Viewed Threads
Last week an old thread emerged as one of the most viewed threads, but the issue is something people still have trouble with. Marcus Shane asked about Conditional Formatting back in 2009. Joe Mako provided a couple of ideas to help with Marcus's particular question. For anyone who runs into this, Jonathan Drummey's blog post Conditional Formatting | Drawing with Numbers always helps with conditional formatting.
Top Voted Idea
Joshua Milligan posted Don't Hide Calculation Editor when I Change Focus to Another Window/App last Monday and has already received 14 votes for it!
In Other News
- Rody Zakovich, a relatively new member of the Tableau Community, posted Current vs Previous Period to Date Comparison in the Workbook & Calculation Library. This is definitely helpful, as many people ask this question!
- Alex yang brought up an interesting finding in Tableau ignore the upper/lower case and treat sam. Mark Fraser and kettan found more insights that lead to Alex opening a Support ticket to get to raise the awareness within Tableau - thank you Alex!
- A new member of the Community, Martin Riojas, asked Can i create a bin on the monthly sum of hours? With the help of Pietro Luigi Gentini, Martin learned about Level of Detail (LOD) expressions and solved his question.
- ericbelen0 "resurrected" this thread How can I automatically sort a bar chart with measure names/values? after doing a search and finding it. He asked a follow up and Jim Wahl came back to help him out.
- Sometimes Working with multidimensional data is not always as straightforward to work with in Tableau as a relational database, as Seth Miller found out. However, Ken Patton took a couple of stabs, but ultimately pinged Joe Mako who came in with instructions and a fabulous example to get Seth the answer that he needed.
Have a great week and until next week, happy analyzing!
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