Last week was a short week for those of us located in the US (our independence day was on Saturday - thus a holiday was in order on Friday). However, the Community carried on - take a look;




You may have noticed that some of your points haven't been appearing on your profile. We've noticed it to and want to give you an update. There is a glitch with the "gamification console" - so the points and badges are not being delivered when they should be. We'll be doing an update to the console later this week that should hopefully fix the issue. Our apologies for this and for any confusion/frustration it may have caused! The good news, however, is that the points and badges are being recorded and should therefore be pushed out once the fix is made. Thank you for your patience and again our apologies.


If you haven't already, sign up for TDT: Tableau in the Cloud with Diamonds on July 16th, 2015 at 8am PST next week. There will be a panel of Tableau employees, so be sure to join to ask any of your Tableau Online questions!


And speaking of Think Data Thursday, we've started posting the videos to our YouTube channel as another way to find them: Featured: Think Data Thursday - YouTube



Most Talked About Thread

**This is characterized by the number of responses in a thread

Cal Ross asked how to find a particular Calculated field output to make a histogram - and what a response he got! Joe Oppelt helped Cal get the bins set up as he wanted, however, he called in Jonathan Drummey to get some clarification of why one particular approach did not work, And what a response he gave - very thorough! From self-data blends to LOD calcs, this is definitely a thread worth bookmarking!



(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Back in 2012, Julius Concepcion posted a thread wondering if Hexbins for visualizing million+ data points had been done in Tableau. Richard Leeke played with this quite a bit and came close. In March of this year, Alan Eldridge continued the conversation, and posted his blog posts where he recreated the hexbin function in Tableau 9.



Top Voted Idea

In 2012, Nathan Schofield created the Default Value for Quick Filters idea and it has received more than 5 votes this past week - and over 23 in the last 30 days. Hopefully, this idea comes to fruition - I've upvoted it too!



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Hope everyone has a great week! Until next time, happy analyzing!


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