It's that time again...Monday. Let's get ready to start this week off right and take a look into what happened last week.
Last week we had a Think Data Thursday with some of our Tableau employees who presented on Tableau Online. If you missed it, you can check out the recording here: Think Data Thursday: Tableau in the Cloud with Diamonds
Next week, we have another TDT in the pipeline with a couple of our Zen Masters - Shawn Wallwork, Steve Wexler and The specified item was not found. in TDT: Tableau – How Did I Not Know That? - July 30, 2015. This will be a great one to learn some quick little tricks maybe you didn't know existed. Don't miss it!
Have you ever thought about creating your resume in Tableau? Mark Jackson has - and even has shared some of his tricks in 5 Tips on Creating an Interactive Résumé Using Tableau.
Did you hear that the Tableau 9.1 Beta is now available? Tableau 9.1 Beta is Here - read about some of the features and how to get involved.
A more formal announcement will go out later this week, but I wanted to let you all know - we now have three new people who are recognized as Tableau Ambassadors, hanging out in this Community. I'm proud to announce, Pooja Gandhi, Jeff Strauss, and Tom W, are now members of this program!
Most Talked About Thread
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phuviet.pham asked How to sort the Date column in descending order. At first, it seemed like Phuviet just needed to change the field type from a string to a date, however, that was returning nulls for him. With the help of Felix Curran and Bora Beran, he created a calculation using dateparse. However, he learned that this function can only be used with certain data sources, and thus he needed to create an extract.
(One of the) Top Viewed Threads
This is an oldie, but goodie. Mark Jackson again used his creative expertise and shared how to Make your own custom Tableau Server landing page. This post has gotten 37 replies and 32 likes, and is a fabulous resource to making the Tableau Server page more accessible for people in an organization.
Top Voted Idea
I think we're all trying to say something here - Default Value for Quick Filters is the top voted idea for the third week in a row with 14 votes just from the last week!
In Other News
- This is a pretty amazing example of how our community helps to fix Tableau products - How I can fix the strange bug with the non-deletable borders around all sheets on the dashboard?Vadim Shmygov had an issue with borders appearing on a sheet when it shouldn't have been there in Tableau Public. Several other people noticed it was happening too. Dan Huff, a Tableau employee, was able to route this to the right team and within a week Daniel Hom (another Tableau employee) and his team rolled out a fix!
- Chuck Linton, a brand new member of the community, asked Normalizing per total number of distinct items in all rows (not just current partition)., and within 2 hours had a couple of responses from Dan Huff and Sein Chyi Woo with LODs or blending.
- Justice Monakk started a good discussion with I hate Tableau's annoying screen updates notification in dashboard presentation mode. Several people, including Nicholas Hannan, Shawn Wallwork, Toby Erkson and Rody Zakovich, participated in the conversation providing possible solutions and explanations for why the dialog appears.
- Paul Morgan needed help Calculating repeat % with using combined sets. Shawn Wallwork took the opportunity to not only provide a solution with the formula, but also teach a little bit about what was happening within the calculation.
- It's fun seeing people figuring out how to create new viz types in Tableau. David Lam asked how to create cubism.js? There were a couple of responses to help get the desired out come, from Prashant Sharma to Daniel Murray to Hrvoje Gabelica sharing a sample workbook. Ultimately, it was Russell Christopher's post that showed an example from the Tableau gallery that something similar could be done.
Have a great week everyone! As always, feel free to send any suggestions, submissions or comments regarding this digest my direction at firstname.lastname@example.org