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!


The second highest voted idea (to change it up a little bit) is Clear all filters on dashboard created by Daniel Thull with 10 up votes this week giving it a total of 201 votes.



In Other News


Have a great week everyone! As always, feel free to send any suggestions, submissions or comments regarding this digest my direction at


Happy Analyzing!