Happy Monday wonderful Community people! A quick reminder that I'm taking over for Tracy Rodgers for the next two weeks as she is out of town. I looked up today in history and we have a bit of a mixed bag. There's a lot of serious historical events but some interesting notes: Cornelius Swarthout patented the waffle today in 1869 and Pluto lost its title of "Planet" today in 2006. As such, let us dedicate this week's digest to Pluto and waffles:

 

Announcements

This week is another rendition of Think Data Thursday. Check out TDT: I didn't know that was Tablossible - August 27, 2015 with Noah Salvaterra, Jeffrey Shaffer, and christopher.demartini. This will be a fun session where they show some of their jedi skills to build some Tableau vizzes that are not native to Tableau.

 

shawnwallwork's #WarofTUGs came to a close with the Cincinnati Use Group winning and Seattle coming in as the crowd favorite! To see the full results check out THIS viz.

 

Our Tableau Online initiative is still in full swing. For the month of August, any posts that come in categorized as Tableau Online will be responded to by one of our Tableau Online experts with a goal to respond to each post within one business day!

 

A well-deserved congratulations to Bora Beran for achieving the "Question Slayer" badge, meaning 50 of his responses have been marked as correct answers! Bora is a Program Manager here at Tableau and has been an active community member since 2013. I am personally thrilled to have Bora answering questions as his answers are always friendly, thoughtful, and absurdly helpful. Thanks Bora!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Nicole Edmonds started this thread about receiving unexpected results in an LOD calc:Fixed LOD - value not "duplicating" as expected when looking by dimensions. Because of our spam protection settings, Nicole was unable to post a packaged workbook but Rody Zakovich and Simon Runc were helpful enough to provide a few different ways to resolve the issue.

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

This is a thread from early July which is just fantastic and highlights just how important kettan is to our Community:Johan's Ideas Collections. I recommend that everyone check out the fantastic collection of feature requests in the thread.

 

Top Voted Idea

This week's top up-voted idea is Multi-Values Parameters which has 658 up-votes since June 2012. Currently, parameters are single-value only and there are some situations where quick-filters are not ideal.

 

In Other News

Thank you so much everyone for your patience while we work through the kinks of fighting spammers. We hate having to implement any procedures which disrupt activity in the Community but we're currently trying to ride the wave of the recent spam attacks. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: community@tableau.com

 

Enjoy your week everyone!