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2015

Welcome to today's Community Digest. Grab your lunch, a cup of coffee, or just settle in for a quick overview of last week's happenings around the community:

 

 

Announcements

Maintenance releases for version 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 9.0 were released last week. For more information about what was fixed, check out the Release Notes | Tableau Software.

 

Interested in learning more about how Zen Masters have become so "zen" in learning Tableau? Check out this blog post about their tips in How to Improve Your Data Skills & Become an Exceptional Human Being | Tableau Software.

 

Will you be at Tableau Conference this year in Vegas? If yes, be sure to stop by the Tableau Community Meetup!

 

 

Recognition

Steve Martin achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge - aka he has had 25 of his responses marked as correct! Steve has been a member of the community since 2011, and has steadily been participating and helping people out. Thank you for everything that you have done for the community and continue to do, Steve!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Hrishikesh Panchal asked a question about How to change format of Custom Date Option? Joe Oppelt, Daniel Vincent, and Bora Beran provided Hrishikesh with a couple of hints and documentation with how to get the desired outcome. However, he was still having some issues, so Joe walked him through the issue, in a step by step reply to get Hrishikesh the abbreviated date using a continuous date that was converted to discrete.

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Monika G posted this question back in 2013 - How to create Top 5 and Bottom 5 values with respect to a Measure in Bar graph in same worksheet. This is a cool thread because it shows how Tableau changed from version 7 to version 8. Russell Christopher showed how Monika's issue was solved using combined sets.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Oh man - 3 weeks running! Jennie Kearnes's idea to Customise the default font permanently is the top voted idea - this week with 10 up votes. Tied for second this week are three ideas: Alerting mechanisms (posted by Xavier P), Multi-Values Parameters by Loic Grange, and Undo/Revert to Last change on the Server by Ajay Shenai all had 6 up votes.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

Thanks all for checking out the digest this week! Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to send any suggestions or comments for future digests my way at tfitzgerald@tableau.com

 

Have a fabulous week!

Oh man, is it just me or do the weekends seem to be flying by lately? If so, ease into the week by taking a look into what happened in the Tableau Community last week:

 

 

Announcements

Last Monday, Tableau 9.1 was released. It has some little improvements that are definitely worth the download - don't want to check if there is a new version, now you can get automatically updated from with the Tableau product. Probably the biggest feature with this release is the Web Data Connector, giving you access to even more data sources. See some examples of what people have been creating in the WDC section of the new Developer Portal community.

 

Who's going to Tableau Conference this year in Vegas?! Join the conversation here: Tableau Conference.

 

This is a really cool way to use Tableau - talk about thinking out of the box: 'Think outside the Show Me Box': Recreating Photoshop in Tableau | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Last week, two people received the "I Know Stuff!!" badge (meaning 10 of their responses were marked as Correct). Daniel Vincent has been a member of the community since 2013, but has recently become very active, helping lots of people. Wesley Magee joined the community this past April and is already starting to make an impact, achieving this badge pretty quickly. Hopefully, we'll continue to see a lot more of Daniel and Wesley!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Last week's thread was started by ankit.narula in Calculate Date of Retirement. Ankit was trying to find when an employee's retirement would be based on their birth date and assuming that they would retire at age 65. With the help of Pablo Saenz de Tejada, Mark Fraser, and Chris Dickson, several calculations were provided that have helped Ankit get closer to the solution. Ankit, let us know which answer in fact solved your issue!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

The issue that several people were having with Google Chrome Error When Opening View was fixed by Google last week. If you are still on the 45.0.2454.85 upgrade to the 45.0.2454.93 version and it should solve the issues!


 

Top Voted Idea

For the second week in a row, Jennie Kearnes's idea to Customise the default font permanently has been the most voted idea. This week it received 19 votes. . Tableautester mentioned a third party tool and Jonathan Drummey commented on how one workaround is to copy and paste formatting.

 

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That's a wrap for this week's Digest. As always, feel free to send any suggestions, or comments for this digest to me at tfitzgerald@tableau.com

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

Happy Monday! Sorry for missing out on the Digest last week. I had just returned from a 2.5 week vacation and with Labor Day, and it fell through the cracks. But I'm back and so is this digest!

 

 

Announcements

You may have noticed last week that a new and updated Developer Portal community was launched. This will replace the current The specified item was not found. group. The new space has a little more organization and you'll be able to find several resources related to each of the different categories as well.

 

In addition, you may have seen the Tableau 9.1 Developer Q&A. You may have seen that this then continued onto Twitter with the #DateDev hashtag. Let us know if you're interested in seeing these types of discussions continue here: The specified item was not found.

 

With Dreamforce happening this week, I thought it would be appropriate to show how Tableau can be used to look at Salesforce data from our blog: Tableau on Tableau: 5 Ways We Look at Our Sales Data | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

Two people have achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge (also known as having 10 of their answers marked as correct) this week. Tamas Foldi received the badge. He has been a major contributor to the community - his specialty area has definitely been in the Developer community realm - where hopefully, we'll continue to see him! Kris Erickson, who has also been a member of the community for some time, also achieved this badge. According to Kris, "Data is the new bacon," so we can only hope that he'll continue to frequent the community as well

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

Sana Mojdeh asked how to text color conditional formatting based on the contents of a string field. Basically, Sana wanted to visually differentiate a tweet from a retweet in some Twitter data. Joe Oppelt worked with Sana providing sample data and workbooks to help find a suitable solution. Ailsa Zheng also provided some direction, but it looked like Joe's help paid off and solved the inquiry.



(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Two weeks ago, Google Chrome released a new version - however, this update caused some major friction with Tableau Server. Mark Fraser brought the issue up to warn people and let Tableau know of the issue in ISSUES - Tableau Server 9.0.5 + Chrome 45.0.2454.85. This post kicked off a series of people reporting different installs that were being affected, as well as, brought several Tableau employees in to monitor and make comments. A fix to solve the issue was posted in an emergency KB article written by Tableau.



Top Voted Idea

It looks like there may have been a way people were voting without being logged in, thus skewing some of the data for the most voted idea. However, Jennie Kearnes created Customise the default font permanently in 2013, and it is still receiving lots of up-votes and a couple of comments here and there.



In Other News

 

Hope everyone has a great week! As always, any suggestions or comments about this digest can be sent my way to tfitzgerald@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!