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!
You may have noticed last week that a new and updated Developer Forums 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
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
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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
- Bill Lyons did it again. Created and shared an awesome workbook in the Workbook & Calculation Library about Great Circle Routes for 50 Busiest Airports. He's one smart cookie - thanks for sharing Bill!
- New members helping new members is always something I love seeing. Chris Dickson helped Case Chad in How can I change the color of a bar in a bar chart to reflect a range? by providing a simple calculation.
- Brenda Fosmire asked How to assign color to each of 26 values and then reuse for future reports? Several people provided possible solutions, including editing the XML from Kris Erickson, to copying formatting from Wilson Huang, to voting on a similar idea as suggested by kettan. However, what solved the issue was by writing a calculated field, suggested by mark.parker.0.
- So, I'm pretty sure Toby Erkson wrote this a couple of months ago, but it came back alive just a couple of weeks ago and I want to call attention to it, if you missed it, check out this new addition: What's in your workbooks? The TWB Auditor v2.0
- Are you a TabJolt user? If so, Neelesh Kamkolkar just posted New TabJolt Update In GitHub
Hope everyone has a great week! As always, any suggestions or comments about this digest can be sent my way to email@example.com