Good morning everyone! Here's your scoop of what is happening around the community:
One week and counting until Tableau Conference in Vegas! This means for people that will be there, we'll be able to put some faces with names. Don't miss the Tableau Community Meetup. For those of you who will still be here - you may notice it is a little bit more quiet around here than normal.
So this is pretty awesome, the Crow's Nest has been dwindled down - and the only questions from the last year without any responses are from the last 2 weeks. That's amazing! A shout out to Diego medrano who has been working relentlessly on getting some of those older questions at least a response.
This one is probably long overdue, but Tableau's own, Patrick A Van Der Hyde has achieved answering 100+ questions correctly and received the "Answer Wizard" badge last week. Patrick loves this community and is constantly working on ways to make it better - thank you Patrick for everything you do!
Zach Leber received the "I Know Stuff!" badge - 10 of his responses have been marked as correct. Zach has been a member of the community for a long time (since 2010!) and has recently come back helping out tons of people. We love having your expertise in the community Zach!
Mark Bradbourne also received the "I Know Stuff!" badge and has been super helpful, especially with the analytics type of questions. Thank you Mark for all your help - and did I mention I love your profile pic?
Most Talked About Thread
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Holy brain teaser! Rody Zakovich started this fun one Educational Brain Teaser : Fun with Measure Value Formatting. He stumped quite a few people with this one. And what's even more fun is that people were working on this on Friday and Saturday, trying to get it sorted out - always the sign of a good puzzle
(One of the) Top Viewed Threads
In 2014, Cathy Bridges needed to know how to Export Dashboards to PowerPoint. One of the biggest issues was that she wanted to be able to export more than one dashboard at a time. However, Ben Neville suggested using tabcmd with Tableau Server or Tableau Online in order to make it easier. Cathy, then closed the loop this past spring, letting us know what has worked best for her - printing to PDF and inserting those into PowerPoint after cropping.
Top Voted Idea
Russell Lamb created the idea, Apply number formatting inside a calculated field in 2012. This past week, it received 9 up-votes giving it a total of 154 votes. (Make that 155 votes, I just voted for this one too). This would save a lot of time and help, as Russell mentioned with parameters to change measures.
In Other News
- Rody Zakovich continues to write his Community Appreciation posts - amazing! If you haven't seen them, check them out from last week - Community Appreciation - Toby Erkson, Community Appreciation - Shawn Wallwork, Community Appreciation - Mark Fraser, Community Appreciation - Simon Runc, Community Appreciation - Alexander Mou.
- Ben Young was working with a friend on a Tableau viz, when he came along a better solution, so he shared it in Grouping Bins on a Histogram. Last week, this thread took notice by several people and a conversation really started taking place about scatter plots and box and whiskers.
- I remember learning Tableau and trying to understand the difference between count and count distinct. In this thread, started by Michael Lewis - Count Distinct is over counting - Joe Oppelt and Rody Zakovich are working with Michael to explain the difference and help him achieve the outcome he is looking for. Looks like they're getting close, if Michael can share a mockup!
- mark.parker.0 needed help Calculating % Available for Y/N Flag. Douglas Everson provided a very concise response, answering Mark's question using a couple of different simple calculations.
- Matt Coles explained how tabadmin could be used to edit the number of Processes in Tableau Server - solving the question quickly for fawa.guest
Another great week and another one ahead of us!
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Until next time, happy analyzing!