Writing this one a little early - seeing as we're headed into TC tomorrow! If you're in Vegas, please stop by the Community and say hi - if you're staying home or traveling elsewhere, you may notice a bit of a lull in activity, but not to worry, it's only temporary!
If you're unable to attend TC this year, we're trying something new this year - a virtual conference. That's right, you'll still be able to watch some of the key notes and sessions from afar. For more information, check out: Can’t Attend TC? We’ll Bring the Conference to You | Tableau Software
Last week, Michael Chen announced Introducing TabMon, a Cluster Monitor for Tableau Server. This is an open source cluster monitoring tool that allows you to keep an eye on your system. Very useful and worth checking out!
Additionally, Matt Coles, shared his code to create VizAlerts here: Introducing VizAlerts, A Data-Driven Alerting Tool for Tableau Server. This is highly useful for getting an alert when a certain threshold in your data has been met! Super cool!
Two of our major contributors received the "Answer Wizard" badge last week. This means 100 of their responses were marked as correct. kettan has been a member of the community since 2012, and if you don't know him, the best way to sum up the work he's done for this community is curator. Kettan is constantly categorizing and helping to keep the Tableau Community organized and is one of the faces that makes it so amazing. Thank you Kettan for all that you do!
The second person who achieved this badge is Ville Tyrväinen has been a member of the community since 2013 and has substantially contributed to it as well. From sharing a workbook in the Workbook & Calculation Library to providing great responses to people asking questions - we truly appreciate everything you've done Ville - thank you!
Additionally, we had two people receive the "Question Slayer" badge - or 50 correct responses. swaroop.gantela and Tableau's Diego medrano are constantly help people receive the answers that they need. Swaroop joined the community in May of 2014, and is always responding to people's posts and voting and commenting on ideas for the Tableau. Diego, a member of the Tableau Community team, has been actively pursuing people without responses so that they also get their answers. Thank you both for all the contributions you've made!
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anoop.mohandas.0 had a question about Need help with Pie Chart. He was having an issue with filtering and getting the right level of detail. Mounika Bheemavarapu asked several clarifying questions in which Anoop promptly responded. However, it was Daniel Vincent who responded with a very detailed step by step response using screenshots. In another post, he even added a video to help demonstrate what to do, and it solved Annoop's issue!
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This is an oldie, but goodie. I actually came across this need a couple of weeks ago. The specified item was not found.. It was created in 2008, but just this past spring it was revived with Shawn Wallwork responding to Saumil Kapadia who searched before creating an entirely new question
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- Philipp S asked how to create a Floor Map: how to show more than 1 person per room?Shawn Wallwork helped, but ultimately, Philipp solved his own question by created a calculation that concatenated the labels when there were multiple points assigned to a position. Neat workaround!
- This was a great discussion started by bijaya.sharma - What are the most common mistakes? There was a wide variety of people who participated, and there were some very interesting insights. One of the biggest topics seemed to be trying to make Tableau more like Excel. Have any other thoughts? Join in the conversation!
- Rody Zakovich shared a very useful and detailed workbook in the Workbook & Calculation Library called Inserting Breaks for Sparse Data in a Running Total. This topic comes up quite often, and it's great to have a resource to point back to.
- Speaking of Rody Zakovich, I think I mentioned how he started writing up appreciation posts for people in the Community the month of October. Well, Simon Runc wrote a very well deserved post up for Rody, and boy, do we appreciate you Rody! Community Appreciation - Rody Zakovich
- This question by Amit M seems to come up a fair amount: How to schedule extract refresh dynamically??Matt Coles suggests using tabcmd, and Damien Lesage provided more context that's dependent on the data source.
Have a great week everyone! And until next time, happy analyzing!!
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