It's another Monday - and the last of January. So take a seat, grab a coffee (or a sandwich) and let's take a look into what happened last week and what can inspire you for this week -
Do you think there could be just one best way to visualize data or could there be several? Check out this blog post by Ben Jones who discusses both points of view: Data Dialogues: To Optimize or to Satisfice When Visualizing Data? | Tableau Software. Feel strongly about it and want to continue the conversation? Start a post in Viz Talk
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Last week, two members of the community achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge - that means 10 of their responses have been marked as correct. The first is Rajeev Pandey. Rajeev joined the community this past summer and has been busily helping people out in the community all the way from Hyderabad, India. Rajeev is great at posting step by step directions with instructions - thank you for your contributions and we hope to keep seeing you!
The other member who achieved this badge is actually a Tableau employee, Paul Moran. Paul works on the technical support team out of our London office and we always love seeing him help out in the community
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Anthony Bour, a new member of the community, asked his first question in Setting Date Period of 27 Date Increments. Anthony got quite the response! It started with an "if statement" provided by Norbert Maijoor and Mark Fraser. However, Anthony was looking for something that was automated if possible. In come Shawn Wallwork, Jonathan Drummey, and Yuriy Fal each who provided different solutions. Ultimately, it looked like there was a combination of the solutions that solved the question for Anthony. Anthony, would you be able to mark the answer that best helped as Correct?
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LoD calculations is still something that people are always trying to get their heads' around. This thread is a great example that shows how sometimes it seems as though an LOD calculation may be needed, but really the solution can be solved with just a simple if statement calculation: LOD Calculation Filtering a Dimension without using Filter Card as shown by Shinichiro Murakami and Alexander Mou.
Top Voted Idea
A couple of our ideas have stayed at the top, so I'm going down the list. Looks like we have some ties with some other ideas that are making it to the top. Eleanor Jarvis created Parameter or Filter for Storyboards just last week and so far it's received 7 up votes. I love seeing ideas for story points!
In Other News
- Shinichiro Murakami shared an awesome tip in @Viz_Talk in Workweek Slider for users who handles "Workweek" Viz
- It's often helpful to add a target line when you're tracking the progress on something. In how to add target line in tableau? Wesley Magee teaches Mitomo Somehara how to use a reference line to quickly add this, and to make it adjustable by also adding a parameter. Check out another similar post from two weeks ago: set a measure as reference line
- Arun Yadav asked a question about which Workbooks that a group has access to on Tableau Server, and it looks like he wasn't alone in finding the answer. Several people chimed in. David Mannering provided some SQL code that seemed to help quite a lot, especially for Toby Erkson who created a workbook showing it at work.
- I love seeing newbies in Tableau asking questions, and trying to solve their issues. In this thread, Drill down feature for filled map. State > County, Forrest Gray is trying to make his map be more interactive and more informative as he drills down. It started with a map and pie charts, however, when clicking on a particular county, the second map was not populating. Ben Page helped to provide some clarity by removing the pie charts and fixing the action to work as expected.
This has been another great week in the Tableau Community world. Hope you have good one this week.
And as always feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions my direction at firstname.lastname@example.org