Happy Monday everyone! I'm back in the office this week and it sounds like I missed a pretty busy one last week! Let's take a look -
In case you missed it, last week we had our first ever Developer Office Hours where a couple of our Tableau Developers who work(ed) on the REST API got on a Webex and answered questions from the community. Sounds like it was a success! To see the recording and some of the questions people asked, check out this thread: Join us for Developer Office Hours: REST API
This week, we have a Think Data Thursday event on jump plots with Christopher DeMartini and @Tom VanBuskirk. To see more information and register, visit Think Data Thursday: Get Hopping with Jump Plot in Tableau
You might also check out this blog post by ryan.sleeper, one of our Tableau User Group Ambassadors, who shares How to Highlight a Dimension in 3 Simple Steps | Tableau Software
Gerardo Varela achieved the "I Know Stuff" badge - meaning 10 of his responses have been marked as correct. Gerardo has been a member of the Tableau Community since 2013, but recently has started becoming more active. From the looks of things, he has knowledge in many areas of Tableau. Thanks for all your help Gerardo and hopefully, we'll continue to see you in the community!
Most Talked About Thread
ChandraSheker A asked a question about Counting where he wants to get the number of non-null customers respective to a given date. However, he's running into issues. It looks like there's an issue with how his data is set up as Stephen Lavery mentions. Shawn Wallwork provided a couple of options using an ifnull calculation, but it still wasn't working as desired. It looks like veronica.simoes.0 also provided a workbook - however, it looks like it might be a different version than what CJ is using. Let us know if you got it figured out CJ or if you need more help!
(One of the) Top Viewed Threads
This is a question that comes up fairly frequently - selecting multiple values in parameter asked by leo dec in 2014. Jonathan Drummey provided a blog post where he talks about this question (Creating a Dynamic “Parameter” with a Tableau Data Blend | Drawing with Numbers ). Steve Martin provided step by step directions on how this can be done using a set and a filter. However, as noted by Seanna Miller this doesn't solve every scenario - i.e. the case where you don't know what selection(s) your end users will want to make.
Top Voted Idea
This is actually the second highest voted idea this week (with 9 up-votes) - Log permission change events in postgres db and logs. It was created by Meenakshi Chaudhary and is a request to basically keep an audit into the history of permission changes.
In Other News
- Daniel Santamaria Ots asked a question about Dashboard Sheet Selector: A Unique Parameter Solution. This is one of my favorite tricks with Tableau, and Shinichiro Murakami did a good job or walking Daniel through it step by step.
- Yuriy Fal provided the community with a new teaser - Educational Brain Teaser : Labels on both sides of a Divergent Stacked Bar. Check it out and see if you can figure it out, then check to see how everyone else did.
- Anyone else running into this issue that Satish Kikani brings up? Too many Tableau Extracts - How to optimize?Toby Erkson and Matt Coles suggests quite a few different approaches to solving the issue. However, several others (including John Kuo, Justin D'Cruze, and Eric Axelrod) chimed in with other suggestions and scenarios as well.
Hopefully, everyone has a great rest of their weeks.
Until next week, happy analyzing!
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