Welcome to your weekly dose of the Community Digest. There are always so many conversations and things happening in this community, that it's hard to capture it all! Here's a quick glimpse -

 

Announcements

You may have also started noticing some little badges next to people's names. In particular - Tableau Employees and Tableau Ambassadors. Now, you'll be able to easily see whether someone you're talking to works at Tableau. Below, you're able to quickly see that bunny.hirschmann is a Tableau employee.

 

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Have you heard that our Tableau Support team now has a Twitter handle of their own to answer questions? Read this blog post to learn about another way that you can get answers to your questions: Introducing @TableauSupport! | Tableau Software

 

Are you a part of the 9.3 Beta? Try things like Saying Hello to Versioning in Tableau 9.3 | Tableau Software. Join the Beta and let us know what you think!

 

 

Recognition

If you saw the front page of the Community, you might have seen that Rody Zakovich is in our Community Ambassador Spotlight! This is a new series that we'll doing to highlight our Ambassadors. Rody has been a fabulous member of our community and working with him has made working with him such a pleasure. To learn more about Rody, check out Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Rody Zakovich

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is characterized by the number of responses to the thread

Ajeet ... is running into an ATTR Problem when he is trying to create a calculated field from two different data sources - Excel and a MySQL db. Łukasz Majewski and Tableau kumar provided a couple of screenshots and updated formulas to get a better understanding of the issue that Ajeet was running into. Amanjot Klair tried explaining why the ATTR was appearing in the first place, explaining that it was because it was coming from the secondary source. He shared a post that goes into more detail. Hopefully, this helped Ajeet - if so, let us know what happened and how you solved the issue!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Rahul Panday asked a question about when to LOD calculations. He got a lot of valuable feedback and perspectives from Simon Runc, Amanjot Klair, Ben Neville, Rody Zakovich, and Jonathan Drummey. Jonathan, in particular, parsed out some different scenarios for when to use a LOD vs. a table calculation vs. a simple regular aggregate. I would definitely recommend bookmarking this thread if you haven't already!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

In July, Alexander Mou created Replacing Data Source with option to copy over calc fields, groups, sets etc. This idea results from some of the pain points of replacing a data source that he outlines in his blog: Vizible Difference: Replacing Data Source Breaks Everything: Cause, Workaround & Ultimate Fix. The idea received 12 up votes in the last week, giving it a total of 53.

 

 

In Other News

 

Hope everyone has a great rest of their week!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest my direction at trodgers@tableau.com.

 

Happy Analyzing!