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2016

Welcome to the last week of March 2016! I can't believe we're already this far into the year, and things don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Let's take a look into a slice of the community -

 

Announcements

In case you missed it, Tableau 9.3 was released last week. Check out the features before downloading it here: Tableau 9.3: Data, set, flow. And to kick it off, our social media team created this fun love your data quiz that's definitely fun to check out: #DataLoveAffair: Find Your Data's Perfect Match with Union | Tableau Software

 

Have you seen the latest Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Norbert Maijoor? I learned a lot about Norbert Maijoor and how he uses Tableau - I think we can all learn a thing or two.

 

Last Thursday was a Think Data Thursday with Rody Zakovich teaching us all about how to use dates. If you missed it, you can find the recording here: Think Data Thursday   Dating Rody - YouTube.

 

 

Recognition

Ben Page achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge - meaning that at least 25 of his responses have been marked as correct. Ben, a consultant out of Chicago, has been a member of the community since last summer and is making his mark. He's contributed a couple of brain teasers, as well as helped out several people. Thank you for all you do, Ben!

 

Two people also received the "I Know Stuff!" badge (aka 10+ of their responses were marked as correct). Takaaki Koseki and Tableau employee, Cor Bader, both achieved this badge and are helping out this community. Thank you both!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Angie Tarbet asked a question about Sheet Selector for Dashboard-overlay sheets to use entire real estate on dashboard? She was having a hard time getting the trick of using a parameter to change what is displayed on the dashboard. Suraj Shah was working diligently with Angie, but they couldn't quite get the sheet swap to work with the tree map. In comes social media ambassador, Alexander Mou, who posted an example on Tableau Public, and then, wrote his own blog post about it - Vizible Difference: Seamless Sheet Swapping. Great trick, Alexander - thanks for sharing!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Alexander Mou started this post in an effort gathering the Evolution of the Order of Operations Diagram. It's a great thread with lots of detail from both Joshua Milligan and Jonathan Drummey.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

In 2012, Thierry Jakircevic created the idea Different Columns Width. I know that I've certainly run into this, and last week, it received 9 up votes, giving it a grand total of 462 votes.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

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

Have you had your coffee? Need a second cup? Now would be a good time to grab it and catch up on what's happening in the community.

 

Announcements

This Thursday could be a full dose of Tableau for you. At 8:00 AM PST, Rody Zakovich will be presenting a Think Data Thursday: Dating Rody, where he'll be  uncovering all he knows about dates and Tableau - you won't want to miss it! Then, stay tuned at 10:00 AM PST for the Secure Data and Analytics in the Cloud with Tableau Online webinar with two of our Tableau Online experts.

 

 

Recognition

This past week, Tableau employee, Dan Cory achieved the "Question Slayer", meaning he has had 50 of his responses have been marked as correct. Dan is great at providing workarounds, solutions, and delivering feedback back to our internal team about what the community is talking about. He's a great resource - thank you for everything you do, Dan!

 

Carl Slifer achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge meaning 25 or more of his responses were marked as correct. Carl seems to have a knack for keeping track of numbers (just read his bio), and providing details on how to obtain a particular outcome in Tableau. Thank you Carl for being so involved and helping people get answers to their questions.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is determined by the number of responses in a thread

Shivang Desai posted a question around Applying a filter to only specific parameter value. In his thread, he's using a parameter that references multiple fields (so that he can change the view), but would like for a filter to be applied only when one particular selection (or field in the parameter) is made. swaroop.gantela provided a solution that takes the calculation a step further by defining the field and it's constraints so that only it is filtered. There was an issue where mixing aggregates was keeping the solution from working, but ultimately, Shivang was able to achieve what he was looking for.

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Priyanka Agrawal needed help finding Current month and previous 6 month calculation, however, she did not have a date field in her data - only strings. Stephen Lavery showed her how to convert her string fields to be recognized as a date, and Joe Oppelt worked with her to explain how more data was needed to get the desired view.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork created Don't Resize Floating Objects When Desktop Size Changes back in September of 2013. This week, it received 20 up votes - giving it a grand total of 38 votes - that more than half of all it's votes in one week.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for this week - hope you all have a fabulous rest of your Monday.

 

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

 

Happy Analyzing!

It's another Monday, so you know what that means - time for a roundup of what's going on in the Community. And there seems to be a lot going on! Let's take a look:

 

 

Announcements

New to Tableau and want to learn more? Did you know that there's Tableau for Dummies book written by two Tableau employees? Join Molly Monsey and Paul Sochan for a webinar next Wednesday, March 23 - learn more and sign up here: Tableau for Dummies: Meet the authors | Tableau Software

 

Want to take part in a viz competition that's also for a good cause? The Tableau Foundation is supporting a non-profit helping people in Morocco turn fog into drinkable water. To learn more, check out: Competition: From Fog Nets to Neural Nets

 

We're always trying to get feedback on what people think of Tableau - Request: Please give us your feedback!

 

Next week, is another edition of Think Data Thursday with Tableau Ambassador, Rody Zakovich in Think Data Thursday: Dating Rody. That's right, Rody will be talking all about how to use dates with Tableau - you won't want to miss it!

 

 

Recognition

Three members achieved the "Questions for Breakfast" badge, meaning that at least 10 of their responses were marked as correct. Joey Minix, Tharashasank Davuluru, and Juracy Americo all have helped people get the answers to the questions that were needed. Hopefully, we'll continue to see them all in the community helping people out. On behalf of the community, thank you all!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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mark schukas  was running into an issue where the calculated field he was placing on the color shelf was not being interpreted correctly by Tableau in Calculated Field on the Color marks card.  Tableau employee, Nicholas Hara explained that since the end user was replacing the data source or connecting to a new file that the color legend needed to be reapplied. Looks like the issue was most likely resolved using the Tableau Data Server. Mark, let us know if your answer is resolved by marking how your problem was solved!

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

This is an oldie, but goodie. If you've never seen Olivier CATHERIN's Sankey diagram made of dynamically generated polygons post, you need to check it out. These are some beautiful visualizations, and Olivier goes through step by step on how to create them.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

In 2012, Michael Moreyne created the idea New Chart types: Radar/Spider, Perceptual, Tornado. This past week, it received 15 of it's 60 votes. Look like this one might be trending, check it out and vote for it one way or the other if you'd like to see these types of vizzes in Tableau.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

Have a great week everybody and until next time - happy analyzing!!

 

As always, feel free to email me with suggestions or comments on this digest at trodgers@tableau.com

Good morning, from a super wet Seattle! Hope you all had a wonderful first weekend in March. Here's a peak into some of what was happening last week in the Community -

 

 

Announcements

Thank you to Shawn Wallwork who wrote last week's Community Digest - Ending 2/29

 

Don't forget to sign up for being a speaker at Tableau Conference this year: TC16 Call for Speakers!

 

See this new page to check out all the The Tableau Community Ambassadors!

 

We now have new avatars to choose from in the Community. If you don't want to upload an avatar of your own - consider uploading one of these more Tableau inspired ones!

 

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Ever looking for new data sets? Check out how Jewel Loree gets some of her data from Wikipedia in - http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2016/2/excavating-data-gems-wikipedia-50966

 

In the healthcare industry? You'll be sure to want to check out the virtual user group meeting tomorrow at 11:00 AM PST. Register here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group Tickets, Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Ɓukasz Majewski who achieved the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge - meaning that 25+ of his responses were marked as correct. Lukasz has been a member of the community for just over a year. Several of the posts he jumps on are date and date-time related - maybe one of his specialties?

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

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

lakshminarayana.m was running into an issue where the Calculation based on Data Blending not working. Adam Crahen suggested a couple of ideas - and kept with Lakshmi to ultimately solve the question with a table calculation.

 

 

(One of the) Top Viewed Threads

Back in 2013, scott scottson asked how to Multiple Series On Line Graph. Jonathan Drummey put together step by step directions with screenshots to solve the issue.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

At the end of last year, Shawn Wallwork created the idea for Tableau to Stop Changing Filters & Colors When Replacing Data Source. Today, it already has 115 votes - after receiving 8 up votes just in the last 7 days. It's been the top voted idea for a couple weeks already this year.

 

 

In Other News

 

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a good one, and until next time, happy analyzing!!

 

 

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