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 -
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
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!
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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!
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In Other News
- Liz Casey presented an interesting challenge in Using dates before 00/00/0000 in tableau. Based on how dates are built into Tableau, it proved very difficult for anyone to come up with a solution, and it resulted in an idea - Dates before 400AD
- Jonathan Drummey posted this fun brain teaser - Educational Brainteaser: A Ticking Clock - can you figure it out?
- Sho Fujiwara asked a question about how to get Calc that uses Table row in calculation (Retention Calc). Mahfooj Khan suggested using a LOD expression and provided details on how it would work. However, it was Pooja Gandhi's in-depth screen shots and detailed information that ended up resolving the issue.
- Have more questions about R-integration with Tableau? Jakob Wimmer did, so he asked Why do I have to pass aggregations in Tableau's r-functions? Again, Jonathan Drummey to the rescue, providing several details into some of what happens behind the scenes.
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!
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