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 -
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!
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
Congratulations to Łukasz 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
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
- Egor Larin asked Why is Tableau Server report URL contain '#' or 't' symbols? He received several responses. Ultimately, Matt Coles and Donna Coles were able to point him in the right direction and explained that Angular.js makes for a more seamless and faster user experience. For non-HTML5 browsers, it is a way to keep the browser on the same page, and reduce the amount of data being requested/received.
- Every now and again, you'll see a Tableau Developer ask a question in the Tableau Community to get feedback in a particular area. Danielle Marcos did just that in The specified item was not found. and got some valuable responses from many of you who speak multiple languages.
- Ashish Singhal asked How to remove html tags from data. He got a couple of recommendations, including using the "Replace" and other string functions from Joe Oppelt, Regex from Pooja Gandhi, and cleaning up the data outside of Tableau from James Baker. I've used the first option in the past, and it only works if the structure is the same for each row of data - I ended up just dealing with some tags here and there.
- Please be aware of this: [Important] ADV-2016-002: Tableau Statement on glibc Vulerability if you use the SDK with Linux.
- Aditya Balgi need help with Converting columns to multiple rows. With the help of Shinichiro Murakami - who used lots of screenshots with directions that helped teach a lot of people a couple of new tricks (even Michael Miller - a Tableau employee) - great job Shin!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org