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:
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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!
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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!
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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
- Yuriy Fal created Z-test : Proportions : Sample Size in the Workbook & Calculation Library. He's shown how to calculate a required sample size, and has provided articles to show how these calculations are formulated outside of Tableau. Definitely worth studying up on - thanks for sharing Yuriy!
- Another addition to the Workbook & Calculation Library was by Derrick Austin in Custom Time Frame + Relative Filter Example - this can be a great way to control the level of filtering an end user has. Thanks for sharing this useful hint, Derrick!
- Josh Pyszkowski asked a question about Percentage of other value calculation not of total. With the help of Derrick Austin, the two went back and forth to solve the issue which Derrick introduced Josh to LOD calculations.
- This is a great example showing Tableau employees helping each other with tough issues (and showing that Tableau employees don't necessarily know the answers to every question!). Paul Albert asked about Trying to compare ratings at point of time and get aggregate count - with the help of Mary Solbrig he got closer, but is still working on getting to the end game.
- Sometimes it seems like a simple question, and it needs a fairly simple answer with some good old fashioned screenshots (and a Seinfeld reference never hurts either). In this example, Christy Smith asked How to Change Project Descriptions? Toby Erkson provided the steps and sent Christy on her way, while giving us a little insight into the fun he has as a Server Admin
Have a great week everybody and until next time - happy analyzing!!
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