Happy Monday and welcome to the second half of May.  Today marks my first writing of the Community Digest.  To mark the occasion, I am sharing a few facts about my birth State of South Dakota and one of it's most famous landmarks..  no not Mount Rushmore, I am talking about Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota.  Wall Drug entices Family Vacationers with advertising appearing around the world to stop and get some free ice cold water.   Don't miss taking your picture on a Jackalope on your next cross country drive.  

 

Announcements

Have you signed up for attending Think Data Thursday this week?  Join Tableau's Tableau Junkie for a presentation about 'Making Social Media and Web Data work for You'.  This live event kicks off on Thursday morning, May 19th at 8:00 AM Pacific.  More information and sign ups are here:  https://community.tableau.com/thread/206482

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Shinichiro Murakami for earning the Answer Wizard badge recognizing that 100 of his answers have been marked correct. Shin frequently answers questions in Japanese and English and frequently participates in the Japan user group. 

 

Additionally, Ashish Chaudhari and Ivan Young  both received the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of their responses marked correct).   Ashish joined the community last September of last year and Ivan joined in  January.  Welcome to the community

 

 

Most talked about Thread

Toby Erkson posed a question about a visualization from a presentation that he attended and aksed how it could be improved.  Simon Runc joined in and provided some ideas and shared a article "Rules of Viz".   Shawn Wallwork contributes some thoughts about areas  of the forums where we get to know our fellow members and Kristy McGee brings us back round to the original viz to close things. up. 

 

One of the Top Viewed Threads

Mohit Sharma provided a question to the community How to resolve aggregate and non-aggregate comparison error within IF statement? about resolving aggregate and non-aggregate comparison within a If Statement and Shinichiro Murakami provides a solution showing the use of LOD calculations to utilize the desired level of aggregation.  This is a great reminder of the power of Level of Detail calculations in Tableau.   Thank you to Tharashasank Davuluru and Mohit Sharma for stepping in and helping to better understand the issue. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Shawn Wallwork posted the idea  Stop Changing Filters & Colors when Replacing Data Source last November and has 213 votes so far with 15 more votes this week.  This is certainly a pain point we hope will be addressed shortly.

 

 

In Other News

Habeeb Mohammed posted a question asking What is the best institute/class for Advanced Tableau Development training?  and Zen Masters Jonathan Drummey and Shawn Wallwork joined my responses to provide some resources and encouraging contributions in the Community as a way to help.

Don't forget, if you haven't joined the Tableau version 10 Beta, you still have time.  Check out Ryan McShane's article 10 Reasons to Join the Tableau 10 Beta | Tableau Software.

 

That's it for this week. Have a great week and keep analyzing.  Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com