It's the middle of June in 2016 so that means it's Soccer time.  The Euro Cup 2016 and Copa America are both in full swing.   Do you have a favorite Tableau Soccer visualization?  Here are a few I am aware of:  Goal Scorers Over the AgesEfficiency of World Cup Players,  and here is even on created by Dan Mantena for this year's Copa to track standings and odds..  Argentina definitely is the odds on favorite.

 

Tableau Conference On Tour - London is going on this week as well.  Our Community engineer, Lénaïc is working at this year's Conference.  Be sure to stop by and say "Hi" to Lenny.

 

Announcements

Have you ever attended or watched a Think Data Thursday presentation and thought to yourself that you'd like to share insights, tips, or just something interesting about using Tableau?  We are looking for presenters for upcoming Think Data Thursday's.  Now is your chance to share your knowledge.  Contact the Tableau Community team if you are interested.

Have you checked out the upcoming version of Tableau? Are you a small business that uses QuickBooks Online?  In Version 10 of Tableau, you will be able to connect directly to your data.  Check out more about this upcoming feature here .  And there is still time to check out the Beta of Version 10.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Ivan Young for achieving the Questions for Breakfast! badge this week.  This badge recognizes the fact that Ivan has 25 correctly marked answers in the community forums.  Additionally, we have three members that have recently received the Help Desk badge recognizing 5 correct answers.  Congratulations to Jason Harmer, msa s, and Tableau's own Adam Cogswell!

 

Most Talked about Thread

Michelle Barrineau posted a question asking for help to tweak the appearance of Bubble charts to make them look more interesting.  Simon Runc offered up the use of custom shapes as one possible solution. There is a great side discussion around presenting to Executiives with Toby Erkson.  Simon offered up a potential idea of tweaing the flat bubble shape slightly to allow for a more 3d look to the bubble and Michelle countered witha  modification to the "Ratings" shape inspired by the suggestion.   A great community post bringing together ideas around best practices, visualization communication and how to tweak Tableau just enough to get a desired result.

 

Most viewed thread

Allen Gapara created a question asking how to Automatically Select a parent by selecting a child. Ivan Young (our 25 correct marked badge achiever this week) provides a resolution utilizing a Parameter and a Table Calculation to return the desired value.  This thread had over 800 views last week assuring that Ivan's solution not only helped Allen but a lot of other users as well.  This is a great example to show the power of Table Calculations in Tableau.

 

Top Voted Idea

This weeks' top voted idea takes us back 3 years to a very popular request by kettan to create a Hierarchy Filter within Tableau.  This Idea gained another 12 votes this week with over 732 views.

 

In Other News

Tracy Rodgers has posted a new article up spotlighting another of the amazing Tableau Ambassador, Joe Oppelt.  If you haven't read it yet take a read and learn about Joe's journey with Tableau.  If you are just starting your Journey with Tableau or you have been using it for years, Joe has a few words of advice that I am sure you will find helpful.

 

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