Happy first day of summer to the northern hemisphere (and first day of winter to the southern)! The summer is shaping up to be busy one as usual, and this week is no exception! Let's take a look into what's up for this week and what happened last week. Here we go!

 

Announcements

First things first, this week is the Tableau 10 Virtual User Group. Not sure what that is? Learn more about the hosts here and register here to watch the event live or see if there is an on-site viewing party in your area! This is going to be a fantastic event where you will get a deep dive into the Tableau 10 features, have the opportunity to win a pass to TC16, and ask questions of the Tableau Devs who have been working on the latest release. Feel free to ask your questions ahead of time here: Tableau 10 VTUG - Q+A or tweet out on the day of the event using #TableauVTUG.

 

How long have you been using Tableau? Let us know in this poll!

 

Have you seen this blog post (Best Practices for Designing Efficient Tableau Workbooks, the V10.0 edition | The Last Data Bender)  by Alan Eldridge? Alan put a lot of research and time into it - definitely recommend checking it out!

 

All entries for the Web Data Connector Hackathon should have been submitted at this point. Looking forward to seeing what the winning submission will be!

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tina Hauser who achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge - meaning that 10 or more of her answers have been marked as correct. Tina has been a member of the community since 2014, but has recently become very active - taking on questions related to how to write calculations. Thanks for your contributions to the community, Tina, and we hope to continue seeing you!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is determined by the number of responses to a thread

This week, Vivek Nallapaneni (a brand new member of the community) asked how to find the Aggregate Top N measures per PlayerPaul Sherras took a stab at this using the Index function, but it wasn't quite what the outcome needed to be, as Ashish Chaudhari noted. Looks like Ivan Young came the closest to solving the issue by using several table calculations. Vivek, does this solve your question? If so, please mark it as correct!

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Allen Gapara was having an issue with Automatically Select a parent by selecting a child where the numbers weren't filtering as expected. Ivan Young to the rescue again. He recreated the workbook using a parameter to help solve Allen's issue. Nice work, Ivan!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

This week's top voted idea with 10 votes was written by kettan back in 2013 (but has been updated a couple of times) - Hierarchy Filter. This would allow for multiple fields to be used in a filter to allow further filtering. I like this idea - up vote from me!

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for the Digest today - hope everyone has a great week, and an even better summer (or winter)!

 

And as always, feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or submissions for this digest to community@tableau.com

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!