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!
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!
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 Player. Paul 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
- The title of this post is what caught my eye Help me Obi-Wan Kanobi, you're my only hope! Calling for a Jedi to help tweak the appearance of my bubble charts. I've… posted by Michelle Barrineau. She was working on a report for her executives who wanted to show 3-D looking marks on her view. Toby Erkson had some fun with this and mentioned 3D as being a part of the Darkside... He also helped explain some of what it means to be a data analyst. Ultimately, Simon Runc helped solve the original question using a dual axis and overlaying different shapes - quite clever!
- fauziajalali.jalali asked a question about Viewing Tableau 9 Background Tasks Queued. Tableau Admin guru, Jeff Strauss quickly answered the question and got Zee on his way!
- This is an oldie by Tableau kumar, but a good one to reference and maybe even bookmark - Writing Conditions in Tableau
That's it for the Digest today - hope everyone has a great week, and an even better summer (or winter)!
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Until next time, happy analyzing!