Happy Monday and happy August! I've said it before, but I'll say it again - time seems to be flying by! It can be hard keeping up when things are moving so fast, so here's a look into what's been going on around the community:
Don't forget to buy your TC16 tickets - only two more weeks to get a $200 discount. Still can't decide if you should go? The website has been updated with all the sessions, so you can learn more about what you'll be learning about Learn | Tableau Conference 2016
Also, have I mentioned that you can win a ticket to TC if you submit the winning viz for the Tableau Torch Contest? This week, submissions are due by Thursday - get it in! Learn more here: Tableau Torch Viz Contest | Tableau Software
The Tableau Ambassadors were announced last week - Time to Celebrate Our New Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software. Congratulations to Derrick Austin, Shinichiro Murakami, and Yuri Fal! To see the full list of Tableau Ambassadors, visit: Tableau Ambassadors
Congratulations to John Sobczak who received the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning that 50+ of his responses have been marked as correct! John has been a member of the community since 2012, and has been helping people with concise, step by step instructions on solving their questions. Thank you for everything you do, John!
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Morgan DUARTE asked a question to find the Delta Price calculation between sale prices for two given years. Ashish Chaudhari and Mahfooj Khan provided a couple of calculations that got close, but didn't quite solve the problem. Mark Fraser then came in with some insight about there being multiple records for each data. This helped move the ball a little closer to the finish line, and helped Morgan on his way.
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himhim chan asked how to Calculate time difference with certain time range. Himhim received a series of possible solutions, with multiple calculations that broke it down into multiple segments. Ultimately, it was Łukasz Majewski who had the correct answer which solved Himhim's problem.
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In Other News
- Here's a post that was started back in March of 2014, but was revived when kota spandana asked a follow up - Re: Custom Number Format. Several of our ambassadors jumped in, and gave some new, solutions - including Shawn Wallwork, Simon Runc, Yuri Fal, and kettan.
- Ryan Rowland took advantage of getting some feedback on his viz in Viz Talk - Review/Critique my Latest Tableau Public Dashboard. He actually ended up winning on Tableau Public's "Viz of the Day". Love seeing the community being used for these types of conversations!
- If you've never seen Toby Erkson's Server admin reports for workbooks, data connections, data sources, and their schedules - you'll want to check it out. He consistently keeps it up to date with things that he's updated or with the latest versions of Tableau.
- Check out the back and forth conversation between a new to Tableau user, Mark Worthen and Rahul Upadhye who worked on creating a Time to Break Even chart.
That's it for today, everyone (though, there were plenty more examples of people helping each other and solving problems)! Hope you have a great week and until next time, happy analyzing!
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