Happy Monday to everyone out there! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hit the ground running. Let's take a look into what happened last week to (hopefully) help motivate you for your week.

 

Announcements

For those of you who missed it, the Tableau Zen Masters were announced last week. And what an amazing group! There are 10 new ambassadors, see them all here: Our New 2016-2017 Tableau Zen Masters Are... | Tableau Software And to learn more about the Zen Master program and see the full list, you can always visit: Tableau Zen Masters | Tableau Software. Congratulations to ALL of the new Tableau Zen Masters!

 

Have you seen the Tableau 10.1 Beta has already come out?! Want to learn more or join? Check it out here: Tableau Beta Program | Tableau Software

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tharashasank Davuluru who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge. That means that he's had 50+ of his responses marked as correct! Tharashasank has been a member of the community since December of last year, and he has constantly been posting to help people. Thanks for all your help!

 

Also, a special shout out to chris.moore.11 and praveen p who have achieved the "I Know Stuff!" badge (10+ of their responses have been marked as correct). Chris joined the community just this past month, in August, and has already made a splash. And Praveen has been a member since 2014, but recently has really started getting active. We hope to continue seeing both of you in the community! Thanks for all your contributions already!

 

Most Talked About Thread

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Austen Robinson asked a question about the Best way to build this. "This" was a particular table. Ryan Shirley helped by posting a few suggestions, although it looks like Austen is still trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what he is looking for. Let us know what you came up with, Austen! Also, have you tried showing the data in a visual way?

 

Most Viewed Thread

Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? at the beginning of the month - and boy has it been getting some attention. With over 40 replies, people have been suggesting different calculations, using SQL, and updating the data source to "pad" out the data. Aditya received responses from the likes of Jonathan Drummey, kettan, Andrew Watson, Swarup K, Ɓukasz Majewski, and several others who went into detail. This thread has several solutions for accomplishing this issue, however, the solution depends on how your data is structured, etc. Hopefully, Aditya was able to solve it, and will let us know what he ended up doing.

 

Top Voted Idea

Julian Kelly created Worksheet 'None' shading should be Transparent. back in October of 2015, and received 10 votes on it this past week, giving it a grand total of 58 up votes. This is a popular request where floating objects on a dashboard should have a transparent background so that you can see whatever is behind it.

 

In Other News

 

That's all we've got for this week (not that there wasn't a ton more happening!). Have a great rest of your week, and until next time, happy analyzing!!

 

As always, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for the digest to community@tableau.com