Hello everyone, I hope you got an amazing week-end.

Now it's time to analyze and connect with the Tableau Conference 2016 | Austin, TX | November 7-11 | #data16!






Wow, the Tableau Conference 2016 starts today! Are you already on-site? We would love to meet with you! Please touchbase with us in the Community area, we have special presents for you

And don't forget the Community Meetup on Tuesday at 2:45 (Learn | Tableau Conference 2016 ).  Have you earned a Community Badge?  Come by Community Alley and pick up a sticker of your favorite badge to display on your TC Badge.



Most Talked about Thread

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isa.serah had an issue with How can I split number of months to year and months.

The same day, several skilled users jumped into the thread and helped Isa in order to support her. 27 replies later, the true solution have been found and Simon Runc got his contribution marked as correct. Thank you everyone!

If you are having the same-ish issue, make sure to jump into the thread, read the solution, and tag the users who helped with positive recognition!



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With 6.390 views, How to translate sql "where" clause to Tableau calculated field is our most recent top viewed thread!

Are you struggling with Tableau calculations like Lin Chen? Then you might have the solution here thanks to the Data Hero Matt Lutton. Congrats!



Top Voted Idea

We received 11 positive votes onto our latest new community idea: Add JBoss Data Virtualization as a data connector

If you too want to obtain JBoss Data Virtualization[1] as a standard data connector for Tableau Desktop, make sure to comment and upvote Wes Gelpi's idea!


In Other News

#1 - Pace Charts

Do you want to make Pace Charts in Tableau?

Pace charts are an alternative bullet graph design that normalize progress to goal visualizations across KPIs, even if the KPIs have different data formats, scales, and/or seasonal trends. They are useful for providing an apples-to-apples, pace-to-goal comparison in businesses that have KPIs that span different categories such as revenue, social media followers, attendance, etc.

How to Make Pace Charts in Tableau


#2 - LogShark

Have you ever run into issues with Tableau Server? Have you ever had to peruse a lot of Tableau server log files to figure out what may be causing the issue? If so, then you probably must have wished for a tool that can help you self-diagnose and visualize these errors more easily. Wish no further! We've heard your feedback, and we are happy to announce the release of Logshark, an open-source, self-service tool to help you analyze Tableau log files using a product you already love, Tableau!

Logshark is a command line utility that you can run against Tableau logs to generate a set of workbooks that provide insights into system performance, content usage, and error investigation. You can use Logshark to visualize, investigate, and solve issues with Tableau at your convenience.

Some common use cases for Logshark include:

  • Troubleshooting issue(s) that are recorded in the logs
  • Analyzing system metrics from log data
  • Self-solving problems in Tableau without the fear of exposing sensitive corporate information
  • Regularly validating Tableau Server application behavior against historical data when taking a new build or making a system change


Make sure to read the thread in the Developer Portal!

Introducing Logshark



That's all I've got for this week! Per usual, feel free to send any comments, questions, or suggestions for this digest to community@tableau.com


Have a great week and happy analyzing!