For those of us in the United States, it's a short week because it is the US Thanksgiving on Thursday. As a result, I've been thinking about all of the things I'm thankful for in my life, and one of them is this community. We have so many people who are willing to help each other out each day. Everyone is from a different background and has a different perspective, yet we're all brought together by Tableau. I've made some lifelong friends and connections through this community, and I'm hopeful, that many of you can say the same thing. With that - let's take a look into what's been going on.
Have you ever posted a question in the community and somebody asked you for a packaged workbook? If you have (or even if you haven't!), Bill Lyons has created a wonderful document as to why you should include one whenever possible. Check it out here: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how
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If you made it to TC16, please help us to continue improving Tableau Conference by filling out this survey: Tableau Conference 2016 Feedback. And finally, it's never too early to sign up for next year - back to Vegas, baby for 2017!
You may have noticed that the leader board on the front page has not been updating. We are working with our vendor to investigate the issue, and hope to have it fixed asap.
In the mean time, Shawn Wallwork always does a fabulous job of calling out people who are doing a good job, and last week was no exception. Shout-out for Shin! Shinichiro Murakami has been helping so many people and teaching others along the way. Thank you for all that you do Shin!
Most Talked About Thread
**This is determined by the number of responses to a thread
johann taljaard asked a question about how to show support tickets by their age and statuses in Help needed with difficult calculated fields. Vincent Baumel was able to help get pretty darn close by working with Johann and some sample data. Together they were able to parse through the requirements and the data. Ultimately, Johann was able to attach the packaged workbook, and Tom W came in with the win using a table calculation to get the view that Johann needed.
Most Viewed Thread
For the second week in a row, Shawn Wallwork's thread on 10.1 Favorite New Feature? was the most viewed. Tableau 10.1 was a small release with a big impact! If you haven't downloaded it yet, you should.
Top Voted Idea
You may also notice in Ideas, a new stage for an idea called "Planned" and that have a tag of devsonstage. These are ideas that were mentioned in the Devs on Stage keynote at TC16, and will be making it into the Tableau product in the future. You can see all of them here: Planned Ideas.
In Other News
- Tableau employee, Chris Beck, has been contributing to the Workbook & Calculation Library with Relevant Value Quick Filters v10.0+ and Currency Conversion with Tableau & Google Sheets. Both are definitely worth a read, and may be something to use in your future Tableau work.
- Jamison Johnson asked Security of embedded credentials back in October, but thanks to Patrick A Van Der Hyde working to clear out the Crow's Nest, he revived it so that it got a whole slew of answers from the likes of Toby Erkson, Russell Christopher, and Justin D'Cruze. Seems like this is a topic people are talking about within their organizations, and a good one to check out.
- I almost missed this Brainteaser - check out Educational Brain Teaser: Understanding Calcs #1 by Shawn!
That's it for this week. For those of you celebrating - happy Thanksgiving, and for those of you who aren't happy analyzing!
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