Happy Monday! It's pretty festive around here with the holidays right around the corner. This time of year is always a good time to reflect, and I have to say - I'm so proud and thankful for being a member of this community. Thank you all for everything you do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and/or friends!
First up, the Tableau Community team will be out of the office on Monday, December 26. This means the digest (the last of 2016!) will go out on Tuesday instead.
As a reminder, if you're starting a new discussion or asking a question in the Community, and you're able to attach a packaged workbook - please do! It makes it easier for everyone else to help you if they're able to see what you're talking about. Need more information? Check out: Packaged workbooks and flows: when, why, how by Bill Lyons.
Have you seen the Big Data Trends for 2017? They've recently been released, see them here: https://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2016/12/whats-big-big-data-10-trends-2017-63627
Don't forget to join the Think Data Thursday this week with Emily Kund - Think Data Thursday - Small Tips: Big Results - December 22, 2016
Shout out to Shinichiro Murakami who is now at the top of the leader board! Shin joined the community early in 2015, and has already made his way to the top. If you don't know Shin, he is one of our Tableau Ambassadors and has been a fabulous addition. Thank you Shin, for all that you do!
Most Talked About Thread
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Patrick Myles reported running into an error: tableau cannot connect to tableau public... It appears that he was not the only one who was having issues. A couple of other people chimed in. Michael Shan, a Tableau Support engineer, jumped in, let the community know that this was an issue that was being tracked, and provided instructions so that the team could collect more information. By the end of the next day, the issue had been fixed for a number of people, and they were able to publish back up to Tableau Public.
Most Viewed Thread
John Smith was having some major Performance Monitoring issues - it was taking over 17 minutes! He had the attention of Jeff Strauss, Yuri Fal, and Toby Erkson. Though he didn't completely solve the issue, each of them gave him a couple of recommendations. Ultimately, John created a case with the support team, so hopefully, they'll have a solution for him soon!
Top Voted Idea
Last week's top voted idea was Control what displays in View Data by Darrin Schulte with 15 up votes. If you're interested in this feature, make a comment, as our development team is actively gathering feedback on it.
In Other News
- This is an oldie (well, it's from the spring) that was recently revived. Curved Lines - Never Ending StoryŁukasz Majewski posted the solution with a number of ways of going about it. Yuri Fal also recently posted how it can be done with custom territories. Awesome!
- Are you trying to connect to a file on SharePoint? Check out this thread Error Publishing Data Connection Which Connects Tableau Server to an Excel File on Sharepoint. In particular, pay attention to David Walker message where he gives more background about WebDAV and some caveats you might want to be aware of.
- This is a question we don't see everyday posted by Lukas Gächter - Center of grativy (based on distribution data). Jonathan Drummey provided step by step instructions, and got Lukas just what he wanted!
Until next time, happy analyzing!
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