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2017

Happy Monday everyone! We're winding down the last couple days of February and then we're headed into March! Whew! Where have the first two months of this year gone already?

 

March is going to be a great month! It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community (see below for more). It's St. Patrick's Day in a couple of weeks. I'm in school right now - which means spring break! So many things to look forward to.

 

But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, and let's take a look into what's been going on in the community.

 

Announcements

We're starting a new program in the community where we're working with Tableau Developers to have more of a feedback loop with our community members. Last week, we kicked it off Dev Office Hours with Ben Lower, russellhay, and Tyler Doyle talking about the Tableau Server REST API. If you missed it, you can see the recording here: Ask us anything! (about the Tableau Server Client :D)

 

And this week, we'll be doing another one with Kent Marten - sign up here: Dev Office Hours: Maps and Spatial Data | Tableau Software  Also, let him know the types of questions you'll have ahead of time here: Ask us anything about maps or spatial data in Tableau!

 

As I mentioned above, March is going to be a celebration of the women in our community. We'll be posting content/discussions in the Data + Women group. Feel free to get conversations of your own started! We'll also be having our first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software hosted by Brit Cava and Chloe Tseng on March 16th at 9:00 AM. This will be a great event - don't miss it!

 

Do you use TabPy? Well, great news - it now supports Python 3.x and doesn't require Anaconda. It has been released by Bora Beran and can be found on GitHub here: GitHub - tableau/TabPy: Execute Python code on the fly and display results in Tableau visualizations

 

Interested in learning more about Tableau Cloud options, check out this webinar tomorrow: Cloud panel at the Informatica Virtual Cloud Summit

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jamieson Christian who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning 50 of his responses have been marked as correct! Jamieson is constantly helping people with their calculations and taking the time to write out thoughtful answers. Thank you on behalf of the community for all you've done Jamieson! We hope to continue seeing you around

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is determined by the number of responses on a thread

Jaskaran Dhillon asked How to create a calculated field based on the SUM of a column. Deepak Rai worked with Jaskaran until they found what he needed, which turned out to be the first response.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Michael Moore created an idea about how to Add user security to schedules. He created it the first week of January, and just last week it got half of it's votes, putting it at a total of 22.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's all for this week (not that there wasn't A LOT more going on).

 

Have a good rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As always, feel free to reach out to the Tableau Community with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Hey everyone, happy Presidents' day!

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

  • This thread contains 10 very long comments. It looks like a battle happened in there, but the result is a huge WIN thanks to Simon Runc!

The question is from Esther Twain, about LOD expression for 'difference from overall average'.

Any issue with the same topic? Check it out.

 

  • In the same category, Cameron Taylor wanted to create a filter based on sets with intersecting data.

Shinichiro Murakami, Shawn Wallwork, and Toby Erkson stood up and unleashed Data solution. Well done everyone, love it!

Creating Filter Based on Sets with Intersecting Data

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

  • 675 views: Ammar Khwaira wanted to show 5 donuts on a row and the other 5 on another row.

It is a technical solution to a simple-looking problem, as it sometimes occurs on our forums.

If you are interested in this as well, the thread is here: Multiple donut charts in single sheet/dashboard

 

 

Top Voted Idea

When a schedule is created on Tableau Server all users who have publisher permissions can use any schedule. This is a problem when you have mid-day extract refreshes for things like published data sources but you want to limit your self-service publishers to only be able to refresh extracts during non-peak hours.

Do you also feel the same way as Michael Moore does? Comment and upvote this idea!

All the details and wanted feature are here: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6978

 

 

In Other News

  • Don't forget to use the Helpful and Correct features on our forums. They are really useful to everyone by increasing stats, gaining time to other users looking for a solution to their problems, as well as better referencing threads on search tools.

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a productive week.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Feel free to send any comments or questions about this digest to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday all! And happy early Valentine's day! Have you had the chance to do a makeovermonday? This just might be your week. Dive into some Valentine's Day data and see what you come up with: Data Sets | Makeover Monday. Here's one created by Suraj Shah to give you a little inspiration

 

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Announcements

This just posted - a new ambassador spotlight - check out my interview with Jonathan Drummey in Tableau Ambassador Spotlight with Jonathan Drummey.

 

Are you in healthcare or a related field? Don't miss this webinar on February 16th at 12 PM PST - Operational Excellence with Self-Service Analytics | Tableau Software  with Tableau's Andy De and austin montgomery from Prominence Advisors.

 

Don't miss this week's Think Data Thursday with Zen Masters, Christopher DeMartini and Tamas Foldi talking about Think Data Thursday - Vizception: D3.JS and Tableau integration - February 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM  Pacific. This TDT is meant for all skill levels, so don't hesitate to join!

 

The Tableau Server Admin user group will  be meeting on February 24th at 9 AM PST. Lead by Mark Wu with a special presentation from Jeff Strauss on Metadata Automation. To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-administrators-virtual-user-group-2

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

**This is determined by the number of responses to the original thread.

Shivang Desai was having an issue where the tabcmd command not recognized as an internal or external commandMadhusudhan Khambham started helping Shivang by giving him information on where to find the command line, etc. However, Shivang was still having issues. Tharashasank Davuluru stepped in by asking for more details and providing Shivang with some screenshots that theoretically should have helped. Shivang, let the community know if this problem is resolved by marking a response as correct or letting us know how you solved it!

 

 

Most Viewed Thread

This thread is a couple of months old, but this question comes up time and time again. Aditya Hrishikesh asked How do we display zero when there is no data ? Several people suggested using the zn function in a calculated field, while others suggested the ifnull function. Additional solutions were also presented, such as making some changes to the data via a SQL statement, etc. There are several solutions to this issue, however, it depends on your data, etc. Being able to share your workbook is extremely helpful in a situation like this!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Last week's most voted on idea was Presto Teradata ODBC Connector Timezone Setting with 10 votes, giving it a total of 23 ideas. This idea was created by Nissan N in January. Last week, he also received a response from Tableau developer, Arthur Gyldenege who let Nissan know the Presto connector is actively being worked on.

 

 

In Other News

 

That's it for this week. Hope you all have a productive week.

 

Until next time, happy analyzing!

 

Feel free to send any comments or questions about this digest to community@tableau.com

Did everyone enjoy that Super Bowl?  Yeah me neither but hey..  It's a game and with Jonathan Drummey supporting them, it's hard not to imagine the Patriots winning every year.   Speaking of Super Bowls, Mr. Christopher DeMartini has updated his well known Super Bowl visualization on Tableau Public to include the game played yesterday.  Check it out - Tableau Public

 

 

Announcements

Chris will be joined by Tamas Foldi on February 16th at 8:00 AM Pacific for our next Think Data Thursday.   This session will touch on general concepts, what is required to integrate Tableau within d3.js within Tableau and also get into some detailed code along with live examples.  Sign up for the live webinar today here: Think Data Thursday - Vizception: D3.JS and Tableau integration - February 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM  Pacific .  If you can not attend, remember that we record each Think Data Thursday for you to watch at your leisure.  These are posted in our YouTube Channel playlist "Think and Talk Data".

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Jim Dehner for his achievement of receiving the "I Know Stuff" badge indicating 10 correct marked answered posts.   Jay Morehart also achieved the 5 correct marked posts badge of "Help Desk".  Thank you for stepping up and helping other users of Tableau Jim and Jay!   You are both on your way to greatness in the community. 

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

Our most talked about thread this week was posted by Kathryn Ambrose relating to problems encountered trying to utilize the Tableau "IIF" statement.  Trying to use an IIF statement but I keep getting various errors.  Tableau Ambassador Norbert Maijoor  and community member Andrew Watson  stepped in to assist Kathryn with some questions.  The answer was finally hit upon when Kathryn shared some example data that helped clarify the issue. 

 

Most Viewed Thread

Our most viewed thread of the week is still seeking the perfect answer but not for lack of users trying and commenting.  Do you have anything to add or help?  Check it out here: Can any one suggest that how to create a calendar should be consistent even if the data is not present for some days of the month  . 

 

In Other News

  • Gartner has announced their "Gartner Data and Analytics Summits Worldwide" .  Is your business taking full advantage of the creativity of the employees and the data being collected by the organization.  If you are new to this journey with using Tableau and you plan to attend one of these summit events, be sure to stop by and visit Tableau. 
  • Chris Love has kicked off a thread to share #makeovermonday visualizations for week 5.  Check this thread out and either join in with your own make over or learn from others.  Makeover Monday Week 5 2017 - Employment Growth in G-7 Countries - Analysis, Feedback and Discussion
  • Are you new to Tableau or a long time user that wants to brush up on a skill?  Check out the Extension Activities from the Tableau Online Training team.  Be sure to check out this great resource for taking your Tableau skills to the next level.