Happy Monday. It's March in the Northwest and the snow is still coming down. I think we are all ready for Spring and warmer weather.
Speaking of March, remember that It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community. Tracy mentioned the upcoming Data+Women Virtual Tableau User group event on March 16th. More info below.
What else is going on in the community this week.
Tableau 10.2 was released last week. We have some resources in the community to help you get going including 10.4 Tableau Resources with links to the upgrade guides for Server, Desktop and all the new great features in Tableau 10.2. You can find the complete list of Ideas that you created and Tableau has included in 10.2 here: http://tabsoft.co/2meaEWZ
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 work in the Healthcare field? If so, do not miss tomorrow's Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group. Learn more here: Virtual Healthcare Tableau User Group | Tableau Software
Congratulations to Mahfooj Khan who achieved the "Answer Wizard" badge - meaning 100 of his responses have been marked as correct! Thank you Mahfooj for all your whelp a
Most Talked About Thread
**This is determined by the number of responses on a thread
Esther Twain asked a question Filter to max date - FIXED not working? where several users stepped in with ideas before Jay Morehart shared a solution using a nested LOD calculation that doesn't even require a filter. Bookmark this one as it is a great help for some of those more tangled LOD questions.
Top Voted Idea
Shawn Wallwork created an idea to disable Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort . He created this idea back in 2012 and there are a few workarounds suggested in the comments including one that I use "covering up" the sort with a blank/transparent box on a dashboard. However, this is still a popular request and was our top vote getter last week for ideas with 7.
In Other News
- Our most popular thread last week was started by Tableau Program Manager Kent Marten in support of the Dev Office Hours for Maps and Spatial Data. There are several interesting questions/answers here related to Tableau 10.2 and maps features. Check it out yourself here: Ask us anything about maps or spatial data in Tableau!
- Tom W created a new version of the popular Developer Portal document C# Utility to remotely trigger an extract refresh using undocumented REST API - Tableau Version 10 originally created by Nick Priestley. Nick has added a few tweaks in the comments section this week as well. Check it out if this interests you.
- And finally, Gurpreet Singh Goraya asked a question about aggregating max values of a measure that Tableau Ambassador Shinichiro Murakami answered with an explanation of how to address the total's line with a few example LOD calculations and the use of a Context filter to help Gurpreet get to his final outcome. Hats off to Lisa Li with her assistance on the thread as well. Thank you Shin and Lisa.
That's all for this week and let's cross our fingers for a sunny warm spring.
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.