▲ An Awesome Iron Viz!


Iron Viz winner -  TC17, created by: Tristan Guillevin



The need to display data in a visual manner is something that we all strive to do. But to create a visual that is both informative and beautiful, it takes analytical understanding and artistic ability. The 2017 Iron Viz champion, Tristan Guillevin, created this Viz using some Zillow housing data in 20 minutes time!


It is amazing what one can do with a little practice and understanding of Tableau!

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This week we are happy to share that Neil Lord has achieved the Questions for Breakfast badge awarded for 25 correctly marked replies in the forums.  Thank you Neil for all your contributions!

Peter Fakan and haitham Farouk achieved the "I love helping!!" badge this week marking his first 25 replies marked as Helpful.

Thanks to each of you for sharing your knowledge and ideas with each other to make the Tableau Community the best.



Most Talked about Thread

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

The most talked about thread was originally created on October 19th at 12:02pm by Paridhi Gupta with a crazy fast reply from Galen Busch at 12:03pm! There were several workarounds and suggestions provided in regards to the issue with Justin Larson providing a usable workaround that leverages calculated fields and some self joining tables. Check out the thread and the comments here: Converting Columns to Rows without using Pivot



The Top 'Liked" post this week started with a simple offer to the Tableau Community, specifically those working with non-profits, to work with a Zen Master, Shawn Wallwork. Offering up free appointments to those working in nonprofits, there has been several comments commending Shawn for the offering. Thank you for the generous offer Shawn and we cannot wait to see some of the spectacular Vizzes that you create.


Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea for last week is Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users originally created in April of 2016. This feature is asking for the capability of viewing Tableau Server from the perspective of one of the users. Giving the ability to review permissions and other settings in a live format.



Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com