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2018

New Technologies, new features, bigger and better community, more tools...

Tableau and its community will hit hard in 2018, so get ready and dive in this new week among the Tableau culture.

 

Let's start with this excellent viz, I love polygons and comparative stats, so it struck right in!

"When high income households are viewed in proportion to low income households, how do individual states reflect levels of inequality and inequity" - From Nai Louza

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▲ Announcements

+ Last month we released our very first public beta of Project Maestro and now Beta 2 is available!

This new release has more data cleaning and shaping features to help you quickly and confidently prepare your data for analysis. Now you can pivot columns to rows, combine all the text files in a folder using wildcard union, and find sub-tables in Excel sheets using data interpreter.

→ Let's take a look at some of the most exciting new features: Pivoting is even more powerful in Project Maestro

 

+ We are excited to announce that Tableau Server on Linux has arrived with the Tableau 10.5 launch!

Deployment flexibility just got better: Tableau on Linux is here!

 

+ After Tableau 10.5, we are changing the way we number new versions of our software.

Going forward, new versions of Tableau will be named based on the year of the release and the number of the release in that year.

New version naming format: <year>.<# of release in that year>.<# of maintenance release for this version>

Changing our version numbering for new software releases

 

+ Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology optimized for fast data ingests and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets.

Let's focus on the Hyper upgrade to Tableau Server.

Upgrading your Tableau Server with Hyper

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public: Project Maestro!

 

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Recognition

This week, I wanted to thank all of our users who helped our community in 2017! You have been instrumental in making this community even better

From our top users to those who contribute to a single thread: Rockstars. Keep going, let's make the Tableau Community even bigger and better in 2018!

Particularly for this week,Deepak Rai, is sailing at full speed among the ambassadors' stats. Thanks again for your support Deepak!

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Most Discussed Thread

Recently, the following thread acquired 6454 views, 37 comments and more than 10 likes, helpful and correct tags!

lawrence.cripe struggled with the creation for a graph of total number of items active at a given time.

The community rushed to help, 6 posts have been marked Helpful while contributing toward a solution. Thank you Łukasz Majewski & Nicholas Hara who kept focus until a solution was found!

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An idea from Alexandru Veruzi: he specified that  TABCMD is no longer up to date with the new sub-projects feature in 10.5, which means that one cannot use sub-projects for the --project parameter for any of the commands.

Upvote this suggestion if you need it as well!

Please consider updating TABCMD so that sub-projects can be used as value for --project parameter or implement a new parameter similar to the --parent-project-path parameter that "Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility" has since v10.5.

Tabcmd 10.5 - ability to use sub-projects or to specify parent project path by parameter ( --parent-project-path )

 

 

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▲ Other news

We added “projects” to Tableau 10.5. If you are one of the many of data rock stars excited about this new feature, here are some tips to help you get familiar with building projects within projects.

Get ready for Tableau 10.5: Projects within a project | Tableau Software

 

What better way to kick off a new year than with new Tableau features?

Scott Teal shared a roundup of vizzes, tips, and tricks that beautifully demonstrate Viz in Tooltip.

Roundup of examples of Viz in Tooltip from the Tableau Community | Tableau Software

 


 

Thanks for visiting and using our forums. Until next time... Happy Analyzing!

Any comments, suggestions, or feedback: please feel free to send a mail to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Hello Tableau Community.

 

I have always been a fan of video games of all types. Games are a great way to come together with friends and family (hopefully with a little less passion than my own). From board games like Battle Ship (awesome Viz for playing Battle Ship in Tableau by Joshua Milligan) to more advanced and complex computer games. One of my all time favorite consoles to ever be created is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the main reason for my infatuation with the SNES was solely based around the love for Super Mario World. (released 1990 in Japan and 1991 in North America and 1992 in the EU)

 

In the style of the beloved classic, Super Mario World, Tom Christian created a history of one of the oldest video game companies still in existence, Nintendo.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ni/Nintendo_1/Letsago/1.png

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Tableau Public | Tom Christian

Please share similar visualizations in the comments, or create your own!

 

Announcements

 

+ With the release of such an amazing and powerful new feature in Tableau Desktop 10.5. I would like to present Hyperfest! A live broadcast to celebrate the release of this groundbreaking software, with a chance to the hear from the Hyper team and hear more about the technology at work. More information and sign up can be found: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-10-5-hyperfest

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon! All of our past TDTs can be found here. 

 

+ Last week to nominate potential candidates to be a Tableau Zen Master, closing Friday, nominate now! Nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member Michael Ye for obtaining the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! Mark Bradbourne also achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100! answers marked as Helpful! These amazing contributions from users like you help make the Tableau Community to be great!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Dynamically count records based on filters chosen was posted on January 9th by community member Bharath Chekuri. Community member Tushar  More stepped in with a correct answer to quickly resolve this post.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Robert McKay created the idea Worksheet (tab) level user permissions which received 7 new votes this week. The idea has a total of 54 up-votes since its creation on September 4th, 2013. The idea is to have tabs of worksheets hides or unhides based on the user viewing the workbook.

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

Tonight is the biggest of nights for college (American) football fans as Alabama plays Georgia for the National Championship.  With that in mind, I wanted to share this great viz from Zen master (and former community ambasador)  Rody Zakovich covering last years game between Alabama and Clemson.

 

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To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rody Zakovichhttps://public.tableau.com/profile/rody.zakovich#!/

Share any visualization you make or find about tonight's big game in the comments please. 

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+  Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master?  Remember that nominations are open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community member venkatram for achieving the I Know Stuff!! for having 10 replies marked correct!   Ritesh Bisht achieved the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! and Community member Kemal Gürler  for achieved the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for all the contributions to help each other learn and use Tableau.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Calculating running total was posted on January 4th by user yamuna.kosireddi.  User Alex Paterson jumped in to assist Yamuna in showing running totals for months with data. 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 7 new votes this week. This is the top voted idea for three weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Patrick Van Der Hyde

Happy New Year from the Tableau Community Team!

 

Welcome to 2018 and start the New Year off right with a New Year's resolution. What better way to track your progress throughout the year than with Tableau! James Randal Jones tracked his New Year's Resolution for 2017 to exercise through the Viz below.

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Another awesome Viz I would like to share is this Viz that summarizes the 2017 year of #Makeover Mondays created by Rodrigo Calloni called the #MakeoverMonday XMAS tree!  With the new year many like to reflect on the year that has past. Our #MakeoverMonday duo Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray have taken a look at a multitude of Vizzes over 2017 and the Tableau Community have all done an amazing job creating beautiful Vizzes. The tree shows us just how many different views can be created from just a few data sets.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheYEARofMakeoverMondayDataViz/MakeoverMondayXmasTree2017/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rodrigo Calloni | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+ It's that time of year again! Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master? The nomination period is open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Matthew Theis and Crystal Meyers for achieving the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for the contributions as these are what make the community such an amazing place.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Times, durations, and a report that counts tickets per hour posted by Chrissy Scott was this week's most popular thread with 16 replies. One of our Tableau ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami was able to assist with a correct answer. Chrissy was able to attach workbooks and was highly responsive to additional clarifying questions from Shinichiro which helped with a solution being found. With the correct answer marked I am sure many more Community members will find this thread useful. Thanks for posting and we look forward to seeing the next Viz challenge that you tackle.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received 5 new votes adding reaching a total of 1,010. This is the top voted idea for two weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick