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!

Items Active between Start and End Date

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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

 


 

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