Hello Tableau Community!


We’re who we are, and we’re where we are, because of bold-thinking, problem crunching, idea-inspiring people like you. The Tableau community showcases some of the best Tableau has to offer – a place where like-minded data rock stars can truly shine. Thank you for being you!


This week I would like to shine a special light on the incredible connections being made in Tableau User Groups. There are amazing events and meetings happening around the world. Check out the Events and Conferences page and use the viz below to find a TUG near you!




What's Happening Across the Community

+ Forum Ambassador Simon Runc has posted this Educational Brain Teaser: Scatter Plot+ including a packaged workbook (you'll need 10.5) + the data in Excel, along with a GIF
showing what the final viz should look like and how it should work. He'll post a written up solution by the end of the week!


+ MakeoverMonday: For week 12 MakeoverMonday is looking at the pet population in the UK. Find the dataset via data.world here. New to Makeover Monday? Check out the #MakeoverMonday tag on Twitter and visit their site to learn more: Makeover Monday | A weekly social data project


+ Do you think you're good with Tableau? Are you looking for an additional challenge? Workout Wednesday might be what you need. Check out the latest challenge here: Latest – Workout Wednesday. This is brought to you by Zen Master Rody Zakovich and Ambassador Luke Stanke




+ We want to know: How do you deal with dirty data? Tableau Product Marketing Manager Tracy Rodgers has opened a thread in the forums to learn more about some of the frustrations and issues you are running into when you're preparing your data for yourself and for your organization. Check out some of her guiding questions and let it all out! We want to here the good and the bad. Thanks in advance!


+ Did you miss last week's Dev Office Hours? Check out the ongoing conversation and recording on the updated thread: Dev Office Hours: Mappy Hour – Working with Spatial Data in Tableau Thanks again to Kent Marten & team for their support!

+ Project Maestro Beta #4! Thank you for participating in the Project Maestro beta program.  Beta 4 is now available for download!  We heard your feedback and added some features we think you will enjoy. If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group! The specified item was not found.


Most Talked about Thread


+ The forum question What is best way to sum up number of checked columns was posted on March 14th by Buster Sammo and was successfully answer by Deepak Rai on the 15th. The thread had 17 comments just between Buster and Deepak, and four people have already marked it helpful!


Top Voted Idea


+ Community member Stephen Smirl's Idea 'IN' Operator equivalent from 2012 has received 8 more votes this week, and have 476 votes and 33 comments to date. In the Idea he shared, "I would like an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator.  Currently the only way to compare a list of values is by using an OR operator.  This is very cumbersome when comparing a large list of values." Check it out in the forums to add your thoughts.


+ 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!