Tableau Community,


What a big week last week here at Tableau.  Amanda wrote up all the details on the release of 2018.1 Tableau offerings.  If you missed that version of the digest, be sure to check it out here


We hope you are enjoying Tableau Prep.  We have created a new home in the community forums to ask questions and discuss this new product release.  Be sure to visit to find a list of resources to get started: Tableau Prep





+ Beta 2018.2 is now available   Now that the party is over we will shift our focus to the next release.  Join the Beta today if you want to be the first to see these features in action..


Here are a few of the many new features in this Beta.   A complete list of the new features can be found here but here are a few highlights of these from the ideas you created in our community.


Logarithmic scale on axis - no negatives allowed!  

Spatial Join  [RELEASED | 2018.2]

Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent   [RELEASED | 2018.3]

Data-driven alert warning when add recipients who do not have permission



+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link:




Congratulations to Jennifer VonHagel for achieving 100 helpful votes and the 'Help one, help all!! badge. Congratulations to Zen Master Ken Flerlage for achieving the 50 helpful badge 'Helpful is my middle name'. 

These are big achievements.  Thank you Jennifer and Ken!


Most Talked about Thread

The most popular thread this week was our own Marissa Michelotti's post about the new release titled It's a new day for data!


Top Voted Idea

It's not even close this week.  The release of Tableau Prep has resulted in a feature faster than any before.  With over 131 votes in one week, the idea request Tableau Prep - add ability to schedule flows  [RELEASED | 2019.1] tops the votes this week far ahead of every other idea. 


That's it for this week.  We hope you are enjoying Prep and all the new features. 


Thank you for being a part of the Tableau Community and our #DataFam!

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