Tableau Community,


Wow! So many awesome things are happening in the Tableau Community as a whole. I am beyond excited to see the adoption of Tableau Prep and the passion that our users are bringing to this brand new product.


I have to share an amazing Viz that was recently posted by kevin flerlage onto Tableau Public! Dr Suess is amazing and The Lorax was one of my favorite books as a child. I also do appreciate the recently done movie starring Danny DeVito as the Lorax. (Definitely worth a watch in my opinion).




+ Tableau will be hosting a Facebook live event with Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan! Do not miss the event on May 9th at 9 am PDT. Event info here.


+ 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! Join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link:


Community Highlights

One of our Zen Masters, Jeffrey Shaffer, has created an excellent guide for navigating all the amazing Tableau resources that are out there. Check out the Tableau Reference Guide!

Pooja Gandhi led a lunch and learn with a group called TechGirlz who are empowering middle school aged girls to become the next leaders of the tech industry. Really amazing stuff! Check out more from TechGirlzorg and DrexelPooja here.



Congratulations to Vinnie Ahuja for achieving the "Helpful is my middle name!" badge for having 50+ replies marked as helpful.


Most Talked about Thread

Lance Martens created the most popular thread this week. Asking how to calculate the percent of total across a variable range. Zhouyi Zhang was able to step in and quickly provide an answer to Lance's inquiry.


Top Voted Idea

This week our top voted idea that we have in the Tableau Community is chaning a data source for a specific worksheet in Tableau with 4 votes last week and 393 overall votes! 


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Byrne, Patrick