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Hi Tableau Community,

 

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The Tableau Ambassador Program mission statement is, "To recognize members of the community who connect, collaborate and share with other people because they recognize the value of helping people see and understand their data." Do you know someone in the community that embodies that mission? Please let us know! Tableau Ambassadors are nominated by our

community and team members. If you would like to nominate a community member as an ambassador please fill out this form. We will be accepting nominations until next Friday, July 6, 2018. More can be read about the program on our site here - and the nomination blog here.

 

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Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is Open!

The second feeder of the 2018 Iron Viz Global competition is officially open. The theme is: Health and Well-being. Submissions are accepted until 15th July 2018 (11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time). See the FAQ page for details on how to participate, and for eligible countries of residence.

 

Announcements

 

+ We’re honored and humbled to announce the Community Founders Award—inspired by individuals like Michael Cristiani who embody the spirit of the Tableau community. The recipient will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to #TC18. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PST.

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests. The change was implemented On June 15th, Tableau updated the value for these IP addresses and you will need to make the changes now.  Read how to make these change now: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about thread this week comes from lashon gaines asking for assistance with: Date Calculations in Tableau 10.2 Aggregation Issue. Here is the issue shared in the forums, "I am trying to calculate the total entries in 2018 by the overall total entries for 2017 and 2018 and I am getting an aggregation error. I tried the sum/total and it did not work either. Can you please help? I am looking for the total number of plans by the last certified date 2018/ total overall plans in my dashboard which is dated from 2017 and 2018. I don't have an open and close date to go by I only have the last certified date which I use as the close date. " This post has 30 replies, but remains unanswered. Thank you to Deepak Rai for all your support on this thread! It seems like you are getting there - but can anyone else help? Please check out the thread to see where it landed and if there is anything you can add.

    + Please remember to always mark answers as "Helpful" or "Correct" as that truly helps the rest of the Community

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Same as last week - we are once again bringing you our top idea Control what displays in View Data. Now I have to wonder if this keeps showing up because it's in this recap - or if its still the hot button idea? Either way, we will inform the dev team associated with this and encourage a response on whether this idea is being considered for the future roadmap, or if there are any other details they can share. Thank you for your continued engagement! We hear you

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Community member Jonathan Schwabish and author of the blog PolicyViz put together a heartwarming tribute to founding community member Michael Cristiani: Episode #130: A Tribute to Michael Cristiani

 

+ Challenge Accepted: Tableau Evangelist and all around great guy Andy Cotgreave shared the following: "The Slightly Spooky Recamán Sequence. Anyone want to take on the challenge of building this sequence in #Tableau" on Twitter (this link). Zen Master Ken Flerlage and his brother Kevin were both up to the task. Check out Ken's recap blog post here: Two Approaches to Building the Recamán Sequence in Tableau.

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 this Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer recently shared the post How to Make a Tadpole Chart and Other Charts in Tableau with Open Circles on his blog.

 

+ Zen Master Yvan Fornes shared: I'm happy to announce the winners of the EDHEC MBA & Executive MBA, data visualisation challenge organised by Amadeus IT Group and Tableau Software. I have been amazed by the visualisation they have done with an only 1 day training that I was honored to deliver. Among the 99 visualisations produced by the students, John Thierry Driver and myself selected 3 winners Zen Master:

1st: Devakumar Selvam Viz: https://lnkd.in/eiPe4ez 2d: Vikas Sharma Viz: https://lnkd.in/egAWuDR 3d: Scott Perry Viz: https://lnkd.in/eMy2x-7

 

+ Zen Master Adam Crahen, otherwise known as one half of the DataDuo, shared a blog post: Imagine Adventure Day – #DataKids recapping a visit he made to his daughter's school where he taught over 200 students from 2nd to 5th grade Tableau! Thanks so much to the Tableau Academic team for supporting this with temp licenses for the school lab.

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Thank you all for making the Tableau Community so special!

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community,

 

As the first day of summer rapidly approaches (June 21st). Yes, I know. It is almost summer! Where has the time gone!? As the year flies by let us take a look back at this last year's flu season. For some of us it definitely seemed worst than years past. Now you have the data to prove it. The Viz below created by Andy Kriebel for a recent #MakeOverMonday looks at the flu seasons since 1997 to today. As we can see there were some significant years in the past but this last season that we coughed and ached through was definitely one of the worst. Check the blog post about the Viz below here: https://www.vizwiz.com/2018/06/flu.html

 

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Announcements

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests. The change was implemented On June 15th, Tableau updated the value for these IP addresses and you will need to make the changes now.  Read how to make these change now: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

 

+ Congratulations to the following individuals for their amazing contributions to the Tableau Community. Peter Fakan earned his Question Slayer badge for having 50 "correct" posts. Another member we would like to recognize for their contributions is Mavis Liu. Mavis earned both the "Question Slayer" badge as well as the "Help one, Help all!" badge which is given for having 100 answers marked as "helpful" by a memeberof the Tableau Community.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The most talked about thread for last week comes from Lavy Friedman on Create field in 1 table based on a different table was posted on June 8th at 2 am with a response and marked correct answer by Bryce Larsen at 11 am. One of our top contributors, Mavis Liu  , for the past couple weeks also dropped a reply at the beginning of the discussion!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Yet again! We bring you our top idea Control what dsiplays in View Data with being 1100 votes for the idea the Tableau Product Mangement team is actively working on this feature. Please keep sharing a voting the idea!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ There are a few spots left for the SFBATUG (San Francisco & Bay Area Tableau User Group) and their next presentation on Wednesday June 20th!

 

+ New Viz and blog about people looking down at their phones while walking around. The Viz looks at the breakdown of generations and gender of how people act when walking with their phone.

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Lorena Vazquez just put out an amazing blog about how the SLDC process does not work for analytics.  It requires a team approach of devs and users: It Takes a Village

 

+ Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shared this blog: Small Multiple Flows in Tableau including two Small Multiple Flow visualizations, built in Tableau, as part of this write up.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley shared this article from her blog: That First Link. Bridget shared, "Humans are social creatures.  It’s how we survived.  We’re wired to find tribes, to prize a sense of belonging.  It’s why community – however it’s defined by the group…"

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage sent over musings about analytics and data visualization: 3 Ways to Pivot Data for Tableau. Enjoy!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Keep posting and sharing all your amazing content and #TableauTips!

 

Cheers,

Byrne, Patrick

 

Share comments or suggestions directly to me (Patrick Byrne) on Twitter @Data_Diplomat_

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Hi Tableau Community,

 

The 2018 World Cup is about ready to kick off.  Are you from a country with a team that is  not participating this year and looking for a way to learn more about the teams competing (hello USA)?

Investigate the teams participating in World Cup 2018 and learn where each teams members play professionally to help determine if England, Spain, Portugal or another country is the better pick to represent you this year.  Check out this great visualization posted earlier this week by the Germany based Institute for Game Analysis:

 

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Announcements

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+  As we mentioned last week, we are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback if you have not done so already: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+  Have you ever been to Tableau Conference?  TC18 is the DATA event of the year and you won't want to be left out.  You can learn more about why every Data Rockstar should attend Tableau Conference in this new post from Amy Barone  Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Zen Master Ken Flerlage as he achieved the prestigious "Help one, Help all!" badge for 100 members of the community marking Ken's replies/posts as helpful. Joining Ken this week, Bryce Larsen received the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for 50 members acknowledging their posts as helpful.  Finally, Mavis Liu followed up last weeks 'Helpful is my middle name' badge by earning the 'Questions for Breakfast' badge received after 25 replies to questions have been marked as the correct answer.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread for last week from Rayvel Lopez titled Count each month greater than zero.   Rayvel posted a question seeking a LOD calculation to assist with finding a count of months with charge amounts greater than zero for the last year.  Wesley Magee jumped in with the first reply eight minutes after Rayvel posted his question.   Ambassador Joe Oppelt jumped in to remind Rayvel that posting a workbook helps the community better understand his data and question.  Rayvel added a packaged workbook file to the thread and then several other members of the community joined in to assist until Arvind Garg proposed a datediff calculation that looked at the difference in dates and the charge amount value in a single calculation.   Thank you to all that helped Rayvel.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This idea ODBC connection for Tableau Prep was the idea with the most votes this week.  We welcome your votes and ideas on the direction of Tableau Prep.  Please be sure to categorize the Idea with "Tableau Prep" when adding new ideas.  Be sure to vote for your own idea and ask others to vote up your idea. 

 

 

Community Highlights

 

Andy Cotgreave has posted a recap of the Best of Tableau Web for May, 2018. This is a great way to catch up on many of the best and most helpful posts related to Tableau from May.

 

+  There is still time to register for the Tableau Prep webinar with  Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley covering Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Tableau's own Ed Barrie has posted a blog piece, How analytics helps cash flow management by uncovering key details to provide near real time view of your business.

 

+ Want to learn more about the Tableau Community and how to get involved, take a listen to the InterWorks Podcast Your Data podcast where you can listen to this weeks focus on Community with a few of our Ambassadors and Zen Masters followed by an interview with yours truly.

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Thank you and have a great week!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

It is with a heavy heart that I would like to dedicate this post to Michael Cristiani, honoring his legacy and sharing sincere condolences with his family and everyone he touched in the Tableau community. I have only been a part of the team here for a year, and never had the pleasure to meet Michael, or even work with him, but he sounds like a remarkable man with a kind heart and generous character. I feel like I could have learned a lot from him, and he is someone I would have liked to have known. We have felt and witnessed this sad news spread through the community, and I know Elissa and some other Tableau leaders have shared notes on Twitter. We know that this does very little at this difficult time, but thought it important to let you know our thoughts are with his family as well as all of you who knew him.

 

Our former colleague Dustin Smith shared fond memories of early days with Mike, how he was honored as a leading community member on our 10th birthday, and this brilliant viz that was widely distributed years back: Pimp My Thanksgiving Meal.

Michael's legacy and impact lives on in this community and with all those who he touched. Thank you for all you shared with us. You will be greatly missed.

 

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Announcements

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ Are you a Tableau Server Administrator? Be sure to keep informed of Security Bulletins by "Following" the page. We have several new bulletins this week.

 

Recognition

 

Cheers and congratulations to two community leaders for their notable achievements this week! Over 900 badges were awarded over the week, but the two stand out: Mavis Liu received the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for 50 "helpful" posts, and suman kumar is on their was earning the "Help Desk" badge for 5 answers being marked as helpful.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread for last week from Renee Coker on Chronic Conditions Count Help gets back to where many of us started. The post opens with a note on how overwhelmed she has been with a project and an ask for help - We have all been there! Thank you Michel Caissie for rising to the challenge and working with Renee step-by-step to solve this problem! There were 26 replies on this thread over 48 hours - with Michael taking the time to explain nested calculations and the intricacies of pivot field values. It is a quality dialogue worth the read. * Kudos to Marc-Anthony Di Biase for sharing the Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing guide as well! Threads like this and support from community members is humbling and grounding! We are so lucky to get to support all of you.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

This idea, Control what displays in View Data from Darrin Schulte from 2012 is back on top this week with another 4 votes to get it up to 1113 votes. As Patrick Byrne shared last week, this is actively being looked at by the Tableau Product Management and Development teams for implementation to a future release. Keep voting and sharing your ideas for the Tableau product management team!

 

Community Highlights

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Lorena Vazquez just put out an amazing blog about how the SLDC process does not work for analytics.  It requires a team approach of devs and users: It Takes a Village

 

+ Here are the recordings from the recent London TUG shared on Twitter by Pablo Gomez: Pablo Gomez on Twitter: "If you missed last night’s #LondonTUG special with @Tableau Zen Masters, here are the recording…

 

+ Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shared this blog: Small Multiple Flows in Tableau including two Small Multiple Flow visualizations, built in Tableau, as part of this write up.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley shared this article from her blog: That First Link. Bridget shared, "Humans are social creatures.  It’s how we survived.  We’re wired to find tribes, to prize a sense of belonging.  It’s why community – however it’s defined by the group…"

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage sent over musings about analytics and data visualization: 3 Ways to Pivot Data for Tableau. Enjoy!

 

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Thank you all so much!

Amanda