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Have you ever used transparent sheets?  Here is a great viz from Jacob Olsufka where you can follow along bat by bat of the 2018 World Series and explore likelihood of winning for each team as events occurred and the use of a user guide that appears on demand to explain how to use the viz.  Download the workbook and see if you can learn some a new twist on how to make a magical visualization that explains every detail of the world series in a single dashboard.  Thank you for sharing Jacob!





Some amazing new blogs from the Tableau Community:


    +  Zen Master Bridget Cogley shares insight and thoughts about designing charts for your audience in her latest blog: Defining Accuracy in Communication - Interpreting Beyond the Chart

    +  Zen Master Chris Love recently competed in a Viz-Off highlighting different products including Tableau.  He shares his thoughts and the visualization he created on his recent blog: How do you choose a Bi Tool?

    +  Zen Master Joshua Milligan is back for another Think Data Thursday  on Thursday, December 6th, with "State of the Unions 2" with new content showing even easier and more powerful features of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep.  Register here: Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions 2! | Tableau Software -  Think Data Thursday #thinkdatathursday

     +  And of course check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube



Most Talked about Thread


The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Difference between two columns by Adam Elbayar.   Several users assisted Adam initially by showing how to create a table calculation showing difference in a new row but Adam was looking for a Total that showed the value.  Paul Wachtler assisted with a Table Calculation that uses the last() and first() functions to difference between two columns as a new value.  In addition, Adam learned about aggregate calculations with strings and the use of the attr() function. 


Top Voted Idea


The top voted idea title this week goes to Control what displays in View Data created by Darrin Schulte.   This idea was created back in 2012 and while many use techniques to export CSV files such as  The Greatest Tableau Tip EVER: Exporting Made Simple!. You may still want to see the view data with more control.  Be sure to vote on the Ideas that most matter to you. 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!



Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:


Akram Ebrahim and Ombir Rathee both received the Questions for Breakfast! badge for having 24 of their replies marked Correct!


Paul Wachtler achieved the I love helping! badge for having 25 replies marked helpful in the Tableau Community Forums.


Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge this week is Ombir Rathee for having 50 replies marked as helpful!


You all are data rockstars. Have a great week.


Patrick VDH