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Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Wow! What a year it has been in the Tableau Community Forums! It is hard to believe this will be the last digest of 2018. This year was full of amazing vizzes, learning of Tableau, and teamwork to create some amazing projects across the globe. Our Zen Master's have continued to push the envelope of what is possible with the Tableau Ambassadors continuing to engage and inspire our global community. I am beyond excited to see what the new year has to bring and all the amazing vizzes that are to come!

 

Check out the Tableau Public blog post on the 2018 #VizInReview. It takes a look at vizzes that were shared throughout 2019! 2018 #VizInReview: The year in Viz of the Days | Tableau Public

 

What is your resolution for Tableau in the new year? Get a Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server certification? Attend #TC19 in Las Vegas? Attend a Tableau User Group meetup? Start participating in #MakeOverMonday or #WorkoutWednesday? Maybe get sporty with a #SportsVizSunday? Strive to become an ambassador or Zen Master for Tableau?

 

Share your Tableau Resolution with the Tableau Community!

 

 

 

Announcements

+  It's that time of year where we open the door to new Zen Master nominations for 2019.  Want to learn more about what it takes to be a Zen Master or have someone to nominate?  Nominations will remain open until January 11th at 10 PM PST.  Want to learn more?  Please check out this post by our own Amanda BoyleWho should be in the next class of Tableau Zen Masters? | Tableau Software

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most viewed and talked about thread this week was a posted by Daniel Lawrence on Dashboard Formatting Conundrums regarding moving an axis to the top of the viz vs. the bottom . The question was promptly answered by ShivaRam Chennapragada who was able to provide a workaround for Daniel. ShivaRam also provided the proper idea from the Tableau Community Forums Idea space that asks for better support for this type of formatting. The idea can be found here if you would like to vote it up: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/3552

 

+ Packaged workbooks: when, why, how and Resolving Issues in the Tableau Community . Join the conversation on this thread and let us know if these resources are helpful - or if there are any more we should highlight.

 

Top-Voted Idea

The top voted idea in the forums is being held down by our most frequent top voted idea of all 2018: Control what displays in View Data. Thank you to everyone who commented and voted on this idea this year! Our development team is very much aware of the engagement - and appreciates all the thoughtful feedback and suggestions. If you want to share more thoughts, or create an idea of your own please visit the Ideas Forum!

 

      * 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!

 

+ Quick tip: Many individuals new to the Tableau forums might miss this great resource: Getting Started in the Forums . Check out our 'Required Reading' section first and let us know if you have any further questions.

 

Community Highlights

 

Check out the hashtag #VizInReview on Twitter for some awesome insights into the vizzes created over 2018! Check out your own Tableau Public profile using the following Viz!  #VizInReview |Tableau Public

 

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That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Have a happy and safe New Year of prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Follow me on Twitter: @Data_Diplomat_

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Hello Tableau Community,

 

The holidays are near and the community has many gifts to share.  A great starting place is with the Tableau Advent Calendar presented by Matt Francis to get you in the holiday spirit.  You can follow along with Matt's unveiling each day by following his Twitter feed here: Matt Francis (@Matt_Francis) | Twitter

 

 

Announcements

 

+  It's that time of year where we open the door to new Zen Master nominations for 2019.  Want to learn more about what it takes to be a Zen Master or have someone to nominate?  Nominations will remain open until January 11th at 10 PM PST.  Want to learn more?  Please check out this post by our own Amanda BoyleWho should be in the next class of Tableau Zen Masters? | Tableau Software

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray will be delivering the second webinar in the 'stats for dataviz' this Thursday at 4PM GMT/11 am ET with Anna Foard:  Interpreting Tableau's p-value for Linear Regression. You can register for this free event today here: Stats for Dataviz: Interpreting Tableau’s p-value for Linear Regression

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most viewed thread this week started off a few weeks back with a post by Wilfred Eze titled Help on mapping population census blocks using dynamic radius filter .  It's worth a great read to see a long time Tableau Community legend Richard Leeke and Tableau Employee, Sarah Battersby, and brain of all things maps come together to assist Wilfred.  If you missed this post, you will want to check it out.  This post exemplifies about how the community will not let you fail.  Thank you to Richard, Sarah and all that have contributed on this very challenging question.

 

Many new to the forums might miss this great resource: Getting Started in the Forums . Check out our 'Required Reading' section + Packaged workbooks: when, why, how and Resolving Issues in the Tableau Community . Join the conversation on this thread and let us know if these resources are helpful - or if there are any more we should highlight.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea in the forums this week remains Control what displays in View Data.  Thank you for the feedback and votes on this one. The second top voted idea this week is Timezone personalization for Tableau Online subscriptions - please add your comments on this one for any clarification as we are engaged to update the idea this week.

    * 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

 

+ In case you missed it, Zen Masters  Bridget Cooley and Joshua Milligan presented a webinar covering Set Actions and Transparency.  The recording of this great presentation may be found here:

Webinar: Tableau Stocking Stuffers, Set Actions, Transparency & More

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+  Zen master and Ambassador, Shinichiro Murakami , has joined forces with several Tableau Zen Masters and Ambassadors to encourage the community to create visualizations to introduce Japan to the rest of the world on Tableau Public with a project titled #vizitJapan.

We have a large community of Tableau users in Japan but we have very few posts on Tableau Public from this group of users.  This effort is focused on addressing the need for more posts on Tableau Public with a request to build visualizations to encourage more people to consider visiting Japan.  Japan will be hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games so this effort will provide a starting place for out community to learn more and prepare for visiting this amazing country.  Visit the blog post to learn more - 2020東京オリンピック・パラリンピックに向けて、日本の良さを世界に紹介するビジュアリゼーションを作成しましょう!(#vizitJapan) or come visit Shin's post here in the community: Launching Project #vizitJapan

 

+ With a bit of focus on our great international community of Tableau users this week, I also want to share a webinar entitled "Découvrez quelles visualisations choisir pour répondre à vos questions analytiques."  or  " How to build convincing dashboards" that was delivered in French by Tableau Zen Master, Yvan Fornes .  You can watch this here:  Concevoir des tableaux de bord convaincants | Tableau Software

 


That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Patrick VDH

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

As we approach the end of the year it seems timely to consider the Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2019. Its exciting to think about Ask Data - Tableau's new natural language capability. Why not try it for yourself with the 2019.1 beta, available here .

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Announcements

We are excited to bring you a session of Dev Office Hours on Tableau Prep Conductor [Dec 11, 2018 8.30 AM PST]. This is an add-on product to Tableau Online and Tableau Server that will be released with 2019.1, and is currently available in beta version through our pre-release site. During tomorrow's session there will be a demo of Tableau Prep Conductor in action along with time for feedback and questions. Register now!

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Most Talked about Thread

Our most talked about thread is around upgrading Tableau Server 2018.1 by Bryan Fernandez. Bryan has put together some great information and screenshots to show how to upgrade successfully and there are over 100 replies to the thread so far.

Another popular thread this week is A Place for Small Fixes (UI and others) by Alex Kerin. Check it out and post your suggestions!

 

Top Voted Idea

For the second week running the Top Voted Idea is #1123 Control what displays in View Data. Feel free to add your comments and votes to Ideas suggested on our Ideas board

 

Community Highlights

We recently moved some additional content in to the Tableau Public space in the Community, so feel free to check it out and join the conversations! Speaking of Tableau Public, there are lots of great vizzes out there to help inspire you. This one by Chee Ann is pretty fun! How to tell if I'm dating the right guy. Another one that caught my eye was by Will Perkins on Lego and how brick diversity changed over time.

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That's all for this week folks. Don't forget if you have any vizzes or events you would like to share with the Community, you are welcome to reach out to us at community@tableau.com

 

Happy vizzing!

Ciara

[Twitter: @ Ciara_B_27]

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Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Welcome to an exciting week in all things Tableau! This week we have Joshua Milligan ((@VizPainter) | Twitter ) presenting State of the Unions 2! A phenomenal webinar that will be hosted by yours truly this Thursday December 6th at 8 AM PT. Do not miss out on the last #ThinkDataThursday of the year! Did you miss the first State of the Unions? Check out the video on our YouTube playlist for all prior Think Data Thursday webinars. States of the Unions: Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions - YouTube

 

Register today to save the date and your seat: Think Data Thursday - State of the Unions 2! With Joshua Milligan December 6, 2018 - 8AM PT

 

Announcements

 

+ Singapore's next generation of data talent is getting ready with Tableau. David Murphy is worked with future Data Rockstars, presenting, and demonstrating how you can  gain new insights into your data.

 

+ There is no better way to learn than by doing! The #MakeOverMonday challenge is a great way to get your hands dirty, well mouse, and start gaining experience building vizzes. They have a great system of feedback that can be received on the vizzes that you create. Join the conversation on Twitter. Continuing to grow and expand this awesome program, Eva Murray has a updated a section of the blog that contains the schedule for upcoming webinars. Register today to save your seat!

 

+ To help our Spanish speaking Data Rockstars we have a brand new blog written by our Tableau Ambassador Pablo Gomez has new blog up about Tableau Public in Spanish.

Read and share it with all your Spanish speaking friends: Puede Tableau Public ayudarte a conseguir tu nuevo trabajo? (Spanish) | POINTS OF VIZ

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

This week most talked about thread comes from a new user, Agil Visaakan , who posted Null values in text table. This post was made on November 27th and had Soham Wadekar engaging with some suggested solutions within minutes of it being posted!

 

When asking for help in the forums include a detailed description of the unexpected behavior that is occurring. Please review our amazing document on why to include a packaged workbook Packaged workbooks: when, why, how.

 

Got sensitive data? Anonymize the data for sharing in the Tableau Community Forums with this additional document from the Tableau Community team. Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing

 

Top Voted Idea


Back again! The Most Voted Ideas from the previous week we have Control what displays in View Data from 2012 we are now up to 1222 votes on this idea! Join the voters today by signing into your Tableau Community Forums account and up-voting all the things that you want to see in the Tableau products.

 

When creating a new idea in the Tableau Community do not forget to up-vote it after creation for it does not automatically add your vote to ideas that you create. The Ideas space is what our Tableau Product Managers use to create road maps for future releases.

 

* 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 Forum Highlights

 

Got some excellent members of the Tableau Community Forums that deserve to be highlighted this week!

 

+Amit Narkar achieved the coveted Help one, help all! badge for having 100+ replies marked as helpful by other users in the Forums.

 

+ Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge, Paul Wachtler, has assisted hundreds of users and received 50+ replies for his contributions to the Tableau Community. But Paul is not stopping there! He also was awarded the Questions for Breakfast! badge for having 25+ questions marked as correct answers in the Tableau Community Forums. 

 

Thank you for all the contributions to the Tableau Community Forums! They are what makes this such a special place to lean and grow your Tableau knowledge.

 

Send suggestions for content to our email alias community@tableau.com.

 

Byrne, Patrick

Follow me: Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter