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Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest!  I am back this week from a long weekend in Park City, Utah.  Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival which kicks off on Thursday, January 24th and runs until February 3rd.  In honor of Sundance and the upcoming Oscars, I thought it would be fun to share this visualization on the popularity of films by Genre over time by Bo McCready

 

 

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Announcements

 

+ Our next Think Data Thursday is scheduled for this Thursday, January 24th with Tableau Zen Master Steve Wexler on "Data, Art and Infographics: What you can show v. What you should show." For more information and to register, check out this link: Data Art, Infographics, and Business Dashboards: What You Can Show vs. What You Should Show | Tableau Software

Join us at 8:00 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern for the live presentation or check it out after the webinar at the Tableau YouTube Channel - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

+ There is still time to get in on the 2019.1 in beta, available now at our pre-release site https://www.tableau.com/getbeta Tell us what you think about Ask Data and Tableau Prep Conductor. Lots of amazing new features to check out and prepare for.  Download today.

 

 

Top-Voted Idea


This week, we have another older idea making the top vote getter for this week.  https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1500 was originally posted by Stephen Smirl currently has 643 up votes.   While the workaround is the suggested "Or" operator, the calculation takes more time/effort to create.

 

Most Talked About Thread

This week we have a great thread originally posted by Gowthami Sathiyanathan asking Histogram .  Community member Anand Bale jumped in to assist and provide a sample workbook and answers to these questions to help Gowthami learn a few Tableau tricks with the Index() function.  Check it out yourself and download the example .twbx file to learn more.

 

 

Community Highlights


+ Zen Master Ann Jackson and Social Media Ambassador Sarah Bartlett team up this year to share a data postcard each week.  This is a great project to follow along and learn from throughout the year.  So make a New Years resolution to check back each week. Start your first week adventure here - Dear Data 2019 – Week 1, Clocks – Jackson Two and here: https://sarahlovesdata.co.uk/2019/01/17/dear-data-2019-week-1-clocks/

 

+ Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer has a new blog post cleverly titled: Bar Hopping about the variations on the design of a simple bar chart.  Check out his site article here:  Data + Science

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley  has a new post about the logic of designing dashboards - https://www.tableaufit.com/the-logic-of-dashboards-designing-for-the-whole-picture/.  Read this now because Bridget will be joining us in February for a Think Data Thursday to go deeper into this topic. Keep your eyes peeled for more information soon.

 

+ Speaking of Think Data Thursday's - Zen Master Steve Wexler is presenting this Thursday (see above under highlights) but he also has a new blog post about why a chart that is "good enough" is in fact "good enough".  Read more here: https://www.datarevelations.com/good-enough-good-enough-good-enough-and-not-good-enough.html

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

 

Patrick VDH

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! We are starting 2019 off strong and healthy here in our Seattle headquarters. We have our global sales and operations teams in town this week for our annual kick-off, and we are all very excited to be together. As we look towards our many goals for 2019 I want to quickly reflect back on some of the more remarkable work that was done in our #DataFam this past year. This week I would like to highlight and give attention to the Tableau Foundation and their living annual report:

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In 2018 alone, the Tableau Foundation awarded over $8.8M to at least 37 grantees though Mission Grants which combine our two most valuable resources - our people and our products - along with financial support to help nonprofits demonstrate how to do good with data. Look under the "featured grants" tab in the viz above to learn more.

 

At Tableau we have a 55% employee engagement rate, we have $1.5M in matched donations, Tableau employees have volunteered or donated to 3,038 unique organizations, and volunteered almost 38 thousand hours. This is a company culture we are honored to support. Often in these weekly posts, we choose to highlight incredible things we witness in our customer community, but I hope this reflection on the generosity we have seen from our colleagues has helped inspire you and shown you a bit more about how we do things here at Tableau.

 

I encourage you to explore the living annual report, and if you work at or support a non-profit, maybe consider creating one of your own! Foundation Senior Program Manager Jason Schumacher even built you a template: Build your own Living Annual Report with this Tableau template | Tableau Software Enjoy!

 

 

Announcements

+ We hope you have had a chance to demo 2019.1 in beta, available now at our pre-release site https://www.tableau.com/getbeta Tell us what you think about Ask Data and Tableau Prep Conductor.

 

+ On January 18th Tableau Online will be removing support for TLS 1.0/1.1 in favor of the more secure TLS 1.2. For full details, please refer to the post by John BlackieImportant: As of January 18th, 2019, Tableau Online will only support encrypted connections over TLS 1.2 

 

+ Our next Think Data Thursday is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th with Tableau Zen Master Steve Wexler on "Data, Art and Infographics: What you can show v. What you should show." For more information and to register, check out this link: Data Art, Infographics, and Business Dashboards: What You Can Show vs. What You Should Show | Tableau Software

 

Top-Voted Idea


This week an old but a goodie is topping the charts as we see Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable from long-time community leader Shawn Wallwork in with the most votes. In this idea, Shawn shared that the idea would "Allow us to create multiple instances of the Measure Names and Measure Values variables so we can assign groups of measures to one axis and a different group of measures to another axis. This would allow us to have a multi-measure line chart laid over a multi-measure bar chart without needing any Custom SQL wizardry." As much as I would like to think we all have Gryffindor prefect level wizarding skills, I have to admit Shawn's idea makes sense. If you agree, please log in to your community forum account and give it an upvote.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

We're watching a great conversation between forum newcomer afam okudoh, and some heavy hitters on the thread Previous Value based on From and To date . Afam asked for a little help, "I have about 8 different KPI's on my dashboard, I want to display previous values for all these kpi's based on the interval of the FROM and TO date parameter selected by the user, I already started by creating a previous date- DATEDIFF('day', [From Date], [To Date]) , I need help going further." The post includes a sample workbook and a great conversation between Afam and Zen Master Ken Flerlage. The thread remains unresolved so please feel free to join the conversation.

 

Community Highlights


+ Ambassador Rajeev Pandey recently shared a post Stacked Onion Chart In tableau Practical blog for Viz Enthusiasts on his blog Tableau Learners. His post "sets out how to build an Onion chart without any data prep before Tableau."  Enjoy!

 

+ The Data Duo of Pooja Gandhi and Adam Crahen shared a ballad of Adam's affection for Tableau and Alteryx in Tales from a COE | The Alteryx Server Usage Report meets a Tableau Zen Master.  Adam's most recent blog opens with, "It’s been said (by someone smarter than me) that Tableau is the lead singer and Alteryx is everything else." You'll have to read the blog to find out more. Great work, Adam!

 

+ Ambassador David Pires asks the reader to think about whether having more data to analyze is always better in his blog post The Internet of Things and Data Inundation. Be sure to check out his examples showcasing the use of sensory data in a factory - and the use of transparent sheets and buttons.

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the first Digest of 2019! To kick things off for the New Year, why not try out the latest 2019.1 Beta version, available now at our pre-release site  https://www.tableau.com/getbeta

 

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We welcome your valuable feedback on the new features that the 2019.1 Beta brings - tell us what you think about Ask Data and Tableau Prep Conductor. Speaking of the New Year, how are those fitness resolutions going?! If - like me -  you've only just dusted off the Fitbit and dragged yourself back to the gym, then get inspiration from the latest blog by  Yvan Fornes on Tableau Public.

 

Announcements

   Don't forget there are only a few days left to get your voice heard for the 2019 Zen Master nominations. If you know someone that has a great understanding of Tableau, is happy to help others at all levels and is an awesome collaborator on the Community Forums, then we would love to hear it!  Amanda Boyle has written a blog with all of the details. Get those nominations in before 10.00pm PST Friday January 11th 2019

 

 

  In other news, on January 18th Tableau Online will be removing support for TLS 1.0/1.1 in favor of the more secure TLS 1.2. For full details, please refer to the post by John Blackie https://community.tableau.com/message/860398

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

   One of our most talked about threads this week was around sitting exams for Tableau Certifications. If you would like to become #CertifiablyTableau, then why not visit our Tableau Certification homepage to find out more. http://https://www.tableau.com/support/certification

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Top-Voted Idea

   Last week, an additional 3 Votes were given to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6100 ['Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users']. We welcome your continued engagement in the Ideas space, and please feel free to reach out to me directly if you spot any Ideas that require a status update (cbrennan@tableau.com).

   A great resource to bear in mind when submitting new Ideas is this article by Tracy Rodgers How to write an Idea that Tableau Program Managers will look at

 

Community Highlights

   If you missed the last #ThinkDataThursday with Joshua Milligan, then fear not! Joshua has put together an easy to follow blog post at vizpainter.com, so check it out to learn more about 'State of the Unions' in Tableau Prep.

  Ever heard of #IronViz? Sarah Bartlett has written an amazing blog over at SarahLovesData to fill you in on this community-led project. Sarah is passionate about helping people become more confident in sourcing their own data to prepare for the #IronViz feeders later on this year. Go check it out!

 

 

That wraps up another weekly Digest

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time,

Ciara