Greetings Tableau Community and #DataFam,


Welcome back for another installment of the Tableau Community Digest! The Tableau Community is consistently coming up with awesome new vizzes, creative courses, and engaging webinars. Let us take a look at some of the great things that we have to offer across the Tableau Community this week!


First, I would love to highlight the below viz shared to the Tableau Community via Twitter by James Smith. (@sportschord). It is first and foremost a quite beautiful viz, next, James did something we can all take note of. This is an iteration of a viz James already created! This is an excellent way to start the task of trying a new chart type. This allows you to work with familiar data, with familiar results, allowing you to truly invest all your energy in the design!




+ Steve Wexler held the first #ThinkDataThursday of the year last week. 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

Check out the recorded 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 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 a popular idea coming to the top of the charts again, we have the ability to change or replace data sources on a worksheet specific basis and not the entire workbook. For those with large workbooks and many sheets. I could see this being a very useful feature of Tableau! Do you think so as well? VOTE for the idea:


Most Talked About Thread


The most talked about thread that we have in the Tableau Community for this week's digest comes from a new user in the Tableau Community Forums Sonam Jha about creating a view with a single date filtering across 2 measures.

Check out this amazing thread and the process undertaken to achieve the desired result: 2 different measure cal using single date filter for Side by Side Bar graph


Community Highlights

+ Have you checked out the new Mentoring Meetup site? This site aims to connect mentors with mentees for expanding their Tableau skills. Monday, February 4th, at 10 am Eastern. Please note the timezone for this event and register below!

Registration and event details found:


+ There is an upcoming event with some true Tableau Titans, Zen Masters Jeffrey Shaffer, and Steve Wexler delve into what is happening in the data visualization world.

"Watch as best-selling authors Jeffrey Shaffer and Steve Wexler debate the good, the bad, and the “screaming cats” of data visualization." Register for Chart Talk today: Chart Chat: Two data viz experts duke it out, live (February 19) Tickets, Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite Hey! That is a great date! (The 19th is my birthday )


+ New blog post from @Adam E McCann (@adamemccann) about Dueling Data: 5 Types of Dashboards. Understanding how and when to visualize data can be difficult. One thing that is needed is not only a good chart type, to convey your message, but what will the whole visualization look like? Check out the 5 types of dashboards as broken down by Adam Crahen.


+ Webinar: New Year-New Topics hosted by Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan in this webinar the "Audience" decide the topics. Join this fun interactive webinar occurring on Wednesday, January 30th, 12-1 CDT Webinar: New Year-New Topics


+ Zen Master Ann Jackson and Social Media Ambassador Sarah Bartlett have teamed up this year to share a data postcard each week!  It is never to late to get started! Join them Week 2 and begin your journey - Dear Data 2019 – Week 2, Transportation – Jackson Two and here:


+ Tableau Zen Master Eva Murray has a new blog on Forbes about the power of a using a viz to really drive home your points. Find the post here: How Data Visualization Supports Communication


+ Tableau Ambassador, Rosario Gauna, has a new blog about using #SetActions in Tableau to create a hierarchical drill down. Check out the great blog here:


+ 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:


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Happy analyzing!



- Byrne


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