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Greetings Tableau Community,

 

First off I'd like to share a really interesting article published by Eva Murray in Forbes on the importance of color in data visualizations. Eva talks about how colors sets the tone and reinforces a message for the underlying visual display. The article made me think a bit more about the color design within Tableau, and the different color palettes used. If you're interested to learn more about the science behind color and visual design principles, there is on-demand webinar that you can access HERE.

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Next up, congratulations and thank yous are in order for some of our top contributors over the last week! Thanks to Naveen B for 30 answers being marked as Helpful, to Ken Flerlage for 18 answers marked Correct. To Zhouyi Zhang and Mahfooj Khan for crafting Responses that garnered 3+ Likes. Well done folks, thank you so much for everything you do in the Forums

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One of the more popular Ideas recently is #6100 Allow Server Administrators to View As Other Users. This idea was created three years ago and now has 400 Votes. You'll notice that Michael Hesser has kindly provided a workaround for this topic. However if this Idea is of interest to you, please add your votes and comments. 

 

Now that the 2019.2 Beta is available, we're excited to switch the status on a number of Ideas, such as ....

 

#1370  Force Server users to reset passwords

#1528  Tableau Server Enterprise deployments - Additional Password Policy controls

#7197  Tableau ONLINE Usage Stats

#4123  Traditional Chinese User Interface (Desktop, Prep and Server)

 

Our top viewed thread this week - with over 1500 views - is a question from Rachel Nichols re. Calculation help. Fantastic contributions on this thread from Ewald Hofman, Robert Breen and Kaz Shakir.

 

A quick reminder that if you'd like to help tackle our Unanswered Questions, please check out the Crow's Nest. You're welcome to search for specific topics you are an expert in and help answer questions from fellow Tableau Community members! Crow's Nest

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Lastly if you have any questions or suggestions for the Community Forums team, we would love for you to reach out - we're all ears!

Ciara Brennan  Patrick Byrne  Amanda Boyle  , or you can email us at community@tableau.com

 

 

Til next time, Ciara

Hi #DataFam,

 

This week I wanted to share a viz created by David Velleca about the rise and fall (based on dollars of revenue) of the various formats that we consume music in. Starting back with 8-track and vinyl back in 1973 and taking us to modern day with streaming services and other platforms. One interesting takeaway and something that helps support my theory about vinyl regaining popularity increasing over the last decade is how the sales revenue of vinyl declined all the way through 2007 until 2008 when it began its climb back up! Having collected vinyl all my life I had noticed a trend in its popularity but it is something I have neglected to prove with data. But luckily David has done it for me!

 

Check out the viz below and the rest of David's awesome gallery on Tableau Public: Tableau Public | David Velleca

 

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Announcements


+ Our Think Data Thursday with long-time Tableau Forum Ambassador Joe Oppelt took place last week! Joe discussed how to utilize sheet swapping to make your dashboards pop! Check out this link in the forum for details Think Data Thursday: How to utilize Sheet Swapping to make your Dashboards Pop - March 14, 2019 A recording of the webinar will be uploaded to our playlist here: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

+ Tableau Conference 2019 site is up! Check out the site and get excited for the biggest #DataFam party out there. It will be my 4th year attending the conference, and each year is bigger than the last! There is no other event out there quite like Tableau Conference. It is part music festival and part business conference. Where you can get down with a Tableau training, talk or workshop and then get down on the dance floor with some awesome artists at the Data Night Out! Check out the site: https://tc19.tableau.com/ Share your conference journey or excitement with the hashtag #Data19!

 

+ 2019.2 is in beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details from Tableau Product Marketing Specialist Emily Chen here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software.

 

We’re working hard to get Tableau 2019.2 out the door, but we need your input first! We invite you to give us feedback so we can identify any issues and ensure the highest quality for these new features. Features included in beta and in the final version of Tableau 2019.2 may change over time as we complete beta testing. Join the Tableau pre-release community today! Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

 

 

Most Talked About Thread


+ Our most talked about thread this week had 18 replies has a solution posted! Jon rios asked for some assistance on the use of KPI labels in Tableau, KPI labels for colors only shows 1 option, we have several replies from our phenomenal Tableau Community Forums members and some potential solutions shared by Robert Breen. Thanks for helping out your #DataFam Robert and thank you for posting in the Community Forums Jon!

 

Remember to mark replies has helpful, or correct if they help resolve the issue or answer your discussion question. It is a great way to say thanks for their contributions to our amazing Community Forums. Also, don't forget a workbook when you are posting! Users who post questions to attach a packaged workbook. This document is to help you understand when a packaged workbook helps, why we ask for it, and how to include one: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how. Definitely bookmark this resource!


Top Voted Idea

 

+ The top voted idea this week is Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users, created in 2016 and has 395 votes! The idea was created with the thought of being able to evaluate user permissions throughout an organization. Do you like the idea? Sign into the Tableau Community and up-vote it to show support! Don't forget to share the idea with other #DataFam who would also love this feature.

 

Join the conversation and share your ideas with the Tableau Community.

 

Community Highlights

 

 

+ Ken Flerlage, Tableau Zen Master, has a new blog post up about teaching you how to make radar charts in Tableau! Ken is a true Tableau Viz Wiz and has tons of awesome posts on his blog. Check out the latest about Radar Charts here: https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/03/radar-charts.html

 

+ Want some reasons to enter the Iron Viz competition? Check out the new blog post by Sarah Bartlett on her blog Sarah Loves Data and check out some of her other amazing posts. Share your reasons for entering Iron Viz in the comments!


+ New episode of the Tableau Wannabe Podcast is up! This episode is featuring Chantilly Jaggenauth a Tableau Zen Master! Listen to her talk about how she first started with Tableau and the amazing #MAD program. More information on MAD can be found here: Millennials and Data | Program Benefits  Listen here: The Tableau Wannabe Podcast: 192 - Chantilly Jaggernauth

 

+ The #LondonTUG has a new blog post up highlighting some amazing things from their last meeting. Watch the presentation by Mark Jewett, head of Product Marketing at Tableau.

 

+ Lorna Eden 's #WorkOutWednesday's challenge to add a custom sort control spired a new blog post from Klaus Schulte showing how he created his custom sort control. Check out the awesome blog from Klaus here: Custom Sort Controls in Tableau!

 

+ Don't miss your chance to respond! Courtney Jacobson on Tableau's Customer Solutions team has shared a poll in the forums to help improve and evolve the certification program. This survey is limited to those who have already completed their Tableau Desktop Qualifies Associate exam. If that is you - we would love to head from you. Please contribute here: Planning to level up? If you are new to Tableau or you would like to learn more about our certification exams you can read all about the process, the exams, take training, and register for your exams here: Certification | Tableau Software

 

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, analyzing, and discovering!

 

Patrick Byrne

 

Follow my thoughts on data at @Data_Diplomat_

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! We have some exciting news to share right out the gates today. Today at SXSW the Tableau Foundation announced that it is committing more than $1.3 million in software, services, and financial support to help eliminate veteran and chronic homelessness in 50 communities across the U.S. by 2025. The partnership will help Community Solutions, a nonprofit expanding the use of data and analytics for its highly successful Built for Zero program. This grant helps all Built for Zero communities move from working with aggregate-level data to person-level data, while also helping automate the process of ingesting, transforming, and visualizing their data.

 

Tableau Foundation has been working with the Built for Zero team on ways to bring together data from dozens of organizations across a community and help people in need get the right support in the moments they need it. To date, 10 communities – like Arlington, VA, Bergen County, NJ, and Abilene, TX – have functionally ended homelessness for veterans, people experiencing chronic homelessness or both. The initiative has exceeded its initial 50 communities and is now active in more than 70 communities across the country including Detroit, Phoenix, Jacksonville, St. Louis, and Denver. Read the full blog post and find out how you can support this important work here: Built for Zero communities use data to fight homelessness at the system level  | Tableau Software

 

I'd love to share a special shout out to Tableau Zen Masters and friends Lilach Manheim Ann Jackson Ken Flerlage Anya A'hearn Allan Walker & Neil Richards for your generous support of this work. Thank you!

 

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Announcements


+ Our next Think Data Thursday is this Thursday, March 14th with long-time Tableau Forum Ambassador Joe Oppelt . Joe will be discussing how to utilize sheet swapping to make your dashboards pop! Check out this link in the forum for details Think Data Thursday: How to utilize Sheet Swapping to make your Dashboards Pop - March 14, 2019 8 AM PST and be sure to RSVP here: Webinar Registration.

 

I was recently looking back through old blogs and documents on the Tableau Community history and discovered that Joe was one of the original Tableau Ambassadors! He joined the forums in 2014 and in 2015 he was selected into the original cohort of nine and recognized for his engagement and support in the Community Forums. Here is the announcement blog: Meet the Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software  Thank you so much for the last five years+ of support! We look forward to continuing to work together for years to come

 

+ 2019.2 is in beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details from Tableau Product Marketing Specialist Emily Chen here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software .

 

We’re working hard to get Tableau 2019.2 out the door, but we need your input first! We invite you to give us feedback so we can identify any issues and ensure the highest quality for these new features. Features included in beta and in the final version of Tableau 2019.2 may change over time as we complete beta testing. Join the Tableau pre-release community today! Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

 

 

Most Talked About Thread


Our most talked about thread this week had 17 replies and was resolved! Caroline Ettinger was trying to do a Rolling week comparison by week. She had done her due diligence and read a bunch of previous questions - but none solved for what she was experiencing. She was unable to share her original workbook but cleaned up a portion of the data which kicked the conversation into high gear. Thank you for all that supported Caroline in solving this issue and cheers to Don Wise for providing the correct answer.

 

As we will continue to share, in the Tableau Forums, we frequently request those who post questions to attach a packaged workbook. This document is to help you understand when a packaged workbook helps, why we ask for it, and how to include one: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how . Please bookmark this resource!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Ambassador and Interworks pro David Pires recently wrote a piece on the new features in 2019.1: check it out here! 2019.1's new features included Ask Data, Prep Conductor, Tableau Mobile and more. You can read about all the new features and highlights on our products page: Tableau 2019.1 New Features

 

+ Zen Master and Forbes contributor Eva Murray wrote a new feature on 'Changing The Conversation For Women In Data'. In the article, she writes, "A move towards gender equality in an organization and in our sector can start with small steps and I invite you to be part of it by changing the conversation". Eva has authored eight articles for Forbes so far. You can see them all here on her author page: Eva Murray on Forbes

 

+ Courtney Jacobson on Tableau's Customer Solutions team has shared a poll in the forums to help improve and evolve the certification program. This survey is limited to those who have already completed their Tableau Desktop Qualifies Associate exam. If that is you - we would love to head from you. Please contribute here: Planning to level up? If you are new to Tableau or you would like to learn more about our certification exams you can read all about the process, the exams, take training, and register for your exams here: Certification | Tableau Software

 

 

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 March - the month that brings us Spring daffodils, March Madness and of course St. Patrick's Day

This week I'd like to share a fantastic post by Jim Cox, our Product Manager for Tableau Mobile. Tableau Mobile:  Redesigned App Coming Soon The redesigned app brings lots of welcome improvements to the browsing experience and offline access.

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Announcements

Our CTO Andrew Beers recently announced a new Engineering blog for R&D. Check it out here: Announcing our new Engineering Blog for research and development | Tableau Software I particularly liked the blog by Mia Dubose on how to make Sprint reviews more visual.

 

Why not visit the Community's one-stop-shop for all things Tableau Public , feel free to jump in to answer questions, share tips on how you created your Vizzes and vote on the Ideas.

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Most Talked About Thread

One of our most viewed threads this week is a question from Yun Jing on making Gantt bars for financial data. Some great inputs by Zhouyi Zhang and Robert Breen to help address this. This thread is worth a read as its always nice to see great collaboration between Community members How to make Gantt Bar for Financial data?

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea from last week is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. Good news is that Idea #7197 is now marked Beta, so if you'd like to try out Tableau Online Admin Insights for yourself, check it out here - we welcome your feedback

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Community Highlights

Some of our members that have joined within the last few months are really moving through the ranks and providing great contributions. So big thanks and shout outs to Manoj Lobo (Data Cowboy level), Claire Smith (Data Wrangler level) and Tatiana Hernandez (Got Data level).

 

As a reminder, the actions to receive points are outlined on this page Points, Levels & Badges

 

TC Europe is coming up soon (17-19 June), and if you'd like to hear more about it why not dial in to the live webinar on March 7th (10-10.30 GMT)

 

As always if you have any feedback or suggestions for the Tableau Community Forums team, please email us at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers, Ciara

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter