Hi Tableau Community!


We have another week of an amazing digest with some phenomenal content from the Tableau Community. I decided that I wanted to share a viz that shows you how to create a highly requested chart type, Create a Hub & Spoke Diagram, which can be used to show many different types of data. The most common and data that interests me due to my love of traveling, is flight data! Create a hub and spoke diagram of your own with the embedded example video created by Andy Kriebel within the Tableau Public viz. Check the full viz here.




If you use this viz and video to make your own hub and spoke, upload it to Tableau Public and share it as a comment to this digest. I want to see what data everyone dives into using this chart type.





+ Our team has a new video that will guide you through the updated process for a Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier to a TSM version of Tableau Server. Definitely watch this before upgrading Tableau Server! Full video can be found here: Video: Upgrading from Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier


+ Ewald Hofman, Tableau Product Manager, wants your feedback on the following Tableau Community Idea: "'Excel Like' Sorting". Ewald is looking for some screenshots and examples of your use cases.


+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019!
Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19


+ Don't miss out on your chance to join #data19 in Berlin at a discounted rate. Register today! TC Europe Tickets.


+ Check out the 2019.2 beta before it is too late! 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 .


Top-Voted Idea


This week our top-voted idea is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field which was posted by Russell Lamb and has received 7 votes over the last week. Bringing the total for the Community Forums Idea to 779 total votes! There are no current updates for the idea, but please show your support for the feature by sharing, up-voting and adding additional comments!


*To participate with a vote, or comment on the idea you will need to log in with your Tableau Community Forums account.


Most Talked About Thread


Our most talked about tread comes from Dheeraj I who posted April 4th was quickly engaged by Naveen B who was able to provide an outside the box solution leveraging the Contains() function in Tableau Desktop. The initial suggestion that Naveen had was to leverage REGEXP (Regular Expressions) within Tableau, but this was not able to be accomplished due to the data types in use. Thanks for the awesome assistance Naveen and thanks for posting in the Community Dheerja!


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



+ The Tableau Mobile deployment with Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune guide is a great resource for users attempting to manage the Tableau Mobile deployments. Check the guide out from Rahul Motwani found here.


+ Why Do Bar Charts Work? and Interesting Bar Chart Variations you and Could Be Using! The phenomenal Eva Murray has two amazing articles in Forbes about bar charts. Explore the reasoning behind why these charts are successful in conveying your point with data. Then take a turn to the design of your charts by checking the interesting variations of bar charts that are out there.


+ Explore the thought behind beauty within a viz through in the newest blog post from Bridget Cogley. Check the new blog post as well as the rest of Bridget's awesome blog here.


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


Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!