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Hello Tableau Community!

 

As we wrap up July I thought I would highlight a few of our #sportsvizsunday visualizations. To start it off, let's take a look at this viz brought to us by Simon Beaumont. Here, he breaks down the 2019 Wimbledon's Men's Singles Final between Federer and Djokovic. Check out the viz to see how Simon effortlessly uses data to tell the story of the match.

 

In keeping with the tennis theme, Simon also compiled an excellent viz on both women and men Wimbledon Champions of the open era. Check out the viz to see which countries and players have dominated tennis for the past 50 years.

 

 

Announcements

 

Did you miss last week's webinar with Tableau Zen Master Adam McCann? He showed us how visual analytics can bring to life the patterns encoded in music. If you did miss it, no need to worry. Head on over to our on-demand version of the webinar to watch it in your spare time. You can view the on-demand webinar here Visualise Music Patterns with Data  | Tableau Software.   

 

Stay up to date on all the music-related webinars we have coming up: Data + Music | Tableau Software and all other non-music, but DATA related webinars can be found here: Webinars | Tableau Software.

 

 

Recognition

 

We have a big achievement this week, Forum Ambassador Zhouyi Zhang (ZZ) has reached 100,000 points on the forum. Just the second member to do so, we are thrilled to have ZZ reach this milestone! Big Congrats to you ZZ and thank you for all your support on the forums. For those reading, be sure to give ZZ shout out and some thanks!

 

Joe Oppelt & Jim Dehner are neck and neck to be the next to cross the 100K threshold. Who will be the first to do so?

 

I'd also like to congratulate Jonathan Sherman & Sander Binda for having 50 of your answers marked helpful! This earned you both the Helpful is My Middle Name badge. Thank you for providing content to the forums that so many users have found helpful. Keep up the good work!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Adam Freeman and was originally posted in Jun, 2016. This idea is to allow Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6100 which received 9 new votes last week, bringing the total to 452 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

* 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!

 


Most Talked About Thread


Last week's most talked about thread was submitted by Scott Carman on July 24th. Titled YoY Calc, Scott was looking for help on creating a year over year calculation with a fiscal year that begins in October and ends in September.

 

The post received 16 replies and a correct answer. Thank you Kelly McGrady for coming in with the right answer to help Scott.

 

Note: To mark a comment helpful or correct you will need to be logged in to the Community Forums.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Sarah Battersby latest blog post is a can't miss read on Converting Geohash to Lat/Lon in Tableau Prep 2019.3 with TabPy. Sarah digs in to how to use the new Python integration in Tableau Prep Builder 2019.3.1 (still in pre-release at the time of the blog) to geocode data sources to point lat/lon locations in order to map them easily in Tableau.

 

+ Yvan Fornes shared his latest viz on Land Cover | Natural vs Artificial Lands, which showcases how changes in land cover and land use are among the leading contributors to terrestrial biodiversity loss.

 

+ Craig Bloodworth has a new version of the Export All extension for Tableau.

 

+ Python & R support in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (currently in beta) is going to going to enable a whole lot of new use cases. Robert Carroll has a “return a value from a prior row to the current row” Python script that will enable multi-row formulas: https://community.tableau.com/docs/DOC-23322

 

+ Last but not least, check here for a non-exhaustive list of blog posts and other resources for using Python integration introduced in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (in beta as of 29 July 2019). Thanks to Jonathan Drummey

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com

 

 

Best,

Stephen Munoz

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Zo/ZodiacConstellations/Dashboard/1.pngHello #DataFam!

 

I was out yesterday, Monday the 22nd, and so I am bringing you the Digest a day late but definitely not a dollar short. I wanted to highlight an awesome viz that caught my eye this week as I have always been somewhat fascinated with the Zodiac signs (not the killer kind) and find myself looking into the stars at night when I escape to our more rural parts of Washington. In this viz from Hesham Eissa we explore the various Zodiac Constellation as well as providing some history and information surrounding the symbolism of each.

 

Without giving out my actual birthday, I am a Pisces, and it seems quite fitting in some ways. I am a true Seattle-ite and have always been extremely comfortable in and near water.

 

(I believe I have mentioned my birthday before in a previous Digest before, so you can go hunting for this factoid if, but no more hints than that! Well, you can start the hunt here(ok, that was the last hint): Getting Started in the Forums)

 

 

Announcements

 

Adam McCann is presenting a webinar coming up this Thursday at 6:30 AM PST about his infamous Beatles viz! This was one of the first vizzes that really sparked the light bulb in my head about how much can be done in Tableau! Register for the webinar here: Visualise Music Patterns with Data  | Tableau Software

 

Stay up to date on all the music-related webinars we have coming up: Data + Music | Tableau Software and all other non-music, but DATA related webinars can be found here: Webinars | Tableau Software a

 

 

Recognition

 

We are excited to recognize a powerhouse in the Forums this week. Branden Kornell achieved the coveted "Questions for Breakfast" badge in the Community Forums, which is earned for having 25 replies or more marked correct in the Forums!

 

Cheers to you Brandon! We hope we will get the chance to meet you at Tableau Conference this November and we can connect on all things Community!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week comes from Stephen Smirl created the idea originally in 2012, receiving 782 total votes over its lifetime as well as 9 votes for the last week! The idea 'IN' Operator equivalent has had dozens of comments and support from the Tableau Community. Continue to share your feedback with the team so they can better our product.

 

* 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!

 


Most Talked About Thread


This Week's Most Talked About Thread was Last Year to Latest Quarter Sale Difference by Chaitanya Kulkarni.  In the post Chaitanya shares, "I'm trying to calculate last year (2017) sales minus current year (2018) quarter (Q4) sales difference." The thread evolves from there with 16 comments so far and a handful of people contributing. Follow the link above to read the thread and add your comments or learn along with the rest of us. We hope to see a resolution and correct answer on this soon!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage has a brand new blog post out for users' wanting to learn about the various ways to connect to MongoDB to Tableau, 4 ways to be exact! Check out the full blog post on Ken's blog here: https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/07/mongodb.html?m=1

 

+ The ever-talented Bridget Cogley has a new piece about "Data and the World in Which I Live." up now and takes us on a journey on how she interprets data in everyday life. Check out the new post here: https://www.tableaufit.com/data-and-the-world-in-which-i-live

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has a new post that plays off last week's "Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts" (linked below) with a new piece: Python strikes again! More Python scripts for Tableau Prep

 

+ The Viz Chic has a brand new blog post about AnsweringTough Questions that you might find yourself asked. I definitely am going to bookmark this one myself for future reference!

 

+ Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts | VizPainter. Also check out this post from Tom Christian on Python with a different use case here: TabPy + Prep == <3 (yellow heart)

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at me @Data_Diplomat_

 

Happy analyzing everyone!

 

Cheers,

Patrick Byrne

Welcome to the Community Digest, #DataFam!

 

This week we want to celebrate all the incredible Data + Music vizzes we are seeing! Music is a part of our identity. It defines us and unifies us. Data + Music is a collection of visualizations from the Tableau community highlighting the data behind the music we love. Turn the volume up with the most powerful and flexible analytics platform for your data.

 

Have you seen this incredible (ie: ridiculously amazing) collection of vizzes?! Check out the Tableau Public Gallery here: Data + Music Viz Gallery | Tableau Public The best thing about this is it applies to EVERYONE! No matter where you're from, what language you speak, what you feel your level of experience is, or what genres of music you are into - all of us have felt the rythym of a song, heard a lyric you couldn't get out of your head, or been carried away by a melody. Music (along with math) is my favorite universal language! For real - go check out the gallery! It's amazing.

 

In honor of the best CMO Tableau has ever had, here is a Tom Petty Viz by Karen Hinson! Elissa Fink, this one is for you

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Announcements

 

+ Have you had a chance to check out the 2019.3 Beta yet? Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a great blog breaking down the leading new features. Check it out here: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software.

 

If you want to connect with our developers directly we encourage you to get involved with the Tableau Pre-Release + User Research Community! This site fosters direct collaboration between the Tableau Development team and our customers and partners throughout the product development lifecycle. Tableau Pre- Release + User Research programs let you evaluate, experience and provide feedback on emerging ideas and new product capabilities. Again here is the link: https://prerelease.tableau.com/welcome/

 

Recognition

 

We are excited to celebrate two strong contributors in the community forums this week! Data School Alum and Viz Whiz Diego Parker earned both the "Help one, help all!" badge for having 100 of their answers marked as helpful, and the "Question Slayer" badge for having answers marked correct 50 times. These are massive contributions and we are so appreciative of your support of the forum, Diego, thank you!

 

Second up we have Data Monarch (1ok+ total points!) Paul Wachtler who just earned an "Answer Wizard" badge for having answers marked correct 100 times! Paul has only been a forum member since September 2018 and has blown us away with his contributions.

 

Cheers to you both! We hope we will get the chance to meet you at Tableau Conference this November and we can connect on all things Community!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week comes from Brad Earle, Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. The idea was originally posted back in 2012 and has 581 votes to date and 72 comments. It doesn't look like there has been any engagement on the idea from our developer team so we are working on connecting with the proper product manager to make sure they are aware of the recent activity. If this idea is relevant to your work - or if you want to add a comment we encourage you to log in and share your feedback.

 

* 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!

 


Most Talked About Thread


This Week's Most Talked About Thread was Last Year to Latest Quarter Sale Difference by Chaitanya Kulkarni.  In the post Chaitanya shares, "I'm trying to calculate last year (2017) sales minus current year (2018) quarter (Q4) sales difference." The thread evolves from there with 16 comments so far and a handful of people contributing. Follow the link above to read the thread and add your comments or learn along with the rest of us. We hope to see a resolution and correct answer on this soon!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master and User Group Ambassador Simon Beaumont shared that the July SportsVizSunday challenge is live! The challenge runs until the end of July and is being hosted by fellow Zen Master Rob Radburn. Simon shared that they've already seen one VOTD and would love to see the community submit lots of amazing Tableau Public vizzes! Here’s the link to the data: Tour De France - dataset by sportsvizsunday | data.world

 

+ Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner recently had the opportunity to present "Mapping - Dots, lines, shapes and more" to the graduate level Marketing Analytics class at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea Ohio. He took the group beyond mapping basics in to navigating with maps and using maps for visual impact. Thanks for the update and great work Jim!

 

+ Zen Master and Social Ambassador Eva Murray put together instructions on how to build a Voronoi diagram in Tableau. She also included the steps for modeling the data, as well as a dummy dataset of 1000 records so people can build their own version. Check it out here: Controlling space in football - Exasol

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley put together a post on where I think data viz falls between art and science: Art, Science, or Something in Between.

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has a new post covering some simple, but useful scripts using Python in Tableau Prep 2019.3: Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts | VizPainter. Josh also shared that Tom Christian has another Python post with a different use case here: TabPy + Prep == <3 (yellow heart)

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Welcome to the latest Tableau Community Digest!

 

It's pretty exciting to see all of the new features to try out with the Tableau 2019.3 beta. From 'Explain Data', to 'Tableau Catalog' to 'Project McKinley', there really is plenty to keep you busy! Check out the blog courtesy of Ryan McShane to learn more: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software

 

You are welcome to download the beta version today. Our Dev team are keen to hear your feedback! Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

 

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Announcements

 

David Murphy (aka Datasaurus-Rex) has a fantastic podcast with Mark Jewett (our VP of Product Marketing). They cover the recent Salesforce announcement and what makes the Tableau product and community so awesome!

 

Interested in mapping spatial data? Then why not check out the Pluralsight course by Zen Master Adam Crahen https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/mapping-spatial-data-tableau-desktop

Note: for those that don't have a Pluralsight account, you can use a free 10 day trial here: https://pluralsight.pxf.io/kPBax  

 

Don't forget the closing date for the 2019 Tableau Ambassador nominations is coming up July 12th at 5pm PST. Check out the blog courtesy of Amanda Boyle : Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

 

Time to recognize some members of the Tableau Community for their recent contributions to the Forums. First up is Maneesh Gaddam, now up to Viz Virtuoso level. A recent thank you to Maneesh is on this thread "Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, something like that is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!"

 

Next up for is Kelly McGrady , who recently earned badges for 'Helping' and 'I Know Stuff!'.

 

To learn more about earning points and badges in the Forums, drop by this page Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The top-voted Idea this week is #2747 'Only Relevant Values on Secondary Data Source'. https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2747  This idea was first created back in 2013 and has 447 votes to date. If this is a feature you'd like to see implemented, please add your votes & comments to the idea.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week is 'How to created nested IF statement in Calculation field'. Kudos to Naveen B for providing the correct answer here

 

 

Community Highlights

 

If you missed TC19 in Berlin, you can catch the highlights here: Tableau Conference Europe 2019 - YouTube

 

To keep up to date on the latest events and User Group meetups, check out Events and Conferences

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If you have any suggestions for future editions of the Digest, please drop us a mail at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

 

Ciara  

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter

 

Happy Monday Tableau Community!

 

As the newest member to the Tableau Community team I must first say that I am in awe of all the amazing data work being created and shared by all of you on the community forums. All of you are what makes this space so special. Thank you for being a part of our #DataFam!

 

In case you missed it, I am sharing one of my favorites from last week’s viz of the day series. This one is on UFO Sightings in America. Created by Natalie Miteva, you can check out this and other vizzes she's put together. They not only look great but have some really interesting stories to tell. Personally, I have never seen a UFO but I do keep my eyes to the skies in the hopes I might catch a sighting.

 

 

Announcements

 

The Tableau Mobile App is getting a redesign! The app is expected to be released to the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for it to drop. For any questions or feedback you may have, join the conversation around the redesign.

 

Are you a Tableau server or site administrator? If so, we'd like to learn about your experience of managing server and site settings. Please share your feedback directly with the Tableau product team by completing this 5-minute survey.

 

Tableau Ambassador nominations are open! Nominate the data heroes in your life that you want to lead the Tableau Community Forums! Check out all the details on the Tableau blog here: Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

 

As we do every week, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge some of our shining stars of the past week. KALPIT GOYAL has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Geraldine Zanolli, Madhuri Tanniru, & Tanusri Sarkar all earned the "I love helping!" badge last week. Thank you all for contributing to the forum and continuing to make this space a great place for learning and development!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Stephen Smirl and was originally posted in Aug, 2012. This idea is about adding an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1500 which received 6 new votes last week, bringing the total to 766 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

* 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!

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week comes from Community Forums member Data Rules who posted this thread first in June 26th at 4:55 PM Pacific Time. To date, there are 15 replies to the thread! Be sure to check out the thread if you are interested in learning How to hide a value from a FILTER without filtering out any data.

 

Note: To mark a comment helpful or correct you will need to be logged in to the Community Forums.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray is hosting a webinar on football (soccer for the Americans) analytics in Tableau with Exasol on July 3rd at 3pm BST. Register for the webinar here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16939/362568

 

+ If you missed last week's #ThinkDataThursday hosted by Zen Master Ken Flerlage, be sure to check out the on-demand playback in our YouTube Channel - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data.

 

+In case you missed it last week, Anya A'hearn's blog post on Feeding the screen-time beast with shifting mobile metrics is a truly enthralling read. Learn from one of the best on how you can build mobile dashboards that serve up relevant content that is engaging, useful, and quick to digest on the go.

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport. You can also tweet at me personally at @StephenmOnline.

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Stephen Munoz