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2019

Hi folks, and welcome to this week's Tableau Community Digest

 

To kick off, Ken Flerlage has a guest post on his website by Alexander Varlamov https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/08/tableau-in-motion.html . Here Alexander describes the techniques he uses to create data driven pictures in Tableau. I'd also recommend checking out this 'Tableau in Motion' session from #TC18.

For those interested in animations, you might want to sign up for the pre-release at the Get Beta site Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

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Next up is a fun activity to see how well can YOU can estimate the size of circles and the length of bars! Take this super quick survey from Steve Wexler and compare your results with the other respondents.

Estimating circles and bars

 

Announcements

 

Speaking of pre-releases, Harveen Kathuria is keen to hear feedback from folks that would like to see enhancements to table visualizations. In this pre-release, the column limit has been raised from 16 to 50, plus some improvements have been made to the horizontal scrollbar and also to sorting. Sign up now for our upcoming Pre-Release for Tableau Desktop!

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Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week is #1156 Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. This idea now has over 600 votes, and if it's a feature you'd like to see in future release please don't hesitate to add your votes and comments. Our Dev team regularly reviews the Community ideas to help inform the product road-map, and we welcome your inputs on the Ideas  board.

 

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 the most popular thread is Sig Testing at Respondent level instead of Aggregate level. I always love to hear nice compliments for the folks that help answer Community questions, so kudos to you Zhouyi Zhang

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yinting wong

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ If you're in Cork (Ireland) on September 18th, myself and Pauline Le Corvec are presenting at the Cork TUG. More details here: https://usergroups.tableau.com/corktableauusergroupsept2019

 

+ Quick reminder about the latest batch of Ambassadors for 2019 Introducing the new 2019 Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

+ Steve Wexler has a workshop in Atlanta (Georgia) on October 3rd. The topic is Building World-Class Business Dashboards.

 

+ Are you attending Tableau Conference this year? If so, join the conversation at the TC board here Tableau Conference

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If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the weekly Digest, you can reach out to the team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy vizzing!

Ciara

Hello #DataFam!

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Welcome to another edition of the Tableau Community Digest! I just returned back to the great rainy Seattle after spending a good week up in the British Columbia wilderness. Salmo, BC to be exact if you map junkies want to see just how far I ventured from my home city. Taking some time to unplug always brings me a renewed sense of vigor to my work and daily life. Well, enough about my fun, let's talk data!

 

This week I wanted to highlight a viz that touches on something that we almost all will experience at some point in our life, having to take medications, and what side effects you might experience from these medications.

From dry skin to the drug not being effective at all, find out common symptoms with this analysis of vigilance reports from the FDA. The design and aesthetic of the viz is captivating to me and very clean, in my opinion. Check out more work by the author of the viz, Simon Lafosse, at his Tableau Public profile found here.

 

Another amazing work of Simon's I would love to call out is Colorful Music a phenomenal viz that explores data from research on how humans associate music to color. It is not only a fascinating topic but also a beautiful and colorful viz. Create a profile and make sure to favorite those vizzes and follow those authors that inspire you.

 

 

Announcement

 

+ Tableau Conference is just around the corner! Don't hesitate and secure your ticket today! I will be there with the Tableau Community team and cannot wait for the big show. Secure your ticket by August 23rd and save $200! Register here.

 

+ Don't sleep on the Tableau 2019.3 beta! Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a phenomenal blog that would definitely check out. 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 a 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/

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week is 'IN' Operator equivalent added to Tableau. This idea originally posted back in 2012, received 3 new votes this week, and has received a total of 798 votes. There is some great information from Tableau and other community members in the comments of the idea that I highly suggest checking out a newer feature of Tableau, Set Actions, that many users have leveraged to achieve the use cases listed for using an 'IN' operator in SQL.

 

* 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 was Joining multiple data sets from Nana Taylor. This thread had 21 replies and was answered by Forums Ambassador Jim Dehner. Thank you, Jim, for helping yet another member of the Tableau Community!

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Emma Whyte has a new blog series out about becoming a data-driven, check it out here.

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Joshua Smith has a new blog post out Is Your Data Story Actually A Story?. This is a great read and great self-analysis about his own viz. Check it out today!

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Tamas Foldi has a new article out on the medium about Scaling out Tableau Extracts — Building a distributed Tableau Hyper Cluster. Check it out today!

 

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!

Patrick

@Data_Diplomat_

Welcome to the Community Digest, #DataFam!https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheTableauChartCatalog/TableauChartExamples/1.png

 

Coming right out the gate after being named a Tableau Public Ambassador, kevin flerlage has released a Tableau Chart Catalog - with examples created in Tableau by the Tableau Community! From the blog, "Have you ever wanted a single resource that showed the different types of charts possible in Tableau?  Personally, I have...many…many times.  I have tried to use my favorites for this purpose, but the fact is, I am missing many charts and I now have so many favorites, it is difficult to work through them." He continues, "The goal of the Tableau Chart Catalog is to provide you with one source of reference for the dozens and dozens of charts that can be created within Tableau.  It should allow you to better understand these charts, their use cases, and what they represent, but more importantly, this should act as inspiration for your next visualization."

 

This is a bookmark-worthy resource if I ever saw one! I've included a link to the viz on the right. It's mall here but available in full size on Kevin's Tableau Public profile. Check out his blog and dig in & enjoy!

 

Announcement

 

+ Did you know you can save $200 off the cost of a ticket to Tableau Conference if you purchase a ticket before August 16th? To join the conversation about all things TC and #data19, come visit the forums board Tableau Conference

 

+ 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/

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week as Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. This idea, originally posted back in 2012, received 8 new votes this week. The comments are great and we are flagging this for review with the dev team. If you have anything to ad, please feel free to comment and vote.

 

* 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 was How to show a diagram only if the n is bigger 5 f.i.? from Tobias Ganowski. The thread had 24 replies and was answered by Lena Boehnke! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped Tobias find a solution.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Ravi Mistry added his latest blog on Project Griffon to this forum doc: Project Griffon: Beyond Custom Administrative Views Check it out!

 

+ Hall of Fame Zen Master Craig Bloodworth has a new blog post & command line app that was just released using the new Hyper API: Extracting before you can say Comma Separated Variable

 

+ For back to school season Zen Master Bridget Cogley put together a new blog: Tableau + Schools = Opportunity. This is a must-read for all our community members in higher ed. While you're at it check out the Student Resource Page & the Instructor Resource Page

 

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 another edition of the Tableau Community Digest!

 

To kick off I thought I'd share this blog from Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer where he shares how to create a map zoom with radial distance and increasing mark size. Check it out at Data + Science

On the topic of maps and spatial calculations, there are a few features rolled out in Tableau 2019.2 that are worth trying out. Vector maps | Feature 103002, MakePoint | Feature 103004, MakeLine | Feature 103005.

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If you haven't come across some of the cool Data + Music vizzes yet, I would highly recommend taking a peek Data + Music Stories | Tableau Software . I particularly loved 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac by Ken Flerlage

 

Announcements

 

Our new inductees to the 2019 Tableau Ambassador program has just been announced, read all about it in Amanda Boyle' s blog Introducing the new 2019 Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software We are really excited to welcome everyone on board Our new Tableau Forum Ambassadors include

Vikram Gokhale  Naveen B  KALPIT GOYAL shuhei saito Ritesh Bisht  Peter Fakan  Paul Wachtler Michael Ye  Don Wise  Mahfooj Khan  Hari Ankem  Eugenia Kis  Ken Flerlage Diego Parker

 

Did you know you can save $200 off the cost of a ticket to Tableau Conference if you purchase a ticket before August 16th? To join the conversation about all things TC and #data19, come visit the forums board Tableau Conference

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Recognition

 

Shout outs to the following folks for their recent contributions to the Community Forums   We really appreciate how you've helped answer questions from fellow Community members, kudos to you!

Heyward Drummond  Anuj yadav  Nick Jastrzebski

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

This week the top voted idea is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This idea now has over 830 votes. If this is a feature you'd like to see in Tableau, please vote and add your comments (remember, you need to be logged in to the forums to do so)

If there are any new features you would like to see in Tableau, you are welcome to submit an idea to the Ideas board. Our Dev team regularly reviews the content here to help inform product roadmap decisions, so your feedback is most welcome.

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our top viewed thread is Optional map after filtering in a dashboard by Jiaqi Zhang. Many thanks to Diego Parker for providing the correct answer. Adding screenshots is always a useful way to show the approach taken, so thanks for that Diego.

 

If you have any thoughts on what you'd like to see in our weekly Digest, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out to the team (myself, Patrick Byrne Amanda Boyle Stephen Munoz ) or drop us an email at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

Ciara