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Welcome to the Community Digest, #DataFam!


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!




+ 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:


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 or tweet at us @tableausupport


Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!


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




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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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


Til next time