Welcome to the Tableau Community Digest


Lets talk about Iron Quest Sports Viz Sunday!

For September, the #IronQuest challenge is joining forces with #SportsVizSunday. Over at Sarah Bartlett's amazing website sarahlovesdata.co.uk you'll find two datasets that have been provided (NFL and Women's Golf Solheim Cup). You'll also see that this month the theme is broadened, and submissions will be accepted from ANY sports or sports related dataset!


#SportVizSunday provides a platform for those interested in sports to come together and explore the world of sports data and visualization. Follow Simon Beaumont, Spencer Baucke and James Smith on social to learn more. Note that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 6th October.

IronQuest Sports (sarahlovesdata.co.uk).JPG     Source: sarahlovesdata.co.uk





Are you planning to attend Tableau Conference this year (November 12-15, Las Vegas)? With just two months to go, you might want to check out this great blog courtesy of Karen Mahardy


"We've reached out to Tableau Community members across different industries and roles to find out how attending Tableau Conference (TC) is valuable, educational, and inspiring to them. These industry peers share their aha moments, major takeaways, special connections, and solutions learned at Tableau Conference. You can also attend and discover innovative solutions to apply at your own organization—which is one of many compelling reasons you can use to help you make the case to attend TC19 from November 12 – 15, 2019. Take the industry-relevant sessions and advice found here and add it to the justification letter we've created for you to make the case for attending with your manager."

Specialized learning at TC19 for government, financial services, healthcare, and more | Tableau Software


Karen has provided links to the TC19 session catalog (over 370 sessions in total), so whether you're in Healthcare, Education or the Public Sector - and everything in between! - you're sure to find the sessions to suit you.





Top-Voted Idea


Our top-voted idea this week is #1395 Proper string function - Proper (). This idea now has almost 500 votes. If it's a feature you'd like see in one of the future releases, please add your votes and comments (cc'ing Thomas Nhan as fyi)

Speaking about the Community ideas, I thought I'd share some of the ideas that were flipped to Released when we rolled out 2019.2 back in May. In total we flipped over 30 ideas with combined votes of over 3,300. Check out the full list here: Community Digest - May 28th 2019

If you have suggestions for new product features, we encourage you to add it to the Ideas board (don't forget you can vote on your own Idea Ideas



Most Talked About Thread


This week the most popular thread is  LOD sum with CASE doesn't work .Many thanks to our amazing Tableau Ambassador Deepak Rai for providing the Correct Answer here.




Community Highlights


Shout out to John Sarantos to say a big thank you for your recent contributions to the Tableau Community Forums. John is a member of the Forums since July this year and has already garnered over 3,800 points and reached 'Legend Maker' status. Fantastic stuff, thank you John!


Ken Flerlage has a pretty cool blog on how to create a hexbin scatterplot. He has included a plug and play template, so go check it out at https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/09/hexbin-scatterplot.html?m=1


Sticking with the Flerlage fam , kevin flerlage recently posted a blog to show a dozen use cases for collapsible containers. https://www.kevinflerlage.com/2019/09/cases-for-collapsible-containers.html


Klaus Schulte and Rosario Gauna collaborated on this blog on Internal Data Densification (a technique to densify data without adding extra points) https://vizjockey.com/2019/09/05/manifesto-of-internal-data-densification/


Lastly, Bridget Cogley wrote about how data collection needs to affect our analysis. Bridget brings in some practical questions and some ethical considerations over at TableauFit.com https://www.tableaufit.com/how-we-collect-data-matters/



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!