Hi everyone, and welcome to the Tableau Community Digest

 

Lots of excitement with the release this month of 2019.3! From Explain Data to Tableau Catalog to the Tableau Server Management Add-on, there is plenty to sink your teeth into. Check out some of the new features at Tableau 2019.3 Features | Tableau Software

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Announcements

 

Zen Master Klaus Schulte has a great blog on visualizing P&L statements, check it out at https://vizjockey.com/2019/09/20/visualizing-pl-statements-in-tableau/

 

The Thailand User Group team recently ran their first hackathon. The topic they selected was the mismanagement of waste and the winners were Chatchai Chatterak and Ramet Sungsuwan. Have a look at the winning viz on Tableau Public Tableau Public

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Are you studying for your Tableau Certification? If so I would recommend reading up on these fantastic tips kindly by Christine Reitmann (a student from the Munster School of Business) and Marie Le Bars (Senior Technical Support Engineer in Tableau)

https://vizjockey.com/2019/08/28/becoming-a-tableau-desktop-specialist/

Pass the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Like A Boss

 

If you missed the webinar by Joshua Milligan on September 19th ("I Can Do That With Tableau Prep!?"), you can watch it back here Teknion Webinar: I Can Do That With Tableau Prep!?

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

With the availability of 2019.3, there were a number of Community Ideas that were flipped from 'Active' to 'Released'. This include the following (which had over 2,200 votes combined!)

 

Tableau Prep: Connect to a Tableau Data Source https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8713

Python/R custom script for Prep https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9542

Fix PowerPoint export to include all pages in a story https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9944

PDF attachment to subscriptions https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1958   https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6379

Localize Tableau in Italian https://community.tableau.com/ideas/4664

Use context filters in server web edit https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8467

Add Google BigQuery for Tableau Prep Connections https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8872

Be able to kill a database refresh task on Tableau Server https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1108

ISO8601 WeekDate rules applied in Tableau https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2992

Tableau Prep. Zoom in/out  https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9989

Ability to change the way flows are viewed in Tableau Prep https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8883

Tableau Prep - Copy a part of a workflow and paste it in a different workflow https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9615

Copy Paste Nodes Between Prep Files https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9084

Tableau Data Catalog for Tableau Online  https://community.tableau.com/ideas/10419

 

The idea with the most votes this week is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1411   If this is a feature you would like to see in Tableau, then please add your votes and comments.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most popular thread this week is LOD sum with CASE doesn't work Many thanks to Forum Ambassador Deepak Rai for providing the Correct Answer.

 

Speaking of Correct Answers, if a response solves your query on the forums here is a quick reminder for how to mark the response as Correct.

 

 


Lastly, what do you think are the 30 most important resources for Tableau Desktop beginners? Andy Cotgreave would love to hear from you! What are the 30 most important resources for Desktop beginners?

 

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