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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

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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Welcome to a brand new edition of the Tableau Community Digest! This week we have some excellent content for the music and data lovers out there. Music has been a huge part of my life, from playing percussion all throughout my primary schooling to continuing to dabble in music production, constantly seeing live shows and involving myself in local music festivals. I find a lot, if not all, of my spare time spent outside of the fun world of data, is lost in the world of music.

 

Luckily my two passions of the world of data and music actually collide quite often as seen in some of the amazing Tableau vizzes! Some of these amazing music vizzes were shared in the following blog about Data + Music!

 

One of the vizzes is about one of my all-time favorite bands Fleetwood Mac. This phenomenal band was highlighted in this viz(pictured to the right) by Ken Flerlage is quite a beautiful piece that shows the history of this great band. Check out the full viz on Tableau Public. Login to "Favorite" the viz.

 

 

Announcements

#ThinkDataThursday is happening this week, June 27th at 8 AM PT, with the phenomenal Ken Flerlage. This #TDT we will be looking at data densification in Tableau.

 

Register for this webinar today: Think Data Thursday: An Introduction to Data Densification - June 27th, 8AM PT

 

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

 

There are some big achievements to celebrate in the Tableau Community Forums this week. Stephen Rizzo has achieved the coveted "Help one, help all!" badge and Manoj Lobo has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Thank you for your amazing contributions to the community forums. These are what make the community such 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 Rebecca Sundquist and was originally posted in 2012 and is about limiting the measure names presented in Tableau quick filters. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1274 which received 8 new votes last week, bringing the total to 403 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 Thoa Nguyen who posted this thread first June 24th at 1:42 AM and has had a whopping 24 replies! There has been a ton of great examples shared on this thread about the Difference between Marks and Rows in Tableau.

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Zen Masters Merlijn Buit and Klaus Schulte are continuing the fun vibe brought at the Data Village at TC to the web with Data Village Online. Play an interactive multiplayer online game built with Tableau Desktop and the Extensions API. Check it out here: https://appsfortableau.com/data-village/

 

+ Mentoring Meetup has Katie Wagner hosting a roundtable for anyone interested in the HR analytics space. The discussion will take place on July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Grab a calendar event and save the date: http://www.mentoringmeetup.com/event/hr-analytics-roundtable-discussion/

 

+ The Data + Women are partnering with Viz for Social Good in an upcoming event taking place this Thursday, June 27th at 18:30.

     "In this mini-hackaton, we hope to introduce you to the #VizForSocialGood project. We welcome all visualisers. Seasoned vizzers, those that are completely new to visualising data and are looking for a      meaningful way to start. We welcome any visualisation platform, whatever tool you feel comfortable using to bring a message across."

     RSVP for this event here.

 

+ Anya A'hearn has a new post up about the design of Tableau Mobile Dashboards. These are some truly visually appealing mobile designs and definitely, a must-read for anyone leveraging Tableau Mobile within their organization.

 

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

 

Tweet at me personally at @Data_Diplomat_

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Patrick Byrne

Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to a new edition of the weekly digest! TCE (Tableau Conference Europe) kicks off today in Berlin! The schedule is packed with community sessions like SportsVizSunday, Viz For Social Good, MakeoverMonday, and topped off with the welcome reception! A handful of people from the global Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 11.59.55 AM.pngcommunity team are onsite supporting the event, and we hope everyone is having a great time! If you would like to follow along check out the #TCE19 and #data19 tags on Twitter. 

 

We are also thrilled to share that Tableau Ambassador nominations are now open! We are accepting nominations for ambassadors to all four branches of the program: Tableau User Groups, Social Media, the Community Forums, and Tableau Public - and new this year, Tableau Student Ambassadors!

 

community_photo_zen_garden.jpgCheck out all the details on the Tableau blog here: Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

By nominating an ambassador, you're not only recognizing your data heroes. You're also giving your say in who you want to lead the Tableau Community forward -- who you want to be empowered with resources and insider knowledge to help create or continue amazing programs and initiatives. We can't wait to hear from you!

 

Announcements

Please join us in welcoming Stephen Munoz to the Tableau Community Forum team! Stephen will be supporting the community forums and working closely with Ciara Brennan, Patrick Byrne and I to drive programs and engagement in the forums and with all of you : ) We're thrilled to have him and excited for you all to get to know him. Give him a follow and look for fresh new content from him soon.

He shared the following note:

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Hello Tableau Community! My name is Stephen Munoz and I will be joining the stellar Tableau community team as the newest Program Manager. I am incredibly excited and honored to join this amazing Tableau #DataFam. Before joining Tableau, I was with Google as a Marketing Program Manager leading initiatives to connect the Google user community with Google product experts via digital experiences. I have a huge love for data, technology, and communities so joining Tableau was a no-brainer for me. In 2014, I received my MBA from San Diego State University with an emphasis on Marketing. When it comes to using Tableau I will admit I am a newbie, but having been in marketing & technology throughout my career, data has always been at the core of what I do. I am excited to see how the community will help me build out my Tableau expertise. I currently reside in Bellevue, WA a city east of Seattle across Lake Washington. When the weather permits, I spend my free time enjoying the PNW outdoors with my family and when the weather isn’t so great, throwing dance parties with my 2 year old. If you bump into me on my commute I’ll likely have my nose buried in a good Sci-Fi or Fantasy novel. My Tableau journey is just beginning and I’m super pumped to connect with the Community!

-Stephen

 

Welcome to the #DataFam!

 

Recognition

 

We're celebrating some achievements in the forums this week! Sudheer kumar achieved the "Help one, help all!" badge and Branden Kornell received "Helpful is my middle name". Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your engagement and participation - and for helping others in the forums!

 

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 forums this week was Proper string function - Proper() from Minh Nguyen. This idea was originally shared in 2012 and is still very popular today. There are a couple of duplicate ideas that have been identified, Title Case & Capitalise the first letter

 

Ciara Brennan recently flagged this for the dev team so we know they are aware of the recent engagement. If you have specific thoughts or feedback please comment on the idea to be sure it is seen by the team.

 

* 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 Analytics Ace Jayshree Dawrewar - she shared the question To get grand total of a measure without splitting it in ship mode like other measures in the grid... on June 11th and it has been answered by Data Monarch Hari Ankem. Jayshree had originally asked for help, "to show grand total of a measure without letting it split into any dimension, but rest measure should be split". Thank you to everyone who participated in the thread and cheers to Hari for the solution!

 

Community Highlights


+ Just in time to catch you in your post-TCE lulls .. we have a new Think Data Thursday session lined up with Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage, "An Introduction to Data Densification". This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th at 8:00am PST. Click here to register: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

+ Zen Master David Murphy has a new Datasaurus Rex podcast up with Tableau Ambassador and co-lead of the London Tableau User Group, Sarah Bartlett. In this podcast we hear how Sarah approached her plastic bag ocean polution viz, which she entered into Tableau's TCE Iron Viz feeder.

Audio version ► http://bit.ly/2IjPX7x Video version ► http://bit.ly/2ImzNdL

 

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

Greetings Tableau Community and #DataFam,

 

Welcome back for another installment of the Tableau Community Digest! Big announcements today from Tableau today:

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Please read more about the Tableau Community from our CPO Francois Ajenstat: Tableau Community, Meet Salesforce and the Trailblazers | Tableau Software

A note from Adam Selipsky: Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Tableau

See the press release here: Salesforce to Acquire Tableau

 

Announcements

 

+ Release of the ODBC connection for Tableau Prep, this was Community submitted idea that has been released to the world check out the released idea here: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8750

 

+ #ThinkDataThursday is coming up on June 20th! Get excited for Ken Flerlage and his first #TDT. More details to come soon!

 

Check out the recorded webinars at the Tableau playlist - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

With 9 votes this last week, we have our currently trending and the top-voted idea of the week, Proper string function - Proper(). This idea comes from Minh Nguyen and has received 445 votes. Our team has brought this to the attention of the Tableau Product Managers and will request they add any updates directly to the idea:https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1395

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

The most talked about thread this week in the Tableau Community Forums for this week's digest comes from a new user in the Tableau Community Forums charith madhuranga about filtering a view within a respected month.

Check out this amazing thread: Filter respected month value only without any aggregation

 

Community Highlights


+ Going to TCE? Sarah Bartlett has a brand new blog post out with her "Top Tips for Tableau Conference Europe #Data19". Check out the full blog post here: Top Tips for Tableau Conference Europe #Data19

 

+ Jonathan Drummey is yet again dropping some knowledge on the team with an update to a Tab Wiki document originally created by Patrick Van Der Hyde in the Tableau Community Forums going into the differences of Windows_Sum() vs Total() in Tableau. Check out the document here: TOTAL() vs WINDOW_SUM()

 

+ David Pires sits down with Jonathan Drummey and talks about his work in Zambia and Tableau. Check out the full interview here: https://interworks.com/blog/interworks/2019/06/04/pyd84-jonathan-drummey-on-visualize-no-malaria/

 

+ Come on down for a chat with the team about release with Craig Bloodworth and Jonathan MacDonald to talk about the stand out features of Tableau 2019.2! Check out the recording of the chat: http://tableauwannabepodcast.libsyn.com/ep192-20192-tech-chat-with-jmac-and-craig

 

+ Chart Chat, Round 6: Two data viz experts duke it out, live (June 11) with Jeffrey Shaffer and Steve Wexler who are coming together for the battle over the good, bad, and ugly of data visualizations. Do not miss this awesome opportunity to see two titans tango in this webinar. Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chart-chat-round-6-two-data-viz-experts-duke-it-out-live-june-11-tickets-61655111097

 

+ Jeffrey Shaffer also posted a new blog on mapping styles and vector maps. The amazing Allan Walker assisted with reviewing this blog post as well. This is definitely not one to sleep on!

 

+ With yet another amazing contribution, Jeffrey, also has released Volume 15 of Quick Tips for Tableau: https://www.dataplusscience.com/TableauTips15.html

 

+ Do you like sports? Do you like to make vizzes? (Of course, you do!) So why not combine them both with Sports Viz Sunday? A great way to combine the power of data with the passion of sports. The most recent data set helps focus on the upcoming Women's World Cup! Check out the data set and share your creations: https://data.world/sportsvizsunday/womens-world-cup-data

 

+ Take a dive into 2019.2 with Bridget Cogley in the new blog about minimalist maps with Mapbox in Tableau! Check out the blog post here: https://www.tableaufit.com/magically-minimalist-maps-with-mapbox-and-other-delights-in-2019-2/

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Cheers,

- Byrne

 

Stay up to date on my thoughts about data: Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Tableau Community Digest

 

Tableau 2019.2 was released on May 21st, with lots of fantastic new features. Here in the Community team we love when new releases are rolled out as it allows us to flip some of the Community Ideas to 'Released'.  More on that later!

Meanwhile if you'd like to catch up on some of the new features, I'd recommend taking a look at the following...

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Announcements

Want to connect with like-minded Data Rock-stars like you? There are over 250 Tableau User Groups split out by either locality, industry or topic; check them out here: https://usergroups.tableau.com/ .You're also welcome to start a brand new group! Simply fill in the inquiry form to register your interest: https://usergroups.tableau.com/usergrouprequest

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Our next Think Data Thursday session is coming up on May 30th (8am-9am PST), this time it will be hosted by Tableau Ambassador David Pires and the topic is 2019.2 Bring the action to Parameters. Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

As always the event will be live-streamed, but if you miss it you can always catch it again on our YouTube channel.

 

Recognition

It's great to see lots of folks are earning points and badges in the Community. Congratulations to recent recipients of the 'Help one, help all' badge, which is awarded when 100 of your answers are marked Helpful (Nick Parsons Maneesh Gaddam  Esther Aller). Shout outs also to our Frequent Visitors, who have logged in 10 times over the last 30 days (recently awarded to Jyoti Singh  Marius Ulrich  Florent Sroka  Rainer Bernhardt)

If you'd like to learn more about badges and points, check out Points, Levels & Badges

 

Top Voted Idea

This week I thought I'd share some of the ideas that were flipped to Released with the roll-out of 2019.2. Thank you to everyone that voted and commented on these ideas. Your inputs have helped inform the product roadmap!

  • Replace worksheet in a dashboard (Feature 103170)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9185

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8948

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1685

  • Show / Hide sort controls (Feature 103010)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1094

  • Show / hide dashboard containers (Feature 103008)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6277

  • Customizable reference line tooltips (Feature 103001)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2235

  • PostgreSQL + PostGIS spatial support (Feature 103007)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7136

  • Create and save private custom views as a Viewer (Feature 102944)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9202

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9099

  • Site start page (Feature 102970)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/3868

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/4420

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2580

  • Vector maps (Feature 103002)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7085

  • New product languages; Traditional Chinese (Feature 102967)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/4123

 

Most Talked about Thread

With over 900 views, our most viewed thread this week is Sorting with multiple column. The query isn't resolved as of yet, so feel free to respond with further suggestions

 

Community Highlights

Time and date formatting in Tableau can be tricky at times. Some great reference points are this post by Jonathan Drummey, plus the Think Data Thursday session by Rody Zakovich. The Tableau Fringe Festival LATAM is coming up in July. Lots more info available here https://www.thefringefestival.rocks/blog/latam-speaker-applications 

 

Finally if you have any feedback you'd like to share with the Community Forums team, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

Ciara

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter

Hi Tableau Community!

 

The Community Digest comes a day later than usual as I was unfortunately out sick yesterday, but I am back today and bringing you this jam-packed digest! First, we have our results for the firs Iron Viz global qualifier, the Iron Viz 2019 Agriculture Results! The winner is Joshua Smith who really went deep into the analysis of farmland in the United States. My father's family is originally from a small town in South Dakota, which besides being the home to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, is mostly a flat farming state. It made this Iron Viz

 

Dashboard 1 (2).pngThe viz created by Josh is extensive, to say the least, but one of the most interesting pieces is showing the land that is used for both pasture and crops(pictured to the right). Having some knowledge of the area from my family I definitely knew that there was a lot of double use of the land in South Dakota which this data confirmed this theory. Nothing better than confirming long-held thoughts or theories with data! Have you ever confirmed a theory or thought of yours using data?

 

 

Announcements

+ Ever wanted to be apart of how Tableau's internationalization team is making the product better? Creating a more accessible Tableau product suite for all Tableau users across the globe no matter their locale or language. Join the conversation on product internationalization in the community here. Meet the team that helps monitor the space: Karla Wagner, Miyuki Bishop, and Carmen Hernando are all active members and helped start this space!

 

+ Our Tableau Senior Product Manager Harveen Kathuria is still looking for your feedback on exporting to Excel and table visualizations. Please take 5 minutes to take her survey: Exporting to Excel and Table Visualizations

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week is from Stephen Smirl. Originally posted in 2012: 'IN' Operator equivalent has received 10 votes in the last week and 739 total votes showing support of this feature to be added to Tableau! As mentioned in the idea itself, the new edition of the 'Set Actions' feature does resolve a few use cases of the 'IN' Operator equivalent. Click for more information on Set Actions.

 

Thank you to all those who have voted for this idea! Please continue to share and encourage others to vote to show support for this feature.

 

 

* 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


The most talked about thread this week already has 12 replies, several coming from Joe Oppelt and being marked helpful by the poster.  In Shafi Hadimani's they asked the following(quoted below): * Link to the original post found here.

 

Hello All,

   I have a data set in which there  is a list of trainings which the engineers have to do.

All, the engineers have not done all the trainings. For example, if there are 10 trainings then Engineer A has done only 3 and Engineer B has done 6.

I would like to know which are the 7 trainings which Engineer A has not done, similarly the 4 trainings which has not be done by Engineer B.

Attached is the excel sheet

Welcome to the Tableau Community Forum, Shafi and as always, thank you, Joe, for being so helpful!

 

Community Highlights


+ Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage has a new blog post out An Introduction to Data Densification. This a great way to get your feet wet in data densification which can be, you guessed it, a fairly dense subject.

 

+ Zen Master Anya A'hearn shared there is an upcoming SF TUG featuring the IBM Weather Company! Register today to save a virtual seat for yourself or your team. Do you have an internal group of people working with Tableau? Book a conference room and watch the webinar together!

 

+ Zen Master Klaus Schulte posted a new blog about creating Step Area Charts in Tableau that is definitely one that you will want to read. Check out the post here: https://vizjockey.com/2019/05/15/step-area-charts-in-tableau/

 

+ When are two maps better than one? Found out, with this fresh blog post from Zen Master Neil Richards about tile maps.

 

+ Zen MasterJeffrey Shaffer has a couple of new blogs for us this week, Sankey Diagrams: Why I Used the Sigmoid Function and Why You Probably Shouldn’t and Mapping Paths in Tableau 2019.2. Starring on the Datasaurus Rex podcast, Jeffrey Shaffer, also talks about the contributions made to Sankey diagrams he has made and their history within Tableau.

Note: 2019.2 is still in Beta and available through the Tableau Pre-Release program.

 

There is always a ton to share or highlight, it can be hard to capture it all! 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 Byrne

Twitter: @Data_Diplomat_

Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to a new edition of the weekly digest! This week we are celebrating all the mind-blowing entries we have seen for the Iron Viz First Round Global Qualifier on agriculture data. Seriously, you are all amazing! There were a total of 75 entries all highlighted on this blog: Explore the 2019 Iron Viz entries on agriculture data | Tableau Public

 

I'm not involved in the judging and am only highlighting this viz to the right from Jessica Minton because of 1. I think it's really unique, and 2. I like the story that it tells on regional identity: https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ag/AgroEgo/AgroEgo/1.png


I encourage everyone to check out all the incredible submissions and participate in the next two global qualifiers before Data19 - Tableau's Annual Conference - in Las Vegas! Congratulations to everyone who participated! I do not envy the judges, you are all brilliant

 

Iron Viz is a data visualization contest, giving you the opportunity to compete with data rockstars from around the world. The winners of a series of qualifier contests advance to the championship, a live competition at either Tableau Conference Europe or Tableau Conference. Want to learn more about Iron Viz? Check this out: Iron Viz | Win or learn—you can’t lose

 

Announcements

+ Tableau Senior Product Manager Harveen Kathuria is keen to hear your feedback on exporting to Excel and table visualizations. Please take 5 minutes to take her survey: Exporting to Excel and Table Visualizations

 

+ 2019.2 is in its second beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software

 

+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019 through Sunday, May 19th! Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week is from Joseph Pirraglia. Originally posted in 2012: Ability To Export Whole Workbook To Excel Similar To The PDF Function.

 

A notable update was shared from Tableau Principal Product Manager and frequent forum contributor Sean Boon: "Just want to add that this is possible now using a Tableau Dashboard Extension that you can find here: https://extensiongallery.tableau.com/products/25 The .csv scenario is a bit more complicated since it would have to produce a .zip file as a .csv file can only have a single structure in terms of its fields.  Packaging them up into a zip would solve this, but also create a bit more complexity for users as they wouldn't be able to just click on the zip and open that in Excel if that is the desired workflow." This is free to download and use!

 

Thank you to everyone who has voted - and to Sean for sharing the update! There are a couple of related ideas in the forum we have highlighted: Export All sheets to excel & Download Dashboards To Excel

 

* 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!

 

Top-Viewed Thread


The top-viewed thread this week already has 20 replies but remains unsolved. In Difference between dates "Day" fields new community member JASON SYLVIA asks,

 

"I have 2 date time fields 4/19/2019 7:49 and 4/18/2019 23:59.  Using my Datediff function of datediff ('hour', 4/18/2019 23:59. 4/19/2019 7:49)/24 I end up with a difference of .125.  I simply want to distinguish the number of days between the day fields and if the difference is greater than 0.  I was using Datediff "day" initially but when I had used that function and ran into data like 4/10/2019 7:17 and 4/9/2019 23:59 it counts it as 0 when I would want that calculated as 1 (I assume because it is not a full 24 hours). " There are a number of people contributing to the conversation, and it looks like the last step was asking Jason to recreate the calculations to help others better understand how to help. There hasn't been any further activity on this thread since the 9th so hopefully, this can be solved soon. If you want to join the conversation and try end help click on the link above.

 

Welcome to the Tableau Community Forum, Jason! We're excited to have you and hope we can help you find your solution

 

Community Highlights


+ Tableau Social Ambassador Mark Bradbourne has made an Escape Room on Tableau Public! It's a learning tool to get people to explore vizzes. Check it out here: Can You Escape? Tableau Escape Room by Mark Bradbourne

 

+ Zen Master Anya A'hearn shared: DataBlick Blog Dashboard Drama  - from Flat to Fabulous.  Using lighting to draw attention to what is critical: Dashboard Drama - From Flat to Fabulous! — DataBlick - there is a pretty fantastic .gif in the blog that we can't share here but you should definitely check out!

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley wrote a long-form read on data literacy examining through a linguistics and educator's lens: A Linguistics-Centric Take on Data Literacy

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Pablo Gomez shared,  Last Thursday’s Tableau DataVizDebate at LondonTUG between Andy Cotgreave and Andy Kirk was epic and if you didn’t see it, here is your chance to catch up and relive the moment! - Watch the full debate here:

 

There were numerous things to share this week, so apologies if we didn't feature your content. 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

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! I know many of you are avid users of Tableau Public, so if you're looking for ideas from a variety of data-sets why not check out this blog by Jacob Olsufka (Data Visualization Specialist at Spotify). How to find the best sources for free, public data sets | Tableau Software

 

You may remember at the last Tableau Conference, one of the topics of conversation was attribution in Tableau Public. The good news is you can now capture your sources of inspiration!

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Speaking of Tableau Conference, don't forget we have a board for all things #TC. Feel free to drop by Tableau Conference and join the conversation. Maybe you'd like to tell us about your past experiences or perhaps vote on one of the #TC related ideas?

With only 41 days left, the countdown is on for TC Europe in Berlin. To register, check out https://tc-europe19.tableau.com/

If you would like to apply to be a customer speaker at #TC in Las Vegas you can apply via the website HERE --> https://tc19.tableau.com/learn/apply-to-speak

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In other news, Part II of the blog on Porting Tableau Server to Linux is now available, courtesy of Jeff Solomon https://www.tableau.com/engineering/blog/2019/5/porting-tableau-server-linux-part-2-107610

 

Announcements

 

+ Harveen Kathuria in our Dev team is keen to hear your feedback on exporting to Excel and table visualizations. Please take 5 minutes to take the survey HERE --> Survey - Exporting to Excel and Table Visualizations

Keeping with the Excel theme, if you have previously voted on Idea #2767 Ewald Hofman would love to hear from you!

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Top-Viewed Thread

 

Our most viewed thread this week is Calculation for year over year performance   If you'd like to learn more about how Level of Detail Expressions work in Tableau, it's worth referencing the online help section Overview: Level of Detail Expressions - Tableau

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

One of the most popular ideas is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. If this is a feature you'd like to see in a future release please add your votes and comments https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1411

 

If you spot any ideas that require a status change (eg: from 'Active' to 'Released'), please reach out to me Ciara Brennan (cbrennan@tableau.com).

Don't forget if you want to submit an idea or vote on an existing idea, you first need to log on to the Community Forums.

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Community Highlights


+ For the maps fans out there, we welcome you to try out the latest Beta so that you get a chance to play with new vector tiles, may styles and background layers. Find out more in the blog by Ashwin Kumar.

Rev up mapping with new vector tiles, map styles, and background layers now in beta | Tableau Software

 

+  A new home experience is coming to Tableau Online! This will help you to quickly locate the most relevant data. It will be easier to see what's most important to you with dedicated sections for favorites and 'recents'.

Check out more in this post by Greg Bennett  A new home experience coming to Tableau Online

 

+ Shout out to Zach Leber and Michel Caissie to thank them for their recent contributions to the Forums! Nice work, thank you!

 

"Well-explained. Thank you once more." Post

"Hi Michel, Thank you so much for a quick response with a wonderful solution. This is exactly what I wanted. You are a genius! Nagendra" Post

 

 

If you have any suggestions on what you'd like to see in future Digests, feel free to reach out to the team. We would love to hear from you! community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

Ciara

 

Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to a fresh new edition of the weekly digest! We post these blogs at the start of every week to showcase some of the amazing work being done by our community members - particularly in the Community Forums. We also like to feature content from our social media and blog team and showcase some of the mindblowing work we are seeing on Tableau Public. If you like these posts we're pretty sure you'll like their dedicated channels as well. Click here to check out the Tableau Public blog - here to see the Tableau blog - here to follow us on Twitter - here to get connected on LinkedIn and then here for our home address Come see us next time you're in Seattle!

 

Spotlight: #VisualizeNoMalaria https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Vi/VisualizeNoMalariaDashboards/ReportingDetail/1.png

 

Visualize No Malaria is a groundbreaking initiative to solve one of the world’s most challenging health problems—ending malaria for good. This critical, life-saving work is lead by Tableau Foundation partner, PATH. The viz below on PATH's Tableau Public profile shows how PATH is helping the government of Zambia use data and analytics to fight malaria. The views in this viz are helping government officials and health workers make better decisions about where, when, and how to deploy their resources. (click through to see the image larger and learn more).

 

Last week, on April 25th, recognized as World Malaria Day, Steve Davis, President and CEO or PATH announced a new $4.3 million commitment by its #visualizenomalaria partners Tableau, Mapbox, ExasolAG, and Alteryx to expand the initiative in up to six countries. We at Tableau are proud to support this work and hope you find the articles and information inspiring.

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If you would like to learn more about PATH and how they have successfully transformed data into action please tune in for a webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th with longtime Tableau Forum Ambassador and Hall of Fame Zen Master Jonathan Drummey. You can register here on zoom: Data for Action: Fighting Disease with Visualize No Malaria

 

Announcements

+
Now it’s even easier to brag about being #CertifiablyTableau with digital badges - visit http://tableau.com/certification for more info

 

+ The recording from last week's Think Data Thursday is available on demand: Think Data Thursday: How can I know my numbers are right? Validating data, calculations and joins - YouTube

 

+ 2019.2 is in its second beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software

 

+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019 through Sunday, May 19th! Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The top-voted idea this week is 'IN' Operator equivalent - originally from 2012, and posted by Stephen Smirl - this idea currently has 713 votes. Recent activity on the idea includes a comment from Alex Blakemore sharing that "The set actions introduced in version 2018.3 address some of the use cases for an IN operator. Not all use cases, but you might to look at that feature" What are your thoughts? Have you tried the set action workaround? Feel free to vote and comment on this idea and let our team know what you think!

 

* 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!

 

Community Highlights


+ Episode 3 of the Datasaurus-Rex Podcast from Zen Master David Murphy- Joshua Smith takes us through some of his awesome comic book vizzes that house great social messages. Could be quite timely to share given Avengers: Endgame is now out:  Video ► http://bit.ly/2X7wPNp & Audio ► http://bit.ly/2Iuvooh

 

+  From Jonathan Drummey: Parameter Actions: Using a parameter as a data source"Parameter actions are so cool we’ve already used them in our malaria elimination work in Zambia, I put together a post on what we did and how parameter actions can be used for building fantasy league drafts, games, and other use cases."

 

+ Tableau Ambassador Adam Crahen created a new course that teaches people how to read, build and format over 35 charts in Tableau for PluralSight! This is incredible work. Check it out here: Tableau Desktop Playbook: Building Common Chart Types - You can play the course overview or start a 10-day trial if you don't have an active Pluralsight account

 

There were numerous things to share this week, so apologies if we didn't feature your content. 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 or to me directly @ettaboyle

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to the weekly digest and Happy Earth Day! According to the Earth Day Network, the 2019 theme is "Protect our Species." Shared on their website, "All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. We must work together to protect endangered and threatened species: bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects, whales and more." Read more here.

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When thinking of powerful content around conservation in the data viz community, the first author that comes to my mind is Jonni Walker. Jonni has only been on the Tableau Public team for about two years, but his work and his influence has been prevalent in our industry for years prior to that. (His first public viz was back in October of 2015!) One look at his Tableau Public Profile and you can see his passion for wildlife (especially the Kakapo) has not wavered. He shares incredible visualizations, weaving together data and storytelling, that compels the viewer to dig in deeper, learn more, and hopefully take action around conservation in their own lives. I know he has inspired me, I hope his work and his compassionate leadership will inspire you as well.

 

Announcements

+ This Thursday, April 25th, Tableau Forum Ambassador and Zen Master Jonathan Drummey will be hosting Think Data Thursday: How can I know my numbers are right? Validating data, calculations, and joins in Tableau - April 25… Register for the webinar here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

+ 2019.2 is in its second beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details from Tableau Product Marketing Specialist Emily Chen here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software . In addition to that, check out Zen Master Joshua Milligan's sneak peek at Parameter Actions in 2019.2

 

+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019 through Sunday, May 19th! Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19

 

+ Don't miss out on your chance to join #data19 in Berlin! Tickets are still available, and we can't wait to see you! TC Europe Tickets.

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea last week was Proper string function - Proper() by Minh Nguyen. In the post they write, "It would be great if the developers can add a easily function - proper() function to capitalize the first letter of words. This is a basic function in almost all applications." If you agree please add your vote + any supporting comments you may have. We would love to hear from you!

 

* 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

 

The thread with the most responses this week was Sort by years by Aym cham. They ask for help sharing, "I would like to sort in descending order the years for two different sheet in the same dashboard." with the example:

 

They want to sort in descending order the years for two different sheets in the same dashboard. The original post includes a packaged workbook. There are 18 replies on the post so far, and it remains unanswered.

 

Do you think you can help? Check out the link, and join the conversation! Sort by years

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Forum contributor JOSE CHERIAN shared a great post detailing an approach to working with all unique values of fields when large data sets are sampled in Tableau Prep. Check out his blog for more info: Tableau Prep Tip – Getting Group And Replace Right At One Go For Enormous Data Sets

 

 

+ Zen Masters Jeffrey Shaffer and Steve Wexler will be hosting a Chart Chat on May 7th where they weigh in on what’s happening in the data visualization world. Topics they plan to cover include: Things that delighted and dismayed them, how to avoid having the tool dictate the visualization, and more! Here

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is a link to register: Chart Chat, Round 5

 

 

+ If you are looking for inspiration and a little insight into how Ambassador and Zen Master Rosario Gauna approaches #WorkoutWednesday you should check out her blog in English and in Español!

 

 

+ Social Ambassador Sarah Bartlett wrote up a blog on her recent IronViz Europe entry: Breaking Bag Habits: Combatting Plastic Bag Use in the UK #IronViz Europe. in which she discusses the theme, her sources of inspiration, research & data collection, design, color and more!

 

There were numerous things to share this week, so apologies if we didn't feature your content. 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 or to me directly @ettaboyle

 

Thank you & Happy Earth Day!

Amanda

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Community Digest

 

Wasn’t it great to see Tiger Woods winning his fifth Masters at Augusta yesterday? He is just the second ever player to win a Masters in three different decades (the first being Jack Niklaus). In honor of the win, I thought I’d share some golf vizzes that caught my eye.

 

First up is Becoming Golf’s Number One by Rody Zakovich, which shows how both Tiger and Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman dominated during their prime.

 

Next up, our friends at Interworks compiled a viz showing the impact of age in professional golf, and it turns out the sweet spot is the 32-33 age bracket

 

~~ Let us know if you come across any other great golf vizzes! ~~

 

There are some really impressive submissions for the 2019 Iron Viz Europe qualifier contest. The theme is 'Energy and Sustainability' and you can check out the 33 electrifying submissions at the gallery. Feel free to favorite your preferences and follow the authors --> See how the 2019 Iron Viz Europe entries visualize energy and sustainability | Tableau Public

 

My personal favorite is Breaking Bag Habits by Sarah Bartlett.

The dark background and creative design really makes the data pop, and I was particularly drawn to the Bag for Life section. I know I’m guilty of forgetting my Bags for Life in the boot of car and buying more during the next shop. So for me, seeing that Tesco sold a whopping 430M bags between 2017-2018 is an eye opener, and I will definitely be more mindful in the future.

 

Announcements:

If you have previously voted on Idea #2767, or are interested in seeing ‘excel like’ sorting in Tableau then our Dev team would love to hear from you. One of our Senior PMs in Dev (Ewald Hofman) is actively looking for further feedback and use cases, so please reach out to him at ehofman@tableau.com to share twbx files/screenshots on this topic.

 

A quick reminder about this video, which was created to help guide you through upgrading Tableau Server from 2018.1 (or earlier) to 2018.2

 

 

Top Voted Idea:

Our most popular Idea last week was #1215 [Desktop Edition should remember db server passwords]. This one has 362 votes to date, and if it’s something you would like to see in a future release please add your votes & comments. https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1215

 

One of the things we love most about new releases is the opportunity to flip ‘Active’ ideas to ‘Released’. Here is a quick snapshot of just some of the ideas we flipped with the roll out of 2019.1.

 

Most Talked About Thread:

The most popular thread last week was around calculated fields, which can often prove tricky. Kudos to Deepak Rai and Don Wise for jumping in with their suggestions.

Don’t forget that if you would like to help the Community you can always pop in to the Crow’s Nest to find the unanswered questions.

 

Community Highlights:

I suppose I cannot fail to mention #GameOfThrones, which - I’m reliably told by Jonni Walker – is “not really like Eastenders” (! )

So for the GoT fans in the house, I’m sure you’ll love Adam McCann's viz – Game of Thrones in words .

 

Before we wrap up, I'd like to a minute to recognize some folks for their recent involvement in the Forums. A big THANK YOU for the answers they have provided and the contributions they have made to the Community. We really do appreciate your efforts folks, thanks a million.

Avinash Pallapotu Sankarmagesh Rajan  Naveen B  Ame Tso  Nick Parsons  Kelly Bellinghausen  Jeff Strauss  Lei Chen

 

Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the team at community@tableau.com , or reach out to myself, Patrick Byrne or Amanda Boyle

 

Til next time

Ciara

 

 

Hi Tableau Community!

 

We have another week of an amazing digest with some phenomenal content from the Tableau Community. I decided that I wanted to share a viz that shows you how to create a highly requested chart type, Create a Hub & Spoke Diagram, which can be used to show many different types of data. The most common and data that interests me due to my love of traveling, is flight data! Create a hub and spoke diagram of your own with the embedded example video created by Andy Kriebel within the Tableau Public viz. Check the full viz here.

 

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If you use this viz and video to make your own hub and spoke, upload it to Tableau Public and share it as a comment to this digest. I want to see what data everyone dives into using this chart type.

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Our team has a new video that will guide you through the updated process for a Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier to a TSM version of Tableau Server. Definitely watch this before upgrading Tableau Server! Full video can be found here: Video: Upgrading from Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier

 

+ Ewald Hofman, Tableau Product Manager, wants your feedback on the following Tableau Community Idea: "'Excel Like' Sorting". Ewald is looking for some screenshots and examples of your use cases.

 

+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019!
Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19

 

+ Don't miss out on your chance to join #data19 in Berlin at a discounted rate. Register today! TC Europe Tickets.

 

+ Check out the 2019.2 beta before it is too late! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details from Tableau Product Marketing Specialist Emily Chen here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software .

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

This week our top-voted idea is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field which was posted by Russell Lamb and has received 7 votes over the last week. Bringing the total for the Community Forums Idea to 779 total votes! There are no current updates for the idea, but please show your support for the feature by sharing, up-voting and adding additional comments!

 

*To participate with a vote, or comment on the idea you will need to log in with your Tableau Community Forums account.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about tread comes from Dheeraj I who posted April 4th was quickly engaged by Naveen B who was able to provide an outside the box solution leveraging the Contains() function in Tableau Desktop. The initial suggestion that Naveen had was to leverage REGEXP (Regular Expressions) within Tableau, but this was not able to be accomplished due to the data types in use. Thanks for the awesome assistance Naveen and thanks for posting in the Community Dheerja!

 

As we will continue to share, in the Tableau Forums, we frequently request those who post questions to attach a packaged workbook. This document is to help you understand when a packaged workbook helps, why we ask for it, and how to include one: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how . Please bookmark this resource!

Community Highlights

 

 

+ The Tableau Mobile deployment with Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune guide is a great resource for users attempting to manage the Tableau Mobile deployments. Check the guide out from Rahul Motwani found here.

 

+ Why Do Bar Charts Work? and Interesting Bar Chart Variations you and Could Be Using! The phenomenal Eva Murray has two amazing articles in Forbes about bar charts. Explore the reasoning behind why these charts are successful in conveying your point with data. Then take a turn to the design of your charts by checking the interesting variations of bar charts that are out there.

 

+ Explore the thought behind beauty within a viz through in the newest blog post from Bridget Cogley. Check the new blog post as well as the rest of Bridget's awesome blog here.

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com or Tweet at me @Data_Diplomat

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to another edition of our weekly digest. As spring has arrived for much of us here in the northern hemisphere I thought it appropriate to share a viz on pollen.  I love spring when the days grow long and the buds on the trees hint at leaves to come. Here in Seattle, nearly every street is covered with cherry blossoms and magnolia petals! This is lovely, albeit foreboding, as with these blossoms comes pollen. Pollen that makes you sneeze, your eyes puffy, and fills your head with congestion. Seasonal allergies seem to sneak up on me every year, so with sympathy for my fellow afflicted friends, please enjoy this brilliant viz, Paris "City of Pollen" A geographical analysis of pollen from Rondeau Mathieu :

 

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William Faulkner wrote, "Sometimes I think there must be a sort of pollen of ideas floating in the air, which fertilizes similarly minds here and there which have not had direct contact." That is a poetic way to think of how we all share information and ideas across our wide and diverse community. I will try to remember that while I take my anti-histamine and hope for rain Have a great week and please enjoy the rest of the digest!


Announcements

+ Our customer speaker applications are open for Tableau Conference 2019!
Here's why you should apply to speak at #data19: Applications are open! Why you should apply today to speak at TC19

 

+ Don't miss out on your chance to join #data19 in Berlin at a discounted rate. Register today to save: TC Europe Tickets. Prices go up this Friday, April 5th.

 

+ 2019.2 is in beta! Vector maps, parameter actions, new Ask Data functionalist and more! Check out the blog with all the exciting details from Tableau Product Marketing Specialist Emily Chen here: Now in beta: Vector maps, parameter actions, and new Ask Data functionality | Tableau Software .

 

We’re working hard to get Tableau 2019.2 out the door, but we need your input first! We invite you to give us feedback so we can identify any issues and ensure the highest quality for these new features. Features included in beta and in the final version of Tableau 2019.2 may change over time as we complete beta testing. Join the Tableau pre-release community today! Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

This week our top-voted idea is Allow users to set bar, line, shape, and padding widths by pixels or percents. This was just posted on March 28th by Skylark Macadamia and already has 16 votes. In the text they share, "Currently Tableau offers limited control over chart design. Allowing users to set exact pixel widths or percentages for bars, lines, shapes, and padding within charts, will allow greater design precision and lead to cohesive designs within dashboards. Allowing users precise control over these features will also help them conform dashboard designs to existing brand guidelines." If you agree that this is needed click on the link and up-vote the idea.

 

* 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 is on Joins in Tableau by Twinkle Bansal . In the initial thread, they shared, "Actually table '_users' is not having direct join with table '_projects' so I joined that one with table 'sites' and wrote below query. But again and again am getting error 'Invalid FROM Clause near table _users':" ... it continues from there. The author is using PostgreSQL and involved some but not all users having access to the particular project. Ari G was able to help Twinkle to a solution and shared details in the thread.

 

There are numerous threads in the forums on users have trouble with joins both in Tableau Desktop and Prep. Many of the common questions have been solved so we encourage you to search through the forums for a solution before posting a question. The answer to your question may very well be already posted and this is a great opportunity to learn more with Tableau!

 

 

As we will continue to share, in the Tableau Forums, we frequently request those who post questions to attach a packaged workbook. This document is to help you understand when a packaged workbook helps, why we ask for it, and how to include one: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how . Please bookmark this resource!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner has started to use his Tableau Public site as a library where he is documenting different approaches to frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the forum. Some include"how-to" instructions or can be reverse engineered to help users learn. There are nine examples so far - check them out here: Tableau Public

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Rajeev Pandey shares how to create a block bar donut chart in a recent blog post and in support of the #PreppinData challenge from Tableau Ambassador Carl Allchin and Jonathan Allenby he wrote a piece encouraging readers to "Think About Your Data Holistically." Enjoy!

 

+ Speaking of #PreppinData: Check out the fill site and all the weekly challenges here: Preppin' Data. On this site Carl and Jonathan provide a weekly challenge to manipulate a data set that they provide into an output they will publish. On the following week, they will add the solution file to the previous week's folder and set a new challenge. This is a great resource for everyone using Tableau Prep!

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage posted a blog on how to create a date scaffold in Desktop and Prep here: Creating a Date Scaffold in Tableau . This was inspired by seeing a common problem in the Tableau Community Forum of missing dates. He shares, "For instance, you may want your visualization to always show all twelve months of the year, regardless of whether or not there is data for all twelve months. Quite often, the solution to these problems is to use a date scaffold. So, in this blog, I’m going to show you how to create and use a date scaffold in Tableau." This is a great resource and inspired by the work of many others. Ken's blog provides attribution and a detailed step-by-step guide.

 

+ The latest episode of #AnalyticsPodcast is out with fantastic guest, Mark Jewett, Tableau's VP of Product Marketing. In this episode hosts Ann Jackson and Luke Stanke  discuss the community impact on Tableau products, what it means to have a data-driven culture, the next generation of data workers, and more. Check out the full recording here: Hashtag Analytics | "It starts with empowerment." S02E02 - YouTube

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has published the 3rd edition of Learning Tableau 2019. This edition includes new features of Tableau 2019 and has an entirely new chapter devoted to Tableau Prep! Josh's book is available on Amazon here: Learning Tableau 2019: Tools for Business Intelligence, data prep, and visual analytics

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Community team, we would love to hear from you at community@tableau.com

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda