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The submissions are in for Iron Viz Books and Literature! The first feeder for this year's Iron Viz global competition is now closed with 60 fantastic vizzes submitted - and we need your help to choose the crowd favorite! Head over to the blog on Tableau Public to check out all the details and vote for your favorite: Iron Viz Books and Literature - Vote for the Crowd Favorite.


Didn’t get a chance to participate in this round? Don't fret! We have two more rounds coming up this year – click here for the schedule.

 

Announcements

+ Hall of Fame Zen Masters Jonathan Drummey, Andy Kriebel and Craig Bloodworth reflected on their Zen Master journey, shared valuable lessons, and answered questions from the community on a Facebook Live today. Check out the recording here: https://bit.ly/2L4XtBy

 

+ We all have them: data sets that are dragons – from the cute but messy, to the most terrifying malformed monster.  But they can be tamed with Tableau Prep!  Join Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan to learn some techniques, from simple to advanced, to get your data under control in our next Think Data Thursday:  How to train your data dragon Thursday, May 31st.

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast! Join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

Congratulations to John Kuo and Zen Master Ken Flerlage for earning the "Questions for Breakfast" badge and to Joshua Swickard on earning "Helpful is my middle name". These contributions to the Tableau Community help make the user experience so unique - snd special! Thank you to everyone for your support of others within the forums. Your efforts do not go unnoticed .

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Calculate Bonus $ in the Month it is Reached from Roopa Shelton was the most discussed this week with 17 total replies and has been answered. A number of top contributors from the community helped Roopa find the solution including Peter Fakan Shinichiro Murakami Brian Cronin and Gerardo Varela. Thank you to everyone who engaged on this thread! It's amazing to see such generous engagement and thoughtful troubleshooting.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community Forum maverick and former Zen Master Shawn Wallwork's idea Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable from 2012 has emerged as the top voted idea for the last week. The idea is sitting on 686 total votes, with 5 new in the last week alone. Here is the idea, "Idea: Allow us to create multiple instances of the Measure Names and Measure Values variables so we can assign groups of measures to one axis and a different group of measures to another axis. This would allow us to have a multi-measure line chart laid over a multi-measure bar chart without needing any Custom SQL wizardry." If you agree go show it some love. There has never been an employee comment on this thread so we will highlight this to our developer team and hopefully find out if this 'active' idea is anywhere on the future roadmap.

 

Community Highlights

+ From Zen Master Eva Murray: There is a Zen Master panel at the upcoming London TUG on 31 May, 2018. There will be a Q&A session along with presentations. To learn more and to register please visit this page: London Tableau User Group - May 2018 Tickets, Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

 

+ Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan will be presenting a webinar on Tableau Prep on 30 May, 2018. Check out more details and register here: Webinar: Tableau Prep

 

+ Zen Master Adam Crahen wrote a post on using QGIS to create grids and joining the result to Tableau to create bands on a map to highlight wine growing regions. Want to learn more? Check out the blog post: Tableau Geospatial – QGIS Grids

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage posted a blog about my attempt to create a 3D model of Saturn, called "Adventures in 3D". Check it out and let him know what you think!

 

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy Analyzing!

Amanda

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Dear Tableau Community,

 

It’s a new day for data! We’re so excited to share that we are launching a new product, announcing new offerings, and releasing our latest software update today!

 

Three big things happening:

Tableau Prep (formerly Project Maestro) empowers more people to get to analysis faster by helping them quickly and confidently combine, shape, and clean their data. Check out the Community Forum Space: Tableau Prep and see it in action here: Tableau Prep: A new data preparation solution

 

Tableau’s new offerings designed to deliver the right capabilities to the right people – and at the right price, which creates more value for our customers than ever before.

 

And don’t forget about all the 2018.1 features. Check them out here.

 

But don't just take it from us, our CMO Elissa Fink wrote a great blog post about this exciting launch. Read it in full here: Tableau celebrates a new day for data

 

Join the celebration!

 

+ Our new offerings are making it easier to empower everyone with data—and that means our data family is growing. To celebrate, we want you to highlight YOUR data family—whether it’s a data mentor, a colleague, or even that amazing software you love, we want to take this moment to celebrate everyone and everything that helps you see and understand your data.

     + Here's how to participate:

          1. Pick photos of you and your data family - these could be selfies or group photos from User Groups, conferences, or your daily life ... the list goes on and on!

          2. Choose from one of the attached #DataFam filters and add it to your photos - like the example below!

             3. Share these photos with the hashtag #DataFam on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

     + Check out this post from Tableau's senior social media specialist Marissa Michelotti for more info and other ways to participate: It's a new day for data!

 

2018.1 Features from the Ideas Forum

 

Our latest release is chocked full of great new features. A number of them have come straight from your ideas in the forums! Here is a list of Ideas that have been flipped to Released:

Portions of the following idea was released - but not exactly in line with the post. The product manager responsible has commented on the thread:

 

Thank you for being a part of the Tableau Community and our #DataFam!

Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Cheers!

Amanda

 

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Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week we are excited to highlight the winning vizzes for Iron Viz Europe 2018! We loved following the chatter and camaraderie on Twitter and across the community and were incredibly impressed by the caliber of entries. You are all truly amazing analysts and storytellers!

 

From the topic of "European Cities" 29 entries were submitted. Out of those entries, three amazing vizzes rose to the top! Daniel Caroli's Metro Systems in European Cities, Klaus Schulte's Affordable Housing in Larger German Cities, and Sarah Bartlett's European Cities on a Budget. The authors of these three vizzes have each won a trip to London in July for Tableau Conference Europe where they will battle it out on the big stage for European Iron Viz Championship! You can read all about the scoring categories and process on the Tableau Public blog. Congratulations!

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Announcements

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Secure your tickets before April 13th to save $300. Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ We can't wait to hear from thought leaders across the Tableau community at conference! Dragging your feet on your speaker application for #TC18? Wait no more - the deadline is coming up fast! Get your application in before Sunday the 15th. Apply to speak at conference here: Tableau Call for Speakers

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4 is under way! Try it out today by joining the Beta Program: Project Maestro | Tableau Software  If you are already in Project Maestro beta join the Community Group.

 

Recognition

 

+  We have eight community members that have reached the Viz Virtuoso level and another nine that have reached Analytics Ace in the last week. These tally-style badges account for overall engagement across the Tableau Community Forums with 6,700 points required for Viz Virtuoso and 5,600 for Analytics Ace! This is an incredible achievement and we are honored by all our community member's participation helping others see and understand data.

 

+ It's a little irregular for the Community Digest, but we would love to take this opportunity to recognize a huge achievement by Community leader and recently named Tableau Zen Master Chloe Tseng. Chloe is the founder of #VizForSocialGood, a community that promotes social good through data visualization. The important work she and the volunteers around the work have contributed through #VizForSocialGood has been recognized by Fast Company as a finalist in their 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards! Cheers and congratulations to everyone who supports this important work.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week or most talked about thread with 20 replies is How to calculate sum of square of each element in the group from new community member Uday Kintali. The thread seems to go back and forth with Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner and community members Eric Hammond and Deepak Rai providing support. Thank you to everyone who continues to engage on this thread. Welcome to the Tableau Community Uday! We hope you are able to find a solution to your question. Please feel free to reach out to the community team for additional support if you are unable to resolve this on your own from the information provided.

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea was created by Darrin Schulte back in 2012. The idea Control what displays in View Data has been featured numerous times in our weekly reports as it has 1082 votes at present. Check out the thread to see unique work-arounds shared if this is something that impacts your work flow. We have discussed this idea at length with our development team and do not have any updates to share with the community at present. We will continue to monitor this idea and share any updates as they become available.

 

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community!

 

We’re who we are, and we’re where we are, because of bold-thinking, problem crunching, idea-inspiring people like you. The Tableau community showcases some of the best Tableau has to offer – a place where like-minded data rock stars can truly shine. Thank you for being you!

 

This week I would like to shine a special light on the incredible connections being made in Tableau User Groups. There are amazing events and meetings happening around the world. Check out the Events and Conferences page and use the viz below to find a TUG near you!

 

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What's Happening Across the Community


+ Forum Ambassador Simon Runc has posted this Educational Brain Teaser: Scatter Plot+ including a packaged workbook (you'll need 10.5) + the data in Excel, along with a GIF
showing what the final viz should look like and how it should work. He'll post a written up solution by the end of the week!

 

+ MakeoverMonday: For week 12 MakeoverMonday is looking at the pet population in the UK. Find the dataset via data.world here. New to Makeover Monday? Check out the #MakeoverMonday tag on Twitter and visit their site to learn more: Makeover Monday | A weekly social data project

 

+ Do you think you're good with Tableau? Are you looking for an additional challenge? Workout Wednesday might be what you need. Check out the latest challenge here: Latest – Workout Wednesday. This is brought to you by Zen Master Rody Zakovich and Ambassador Luke Stanke

 

Announcements

 

+ We want to know: How do you deal with dirty data? Tableau Product Marketing Manager Tracy Rodgers has opened a thread in the forums to learn more about some of the frustrations and issues you are running into when you're preparing your data for yourself and for your organization. Check out some of her guiding questions and let it all out! We want to here the good and the bad. Thanks in advance!

 

+ Did you miss last week's Dev Office Hours? Check out the ongoing conversation and recording on the updated thread: Dev Office Hours: Mappy Hour – Working with Spatial Data in Tableau Thanks again to Kent Marten & team for their support!


+ Project Maestro Beta #4! Thank you for participating in the Project Maestro beta program.  Beta 4 is now available for download!  We heard your feedback and added some features we think you will enjoy. If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group! Project Maestro

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The forum question What is best way to sum up number of checked columns was posted on March 14th by Buster Sammo and was successfully answer by Deepak Rai on the 15th. The thread had 17 comments just between Buster and Deepak, and four people have already marked it helpful!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Community member Stephen Smirl's Idea 'IN' Operator equivalent from 2012 has received 8 more votes this week, and have 476 votes and 33 comments to date. In the Idea he shared, "I would like an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator.  Currently the only way to compare a list of values is by using an OR operator.  This is very cumbersome when comparing a large list of values." Check it out in the forums to add your thoughts.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Amanda

Hello Tableau Community!

 

DWftTKZVwAArFuX.jpgWe are in the third week of our celebration of Black History Month and are excited to be supporting Viz for Social Good. If you aren't familiar with the group here is a little backgroup: Viz for Social Good's mission is to empower nonprofits through data story. They help mission-driven organizations to promote social good and understand their own data through beautiful and informative data visualization. Check out their website to learn more: Viz for Social Good.

 

Viz for Social Good selected the civic technology organization Pollicy, based in Kampala, Uganda, to highlight for Black History Month. Pollicy is looking to celebrate the achievements that women have accomplished in the past, and highlight the opportunities that we have to support more women in leadership positions, and particularly, women leaders focused on women's issues. Curious to learn more and explore the data? Click this link to see all the details and to download the data set.

 

Learn more about all of the events available this month and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

Remember to share your Vizzes with the world with #VisualizeDiversity on Twitter!

 

Announcements

 

+ As was shared in the last edition of the Community Digest, we have selected a new group of Tableau Zen Masters! We want to take a moment here in the forums thank Tableau Forum Ambassador Shinichiro Murakami for his countless hours of support, and to congratulate him on becoming a Zen Master. Your dedication and discipline to responding to questions from the community is above and beyond what we ask from any of our ambassadors. We all appreciate the work that you do to keep the community, and our team of community managers and support, engaged and aware of areas where we can improve. As we have shared widely, the spirit of Tableau is our customers. We build software for the everyday person. By listening to and engaging with our community, we not only build better software, but ultimately a better company. Thank you Shin for embodying ethos of the Zen Master program as a teacher, master & collaborator.

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #3 is under way!   New features include quick cleaning for string fields, quick filters for date ranges, wildcard union for Excel, drag/drop to add a file connection and more.  Check out the Beta.  Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

 

+  We've seen a bit of a shift in the gamification this week in the community, with a massive number of new Vizitors (entry level), along with Dataprentices (level 3) and Data Wranglers (level 4). I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the forums and thank you for signing in! While getting new badges and being recognized for your achievements is great - what is important is that we as a community continue to support each other. We have heard from you that, "The Tableau Community will not let you fail." We hope you all agree, and we are excited to welcome new Tableau users and community members to the forums! This week we recognize all of you

And just in case you are curious about the badges and points, here is more info: Points, Levels & Badges.

 

Most Talked about Thread

Originally posted on February 15th by Greg Mooney he asked a question regarding, Create a calculated field to determine number of weeks selected in filter? Always quick to help, Tableau Forum Ambassador and newly appointed Zen Master Shinichiro Murakami responded just 10 minutes after the question went up! It took them to get on the same page, as you can see in the thread, but in between packaged workbooks and dozens of screenshots Shin and Greg were able to come to the correct solution. Cheers to your patience in troubleshooting!

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Alex Kerin created the idea Horizontal Scroll Bar on tables back in 2012, and it remains incredibly relevant today, picking up 10 more votes in the last week.
This idea has come up before and has been elevated to our development team. We continue to read and share your feedback on this idea (and others) and want to encourage you to share specific use cases where this is impacting your work.

 

+ Keep voting, creating and sharing Tableau Community Ideas that you want to see in the next version of Tableau. Our Beta program is another great way to stay in the know of all of the awesome new features coming soon: Coming Soon | Tableau Software

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!

Amanda

Happy Holidays from the Tableau Community Team!

 

In the spirit of the season I am going to highlight this week's theme for MakeoverMonday. Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel shared a data set on Christmas trees sold in the US from 2004 – 2016 from the data source Statista. Here is Eva's blog rendition of the data: Fake Christmas Trees are Becoming Increasingly Popular in the US and Andy's: Americans Favor Fake Christmas Trees More and More.

 

Community Member Yanning Wang produced this creative viz:

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When you are looking at the data, it is clear the trend is that artificial trees are gaining preference in American, but I think this a great opportunity to ask why.


The data the #MakeoverMonday duo presented only covers up to 2016, but as this article from December 10, 2017 in NPR explores, "This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots in the Recession." It would be interesting to analyze the data presented with data on the year-over-year average cost per tree, and supply vs. demand data related to the past couple years of Christmas trees to see other trends. Maybe next year ...

 

If you are interested in this making your own viz head over to the MakeoverMonday site and download the data and have a go! A blog will be shared next Monday highlighting lessons and favorites from the community submissions, as well as a Viz Review at 4:30pm GMT December 27th: more info here.

 

*MakeoverMonday is a fantastic weekly social data project created by members of the Tableau Community, and not a Tableau program. We are grateful for many of the opportunities they support, and the creative solutions and learning opportunities that are showcased through this work. #MakeoverMonday is community driven and a great way to grow your Tableau skills. Don't just take my word for it though, explore MakeoverMonday here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

+ It's that time of year again! Who do you think should be the next Tableau Zen Master? The nomination period is open until 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th. Further details about the Zen Master program can be found on the Zen Master page. Already know all the details? Here is a direct link to nominate a Zen Master. We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters in February of 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

    

+ Have you heard about the Project Maestro beta? We are rethinking data prep, to give you an intuitive experience that's visual, direct, and deeply integrated with the rest of Tableau. If you are a current Tableau customer you are welcome to test the latest version of beta. Sign up here and a member of our team will be in touch to support you. Please allow for a delay with the end of year holidays.

 

+ If you are already in Project Maestro join the Community Group. This is open and welcome to the public!

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Brent Mathison for earning the Questions for Breakfast badge for having answers marked correct 25+ times and to Manuel Vasquez for earning the I love helping! badge for having answers marked helpful 25+ times! These are huge contributions to our community. Thank you both for your support!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread I need the Month name to be displayed in English, but it shows in Portugues posted by Silvia Assuncao was this week's most popular thread, with 13 replies, and has been answered. Silvia is new to Tableau so first and foremost - Welcome! We are very happy to have you as a new community member! She correctly attached a packaged workbook and was assisted by Tushar  More. Tushar first advised her to change her workbook's language and locale. Silvia followed up with additional questions and shared screenshots - great call! This makes it much easier to answer. It looks like a number of people found this thread useful so thank you to you both - and thank you for your help in getting this resolved so quickly Tushar!

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte shared the idea Control what displays in View Data with 11 new votes in the past week giving it 1,005 total to date. This was also the top voted idea the last time I wrote the Community Digest back in November. We are paying attention to this and as Zi Krostag mentioned in September, "We really want to do this, and it's on the list, but there are a lot of competing priorities. I'll update when I can say something more concrete." I am reaching out to Zi to share this news with his team and we appreciate all your feedback and votes for this idea.

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!


Amanda

I am excited to be writing you this week from our new home in DATA 1! Tableau's Fremont based marketing and support teams have moved west on 34th avenue to join our sales and team in a fantastic new building in the "Center of the Universe".  In addition to being LEED Gold registered, "the DATA 1 building is Salmon-Safe certified and features biofiltration retention planters that treat 160,000 gallons of the heavily polluted rainwater runoff from Aurora Bridge annually. Two additional future phases of remediation are planned on nearby properties with the goal of treating over 2 million gallons of polluted runoff annually every year." Read more about DATA 1 and Weber Thompson architects here.

 

This is incredibly important in Seattle considering on average 169k+ sockeye salmon pass through the Ballard Locks between June 12th and August 13th each year. If you, like me, find this fascinating, check out this great viz on the Daily Salmon Count Through Ballard Locks by Ondrej Sklenar on Tableau Public.

 

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Another reason this move is amazing: Your (US based) community team is now under one roof! Community Support leads Patrick Van Der Hyde and Patrick Byrne, along with User Group manager Jordan Scott and I are all able to collaborate and support each other more seamlessly. We hope this will help us continue to do great work for the Tableau Community. We are also conveniently located closer to some of your favorite alumnus Dustin Smith and Tracy Rodgers so I will be sure to bug them when I need advice and legacy knowledge We still have the incredible support of Lénaïc Riédinger in Dublin and dozens of other Tabloids around the world working hard to keep this space strong.

 

Thank you to everyone who helps keep the Tableau Community vibrant - most especially all of you, our amazing community members!

 

Announcements

+The Tableau 10.5 beta is available.  Interested in beta testing the next version of Tableau?   Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.

The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

+ Think Data Thursday is back on the calendar! Steve Wexler from Data Revelations will be joining us on Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to show us how to use Tableau with survey data. You can learn more and sign up today for this online webinar here: Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Tableau Community members Vishal Jethwa for earning the Helpful is my middle name badge for 50 marked "helpful" replies and to Tushar More for earning the Question Slayer badge for 50 answered marked "correct"! These are huge contributions to our community. Thank you both for your dedication and support

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Donut chart label overlap posted by sunitha k was this week's most popular thread, with 11 replies. "When there are more than one value, the labels display correctly as pic 1. When the chart shows only 1 value, the labels for both donuts overlap. Is there any way to fix this?"

Alvino Vaz responded with a workaround using annotations and shared screen shots with the packaged workbook. Thank you for your help in getting this resolved so quickly Alvino!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte shared the idea Control what displays in View Data originally in 2012, and the idea remains relevant today with four new votes in the past week giving it 949 total to date. With over 104 comments there are definitely a number of opinions on this. Check this out and add your thoughts if this is relevant to your work.

 

Other News

We are featuring Forum Ambassador Lei Chen in the latest spotlight: Tableau Ambassador Spotlight - Lei Chen! She joined our ranks as an Ambassador in January of 2017 and has contributed heavily to the community through the Tableau Forums, helping people with complex calculations, giving feedback on dashboard design, and helping answer Server questions. Lei is multilingual and has translated her interview into both Japanese and Chinese, so please check out those links for your preferred language. Thank you for all that you do for the Tableau Community Lei!

 

That's all I have for this week! Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing!


Amanda

Happy Halloween!
In the spirit of this festive - fun holiday here is a question on Structuring Data for Spider Graphs from Steve Rohde that was shared in the Community Forums this week        The Objective: Render a "spider map" from a table of point-to-point trips in a station-based bike sharing system. Assign measures such trip count, average duration and elevation difference to station start-end pairs (i.e. spider line) as line attribute (e.g., line or colour). - The thread goes on from there in detail, and Tableau Forums regular Galen Busch provided the correct answer.

 

Now I don't know who Jeff is, but it looks like his house is the place to be on Halloween! A quick search on Tableau Public brought up years of results detailing daily traffic, peak times for crowd flow, and a forecast of how many visitors they are expecting. This Viz was my favorite, but a little dated. If you know Jeff, please encourage him to reach out to us at community@tableau.com with his 2017 results.

 

Trick or treat!   

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▲ Announcements

+ You likely saw this last week, but I wanted to share again: Tableau 10.5 beta is a out and ready for testing! This is version 2 of the beta. Explore all the features on the Coming Soon page, including mapping updates, Viz in Tooltip, Hyper, Linux, and so much more! Sign up today to take part in the Beta by following this link: Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software.  The Beta Developer Tools announced at Tableau Conference may also be found online in the Developer Preview here: Tableau's Developer Tools & APIs

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Walter Allen and Ana C T Figueiroa who both earned Tableau Desktop Qualified badges, and Gene Moeller who has earned the Tableau Server Qualified badge! We also have four new Calc Contributors: Haruka Kinumura, haitham Farouk, Taisuke Ono and Brett Megaard. Cheers to all and thank you for your support!

 

Most Talked about Thread

**This is determined by the number of replies on a thread

On October 26th Gurpreet Singh Goraya asked a question regarding Exclude Unique values from Worksheet. This seemed to strike a cord in the forums and a thread of 22 comments led to a correct answer in just under an hour! That is some truly remarkable community engagement. Cheers to Katie Bridges who came through with the correct answer and thanks to all who helped get to the solution. * Pro tip: The original question included a packaged Tableau workbook. Remember this is incredibly helpful when you are looking for community support.

 

The top liked forum question this week comes from Anuj Chopra who was looking for support: Calculated Field Explanation required. This question, posted on October 19th is marked "Assumed Answered". It was found helpful by 4 people! Thank you to all who contributed to this thread, including Abhilash Sharma and Tableau Ambassador Jim Dehner.

 

Top Voted Idea

The idea to have the Option to uninstall prior version during Tableau Desktop upgrade was posted by Tableau Technical Support Engineer James Parsons, and has been popular in the community in the last week. This idea has received 7 votes, and one comment relating back to another idea from years ago. If you agree with James and think this is a great idea head over to the forums and vote for or against it - and please share comments on how this impacts your work.

 

Thank YOU for making the Tableau Community so special! Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Amanda

Coming Together at Tableau Conference Next Week: A note from Tableau's CEO Adam Selipsky

 

On behalf of Tableau employees, I want to express our deepest sympathies for the victims and their families that are forever changed as result of the tragedy in Las Vegas Sunday night. We believe the best response is to carry on as normally as possible to show our collective resilience and the force we can be for positive change. As such, we look forward to gathering at Tableau Conference to share and learn from each other, albeit with heavy hearts.

 

I want to thank all our customers, partners, sponsors, and the Las Vegas citizens, who have reached out with their support. We are extremely thankful that our team members who are already in Las Vegas are safe. Our first priority is the safety of our attendees and we have increased security measures for TC17. We are in close contact with the venues and local authorities in Las Vegas to ensure everyone is able to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

We have also heard from many of you, full of compassion and eager to help. We’re encouraged by your spirit. We are pledging a contribution to the National Compassion Fund to support the victims and their families. In addition, we will provide opportunities next week for all of us to help those affected.

 

In the meantime, one way to contribute is to donate blood to your local blood bank. Visit redcrossblood.org to find a donation station near you, or follow the #data17donates to join a blood drive during next week’s conference.

 

For more information about next week’s events, please visit the Tableau TC17 Response FAQ page. Also, look for updates from the Tableau Conference team in your email and in the #Data17 mobile app.

 

In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you.

 

Looking forward to seeing you next week,

Adam Selipsky

President and CEO

Tableau

 

▲ Announcements

+ Tableau 10.4 has been released! From the Tableau Blog: With Tableau 10.4, we’re making data discovery a breeze. Save time and reduce mistakes by ensuring that you are using the best data for your analysis. Data source certification promotes approved data sources and works seamlessly with recommendations to guarantee you’re using the right data at the right time. Enable smarter conversations between teams with discussions and viz snapshots, and visualize custom transportation routes and other networks with support for linear geometries. Polish your dashboard design with dashboard spacing and publish to older versions of Tableau Server using the newest version of Tableau Desktop with downgrade and publish.


+ #WeAreDataPeople: Celebrating the Tableau Community: Starting September 25th, we mailed 5,000 #WeAreDataPeople flags to our community with one simple directive: Take a selfie. Didn’t receive a flag? We’ve got you covered. Complete this form, and we’ll get one sent your way as soon as possible, while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Recognition

Cheers to new names and some familiar faces popping up with awards this week! Mike Dunning has earned the Tableau Server Certified badge and Tableau User Group Ambassador Donna Coles has earned the prestigious Help one, help all! badge.  It's been a big week with community support with jennifer.vonhagel earning Questions for Breakfast, Jayshree Dawrewar received Helpful is my middle name, and sesha.peram with the Help Desk badge! Congratulations to all and thank you for all your support.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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suchit kulkarni asked How to Clean Excel Data to Avoid redundant entry being read as Two. Two people have marked the question as helpful and it has received 17 replies, but still remains unanswered. Follow the link to join the discussion!

 

The top liked forum this week comes from Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Data Kent Marten.Work with Maps and Spatial data? We need your feedback! The post is originally from July, but received 17 replies this week alone. He closed the survey for feedback in mid-August but shared, "If you are planning on attending TC17 in Las Vegas, please come by the Mapping kiosk, attend one of the many mapping breakout sessions, or to the Mapping in Government meetup in Thursday morning."

 

Top Voted Idea

Switch data sources by changing a parameter in a workbook shared by Fabio Galli has received six votes in the Ideas Forum. He shared, "it would be very useful for a scenario in which there are several identical data sources (e.g. SQL Server DB with the same data structures in different Databases) to have the possibility to change the Database to run a query against from a parameter, directly by the end user." Please visit the thread to read more.

 

In closing, and with respect the Tableau Community team echoes what our CEO Adam Selipsky shared, "In moments like this, we find strength in community. We at Tableau are eager to stand together with you." We are here for you. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to tcquestions@tableau.com.

 

Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to the community team at community@tableau.com

 

Best,

Amanda

Welcome to the Weekly Digest! We are only 40 days out from TC17 and I am incredibly excited to meet so many of our amazing community members at my first Tableau Conference! Here is a link to register if you haven't had a chance to yet. I will be working with the community team, and supporting a couple Data + Women sessions, but since this will be my first trip to Las Vegas in about a decade I thought it would be fun to see what great vizzes are out on Tableau Public around the "Entertainment Capital of the World!"

 

Ahead of the 2015 conference Branden Fulton created this "The Fabulous Las Vegas" viz including how blackjack and baccarat had gone head to head to get the top spot in table game revenue. Do you know of any other great vizzes or data sets on Las Vegas? Please share in the comments below!

 

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Ahead of this year's conference Tableau Zen Master Andy Kriebel is helping to support vegans and vegetarians with his "Viva Las Vegans!" viz, which was an Iron Viz entry. It's incredibly practical and useful - and has already been optimized for mobile viewing. Nice work Andy!

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Announcements

+ Our fearless community support lead Patrick A Van Der Hyde is out in the great wide open hiking the John Muir Trail! If you would like to learn more about America's National Parks check out this great viz from Tableau Public Ambassador Pablo Gomez: The National Parks Have Never Been More Popular. With data from the National Park Service, Pablo looks at visitor data over the last 100 years. Download the workbook data and see what you can find!

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to community members Aishwarya Sawant, yasuhiko nakamura and James Geron for each achieving the Calc Contributor badge!  This badge mark is received after you create a document in the Calculation Reference Library. This is a huge asset in the Tableau Community and is a benefit for all Tableau users! Thank you

 

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Most Talked about Thread

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Christopher Carucci started a conversation on August 18th on Filter Dashboard based on User department. The thread has 18 replies, has been marked as helpful 3 times, and has been viewed over 200 times. It looks like they may have given up for now .. but if you are able to solve this problem and dig in on some Boolean Logic check out the thread. THank you to everyone who has contributed to help solve this and the thousands of questions and comments shared this week.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Conditional Formatting of Measure Names/Measure Values originally contribute by Jonathan Drummey with 999 votes for this Idea and 30 comments.  There has been conversation around this idea since 2012. Do you have any recent use cases or information you would like to share? Follow the link to learn more, and vote the idea up or down.

 

In other news

Tableau Program Manager Alyshia Olsen recently shared the thread Do you create dashboards where you are not the primary user? We want to hear about your workflow! We would love to get some feedback on her survey. Just reply to her thread and she can send you more info directly. It should take about 10 minutes so please take some time this week and share your thoughts!


That's all I've got for this week. Have a great one and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

 

As usual, feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

Happy Monday all - hopefully everyone had a great weekend and you found a way to beat the heat! It seems the worst is over for Seattle, but we are also keeping a watchful eye on our EMEA friends and the 'Lucifer' heat wave.

 

An oldie but a goodie Viz to put this all in perspective comes from Tableau Zen Master and Ambassador Andy Kriebel, with his "How Warm is Earth Becoming?" viz for Makeover Monday last year. This viz has almost 4k views, and it's easy to see why. Andy breaks down the data, and how he starts with rebuilding a radial chart, to a heat map with the time-based data. He finally took a ten-year average and came up with this interactive viz:

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Announcements

+ The Tableau Developer Platform team is excited to announce a virtual JavaScript API hackathon. #DataDev Hackathon is underway from August 4-14, and the winner will receive a free pass to Tableau Conference 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas! Learn more on the Tableau blog: Announcing Developer hackathon - Win a free pass to TC17!

 

+ We are excited to announce that Patrick Byrne has joined Support Programs’ Community and Social team as Associate Technical Program Manager for the online Community and other social channels. He started on the team 1st August and is based in Seattle. You’ll be able to find him in the Community already as he’s been active in there for several months. Here’s what he has to say about himself …

 

Hi Everyone!

 

My name is Patrick Byrne, I was raised in the Seattle area even though I was born on the East coast (Delaware). I love to attend live music of all sorts, as well as venturing to the outdoors for camping (from car to backpacking). I started my career with Tableau on December 31st, 2015 as a Technical Support Specialist, moving to Technical Support Engineer the following October. Working in Tier1 of Technical Support for a little over a year and a half I have gained invaluable insight into customer frustrations as well as technical knowledge of the Tableau products.

 

Moving forward, I am beyond excited for our upcoming product lines (Project Maestro and the implementation of Hyper) and to tackle the challenges of supporting brand new products.

 

I look forward to working with all the various teams and departments. Feel free to reach out and say hello!

 

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Recognition

Congratulations to Kaz Shakir and Michael Someck for achieving the Questions for Breakfast badge! Thank you both for helping so many people in the community - it has not gone unnoticed! We hope to continue see you around.

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Tim Boudreau had a question about Map won't load - too large of dataset? He is trying to plot 100,000 latitude/longitude points on a map overlay. Catherine Brown has been helping to troubleshoot, but this remains unanswered. Check out the thread and see if you can help Tim find a solution.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea this week is Multi-Values Parameters by Loïc Grange with a net of over 1,200 votes and +5more just from the last week. There are 121 comments on this Idea.

 

In other news

  • Lari McEdward, a Tableau employee and training expert, shared a great viz on 5 Millennia of Eclipses with data from NASA on Tableau Public. We would love to hear your eclipse viewing plans if you are in North America!

 

That's all I've got for this week. Have a great one and until next time, happy analyzing!

 

As usual, feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

Happy Wednesday everyone! There was a bit of a learning curve tracking down all the data I needed to put together my first digest so I apologize on the delay! I look forward to this becoming a seamless process and working hard to support the Tableau Community!

 

To carry on a tradition from Diego I want to share a “Today in History.”

 

“On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta*” -- the Rosetta Stone! As a lover of learning new languages and exploring new cultures I thought this would be great to share. I feel strongly that knowing and understanding data connects people in new and unique ways and I love to find new ways to tell stories with data in Tableau. Please share your stories of how using data, Tableau, or learning a new language has helped you break down barriers in the comments below!

 

+ Check out these great Vizzes on Tableau Public on language to learn more: + Are We Speaking The Same Language? by Bridget Winds Cogley + Colorful Language of the Bible by Robert Rouse + What is the ‘Best’ Second Language to Learn? by Michael Brinn and Mike Cisneros

 

*source: History.com http://histv.co/1JBW8K

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Announcements

 

+ Former Community Manager Tracy Rodgers wrote a great blog to help you “Learn how the Tableau community is using IT data to gain insights that drive decision”. She learned that It organizations are challenged to integrate and blend data, that it's important to quickly understand what's happening, and that Tableau dashboards are used as a consolidated monitoring tool for IT organizations. Check out the full blog for more information. Great work Tracy! 

 

+ Tableau Product Manager for Maps and Spatial Analysis Kent Marten is looking for feedback from customers who work with maps and spatial data. From Kent, “I am organizing a customer study to learn more about how you use spatial data in Tableau. We have had a ton of feedback over the years, but since the release of the spatial file connector in Tableau 10.2, there's been a surge in interest in mapping in Tableau. I want to make sure that we're aligned with our customers and building the right features and capabilities into the coming releases.
Follow this link to the thread to participate: https://community.tableau.com/message/641731

 

Recognition

+ Congratulations to Michael Someck and Kaz Shakir who all earned “Questions for Breakfast” badges! More than 25 of your responses have been marked as correct. Thank you for your dedication to the Tableau Community!

 

Most Talked about Thread

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Malini Ram started a discussion on “6 measures total, 4 need to be as bars and two as lines. This thread received 18 responses and over 150 views this week. Hari Ankem has been a huge help on this thread but it is still not resolved. Can you help?

 

In other news

+ We shared this last week but would like to again highlight that the Tableau 10.4 Beta is now available! If you are interested in exploring the many new features, check out the blog and get signed up by sending an email to betateam@tableau.com. Learn more here: Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data | Tableau Software

 

That’s all I have for my first post! Please feel free to send submissions or suggestions to community@tableau.com

 

Happy analyzing