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Hello Tableau Community my #DataFam,

 

Satoshi Ganeko created this amazing viz which allows you to draw a spirograph in Tableau. It is amazing to see how Tableau users continue to innovate and push the limits of a viz. Not only in the amazing data analysis and story telling done with the product. But the literal art that is now being created. Do you have a favorite piece of Tableau art? Comment on it below! We want to see what people are creating!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Sp/Spirograph_1/Spirograph/1.png

 

Want to learn how to make a similar visualization? Check out this blog from Ryan Rowland: Spirographs in Tableau: Parametric Equations | Ryan K Rowland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Some amazing new blogs from the Tableau Community:

 

     +  Zen Master Pooja Gandhi wrote a new blog on Embed a Gateway Dashboard on Salesforce

     +  Tableau Public Ambassador ryan.sleeper has new blog: How to Use Tableau’s Parameter Actions Extension to Change Date Parts

     +  SQL for Tableau Part 5 is out! Written by Robert Crocker and featured on Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage's blog.

     +  Paul Banoub has a recent blog about the use of Tableau Extensions.

 

Think Data Thursday #thinkdatathursday

 

     +  Think Data Thursday with Joshua Milligan is coming! Joshua will be presenting a part 2 to his Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions presented a while back. Stay tuned for           more information.

     +  Check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Exclude   posted on November 9th  by Shaquelle Jacobs. Shaquelle is wanting assistance on how to exclude a portion of data when nulls exist in the data set. Maneesh Gaddam has been assisting with the inquiry and to reach a usable state. They are still working on tackling the issue at hand, if you have any thoughts on how to help, feel free to join the discussion!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea title this week goes to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2131 . This idea was created by kettan and relates to having hierarchies within quick filters. Kettan even provides screen-shots to demonstrate what exactly is the intention of the idea. If you think hierarchies should be displayed in quick filters this way, upvote 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!

 

 

Community Highlights

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

Jen Shepherd and Ombir Rathee both achieved the I love helping! badge for having 25 replies marked helpful in the Tableau Community Forums.

 

Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge this week is Sasha Hanna for having 50 replies marked as helpful!

 

Last, but certainly not least, achieving the Help one, help all! badge is ShivaRam Chennapragada for having 100 replies, yes 100 replies, marked helpful!

 

You all are data rockstars. Have a great week.

 

Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Tableau Conference is in full swing. Thousands of Tabloids are gathering together to talk data! For those that could not attend Tableau Conference in-person? Check out Tableau Live! Register to see the Tableau Conference keynotes and a curated list of sesssions.

 

 

Register now and watch now!

 

 

Want to follow the conversation and all the buzz around #TC18? Follow the Tableau Public viz below to watch how the #TC18 is used around the world! See the tops users that are Tweeting with #TC18! Do you recognize any of those names? Do you want to contribute to this viz? Tweet #TC18 and share your awesome experience with the world!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Tw/TwitterAnalysisTC18Dashboard/TwitterAnalysisTC18/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ David Pires has an awesome new podcast on #TC18. Check it out on the interworks site: https://interworks.com/blog/interworks/2018/10/09/pyd68-tableau-conference-2018-with-david-pires/

 

+ Definitely check out TC Live! (linked above)

 

+ Think Data Thursday will be starting again soon! Check out all the past Think Data Thursdays on the playlist: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread in the forums this week was Calculated Field Not Working Properly  posted on October 21st by Kashish Bhola. Mahfooj Khan was able to provide some information anda correct answer to the question about the calculated fied.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week is to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1411. This idea was created by Russell Lamb and the idea has now being tracked by our Internationalization Development team. Karla Wagner is one of the members heading up the new Internationalization space!

 

* 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

Shout out to the below individuals for their contributions to the Tableau Community:

 

+ Mavis Liu has been awarded the Answer Wizard badge for having 100 replies marked as Correct by other members of the Community Forums.

 

+ The Help one, help all! badge was achieved by Don Wise for having a 100 replies marked as Hepful!

 

+ Achieving the Helpful is my middle name for having 50 replies marked as Helpful we have Suraj Kumar!

 

Are you in New Orleans? Come say hi at the Tableau Community booth in the Data Village and meet the authors of the Community digest. Patrick A Van Der Hyde, Amanda Boyle and myself (Patrick Byrne)

 

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest!

 

If you have read my past digests you might have noticed that I love music, especially music Vizzes! This week I have seen a ton of amazing music inspired creations shared on Twitter and Tableau Public. My musical tastes vary widely from the Beatles to metal bands to well... I could list genres until my fingers fall off. I love all types, and forms of music. Although the way we consume, share, and buy music has greatly changed over the years; from Napster and Lime Wire to having every song at your fingertips (albeit with an internet connection). One thing that has persisted throughout the years is visual art in music. The creation of album art work, clothing, and posters for shows all have stood the test of time and continue to be staples of any band, DJ or performance group. This week I am featuring a blog by Bridget Cogley that analyzes the work of one of the greats from this part of the music industry, Paula Scher, and how her design process aligns with that of a Viz author's process.

 

Inspired to visualize music now? Neil Richards is here to help with his blog on How do we visualize music? That takes the Iron Viz theme of "water" a different route than most. Neil explored Handel's Water Music. This is an amazing blog with some very artistic and beautfiul Vizzes that analyze this amazing music. Want to know the greatest of all time (GOAT) of the music industry? Check out this Viz: G.O.A.T Music | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Tableau is excited to announce Citrix Endpoint Management and Microsoft Intune for Tableau Mobile using the AppConfig approach. Check the blog post from Rahul Motwani found here.

 

+ The 2018 Vizzies awards are here! As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to recognize the awesomeness of the Tableau community, beyond those who have been recognized by Tableau as Zen Masters. So without further ado, we present the 4th Annual Vizzies. We also have a new category for this year; Favorite Viz of the Year. This is you favorite among favorites. Perhaps it's informative and beautifully designed or resonated with you because of the story it told. Provide the link to the visualization and we'll award someone with the Favorite Viz of the Year. Nominations are open through September 30th, please submit award nominations here.

 

+  In addition, on October 6th, the Tableau Licensing Server utilized during the activation, deactivation, and renewal process of Tableau products will be moving to a new data center.  If you rely on custom configurations of your proxy server or firewall, please verify they utilize a configuration that will not be impacted by this move.  Learn more here: Important: Tableau Licensing Server is Moving

 

+ The Tableau Self Service team would like to hear from you about improving the landing experience for Tableau Server and Tableau Online.  #HelpUsHelpYou by visiting their online survey and answering a few questions.

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Maneesh Gaddam for achieving his I love helping! badge. Which is awarded for having 25 questions marked as helpful by other users! Thank you Maneesh Gaddam for your contributions. If you receive help in the forums remember to mark answers helpful, or correct to give credit to contributors and those assisting in the forums.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most talked about thread this week was posted by Manuel Ramos and is about a calculation error being experienced in Tableau Desktop. Expected type string, found integer.  Comparison in 'CASE' expression must be string type. The answer was provided by just under an hour after being posted to the Tableau Community Forums by Anisha Jhamb, thank you for supplying a quick response Anisha!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea for this week's digest which was originally created by Ketta n is Hierarchy Filter which is the ability of having mulitple value selection filters carry over their hierarchy structure from the data into the filter. (i.e. products would be broken down by their category etc...)

 

Community

 

+ The first Tableau User Group is coming to Lisbon! David Pires and Nisa are helping start off the first ever TUG in Lisbon, do not miss this awesome chance to be on the ground floor, Tableau User Group - Lisboa Tickets, Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

+ Ken Flerlage released the Part 2 of his blog series on SQL for Tableau. This blog post foucuses on combining data with SQL for analysis with Tableau. Do not miss this blog post SQL for Tableau Part 2: Combining Data - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization. Did you miss out on Part 1? Check it out now SQL for Tableau Part 1: The Basics - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization

 

+ If you have not seen it, check out the article from Marie at the Medium about her experiences with Iron Viz in Europe and Makeover Monday.  We encourage you to check out this great article here.

 

+ Recently Tableau released a brand new API, Tableau Extensions, many were excited to sink their teeth into this brand new and shiny tool. Toan Hoang has been experimenting with the Extensions API ever since it got added to our pre-release. To assist users with this new tool Toan has begun writing a 4 part series for creating a Tableau Extension. Creating a Tableau Extension / Part One - Tableau Magic

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley has published part 2 of her data ethics series article here: https://www.tableaufit.com/paper-rock-scissors-ethics-how-we-make-decisions/

 

+ There is still time to contribute to the conversation.   In advance of Lorna Eden & Sarah Bartlett's TC18 talk "The A-Z of the Tableau Community", they are asking for input from Tableau Community members on what the community means to you & how you first got involved. Link to survey: Tableau Community Survey.  Please consider taking part and sharing your thoughts.

 

That is all we have for this week! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy Vizzing, posting, learning and Tweeting!

 

Byrne

 

Stay up to date with all my thoughts on data at Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter

 

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Hello Tableau Community

 

Are you ready for Tableau Conference? It is one of my favorite events of the year where a thousands of data nerds, enthuasiasist and rockstars get together to discuss the latest in Tableau! As many are planning to stay in New Orleans for Tableau Conference 2018, some will be using the opportunity to stay a little extra time in the Big Easy and relax after the week of learning and networking. After staying in a hotel for a few days it is quite nice to change up their scenery and check into a cozy AirBnB. Possibly in the French Quarter or  Lakewood neighborhoods? Reed Boyden has put together this amazing Viz that has a ton of great information on all the different pricing in the various neighborhoods in New Orleans. Check it out below:

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ne/NewOrleansAirbnb/PriceDash/1.png

 

Do you have your ticket to Tableau Conference yet? Do not miss out on this chance to join thousands of data rockstars in this great city! Get your tickets now.

 

 

Announcements

 

+ We are very excited to announce a new member of our Support Programs' Community and Social team, Ciara Brennan! Recently joining the team you should see her answering posts and assiting in the Community Forums. Here is a little about Ciara from her...

 

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My name is Ciara Brennan, and I started in Tableau at the end of July as a Program Manager for the Community. Previously I worked in Hewlett Packard in a variety of roles from Failure Analysis to Engineering to Customer Insights & Analytics. My initial background is in Chemistry, and then later, Technology Management. Earlier this year I completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, which I loved as I’m particularly interested in customer support through online and social.I started using Tableau when I was a Program Manager in HP, and I loved how with just a few dashboards it could really bring to life the key customer insights I wanted to articulate from my datasets.

 

I live in Leixlip, which is only 12 miles or so from Dublin (for any pop quiz fans out there, Leixlip is the original home of Guinness!). I’d love to say I’m super sporty running 5K’s and hiking mountains, but I’m more of a gym twice a week type of person! I enjoy gardening, interior design and cooking (having said that though I probably enjoy eating out more given some of the results I’ve had from following along with Jamie Oliver recipes!!)

I’m excited to be part of the Tableau team and I really look forward to getting involved in the Community.

 

Feel free to get in touch to say hi!

 

- Ciara

 

 

 

+ Our very own Community Ambassador, Simon Runc, will be presenting at our next Think Data Thursday about Actions, one of the most powerful  features in Tableau.  Learn more and register here: Think Data Thursday - Lights, Camera...Action! with Simon Runc - September 6, 2018 - 8 AM PDT

 

Speaking of #makeovermonday, Andy and Eva will be running a Tableau careers webinar series starting September 6th.  This series starts off with a webinar about how Tableau Conference can be used as a career springboard.  There will be 6 weekly webinars with two presenters each, talking about their Tableau jobs, what they love about their work, how they got there and what they recommend to the audience from their own experiences.  Check this out here - Webinars | Makeover Monday

 

+ Has your local Tablaeu User Group participated in the Tableau Viz Games? This year we challenge our user groups to build a Viz that showcases the magic of New Orleans. Contact your local user group to participate and make sure to get the entry in by September 28th at 3PM PT! Find out more about the Viz Gamse here.

 

Recognition

 

This week we would like to recognize three shining stars of the Tableau Community for their contributions. Andrew Bickert achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge for having 50 of his answers marked as helpful by other Communtiy Forums users. Both Ankit Bansal and Srinidhi Narayan both achieved "Questions for Breakfast!" badge for having 25 questions marked as Correct! Thank you all for your amazing contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

Carolina de Mello e Souza is a user experience designer at Tableau and took the "Most Talked about Thread" title by storm this week. Asking for feedback on the way customers are using dashboard containers in workbooks. There is some amazing back and forth that can give somwe insight into the future of dashboard containers. Read up on thread and add your comments!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

The top voted idea this week in the Tableau Community Forums Ideas space. The idea is an old one that the development is taking very seriously, Control what displays in View Data, the team is still working on this. The idaea was submitted on February 22nd, 2012 and has been our top voted idea for several weeks.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Rodrigo Calloni recently released a guide for Tableau in Portuguese! Share with your counterparts in your Brazillian office so they can leverage the power of Tableau. Check out the new guide here.

 

+ David Turley created this amazing new blog post on Interworks about Transforming Data in Tableau Prep, do not miss this awesome post. Another amazing post from Interworks comes from Robert Rouse about Making a Packed Circle Grid in Tableau

 

+ A new Interworks blog on Making a Packed Circle Grid in Tableau was written by Robert Rouse.

 

That is all I have for this week folks! Do you have ideas, Vizzes, events, or recognition of someone in the Tableau Community? Share them with the Tableau Community at community@tableau.com

 

Happy posting!

 

Byrne, Patrick

 

Want to stay up to date with my thoughts on data: Follow me on Twitter  @Data_Diplomat_

 

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Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the Community Digest for the week of August 6th!

 

This upcoming week(8/8-8/15) I will be attending a music festival, Shambhala Music Festival, on a farm on the east side of British Columbia, Canada. Music is one of my life long passions. Going ot concerts, from small bands in dive bars, to WaMu Theatre in Seattle, to festivals with tens of thousands of people is where I spend most my money. One of my other passion is charitable work.

 

5 guys, Will, Ben, Joachim and Ollie, from the UK combined there passion for music and promoting mental health in The Song Cyclists fundraiser for the UK based charity for mental health, Mind. Traveling over a 1000 miles and up 55,000 feet of elavation. This was quite a journey!

 

 

Viz created by Ollie Clarke. More by Ollie and to see the interactive version of the Viz above please go here.

 

Announcements

 

+ Are you excited about Tableau Extensions! To provide the best support for our users using Tableau Extensions we have create a new space in the Community Forums just for you. Check out the Extensions API here.

 

+ Have you heard of Tableau Doctor? Come work with Tableau Experts face to face on technical issues at Tableau Conference in New Orleans, LA. Register and learn more on the #TC18 site.

 

+ Excited about 2018.2 but cannot wait for even more awesome features to come out! The Tableau Prerelease Program is a great way to stay ahead of the curve. Take advantage and join today! Coming Soon: New features in Tableau

 

Recognition

 

+ This week we would like to recognize meenu choudhary for achieving the Helpful is my middel name badge for having 50 posts on the Tableau Community Forums marked as helpful! A huge congrats to Naveen B who achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100 of his posts marked as helpful! Thank you both for your contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week's most viewed thread covers how to ignore duplicate values in calculation , which is a fairly common topic, as many people deal with duplicate data in their workbooks. It was posted by priyesh acharya on Aug 1st at 6:06 AM, John Sobczak was able to provide an answer on the 1st at 6:13 AM! Wow! That is some quick assistance. Thanks John! For other users that are running into a similar I would check out the KB article on removing Removing Duplicate Data with LOD Calculations

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ The top voted ideas for this week is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field originally posted by Russell Lamb and continuing to gain traction. Currently the idea has 629 votes. Please continue to vote on the idea to show support for this feature.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ The Data Duo, Pooja Gandhi and Adam Crahen, are at it again with another Duo Dare. This time they are exploring one of my all time favorite shows, Seinfeld! Check out their Vizzes and vote for your favorite! #DuoDare 11 | Seinfeld – The Data Duo

 

+ Zen Master Neil Richards has a written several new blog posts about Iron Viz and gaining Viz inspiration. Feel free to check them out at the below links and the rest of the Neil's blog, Questions in Data Viz.

- How do you go about competitive data visualising

- Haven’t I seen this somewhere before

 

+  Do not miss your chance to compete in the third and final feeder for Iron Viz! Entries are closed on August 28th. Check out this link for details!

 

Got something to add or that you want feature in the Tableau Community Diget? Feel free to send submissions, suggestions, or comments to community@tableau.com

 

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community,

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This week I would like take a moment to recognize an amazing contributor to the Tableau Community. Shinichiro Murakami became the first member of the Tableau Community to reach 100,000 points. No, that is not a typo, 100,000 points! We cannot thank Shinichiro enough for his continued contribution in the Tableau Forums each week. Thank you Shin!

 

Want to be the next user to reach 100k points?! A great place to find unanswered questions is the Crow's Nest ! This is a Viz hosted by the Tableau Community team that shows all the unanswered posts in the Forums. Check it out today and start earning those points! Who will be the next to join the 100k Club?

 

Announcements

 

+ Time is runnning out! Speaking of TC - Iron Viz Global Feeder #2 is accepting submissions!

The second feeder of the 2018 Iron Viz Global competition remains open. The theme is: Health and Well-being.

Submissions are accepted until 15th July 2018 (11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time).

See the FAQ page for details on how to participate, and for eligible countries of residence.

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

@datachloe announced applications are open for the Data Plus Women Grant to attend TC18. The grant will include a ticket to #TC18 as well as $2000 towards travel and lodging.  Learn more about this opportunity here: bit.ly/2JMGbYU

 

+ The Community Founders Award nominations are still open!—inspired by individuals like Michael Cristiani who embody the spirit of the Tableau community will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to #TC18. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PST.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ Our most talked about thread in the community this week comes from Alexandre Borges on the 3rd of July. Deepak Rai was able to help Alexandre come up with a usable solution. Even with a language barrier between them. Using screenshots and a translation tool can really go a long way to bridging this gap. Always feel free to ask your questions in the language you are most comfortable with!

+ Please remember to always mark answers as "Helpful" or "Correct" as that truly helps the rest of the Community

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ This week's top Idea for votes is for Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This idea was added back in 2012 and has gained some significant traction. Please continue to share and vote up the Idea as the Tableau Product Management team considers these when creating the roadmap for future releases.

 

Community Highlights

 

+ #TCEurope18 was a huge success and we are seeing a lot of buzz in the Tableau world. Want to analyze what is happening in the Twittersphere? Check out this Vi, #TCEurope18 Tweets Analysis | Tableau Public, by Dilyana Suleymanova.

+ With everyone focused on one of the World's biggest sporting events, the Fifa World Cup, let's take a look at those playing on this stage in this excellent Viz, 200 Most Valuable Football Players Around the World by LaDataCuenta.

 

+ Brand new Best of the Web is out! Best of the Tableau Web: Mathematics, poetry, and video games

 

+ The World Cup is nearing the quarter finals and Tableau has you covered on the history, the teams, the players and the matches.  Find anything you ever wanted to know in the blog post 4 ways the Tableau Community visualizes World Cup data.

 

Want daily tips and tricks? Articles that other users find helpful? Tabeau Online outages? Quick how-to support? Our @TableauSupport twitter Tweets all of these things and more! Follow us today!

 

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

 

This community of highly supportive and creative individuals is what helps make Tableau an amazing product. We could not do this without you! Thank you!

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

As the first day of summer rapidly approaches (June 21st). Yes, I know. It is almost summer! Where has the time gone!? As the year flies by let us take a look back at this last year's flu season. For some of us it definitely seemed worst than years past. Now you have the data to prove it. The Viz below created by Andy Kriebel for a recent #MakeOverMonday looks at the flu seasons since 1997 to today. As we can see there were some significant years in the past but this last season that we coughed and ached through was definitely one of the worst. Check the blog post about the Viz below here: https://www.vizwiz.com/2018/06/flu.html

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Fl/FluTrends/MM25/1.png

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests. The change was implemented On June 15th, Tableau updated the value for these IP addresses and you will need to make the changes now.  Read how to make these change now: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ We are making changes to the look and feel of Tableau Help. To help us understand your current experience with Tableau Help, please take a second to provide your feedback: Please rate your experience when using Tableau Help

 

+ TC18 is coming up fast and we hope you can join us in the Big Easy! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

Recognition

 

+ Congratulations to the following individuals for their amazing contributions to the Tableau Community. Peter Fakan earned his Question Slayer badge for having 50 "correct" posts. Another member we would like to recognize for their contributions is Mavis Liu. Mavis earned both the "Question Slayer" badge as well as the "Help one, Help all!" badge which is given for having 100 answers marked as "helpful" by a memeberof the Tableau Community.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The most talked about thread for last week comes from Lavy Friedman on Create field in 1 table based on a different table was posted on June 8th at 2 am with a response and marked correct answer by Bryce Larsen at 11 am. One of our top contributors, Mavis Liu  , for the past couple weeks also dropped a reply at the beginning of the discussion!

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Yet again! We bring you our top idea Control what dsiplays in View Data with being 1100 votes for the idea the Tableau Product Mangement team is actively working on this feature. Please keep sharing a voting the idea!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ There are a few spots left for the SFBATUG (San Francisco & Bay Area Tableau User Group) and their next presentation on Wednesday June 20th!

 

+ New Viz and blog about people looking down at their phones while walking around. The Viz looks at the breakdown of generations and gender of how people act when walking with their phone.

 

Joshua Milligan & Bridget Cogley have an upcoming webinar on Tableau Tips and Tricks Round 2 on Wednesday, June 27th! Click on this link to register.

 

+ Lorena Vazquez just put out an amazing blog about how the SLDC process does not work for analytics.  It requires a team approach of devs and users: It Takes a Village

 

+ Zen Master Christopher DeMartini shared this blog: Small Multiple Flows in Tableau including two Small Multiple Flow visualizations, built in Tableau, as part of this write up.

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley shared this article from her blog: That First Link. Bridget shared, "Humans are social creatures.  It’s how we survived.  We’re wired to find tribes, to prize a sense of belonging.  It’s why community – however it’s defined by the group…"

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage sent over musings about analytics and data visualization: 3 Ways to Pivot Data for Tableau. Enjoy!

 

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

 

Keep posting and sharing all your amazing content and #TableauTips!

 

Cheers,

Byrne, Patrick

 

Share comments or suggestions directly to me (Patrick Byrne) on Twitter @Data_Diplomat_

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Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week I would like to share a Viz from the #MakeOverMonday that the amazing Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel help facilitate each week. They challenge users to use Tableau to display data in a beautiful and informative fashion. This week their data set takes a look at how much property you can purchase in the various top cities across the world. @Michael_Mixon! (@mix_pix) created this Viz and shared it to the Twittersphere. Check out all the vizzes from Make Over Monday by searching the #MakeOverMonday on Twitter.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/On/OneMillionDollarProperties/PrimeRealEstate/1.png

 

 

Announcements

+ Do not miss the chance to learn how to train your data dragon! Tame them 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.  This presentation will be recorded and may be watched on our YouTube channel if you are unable to attend.

 

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

 

+ Do you utilize static IP address values for accessing the Tableau Maps?  This is common if your company has a proxy setup for all internet requests.  On June 15th, Tableau will be updating the value for these IP addresses and you will want to prepare now.  Read how to prepare and test for this change now here: Important: Action Required to Continue Using Maps Proxy in Tableau

 

+ Are you a Tableau Server Administrator? Be sure to keep informed of Security Bulletins by "Following" the page. We have several new bulletins this week.

 

Community Tips and Tricks

+ Did you know that you can change your email address, title, and username on the Tableau Community now? More information can be found in the following Tableau Community document: How to change your Community Name, Title or Email address

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Alvino Vaz for earning the Questions for Breakfast! badge which is awarded for having 25 answers marked as correct! Sudheer kumar earned the Help one, help all! badge for having 100 of his replies marked helpful by Tableau Community users! Congrats to both of you!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread How to show the sheet again, I used for the Tool Tip, after hiding it? was the most discussed thread for this weeks digest with 15 replies! Ken Flerlage was able to supply an ample answer for the user, showing him how to unhide the sheet, including screen shots! Thanks for your diligence Ken!

 

Top Voted Idea

This idea, Control what displays in View Data,  has had a lot of votes and is actively being looked at by the Tableau Product Management and Development teams for implementation to a future release. With 1113 votes at the time of writing this blog it is clearly a wanted feature! Keep voting and sharing your ideas for the Tableau product management team.

 

Community Highlights

+ The Data Duo blog has a new blog post up about their coffee belt Viz! Talking about the inspiration, design, and process of creating this awesome visualization. Tableau GeoSpatial – QGIS Clipping – The Data Duo

 

+ Reminder -  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

 

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

 

Happy Analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Tableau Community,

 

Wow! So many awesome things are happening in the Tableau Community as a whole. I am beyond excited to see the adoption of Tableau Prep and the passion that our users are bringing to this brand new product.

 

I have to share an amazing Viz that was recently posted by kevin flerlage onto Tableau Public! Dr Suess is amazing and The Lorax was one of my favorite books as a child. I also do appreciate the recently done movie starring Danny DeVito as the Lorax. (Definitely worth a watch in my opinion).

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ir/IronVizEntry-TheLorax/TheLorax/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Tableau will be hosting a Facebook live event with Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan! Do not miss the event on May 9th at 9 am PDT. Event info here.

 

+ Beta 2018.2 is now available   Now that the party is over we will shift our focus to the next release.  Join the Beta today if you want to be the first to see these features in action..

 

Here are a few of the many new features in this Beta.   A complete list of the new features can be found here but here are a few highlights of these from the ideas you created in our community.

 

Logarithmic scale on axis - no negatives allowed! 

Spatial Join (v. 11.0)

Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent

Data-driven alert warning when add recipients who do not have permission

 

 

+ 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

 

Community Highlights

One of our Zen Masters, Jeffrey Shaffer, has created an excellent guide for navigating all the amazing Tableau resources that are out there. Check out the Tableau Reference Guide!

Pooja Gandhi led a lunch and learn with a group called TechGirlz who are empowering middle school aged girls to become the next leaders of the tech industry. Really amazing stuff! Check out more from TechGirlzorg and DrexelPooja here.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to Vinnie Ahuja for achieving the "Helpful is my middle name!" badge for having 50+ replies marked as helpful.

 

Most Talked about Thread

Lance Martens created the most popular thread this week. Asking how to calculate the percent of total across a variable range. Zhouyi Zhang was able to step in and quickly provide an answer to Lance's inquiry.

 

Top Voted Idea

This week our top voted idea that we have in the Tableau Community is chaning a data source for a specific worksheet in Tableau with 4 votes last week and 393 overall votes! 

 

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

 

Cheers!

Byrne, Patrick

Hi Tableau Community!

 

This week I am writing from the great city of Dublin, Ireland, working out of one of our remote Tableau offices. Mainly hosting our awesome support team for our Tableau gurus in the European, Africa, and Middle East theatres.

 

Although I am writing from Europe this week. I wanted to highlight a Viz from about my home country that discusses a topic that is on everyone's minds in any rapidly expanding country. How are people going to afford to live in these rapidly changing areas with costs constantly rising no matter where you go. Chris Herron with help from The Eviction Lab created the Viz below that explores the evictions of US Households since 2001. Check out the rest of Chris' work and follo him on Tableau Public: Tableau Public| Chris Herron or follow him on Twitter, Chris Herron (@chrisherrondata) | Twitter .

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/U_/U_S_EvictionHistory/USEvictions/1.png

 

 

+ Another phenomenal Viz I would like to share is one on European Public transport and rail stations. This amazing Viz was created by Daniel Caroli. Check out all his amazing work and follow him on Tableau Public: Tableau Public | Daniel Caroli

 

Metro Systems in European Cities

 

Announcements

 

+ TC18 in New Orleans is coming up fast and we are just days away from a ticket price increase. Register by July, 13th to save $200! Learn more about Tableau Conference and register at this link: https://tabsoft.co/2qozvrl

 

+ Iron Viz Global Feeder is your chance to show off your Viz making skills and competing against your fellow Viz authors. Check out the following Tableau Public page for more details! Iron Viz Global - Feeder 1 | Tableau Public

 

 

+ Application deadline has been extended to April 22nd. Do not miss the chance to speak at one of the most amazing conferences in the world!  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

 

+ Recognizing one awesome Tableau Community member to achieve the amazing achievement of the "Helpful is my middle name" badge in the Tableau Community. RAHUL SINGH was able to achieve this awesome badge this last week! Thanks for all your contributions Rahul they are greatly appreciated.

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ The most talked about thread for last week is Filling in select states on a map if no records exist in data source which received a whopping 28 replies in just a week time. Scott Kailey created the question and has been receiving some excellent help from Tim Dines and Mike Mainzer nearly creating a solution to satisfy the requirements of the Viz.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea this week was created by Alex Kerin back in 2012. Shading/Fill on background when None should be transparent with a total of 8 new votes it was the most voted idea last week. This idea is focused on the ability to set or modify the background color of a sheet in a dashboard.

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

Patrick

Hello Tableau Community!

 

Hopefully you did not get fooled by any online pranks or mischievous fake ads yesterday as parts of Europe and the U.S. celebrated April Fools' Day. One mischievous man I grew up watching was Kramer in the NBC show about nothing, Seinfeld (1989-1998). There were dozens of classic episodes in this series that ran for almost 10 years and captivated millions. One of the greatest episodes created, as noted in kevin flerlage's Viz "Kramer's Lollipop", explores this infamous episode. Open the Viz in a browser to hear that classic Seinfeld opening song play as you explore this data!

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Kr/KramersLollipop/KramersLollipopDashboard/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Project Maestro Beta #4 is under way!  You can now publish with Project Maestro, try it out today by joining the Beta Porgram: Project Maestro | Tableau Software  

 

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

 

+ Noticed something new in the Tableau Community? We have updated some of our navigation and renamed some sections to make the site more intuitive and user friendly. A few of the updates have been summarized below by Patrick Van Der Hyde.

  • Renamed the "Community Canvas" area to "Getting Started in the Forums" to address the primary purpose of this location and make for a more unified welcome experience.
  • Moved the Tableau Online forums area to a new home on the Forums navigation to allow for a dedicated location in the forums for users of Tableau Online to ask questions and share resources.
  • And finally, we have cleaned up the front welcome page of the community to focus on the the information you asked be presented in a easy to use front page.

 

We are always seeking your feedback on the community design and use so please feel free to email community@tableau.com at any time.

 

Recognition

 

+  We have three community members that have all hit major milestones this week with the "Help one, help all" badge.  This badge is a earned after all replies by a user achieve One Hundred "This Helped Me" clicks by members of the community.  Please congratulate Ritesh Bisht and Zach Leber for their spectacular achievement!

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

+ This week or most talked about thread with 23 replies about creating a dual axis chart that displays the previous years average for the same month that is currently being viewed,  Help Needed: Same Month Previous Year Calculation, was posted on March 28th, by Anthony Griffiths at 3:05AM and had a correct answer b 4:42AM, just over a hour and a half! The correct answer was posted by chowdary v and we thank you for your assistance!

 

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Our top voted idea was created by Chris Reavis and details information on adding support for SSL connections to the Tableau to Greenplum data source connection.

+ 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!

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community!

 

I wish I had found this Viz sooner! Having been that person in their car where I coasted down hills in neutral to save that ever shrinking bit of fumes that was keeping my car moving. This amazing Viz that shows us just how long you have until that dreaded sputtering a lost of power will occur after the Low Fuel light comes on. Michael Cisneros created this beautiful creation to hopefully prevent us from ending up on the side of the road calling AAA(a car towing service in the USA).

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ru/RunningOnEmpty/RunningonEmpty/1.png

+ See more of Mike's awesome creations! Tableau Public | Mike Cisneros

 

 

Announcements

 

+ 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. This is open and welcome to the public!

    

+ Join the Tableau Development team to explore maps and spatial data in Tableau! Our Dev Office Hours will be held Wednesday, March 14th at 9 am PDT

    

+ Missed the awesome #ThinkDataThursday last week? Check out the video with Allan Walker found on our YouTube playlist. Our next Think Data Thurday will be announced soon!

 

   

Recognition

 

+  We have two awesome Community memebers to honor this week for their continued contributions to the Tableau Community. David Mannering achieved the "I love helping!" badge for having 25 answers marked helpful. The other member we would like to recognize is Michael Ye for having 25 replies marked as correct earning him the "Questions for Breakfast!" badge. Thank you and all the Tableau Community members for participating and assisting eachother.

   

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

 

+ The post Make date from PY month was posted by Daniel Andell at 11:25  PM PDT on March 7th and received his first reply from Tushar  More on March 8th at 1:57 AM. Tushar provided his potential solution to Daniel and after some additional information and dialogue between them. Daniel and Tushar were able to create the desired results for the view.

   

 

Top Voted Idea

 

+ Community member Darrin Schulte created one of the most voted on ideas in the Tableau Community, the idea Control what is displayed by View Data, receivesd a whopping 9 new votes last week!

 

+ 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 posting and analyzing!

 

 

 

Hello Tableau Community.

 

We continue our celebration of Black History Month. With week #2 we have Story Telling with Data challenge! Learn more about all of the events available this month and get involved here: tabsoft.co/2FFEhGY

 

The visualizations created for last weeks #MakeOverMonday challenge for visualizing the diversity in the MLB (Major League Baseball) are absolutely amazing! One of the amazing Vizzes I would like to highlight is the following by Lindsay Betzendahl

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ba/BaseballDiversity-MakeoverMonday/Baseball/1.png

 

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

 

Announcements

+ Announcing: Developer Office Hours for Tableau Server Admin Tools come join Tableau Product Manageer Rahul Motwani to discuss the various tools for Tableau Server admins.

 

+ WOW! Congrats to all the new amazing people to join the esteemed ranks of Tableau Zen Master this year! Along with this years new Zen Masters, the ones that started it all are being honored, with the Zen Master Hall of Fame. To view all the new Zen Masters and the members of the brand new Zen Masters Hall of Fame check out the blog post by Amanda Boyle.

 

+ Think Data Thursday was held on February 8th with Tamas Foldi on the Tableau Extensions API. A recording of this webinar and all past Think Data Thursdays can be found on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for the next Think Data Thursday!

 

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

It is my pleasure to Congratulate arvindgarg and Prayson Wilfred Daniel for achieving their Help one, Help all! badge for having 100 replies marked Helpful! Additionally, Kenneth McBride and Jyothisree Rayagiri earned the I love helping badge for having 25 replies marked as Helpful!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread was created on February 7th by Ben Perlman regarding Different Number Formats based on Parameter?. Community member Deepak Rai responded with a potential solution giving Ben a calculation to use to handle the formatting changes with the parameter. Ben was able to share a sample workbook and continued working with Deepak on the issue. Maybe another member of the Community has some additional solutions for creating the desired behavior?

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received another 5 new votes this week. The idea has held the top spot for several different weeks! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea.

 

+ 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, posting, and exploring!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Hello Tableau Community.

 

I have always been a fan of video games of all types. Games are a great way to come together with friends and family (hopefully with a little less passion than my own). From board games like Battle Ship (awesome Viz for playing Battle Ship in Tableau by Joshua Milligan) to more advanced and complex computer games. One of my all time favorite consoles to ever be created is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the main reason for my infatuation with the SNES was solely based around the love for Super Mario World. (released 1990 in Japan and 1991 in North America and 1992 in the EU)

 

In the style of the beloved classic, Super Mario World, Tom Christian created a history of one of the oldest video game companies still in existence, Nintendo.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ni/Nintendo_1/Letsago/1.png

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Tableau Public | Tom Christian

Please share similar visualizations in the comments, or create your own!

 

Announcements

 

+ With the release of such an amazing and powerful new feature in Tableau Desktop 10.5. I would like to present Hyperfest! A live broadcast to celebrate the release of this groundbreaking software, with a chance to the hear from the Hyper team and hear more about the technology at work. More information and sign up can be found: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/tableau-10-5-hyperfest

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon! All of our past TDTs can be found here. 

 

+ Last week to nominate potential candidates to be a Tableau Zen Master, closing Friday, nominate now! Nominations are 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 member Michael Ye for obtaining the Helpful is my middle name badge for having 50 replies marked as Helpful! Mark Bradbourne also achieved the Help one, help all! badge for having 100! answers marked as Helpful! These amazing contributions from users like you help make the Tableau Community to be great!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: Dynamically count records based on filters chosen was posted on January 9th by community member Bharath Chekuri. Community member Tushar  More stepped in with a correct answer to quickly resolve this post.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Robert McKay created the idea Worksheet (tab) level user permissions which received 7 new votes this week. The idea has a total of 54 up-votes since its creation on September 4th, 2013. The idea is to have tabs of worksheets hides or unhides based on the user viewing the workbook.

 

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Happy New Year from the Tableau Community Team!

 

Welcome to 2018 and start the New Year off right with a New Year's resolution. What better way to track your progress throughout the year than with Tableau! James Randal Jones tracked his New Year's Resolution for 2017 to exercise through the Viz below.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ne/NewYearsResolution_0/Dashboard1/1.png

 

Another awesome Viz I would like to share is this Viz that summarizes the 2017 year of #Makeover Mondays created by Rodrigo Calloni called the #MakeoverMonday XMAS tree!  With the new year many like to reflect on the year that has past. Our #MakeoverMonday duo Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray have taken a look at a multitude of Vizzes over 2017 and the Tableau Community have all done an amazing job creating beautiful Vizzes. The tree shows us just how many different views can be created from just a few data sets.

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheYEARofMakeoverMondayDataViz/MakeoverMondayXmasTree2017/1.png

 

To see more from the author check out his Tableau Public profile: Rodrigo Calloni | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Think Data Thursday this month will cover the Tableau Extensions API on January 25th, 2018. More information to come soon!   

 

+ 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 Matthew Theis and Crystal Meyers for achieving the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!  Thank you for the contributions as these are what make the community such an amazing place.

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Times, durations, and a report that counts tickets per hour posted by Chrissy Scott was this week's most popular thread with 16 replies. One of our Tableau ambassadors Shinichiro Murakami was able to assist with a correct answer. Chrissy was able to attach workbooks and was highly responsive to additional clarifying questions from Shinichiro which helped with a solution being found. With the correct answer marked I am sure many more Community members will find this thread useful. Thanks for posting and we look forward to seeing the next Viz challenge that you tackle.

 

Top Voted Idea

Community member Darrin Schulte created the idea Control what displays in View  Data which received 5 new votes adding reaching a total of 1,010. This is the top voted idea for two weeks in a row! The Tableau Development team is taking note of the popularity of the idea. 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!

 

Byrne, Patrick