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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

Hello,

 

Dr. Seuss was a man who wrote the stories that most of us remember reading before bed time when we were kids. The man was a legend in the industry for creating this rhyme filled adventures in his wonderful wild land filled with characters such as the Lorax and the Cat in the Hat. One of his most famous books is the timeless classic Green Eggs and Ham. Corey Jones examined just how masterful Dr. Seuss was with his words in this Viz about the number of words used in the classic.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Dr/Dr_SeussFinal_0/Dashboard2/1.png

 

More from Corey can be seen in his gallery on his blog, found here: gallery . As well as on his Tableau Public profile: Corey Jones | Tableau Public

 

Announcements

 

+ Do you use Tableau Online to share Vizzes? If so, be sure to check out Greg Bennett's post. Get Ready for the Tableau Online Upgrade to 10.5 where Greg covers the new features with 10.5 and what they mean for you.

 

Recognition

 

Congratulations to Joe Mako for achieving the "Help One, Help All" badge this week with 100 posts marked "Helpful". In addition Brent Mathison achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge. Also achieving the "Questions for Breakfast" badge is Peter Fakan! These contributions of Tableau users is what makes this community great. Thank you for your contributions!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The post Nesting IF/CASE question by Brandon Grell was posted on December 14th. Jim Dehner was able to provide an answer that was marked correct after a several comments of assistance were offered from other customers.

 

 

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Top Voted Idea 

This week's top voted idea is the Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort idea going back to Valentine's, February 14th, 2014 by Shawn Wallwork. This idea gained 10 new votes this week.

 

Other News

 

Being avid consumers of data science and visualization they seem like a common phrase. But how common are these phrases? Hannah yan han created this visualization looking at Google Trends data and examined how often the terms "Data Visualization" and "Data Science" were searched in major cities across the globe.

 

 

That is the news for the week!

 

Please send any comments, questions, or concerns to the community team at community@tableau.com.

Tableau and art are synonymous in my mind and it always pleases me to see Tableau used for artwork!

 

Check out this amazing loom artwork done with Tableau! Full details on how to create these amazing pieces of artwork are found in the following @ken_fle Ken Flerlage blog post: Loom Art in Tableau - Ken Flerlage: Analytics Architecture, Strategy, & Visualization

Another amazing Viz of Ken's is the Beauty of PI! Found here: Workbook: The Beauty of Pi

 

 

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

 

+It's been a few months since our last Think Data Thursday group presentation.  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: Think Data Thursday | Jump Start Visualizing Your Survey Data Using Tableau

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to the our Tableau Community member Brent Mathison for earning the I love Helping! badge for having 50 posts marked helpful! Alvino Vaz and Ravindra Zinjad both earned the Help Desk badge for having 5 answers marked correct!

 

Most Talked about Thread

The thread Re: How do I use two parts of a pivotted column for x and y values on a graph? was posted by Laura Shireman on November 16th, 2017 at 11:47 AM. Deepak Rai quickly replied with a suggested solution as well as the ambassador Joe Oppelt stepping in for a brief moment to assist. Deepak offered several potential views with the given data source. In the end they determined the best method moving forward would be to re-shape the data in Excel prior to connecting to it in Tableau.

 

Top Voted Idea

Darrin Schulte posted Control what displays in View Data on February 22nd, 2012. This idea was voted on 7 times last week. Thank you for your contributions!

▲ An Awesome Iron Viz!

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/IR/IRONVIZ-TheHousingMarketRollercoaster/THEHOUSINGMARKETROLLERCOASTER/1.png

Iron Viz winner -  TC17, created by: Tristan Guillevin

 

 

The need to display data in a visual manner is something that we all strive to do. But to create a visual that is both informative and beautiful, it takes analytical understanding and artistic ability. The 2017 Iron Viz champion, Tristan Guillevin, created this Viz using some Zillow housing data in 20 minutes time!

 

It is amazing what one can do with a little practice and understanding of Tableau!

+ The Iron Viz challenge can be watched at our TC17 Live site: Sign Up | Tableau Conference Live , creating an account is free and it gives access to a myriad of training, keynote speakers, and of course Iron Viz!

 

▲ Announcements

+ Register for Tableau Conference Live and watch the Tableau Keynotes, 200+ breakout sessions, and the Hands-On training sessions with their related workbooks and content.

+ Tableau Conference 2018 #TC18 is open for registration.  https://tc17.tableau.com/  is where you will find the link.  Now is the time to get the best rooms and rates on flights.


+ Tableau 10.5 beta is a out and ready for testing.  You may have heard our Developement team share the many new features available in this upcoming version at Tableau Conference Dev's on Stage event. 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

+ Tableau released several maintenance release versions, that contain fixes for various unexpected behavior, released versions: 10.3.4, 10.2.6, 9.3.18, 9.2.20, 9.1.21 and 9.0.2. These are maintenance releases which contain a number of bug fixes. You can see details of what has changed in each version on the Release Notes pages. Release Notes Page | Tableau

 

+ Check out all the offerings for onsite and virtual learning courses to help hone your Tableau Skills. Learning | Tableau Software

 

+ Tableau has several new and updated resources available for your exploration in the community including Logshark v2 and TabMon v1.2.

 

 

Recognition

This week we are happy to share that Neil Lord has achieved the Questions for Breakfast badge awarded for 25 correctly marked replies in the forums.  Thank you Neil for all your contributions!

Peter Fakan and haitham Farouk achieved the "I love helping!!" badge this week marking his first 25 replies marked as Helpful.

Thanks to each of you for sharing your knowledge and ideas with each other to make the Tableau Community the best.

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

The most talked about thread was originally created on October 19th at 12:02pm by Paridhi Gupta with a crazy fast reply from Galen Busch at 12:03pm! There were several workarounds and suggestions provided in regards to the issue with Justin Larson providing a usable workaround that leverages calculated fields and some self joining tables. Check out the thread and the comments here: Converting Columns to Rows without using Pivot

 

 

The Top 'Liked" post this week started with a simple offer to the Tableau Community, specifically those working with non-profits, to work with a Zen Master, Shawn Wallwork. Offering up free appointments to those working in nonprofits, there has been several comments commending Shawn for the offering. Thank you for the generous offer Shawn and we cannot wait to see some of the spectacular Vizzes that you create.

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea for last week is Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users originally created in April of 2016. This feature is asking for the capability of viewing Tableau Server from the perspective of one of the users. Giving the ability to review permissions and other settings in a live format.

 

 

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

 

Best,

Patrick

Welcome to my first weekly digest! Hopefully everyone is having a great Mon.. I mean, Tuesday, as the US celebrated Labor Day on Monday!

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

 

In the wake of hurricane Harvey we have seen countless stories on the devastation as well as relief efforts for the victims. The mounting cost of the effort is quickly turning Harvey into one of the costliest hurricanes to ever make landfall! To give a better idea of the costs incurred by other hurricanes Raycom News Network,  Raycom News Network | Tableau Public, created the below Tableau Public visual.  Harvey is expected to cost upwards of 190 billion dollars. In comparison to the most recent on the chart, hurricane Sandy, which had an estimated cost 70.2 billion.

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ha/HarveycouldbethecostliesthurricaneinUShistory/Dashboard1/1.png

Places to donate or show support for Harvey Relief efforts:

 

American Red Cross | Houston Chapter

Ways to Donate

 

Feeding Texas

https://www.feedingtexas.org/ 

 

Save the Children

Ways To Give - Save the Children

 

SPCA of Texas

Donate to the SPCA of Texas Online - SPCA of Texas

 

 

Announcements

Yvan Fornes recently wrote a blog posted featured on Tableau.com (linked-below) that discusses the use of Tableau and bench-marking. Many industries use benchmarks to determine the performance of a particular campaign, product line, or competition. Tableau allows Yvan to gain insight into the performance against the benchmarks.

 

Two approaches to benchmarking with Tableau | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

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Peter Haenggi wanted some more information on creating a grand totals calculation that worked for all columns in the given view. There is some excellent discussion on thread, think you might have insight, all assistance is appreciated: Grand totals working for some columns and not others - Help

 

 

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

 

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