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Hello #DataFam!

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Welcome to another edition of the Tableau Community Digest! I just returned back to the great rainy Seattle after spending a good week up in the British Columbia wilderness. Salmo, BC to be exact if you map junkies want to see just how far I ventured from my home city. Taking some time to unplug always brings me a renewed sense of vigor to my work and daily life. Well, enough about my fun, let's talk data!

 

This week I wanted to highlight a viz that touches on something that we almost all will experience at some point in our life, having to take medications, and what side effects you might experience from these medications.

From dry skin to the drug not being effective at all, find out common symptoms with this analysis of vigilance reports from the FDA. The design and aesthetic of the viz is captivating to me and very clean, in my opinion. Check out more work by the author of the viz, Simon Lafosse, at his Tableau Public profile found here.

 

Another amazing work of Simon's I would love to call out is Colorful Music a phenomenal viz that explores data from research on how humans associate music to color. It is not only a fascinating topic but also a beautiful and colorful viz. Create a profile and make sure to favorite those vizzes and follow those authors that inspire you.

 

 

Announcement

 

+ Tableau Conference is just around the corner! Don't hesitate and secure your ticket today! I will be there with the Tableau Community team and cannot wait for the big show. Secure your ticket by August 23rd and save $200! Register here.

 

+ Don't sleep on the Tableau 2019.3 beta! Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a phenomenal blog that would definitely check out. Check it out here: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software.

 

If you want to connect with our developers directly we encourage you to get involved with the Tableau Pre-Release + User Research Community! This site fosters a direct collaboration between the Tableau Development team and our customers and partners throughout the product development lifecycle. Tableau Pre- Release + User Research programs let you evaluate, experience and provide feedback on emerging ideas and new product capabilities. Again here is the link:https://prerelease.tableau.com/welcome/

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week is 'IN' Operator equivalent added to Tableau. This idea originally posted back in 2012, received 3 new votes this week, and has received a total of 798 votes. There is some great information from Tableau and other community members in the comments of the idea that I highly suggest checking out a newer feature of Tableau, Set Actions, that many users have leveraged to achieve the use cases listed for using an 'IN' operator in SQL.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week was Joining multiple data sets from Nana Taylor. This thread had 21 replies and was answered by Forums Ambassador Jim Dehner. Thank you, Jim, for helping yet another member of the Tableau Community!

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Emma Whyte has a new blog series out about becoming a data-driven, check it out here.

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Joshua Smith has a new blog post out Is Your Data Story Actually A Story?. This is a great read and great self-analysis about his own viz. Check it out today!

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Tamas Foldi has a new article out on the medium about Scaling out Tableau Extracts — Building a distributed Tableau Hyper Cluster. Check it out today!

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Patrick

@Data_Diplomat_

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Zo/ZodiacConstellations/Dashboard/1.pngHello #DataFam!

 

I was out yesterday, Monday the 22nd, and so I am bringing you the Digest a day late but definitely not a dollar short. I wanted to highlight an awesome viz that caught my eye this week as I have always been somewhat fascinated with the Zodiac signs (not the killer kind) and find myself looking into the stars at night when I escape to our more rural parts of Washington. In this viz from Hesham Eissa we explore the various Zodiac Constellation as well as providing some history and information surrounding the symbolism of each.

 

Without giving out my actual birthday, I am a Pisces, and it seems quite fitting in some ways. I am a true Seattle-ite and have always been extremely comfortable in and near water.

 

(I believe I have mentioned my birthday before in a previous Digest before, so you can go hunting for this factoid if, but no more hints than that! Well, you can start the hunt here(ok, that was the last hint): Getting Started in the Forums)

 

 

Announcements

 

Adam McCann is presenting a webinar coming up this Thursday at 6:30 AM PST about his infamous Beatles viz! This was one of the first vizzes that really sparked the light bulb in my head about how much can be done in Tableau! Register for the webinar here: Visualise Music Patterns with Data  | Tableau Software

 

Stay up to date on all the music-related webinars we have coming up: Data + Music | Tableau Software and all other non-music, but DATA related webinars can be found here: Webinars | Tableau Software a

 

 

Recognition

 

We are excited to recognize a powerhouse in the Forums this week. Branden Kornell achieved the coveted "Questions for Breakfast" badge in the Community Forums, which is earned for having 25 replies or more marked correct in the Forums!

 

Cheers to you Brandon! We hope we will get the chance to meet you at Tableau Conference this November and we can connect on all things Community!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week comes from Stephen Smirl created the idea originally in 2012, receiving 782 total votes over its lifetime as well as 9 votes for the last week! The idea 'IN' Operator equivalent has had dozens of comments and support from the Tableau Community. Continue to share your feedback with the team so they can better our product.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 


Most Talked About Thread


This Week's Most Talked About Thread was Last Year to Latest Quarter Sale Difference by Chaitanya Kulkarni.  In the post Chaitanya shares, "I'm trying to calculate last year (2017) sales minus current year (2018) quarter (Q4) sales difference." The thread evolves from there with 16 comments so far and a handful of people contributing. Follow the link above to read the thread and add your comments or learn along with the rest of us. We hope to see a resolution and correct answer on this soon!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Ken Flerlage has a brand new blog post out for users' wanting to learn about the various ways to connect to MongoDB to Tableau, 4 ways to be exact! Check out the full blog post on Ken's blog here: https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/07/mongodb.html?m=1

 

+ The ever-talented Bridget Cogley has a new piece about "Data and the World in Which I Live." up now and takes us on a journey on how she interprets data in everyday life. Check out the new post here: https://www.tableaufit.com/data-and-the-world-in-which-i-live

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has a new post that plays off last week's "Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts" (linked below) with a new piece: Python strikes again! More Python scripts for Tableau Prep

 

+ The Viz Chic has a brand new blog post about AnsweringTough Questions that you might find yourself asked. I definitely am going to bookmark this one myself for future reference!

 

+ Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts | VizPainter. Also check out this post from Tom Christian on Python with a different use case here: TabPy + Prep == <3 (yellow heart)

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at me @Data_Diplomat_

 

Happy analyzing everyone!

 

Cheers,

Patrick Byrne

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

Tableau Ambassador nominations are open! Nominate the data heroes in your life that you want to lead the Tableau Community Forums!

 

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

 

 

Recognition

 

There are some big achievements to celebrate in the Tableau Community Forums this week. Stephen Rizzo has achieved the coveted "Help one, help all!" badge and Manoj Lobo has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Thank you for your amazing contributions to the community forums. These are what make the community such a great place for learning and development!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Rebecca Sundquist and was originally posted in 2012 and is about limiting the measure names presented in Tableau quick filters. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1274 which received 8 new votes last week, bringing the total to 403 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week comes from Community Forums member Thoa Nguyen who posted this thread first June 24th at 1:42 AM and has had a whopping 24 replies! There has been a ton of great examples shared on this thread about the Difference between Marks and Rows in Tableau.

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

     RSVP for this event here.

 

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

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport

 

Tweet at me personally at @Data_Diplomat_

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Patrick Byrne

Greetings Tableau Community and #DataFam,

 

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

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

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

See the press release here: Salesforce to Acquire Tableau

 

Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

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

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

 

Community Highlights


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Cheers,

- Byrne

 

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

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

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

 

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 

Most Talked About Thread


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

 

Hello All,

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

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

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

Attached is the excel sheet

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

 

Community Highlights


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

There is always a ton to share or highlight, it can be hard to capture it all! If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

 

Patrick Byrne

Twitter: @Data_Diplomat_

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

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

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

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

 

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

Community Highlights

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Patrick

Hi #DataFam,

 

This week I wanted to share a viz created by David Velleca about the rise and fall (based on dollars of revenue) of the various formats that we consume music in. Starting back with 8-track and vinyl back in 1973 and taking us to modern day with streaming services and other platforms. One interesting takeaway and something that helps support my theory about vinyl regaining popularity increasing over the last decade is how the sales revenue of vinyl declined all the way through 2007 until 2008 when it began its climb back up! Having collected vinyl all my life I had noticed a trend in its popularity but it is something I have neglected to prove with data. But luckily David has done it for me!

 

Check out the viz below and the rest of David's awesome gallery on Tableau Public: Tableau Public | David Velleca

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/US/USRecordedMusicRevenuebyFormat-1973to2018/USRecordedMusicRevenuebyFormat-1973to2018/1.png

 

 

Announcements


+ Our Think Data Thursday with long-time Tableau Forum Ambassador Joe Oppelt took place last week! Joe discussed how to utilize sheet swapping to make your dashboards pop! Check out this link in the forum for details Think Data Thursday: How to utilize Sheet Swapping to make your Dashboards Pop - March 14, 2019 A recording of the webinar will be uploaded to our playlist here: Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

+ Tableau Conference 2019 site is up! Check out the site and get excited for the biggest #DataFam party out there. It will be my 4th year attending the conference, and each year is bigger than the last! There is no other event out there quite like Tableau Conference. It is part music festival and part business conference. Where you can get down with a Tableau training, talk or workshop and then get down on the dance floor with some awesome artists at the Data Night Out! Check out the site: https://tc19.tableau.com/ Share your conference journey or excitement with the hashtag #Data19!

 

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

 

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

 

 

Most Talked About Thread


+ Our most talked about thread this week had 18 replies has a solution posted! Jon rios asked for some assistance on the use of KPI labels in Tableau, KPI labels for colors only shows 1 option, we have several replies from our phenomenal Tableau Community Forums members and some potential solutions shared by Robert Breen. Thanks for helping out your #DataFam Robert and thank you for posting in the Community Forums Jon!

 

Remember to mark replies has helpful, or correct if they help resolve the issue or answer your discussion question. It is a great way to say thanks for their contributions to our amazing Community Forums. Also, don't forget a workbook when you are posting! Users who post questions to attach a packaged workbook. This document is to help you understand when a packaged workbook helps, why we ask for it, and how to include one: Packaged workbooks: when, why, how. Definitely bookmark this resource!


Top Voted Idea

 

+ The top voted idea this week is Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users, created in 2016 and has 395 votes! The idea was created with the thought of being able to evaluate user permissions throughout an organization. Do you like the idea? Sign into the Tableau Community and up-vote it to show support! Don't forget to share the idea with other #DataFam who would also love this feature.

 

Join the conversation and share your ideas with the Tableau Community.

 

Community Highlights

 

 

+ Ken Flerlage, Tableau Zen Master, has a new blog post up about teaching you how to make radar charts in Tableau! Ken is a true Tableau Viz Wiz and has tons of awesome posts on his blog. Check out the latest about Radar Charts here: https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/03/radar-charts.html

 

+ Want some reasons to enter the Iron Viz competition? Check out the new blog post by Sarah Bartlett on her blog Sarah Loves Data and check out some of her other amazing posts. Share your reasons for entering Iron Viz in the comments!


+ New episode of the Tableau Wannabe Podcast is up! This episode is featuring Chantilly Jaggenauth a Tableau Zen Master! Listen to her talk about how she first started with Tableau and the amazing #MAD program. More information on MAD can be found here: Millennials and Data | Program Benefits  Listen here: The Tableau Wannabe Podcast: 192 - Chantilly Jaggernauth

 

+ The #LondonTUG has a new blog post up highlighting some amazing things from their last meeting. Watch the presentation by Mark Jewett, head of Product Marketing at Tableau.

 

+ Lorna Eden 's #WorkOutWednesday's challenge to add a custom sort control spired a new blog post from Klaus Schulte showing how he created his custom sort control. Check out the awesome blog from Klaus here: Custom Sort Controls in Tableau!

 

+ Don't miss your chance to respond! Courtney Jacobson on Tableau's Customer Solutions team has shared a poll in the forums to help improve and evolve the certification program. This survey is limited to those who have already completed their Tableau Desktop Qualifies Associate exam. If that is you - we would love to head from you. Please contribute here: Planning to level up? If you are new to Tableau or you would like to learn more about our certification exams you can read all about the process, the exams, take training, and register for your exams here: Certification | Tableau Software

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, analyzing, and discovering!

 

Patrick Byrne

 

Follow my thoughts on data at @Data_Diplomat_

Hello Tableau Community and #DataFam!

 

Welcome to another amazing week in the Tableau Community! This is such a vibrant and diverse community that it is truly a pleasure to be a part of and I love to see the continuous development and improvement. Recently, two of my loves combined, Tableau and my love for the one ring to rule them all! I am talking about the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) of course. This was one of the few books I read completely through that was not either mandated by schooling or was not focused on historical events or self-development. I rarely get engrossed by a fantasy book, But LOTR was a different story and kept me engaged the entire time. So what does this have to do with Tableau? Well, in my recent professed love of LOTR over Twitter, I was shared a couple awesome vizzes that I knew I needed to include them in my Tableau Community Digest. From James Smith, better known in the Twitter-verse as @sportschord shared the "The Lord of the Rings Story Line" viz. Another great LOTR viz is the takes a different route through vizzing middle earth and our favorite trio of hobbits. Creating what Ken Flerlage calls the Middle Earth Facebook. Both amazing vizzes! Check them out below:

 

https://public.tableau.com/views/LordoftheRingsStoryline/LOTRStoryline

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Top-Voted Idea

 

An old one, but a good one, the top voted Community idea this week is Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This is to allow users to format their text used inside a calculated field in Tabeau. An example of this would allow users to modify the given format of a view depending on a parameter selection.

 

Your votes and comments are welcome on all Ideas so be sure to visit Ideas. Want more votes for your idea? Promote internally within your company to other Tableau Users. They will need to sign in or sign up to the Tableau  Community Forums.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

The most talked about thread comes from EKENE ODIGBOH about Urgent Not actually, this was merely a title as Ekene needed some quick assistance on reproducing a heat map. The Community Forums was quick to help to provide examples of the desired heatmap using the packaged workbook attached in the original post. Don Wise was very helpful working through some iterations with Ekene, helping provide an understanding and achieve the desired results.

 

Have you helped out in the Tableau Community Forums? Check out the Tableau Crow's Nest for unanswered posts in the Community Forums: Crow's Nest

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Ambassador Mark Bradbourne has an amazing new blog out that looks at how sometimes we need to take a step back and bust out the old fashioned pen and paper. Check it out here.

 

+ Next level storytelling with the Tableau Extensions API written by Zen Master Merlijn Buit has just been released! Definitely, do not want to miss out on this amazing blog found here.

 

+ Pablo Gomez, a Tableau Ambassador, has a new webinar out for our Spanish speaking Tableau enthusiasts and aspiring data rockstars! The webinar can be found here.

 

+ Our Think Data Thursday occurred last Thursday! Tableau Zen Master Bridget Cogley gave an amazing talk about dashboard designing for your end user! Check out the #ThinkDataThursday playlist on YouTube with the latest Think Data Thursday from Bridget and all past #TDTs!

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Cheers,

- Byrne

 

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

Greetings Tableau Community and #DataFam,

 

Welcome back for another installment of the Tableau Community Digest! The Tableau Community is consistently coming up with awesome new vizzes, creative courses, and engaging webinars. Let us take a look at some of the great things that we have to offer across the Tableau Community this week!

 

First, I would love to highlight the below viz shared to the Tableau Community via Twitter by James Smith. (@sportschord). It is first and foremost a quite beautiful viz, next, James did something we can all take note of. This is an iteration of a viz James already created! This is an excellent way to start the task of trying a new chart type. This allows you to work with familiar data, with familiar results, allowing you to truly invest all your energy in the design!

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/F1/F1WheelGraph/Dash/1.png

 

Announcements

 

+ Steve Wexler held the first #ThinkDataThursday of the year last week. For more information and to register, check out this link: Data Art, Infographics, and Business Dashboards: What You Can Show vs. What You Should Show | Tableau Software

Check out the recorded webinar at the Tableau YouTube Channel - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data - YouTube

 

+ There is still time to get in on the 2019.1 in beta, available now at our pre-release site https://www.tableau.com/getbeta Tell us what you think about Ask Data and Tableau Prep Conductor. Lots of amazing new features to check out and prepare for.  Download today.

 

Top-Voted Idea


This week, we have a popular idea coming to the top of the charts again, we have the ability to change or replace data sources on a worksheet specific basis and not the entire workbook. For those with large workbooks and many sheets. I could see this being a very useful feature of Tableau! Do you think so as well? VOTE for the idea: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1156

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

The most talked about thread that we have in the Tableau Community for this week's digest comes from a new user in the Tableau Community Forums Sonam Jha about creating a view with a single date filtering across 2 measures.

Check out this amazing thread and the process undertaken to achieve the desired result: 2 different measure cal using single date filter for Side by Side Bar graph

 

Community Highlights


+ Have you checked out the new Mentoring Meetup site? This site aims to connect mentors with mentees for expanding their Tableau skills. Monday, February 4th, at 10 am Eastern. Please note the timezone for this event and register below!

Registration and event details found: http://www.mentoringmeetup.com/event/getting-started-in-the-tableau-community/

 

+ There is an upcoming event with some true Tableau Titans, Zen Masters Jeffrey Shaffer, and Steve Wexler delve into what is happening in the data visualization world.

"Watch as best-selling authors Jeffrey Shaffer and Steve Wexler debate the good, the bad, and the “screaming cats” of data visualization." Register for Chart Talk today: Chart Chat: Two data viz experts duke it out, live (February 19) Tickets, Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite Hey! That is a great date! (The 19th is my birthday )

 

+ New blog post from @Adam E McCann (@adamemccann) about Dueling Data: 5 Types of Dashboards. Understanding how and when to visualize data can be difficult. One thing that is needed is not only a good chart type, to convey your message, but what will the whole visualization look like? Check out the 5 types of dashboards as broken down by Adam Crahen.

 

+ Webinar: New Year-New Topics hosted by Zen Masters Bridget Cogley and Joshua Milligan in this webinar the "Audience" decide the topics. Join this fun interactive webinar occurring on Wednesday, January 30th, 12-1 CDT Webinar: New Year-New Topics

 

+ Zen Master Ann Jackson and Social Media Ambassador Sarah Bartlett have teamed up this year to share a data postcard each week!  It is never to late to get started! Join them Week 2 and begin your journey - Dear Data 2019 – Week 2, Transportation – Jackson Two and here: https://sarahlovesdata.co.uk/2019/01/23/dear-data-2019-week-2-transportation/

 

+ Tableau Zen Master Eva Murray has a new blog on Forbes about the power of a using a viz to really drive home your points. Find the post here: How Data Visualization Supports Communication

 

+ Tableau Ambassador, Rosario Gauna, has a new blog about using #SetActions in Tableau to create a hierarchical drill down. Check out the great blog here: https://rosariogaunag.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/single-sheet-drill-down-using-setactions/

 

+ Speaking of Think Data Thursday's - Zen Master Steve Wexler is presenting this Thursday (see above under highlights) but he also has a new blog post about why a chart that is "good enough" is in fact "good enough". Read more here: https://www.datarevelations.com/good-enough-good-enough-good-enough-and-not-good-enough.html

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Cheers,

- Byrne

 

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

Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Wow! What a year it has been in the Tableau Community Forums! It is hard to believe this will be the last digest of 2018. This year was full of amazing vizzes, learning of Tableau, and teamwork to create some amazing projects across the globe. Our Zen Master's have continued to push the envelope of what is possible with the Tableau Ambassadors continuing to engage and inspire our global community. I am beyond excited to see what the new year has to bring and all the amazing vizzes that are to come!

 

Check out the Tableau Public blog post on the 2018 #VizInReview. It takes a look at vizzes that were shared throughout 2019! 2018 #VizInReview: The year in Viz of the Days | Tableau Public

 

What is your resolution for Tableau in the new year? Get a Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server certification? Attend #TC19 in Las Vegas? Attend a Tableau User Group meetup? Start participating in #MakeOverMonday or #WorkoutWednesday? Maybe get sporty with a #SportsVizSunday? Strive to become an ambassador or Zen Master for Tableau?

 

Share your Tableau Resolution with the Tableau Community!

 

 

 

Announcements

+  It's that time of year where we open the door to new Zen Master nominations for 2019.  Want to learn more about what it takes to be a Zen Master or have someone to nominate?  Nominations will remain open until January 11th at 10 PM PST.  Want to learn more?  Please check out this post by our own Amanda BoyleWho should be in the next class of Tableau Zen Masters? | Tableau Software

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most viewed and talked about thread this week was a posted by Daniel Lawrence on Dashboard Formatting Conundrums regarding moving an axis to the top of the viz vs. the bottom . The question was promptly answered by ShivaRam Chennapragada who was able to provide a workaround for Daniel. ShivaRam also provided the proper idea from the Tableau Community Forums Idea space that asks for better support for this type of formatting. The idea can be found here if you would like to vote it up: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/3552

 

+ Packaged workbooks: when, why, how and Resolving Issues in the Tableau Community . Join the conversation on this thread and let us know if these resources are helpful - or if there are any more we should highlight.

 

Top-Voted Idea

The top voted idea in the forums is being held down by our most frequent top voted idea of all 2018: Control what displays in View Data. Thank you to everyone who commented and voted on this idea this year! Our development team is very much aware of the engagement - and appreciates all the thoughtful feedback and suggestions. If you want to share more thoughts, or create an idea of your own please visit the Ideas Forum!

 

      * 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!

 

+ Quick tip: Many individuals new to the Tableau forums might miss this great resource: Getting Started in the Forums . Check out our 'Required Reading' section first and let us know if you have any further questions.

 

Community Highlights

 

Check out the hashtag #VizInReview on Twitter for some awesome insights into the vizzes created over 2018! Check out your own Tableau Public profile using the following Viz!  #VizInReview |Tableau Public

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Vi/VizInReview2018/YearInReview/1.png

 

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

 

Have a happy and safe New Year of prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Byrne, Patrick

Follow me on Twitter: @Data_Diplomat_

Control what displays in View Data.

Hello Tableau Community,

 

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Welcome to an exciting week in all things Tableau! This week we have Joshua Milligan ((@VizPainter) | Twitter ) presenting State of the Unions 2! A phenomenal webinar that will be hosted by yours truly this Thursday December 6th at 8 AM PT. Do not miss out on the last #ThinkDataThursday of the year! Did you miss the first State of the Unions? Check out the video on our YouTube playlist for all prior Think Data Thursday webinars. States of the Unions: Think Data Thursday: State of the Unions - YouTube

 

Register today to save the date and your seat: Think Data Thursday - State of the Unions 2! With Joshua Milligan December 6, 2018 - 8AM PT

 

Announcements

 

+ Singapore's next generation of data talent is getting ready with Tableau. David Murphy is worked with future Data Rockstars, presenting, and demonstrating how you can  gain new insights into your data.

 

+ There is no better way to learn than by doing! The #MakeOverMonday challenge is a great way to get your hands dirty, well mouse, and start gaining experience building vizzes. They have a great system of feedback that can be received on the vizzes that you create. Join the conversation on Twitter. Continuing to grow and expand this awesome program, Eva Murray has a updated a section of the blog that contains the schedule for upcoming webinars. Register today to save your seat!

 

+ To help our Spanish speaking Data Rockstars we have a brand new blog written by our Tableau Ambassador Pablo Gomez has new blog up about Tableau Public in Spanish.

Read and share it with all your Spanish speaking friends: Puede Tableau Public ayudarte a conseguir tu nuevo trabajo? (Spanish) | POINTS OF VIZ

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

This week most talked about thread comes from a new user, Agil Visaakan , who posted Null values in text table. This post was made on November 27th and had Soham Wadekar engaging with some suggested solutions within minutes of it being posted!

 

When asking for help in the forums include a detailed description of the unexpected behavior that is occurring. Please review our amazing document on why to include a packaged workbook Packaged workbooks: when, why, how.

 

Got sensitive data? Anonymize the data for sharing in the Tableau Community Forums with this additional document from the Tableau Community team. Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing

 

Top Voted Idea


Back again! The Most Voted Ideas from the previous week we have Control what displays in View Data from 2012 we are now up to 1222 votes on this idea! Join the voters today by signing into your Tableau Community Forums account and up-voting all the things that you want to see in the Tableau products.

 

When creating a new idea in the Tableau Community do not forget to up-vote it after creation for it does not automatically add your vote to ideas that you create. The Ideas space is what our Tableau Product Managers use to create road maps for future releases.

 

* 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 Forum Highlights

 

Got some excellent members of the Tableau Community Forums that deserve to be highlighted this week!

 

+Amit Narkar achieved the coveted Help one, help all! badge for having 100+ replies marked as helpful by other users in the Forums.

 

+ Achieving the Helpful is my middle name badge, Paul Wachtler, has assisted hundreds of users and received 50+ replies for his contributions to the Tableau Community. But Paul is not stopping there! He also was awarded the Questions for Breakfast! badge for having 25+ questions marked as correct answers in the Tableau Community Forums. 

 

Thank you for all the contributions to the Tableau Community Forums! They are what makes this such a special place to lean and grow your Tableau knowledge.

 

Send suggestions for content to our email alias community@tableau.com.

 

Byrne, Patrick

Follow me: Patrick Byrne (@Data_Diplomat_) | Twitter

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 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

 

Tweet your support questions to: Tableau Support Team (@TableauSupport) | Twitter

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:

 

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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

 

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