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Welcome to the Tableau Community Digest

 

Lets talk about Iron Quest Sports Viz Sunday!

For September, the #IronQuest challenge is joining forces with #SportsVizSunday. Over at Sarah Bartlett's amazing website sarahlovesdata.co.uk you'll find two datasets that have been provided (NFL and Women's Golf Solheim Cup). You'll also see that this month the theme is broadened, and submissions will be accepted from ANY sports or sports related dataset!
https://sarahlovesdata.co.uk/2019/09/02/iron-quest-sports/

 

#SportVizSunday provides a platform for those interested in sports to come together and explore the world of sports data and visualization. Follow Simon Beaumont, Spencer Baucke and James Smith on social to learn more. Note that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 6th October.

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Announcements

 

Are you planning to attend Tableau Conference this year (November 12-15, Las Vegas)? With just two months to go, you might want to check out this great blog courtesy of Karen Mahardy

 

"We've reached out to Tableau Community members across different industries and roles to find out how attending Tableau Conference (TC) is valuable, educational, and inspiring to them. These industry peers share their aha moments, major takeaways, special connections, and solutions learned at Tableau Conference. You can also attend and discover innovative solutions to apply at your own organization—which is one of many compelling reasons you can use to help you make the case to attend TC19 from November 12 – 15, 2019. Take the industry-relevant sessions and advice found here and add it to the justification letter we've created for you to make the case for attending with your manager."

Specialized learning at TC19 for government, financial services, healthcare, and more | Tableau Software

 

Karen has provided links to the TC19 session catalog (over 370 sessions in total), so whether you're in Healthcare, Education or the Public Sector - and everything in between! - you're sure to find the sessions to suit you.

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Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week is #1395 Proper string function - Proper (). This idea now has almost 500 votes. If it's a feature you'd like see in one of the future releases, please add your votes and comments (cc'ing Thomas Nhan as fyi)

Speaking about the Community ideas, I thought I'd share some of the ideas that were flipped to Released when we rolled out 2019.2 back in May. In total we flipped over 30 ideas with combined votes of over 3,300. Check out the full list here: Community Digest - May 28th 2019

If you have suggestions for new product features, we encourage you to add it to the Ideas board (don't forget you can vote on your own Idea Ideas

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Most Talked About Thread

 

This week the most popular thread is  LOD sum with CASE doesn't work .Many thanks to our amazing Tableau Ambassador Deepak Rai for providing the Correct Answer here.

 

 

 

Community Highlights

 

Shout out to John Sarantos to say a big thank you for your recent contributions to the Tableau Community Forums. John is a member of the Forums since July this year and has already garnered over 3,800 points and reached 'Legend Maker' status. Fantastic stuff, thank you John!

 

Ken Flerlage has a pretty cool blog on how to create a hexbin scatterplot. He has included a plug and play template, so go check it out at https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/09/hexbin-scatterplot.html?m=1

 

Sticking with the Flerlage fam , kevin flerlage recently posted a blog to show a dozen use cases for collapsible containers. https://www.kevinflerlage.com/2019/09/cases-for-collapsible-containers.html

 

Klaus Schulte and Rosario Gauna collaborated on this blog on Internal Data Densification (a technique to densify data without adding extra points) https://vizjockey.com/2019/09/05/manifesto-of-internal-data-densification/

 

Lastly, Bridget Cogley wrote about how data collection needs to affect our analysis. Bridget brings in some practical questions and some ethical considerations over at TableauFit.com https://www.tableaufit.com/how-we-collect-data-matters/

 

 

If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the weekly Digest, you can reach out to the team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy vizzing!

Ciara

 

 

Hi folks, and welcome to this week's Tableau Community Digest

 

To kick off, Ken Flerlage has a guest post on his website by Alexander Varlamov https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/08/tableau-in-motion.html . Here Alexander describes the techniques he uses to create data driven pictures in Tableau. I'd also recommend checking out this 'Tableau in Motion' session from #TC18.

For those interested in animations, you might want to sign up for the pre-release at the Get Beta site Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

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Next up is a fun activity to see how well can YOU can estimate the size of circles and the length of bars! Take this super quick survey from Steve Wexler and compare your results with the other respondents.

Estimating circles and bars

 

Announcements

 

Speaking of pre-releases, Harveen Kathuria is keen to hear feedback from folks that would like to see enhancements to table visualizations. In this pre-release, the column limit has been raised from 16 to 50, plus some improvements have been made to the horizontal scrollbar and also to sorting. Sign up now for our upcoming Pre-Release for Tableau Desktop!

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Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week is #1156 Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. This idea now has over 600 votes, and if it's a feature you'd like to see in future release please don't hesitate to add your votes and comments. Our Dev team regularly reviews the Community ideas to help inform the product road-map, and we welcome your inputs on the Ideas  board.

 

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 the most popular thread is Sig Testing at Respondent level instead of Aggregate level. I always love to hear nice compliments for the folks that help answer Community questions, so kudos to you Zhouyi Zhang

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Community Highlights

 

+ If you're in Cork (Ireland) on September 18th, myself and Pauline Le Corvec are presenting at the Cork TUG. More details here: https://usergroups.tableau.com/corktableauusergroupsept2019

 

+ Quick reminder about the latest batch of Ambassadors for 2019 Introducing the new 2019 Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

+ Steve Wexler has a workshop in Atlanta (Georgia) on October 3rd. The topic is Building World-Class Business Dashboards.

 

+ Are you attending Tableau Conference this year? If so, join the conversation at the TC board here Tableau Conference

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If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the weekly Digest, you can reach out to the team at community@tableau.com

 

Happy vizzing!

Ciara

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_

Welcome to the Community Digest, #DataFam!https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Th/TheTableauChartCatalog/TableauChartExamples/1.png

 

Coming right out the gate after being named a Tableau Public Ambassador, kevin flerlage has released a Tableau Chart Catalog - with examples created in Tableau by the Tableau Community! From the blog, "Have you ever wanted a single resource that showed the different types of charts possible in Tableau?  Personally, I have...many…many times.  I have tried to use my favorites for this purpose, but the fact is, I am missing many charts and I now have so many favorites, it is difficult to work through them." He continues, "The goal of the Tableau Chart Catalog is to provide you with one source of reference for the dozens and dozens of charts that can be created within Tableau.  It should allow you to better understand these charts, their use cases, and what they represent, but more importantly, this should act as inspiration for your next visualization."

 

This is a bookmark-worthy resource if I ever saw one! I've included a link to the viz on the right. It's mall here but available in full size on Kevin's Tableau Public profile. Check out his blog and dig in & enjoy!

 

Announcement

 

+ Did you know you can save $200 off the cost of a ticket to Tableau Conference if you purchase a ticket before August 16th? To join the conversation about all things TC and #data19, come visit the forums board Tableau Conference

 

+ Have you had a chance to check out the 2019.3 Beta yet? Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a great blog breaking down the leading new features. Check it out here: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software.

 

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

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our top-voted idea this week as Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. This idea, originally posted back in 2012, received 8 new votes this week. The comments are great and we are flagging this for review with the dev team. If you have anything to ad, please feel free to comment and vote.

 

* 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 How to show a diagram only if the n is bigger 5 f.i.? from Tobias Ganowski. The thread had 24 replies and was answered by Lena Boehnke! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped Tobias find a solution.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Ravi Mistry added his latest blog on Project Griffon to this forum doc: Project Griffon: Beyond Custom Administrative Views Check it out!

 

+ Hall of Fame Zen Master Craig Bloodworth has a new blog post & command line app that was just released using the new Hyper API: Extracting before you can say Comma Separated Variable

 

+ For back to school season Zen Master Bridget Cogley put together a new blog: Tableau + Schools = Opportunity. This is a must-read for all our community members in higher ed. While you're at it check out the Student Resource Page & the Instructor Resource Page

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Welcome to another edition of the Tableau Community Digest!

 

To kick off I thought I'd share this blog from Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer where he shares how to create a map zoom with radial distance and increasing mark size. Check it out at Data + Science

On the topic of maps and spatial calculations, there are a few features rolled out in Tableau 2019.2 that are worth trying out. Vector maps | Feature 103002, MakePoint | Feature 103004, MakeLine | Feature 103005.

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If you haven't come across some of the cool Data + Music vizzes yet, I would highly recommend taking a peek Data + Music Stories | Tableau Software . I particularly loved 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac by Ken Flerlage

 

Announcements

 

Our new inductees to the 2019 Tableau Ambassador program has just been announced, read all about it in Amanda Boyle' s blog Introducing the new 2019 Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software We are really excited to welcome everyone on board Our new Tableau Forum Ambassadors include

Vikram Gokhale  Naveen B  KALPIT GOYAL shuhei saito Ritesh Bisht  Peter Fakan  Paul Wachtler Michael Ye  Don Wise  Mahfooj Khan  Hari Ankem  Eugenia Kis  Ken Flerlage Diego Parker

 

Did you know you can save $200 off the cost of a ticket to Tableau Conference if you purchase a ticket before August 16th? To join the conversation about all things TC and #data19, come visit the forums board Tableau Conference

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Recognition

 

Shout outs to the following folks for their recent contributions to the Community Forums   We really appreciate how you've helped answer questions from fellow Community members, kudos to you!

Heyward Drummond  Anuj yadav  Nick Jastrzebski

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

This week the top voted idea is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. This idea now has over 830 votes. If this is a feature you'd like to see in Tableau, please vote and add your comments (remember, you need to be logged in to the forums to do so)

If there are any new features you would like to see in Tableau, you are welcome to submit an idea to the Ideas board. Our Dev team regularly reviews the content here to help inform product roadmap decisions, so your feedback is most welcome.

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our top viewed thread is Optional map after filtering in a dashboard by Jiaqi Zhang. Many thanks to Diego Parker for providing the correct answer. Adding screenshots is always a useful way to show the approach taken, so thanks for that Diego.

 

If you have any thoughts on what you'd like to see in our weekly Digest, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out to the team (myself, Patrick Byrne Amanda Boyle Stephen Munoz ) or drop us an email at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

Ciara

 

 

Hello Tableau Community!

 

As we wrap up July I thought I would highlight a few of our #sportsvizsunday visualizations. To start it off, let's take a look at this viz brought to us by Simon Beaumont. Here, he breaks down the 2019 Wimbledon's Men's Singles Final between Federer and Djokovic. Check out the viz to see how Simon effortlessly uses data to tell the story of the match.

 

In keeping with the tennis theme, Simon also compiled an excellent viz on both women and men Wimbledon Champions of the open era. Check out the viz to see which countries and players have dominated tennis for the past 50 years.

 

 

Announcements

 

Did you miss last week's webinar with Tableau Zen Master Adam McCann? He showed us how visual analytics can bring to life the patterns encoded in music. If you did miss it, no need to worry. Head on over to our on-demand version of the webinar to watch it in your spare time. You can view the on-demand 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.

 

 

Recognition

 

We have a big achievement this week, Forum Ambassador Zhouyi Zhang (ZZ) has reached 100,000 points on the forum. Just the second member to do so, we are thrilled to have ZZ reach this milestone! Big Congrats to you ZZ and thank you for all your support on the forums. For those reading, be sure to give ZZ shout out and some thanks!

 

Joe Oppelt & Jim Dehner are neck and neck to be the next to cross the 100K threshold. Who will be the first to do so?

 

I'd also like to congratulate Jonathan Sherman & Sander Binda for having 50 of your answers marked helpful! This earned you both the Helpful is My Middle Name badge. Thank you for providing content to the forums that so many users have found helpful. Keep up the good work!

 

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 Adam Freeman and was originally posted in Jun, 2016. This idea is to allow Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6100 which received 9 new votes last week, bringing the total to 452 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


Last week's most talked about thread was submitted by Scott Carman on July 24th. Titled YoY Calc, Scott was looking for help on creating a year over year calculation with a fiscal year that begins in October and ends in September.

 

The post received 16 replies and a correct answer. Thank you Kelly McGrady for coming in with the right answer to help Scott.

 

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Sarah Battersby latest blog post is a can't miss read on Converting Geohash to Lat/Lon in Tableau Prep 2019.3 with TabPy. Sarah digs in to how to use the new Python integration in Tableau Prep Builder 2019.3.1 (still in pre-release at the time of the blog) to geocode data sources to point lat/lon locations in order to map them easily in Tableau.

 

+ Yvan Fornes shared his latest viz on Land Cover | Natural vs Artificial Lands, which showcases how changes in land cover and land use are among the leading contributors to terrestrial biodiversity loss.

 

+ Craig Bloodworth has a new version of the Export All extension for Tableau.

 

+ Python & R support in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (currently in beta) is going to going to enable a whole lot of new use cases. Robert Carroll has a “return a value from a prior row to the current row” Python script that will enable multi-row formulas: https://community.tableau.com/docs/DOC-23322

 

+ Last but not least, check here for a non-exhaustive list of blog posts and other resources for using Python integration introduced in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (in beta as of 29 July 2019). Thanks to Jonathan Drummey

 

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

 

 

Best,

Stephen Munoz

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

Welcome to the Community Digest, #DataFam!

 

This week we want to celebrate all the incredible Data + Music vizzes we are seeing! Music is a part of our identity. It defines us and unifies us. Data + Music is a collection of visualizations from the Tableau community highlighting the data behind the music we love. Turn the volume up with the most powerful and flexible analytics platform for your data.

 

Have you seen this incredible (ie: ridiculously amazing) collection of vizzes?! Check out the Tableau Public Gallery here: Data + Music Viz Gallery | Tableau Public The best thing about this is it applies to EVERYONE! No matter where you're from, what language you speak, what you feel your level of experience is, or what genres of music you are into - all of us have felt the rythym of a song, heard a lyric you couldn't get out of your head, or been carried away by a melody. Music (along with math) is my favorite universal language! For real - go check out the gallery! It's amazing.

 

In honor of the best CMO Tableau has ever had, here is a Tom Petty Viz by Karen Hinson! Elissa Fink, this one is for you

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Announcements

 

+ Have you had a chance to check out the 2019.3 Beta yet? Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a great blog breaking down the leading new features. Check it out here: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software.

 

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

 

Recognition

 

We are excited to celebrate two strong contributors in the community forums this week! Data School Alum and Viz Whiz Diego Parker earned both the "Help one, help all!" badge for having 100 of their answers marked as helpful, and the "Question Slayer" badge for having answers marked correct 50 times. These are massive contributions and we are so appreciative of your support of the forum, Diego, thank you!

 

Second up we have Data Monarch (1ok+ total points!) Paul Wachtler who just earned an "Answer Wizard" badge for having answers marked correct 100 times! Paul has only been a forum member since September 2018 and has blown us away with his contributions.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

Our Top-Voted Idea this week comes from Brad Earle, Change datasource on one worksheet and not others. The idea was originally posted back in 2012 and has 581 votes to date and 72 comments. It doesn't look like there has been any engagement on the idea from our developer team so we are working on connecting with the proper product manager to make sure they are aware of the recent activity. If this idea is relevant to your work - or if you want to add a comment we encourage you to log in and share your feedback.

 

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

 


Most Talked About Thread


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

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Tableau Zen Master and User Group Ambassador Simon Beaumont shared that the July SportsVizSunday challenge is live! The challenge runs until the end of July and is being hosted by fellow Zen Master Rob Radburn. Simon shared that they've already seen one VOTD and would love to see the community submit lots of amazing Tableau Public vizzes! Here’s the link to the data: Tour De France - dataset by sportsvizsunday | data.world

 

+ Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner recently had the opportunity to present "Mapping - Dots, lines, shapes and more" to the graduate level Marketing Analytics class at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea Ohio. He took the group beyond mapping basics in to navigating with maps and using maps for visual impact. Thanks for the update and great work Jim!

 

+ Zen Master and Social Ambassador Eva Murray put together instructions on how to build a Voronoi diagram in Tableau. She also included the steps for modeling the data, as well as a dummy dataset of 1000 records so people can build their own version. Check it out here: Controlling space in football - Exasol

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley put together a post on where I think data viz falls between art and science: Art, Science, or Something in Between.

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has a new post covering some simple, but useful scripts using Python in Tableau Prep 2019.3: Python in Tableau Prep: simple useful scripts | VizPainter. Josh also shared that Tom Christian has another Python post with a different use case here: TabPy + Prep == <3 (yellow heart)

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Welcome to the latest Tableau Community Digest!

 

It's pretty exciting to see all of the new features to try out with the Tableau 2019.3 beta. From 'Explain Data', to 'Tableau Catalog' to 'Project McKinley', there really is plenty to keep you busy! Check out the blog courtesy of Ryan McShane to learn more: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software

 

You are welcome to download the beta version today. Our Dev team are keen to hear your feedback! Tableau Pre-Release Programs | Tableau Software

 

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Announcements

 

David Murphy (aka Datasaurus-Rex) has a fantastic podcast with Mark Jewett (our VP of Product Marketing). They cover the recent Salesforce announcement and what makes the Tableau product and community so awesome!

 

Interested in mapping spatial data? Then why not check out the Pluralsight course by Zen Master Adam Crahen https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/mapping-spatial-data-tableau-desktop

Note: for those that don't have a Pluralsight account, you can use a free 10 day trial here: https://pluralsight.pxf.io/kPBax  

 

Don't forget the closing date for the 2019 Tableau Ambassador nominations is coming up July 12th at 5pm PST. Check out the blog courtesy of Amanda Boyle : Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

 

Time to recognize some members of the Tableau Community for their recent contributions to the Forums. First up is Maneesh Gaddam, now up to Viz Virtuoso level. A recent thank you to Maneesh is on this thread "Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, something like that is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!"

 

Next up for is Kelly McGrady , who recently earned badges for 'Helping' and 'I Know Stuff!'.

 

To learn more about earning points and badges in the Forums, drop by this page Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The top-voted Idea this week is #2747 'Only Relevant Values on Secondary Data Source'. https://community.tableau.com/ideas/2747  This idea was first created back in 2013 and has 447 votes to date. If this is a feature you'd like to see implemented, please add your votes & comments to the idea.

 

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week is 'How to created nested IF statement in Calculation field'. Kudos to Naveen B for providing the correct answer here

 

 

Community Highlights

 

If you missed TC19 in Berlin, you can catch the highlights here: Tableau Conference Europe 2019 - YouTube

 

To keep up to date on the latest events and User Group meetups, check out Events and Conferences

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If you have any suggestions for future editions of the Digest, please drop us a mail at community@tableau.com

 

Til next time

 

Ciara  

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter

 

Happy Monday Tableau Community!

 

As the newest member to the Tableau Community team I must first say that I am in awe of all the amazing data work being created and shared by all of you on the community forums. All of you are what makes this space so special. Thank you for being a part of our #DataFam!

 

In case you missed it, I am sharing one of my favorites from last week’s viz of the day series. This one is on UFO Sightings in America. Created by Natalie Miteva, you can check out this and other vizzes she's put together. They not only look great but have some really interesting stories to tell. Personally, I have never seen a UFO but I do keep my eyes to the skies in the hopes I might catch a sighting.

 

 

Announcements

 

The Tableau Mobile App is getting a redesign! The app is expected to be released to the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for it to drop. For any questions or feedback you may have, join the conversation around the redesign.

 

Are you a Tableau server or site administrator? If so, we'd like to learn about your experience of managing server and site settings. Please share your feedback directly with the Tableau product team by completing this 5-minute survey.

 

Tableau Ambassador nominations are open! Nominate the data heroes in your life that you want to lead the Tableau Community Forums! Check out all the details on the Tableau blog here: Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

 

As we do every week, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge some of our shining stars of the past week. KALPIT GOYAL has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Geraldine Zanolli, Madhuri Tanniru, & Tanusri Sarkar all earned the "I love helping!" badge last week. Thank you all for contributing to the forum and continuing to make this space a great place for learning and development!

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Stephen Smirl and was originally posted in Aug, 2012. This idea is about adding an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1500 which received 6 new votes last week, bringing the total to 766 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

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

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week comes from Community Forums member Data Rules who posted this thread first in June 26th at 4:55 PM Pacific Time. To date, there are 15 replies to the thread! Be sure to check out the thread if you are interested in learning How to hide a value from a FILTER without filtering out any data.

 

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray is hosting a webinar on football (soccer for the Americans) analytics in Tableau with Exasol on July 3rd at 3pm BST. Register for the webinar here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16939/362568

 

+ If you missed last week's #ThinkDataThursday hosted by Zen Master Ken Flerlage, be sure to check out the on-demand playback in our YouTube Channel - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data.

 

+In case you missed it last week, Anya A'hearn's blog post on Feeding the screen-time beast with shifting mobile metrics is a truly enthralling read. Learn from one of the best on how you can build mobile dashboards that serve up relevant content that is engaging, useful, and quick to digest on the go.

 

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

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Stephen Munoz

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Recognition

 

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

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

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

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

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

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

 

 

Community Highlights

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

     RSVP for this event here.

 

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

 

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

 

Tweet at me personally at @Data_Diplomat_

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Patrick Byrne

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Announcements

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

He shared the following note:

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

-Stephen

 

Welcome to the #DataFam!

 

Recognition

 

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

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

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

 

Community Highlights


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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

Amanda

Greetings Tableau Community and #DataFam,

 

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

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

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

See the press release here: Salesforce to Acquire Tableau

 

Announcements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

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

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

 

Community Highlights


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy analyzing!

 

Cheers,

- Byrne

 

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

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Tableau Community Digest

 

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

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

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Announcements

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

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

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

 

Recognition

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

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

 

Top Voted Idea

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

  • Replace worksheet in a dashboard (Feature 103170)

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

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

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

  • Show / Hide sort controls (Feature 103010)

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

  • Show / hide dashboard containers (Feature 103008)

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

  • Customizable reference line tooltips (Feature 103001)

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

  • PostgreSQL + PostGIS spatial support (Feature 103007)

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

  • Action Filters via Parameters Menu

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/3636

  • Simpler routing for geomaps

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/4649

  • Force Server users to reset passwords

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1370

  • Tableau Server Enterprise deployments - additional password policy controls

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1528

  • Initial SQL Tableau Prep

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8787

  • Tableau Prep: Allow formula text to be copied, and/or allow duplication of calculated fields

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/9575

  • Tableau Prep: Enable flow items to be moved manually

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8964

  • Tableau Prep -Add Amazon Athena connector (Feature 109102)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8887

  • Alt-text for images

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/7975

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

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

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

  • Site start page (Feature 102970)

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

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

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

  • Vector maps (Feature 103002)

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

  • New product languages; Traditional Chinese (Feature 102967)

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

  • ODBC connection for Tableau Prep (Feature 109802)

https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8750

 

Tableau Online Admin Insights (Feature 96497)

 

Create and edit parameters in the browser (Feature 102943)

 

Most Talked about Thread

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

 

Community Highlights

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

 

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

 

Til next time

Ciara

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter

Hi Tableau Community!

 

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

 

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Most Talked About Thread


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

 

Hello All,

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

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

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

Attached is the excel sheet

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

 

Community Highlights


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

 

Patrick Byrne

Twitter: @Data_Diplomat_