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Hi Tableau Community!

 

Welcome to another edition of our weekly digest. As spring has arrived for much of us here in the northern hemisphere I thought it appropriate to share a viz on pollen.  I love spring when the days grow long and the buds on the trees hint at leaves to come. Here in Seattle, nearly every street is covered with cherry blossoms and magnolia petals! This is lovely, albeit foreboding, as with these blossoms comes pollen. Pollen that makes you sneeze, your eyes puffy, and fills your head with congestion. Seasonal allergies seem to sneak up on me every year, so with sympathy for my fellow afflicted friends, please enjoy this brilliant viz, Paris "City of Pollen" A geographical analysis of pollen from Rondeau Mathieu :

 

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William Faulkner wrote, "Sometimes I think there must be a sort of pollen of ideas floating in the air, which fertilizes similarly minds here and there which have not had direct contact." That is a poetic way to think of how we all share information and ideas across our wide and diverse community. I will try to remember that while I take my anti-histamine and hope for rain Have a great week and please enjoy the rest of the digest!


Announcements

+ 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 to save: TC Europe Tickets. Prices go up this Friday, April 5th.

 

+ 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

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

This week our top-voted idea is Allow users to set bar, line, shape, and padding widths by pixels or percents. This was just posted on March 28th by Skylark Macadamia and already has 16 votes. In the text they share, "Currently Tableau offers limited control over chart design. Allowing users to set exact pixel widths or percentages for bars, lines, shapes, and padding within charts, will allow greater design precision and lead to cohesive designs within dashboards. Allowing users precise control over these features will also help them conform dashboard designs to existing brand guidelines." If you agree that this is needed click on the link and up-vote 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!

 

 

Most Talked About Thread


Our most talked about thread this week is on Joins in Tableau by Twinkle Bansal . In the initial thread, they shared, "Actually table '_users' is not having direct join with table '_projects' so I joined that one with table 'sites' and wrote below query. But again and again am getting error 'Invalid FROM Clause near table _users':" ... it continues from there. The author is using PostgreSQL and involved some but not all users having access to the particular project. Ari G was able to help Twinkle to a solution and shared details in the thread.

 

There are numerous threads in the forums on users have trouble with joins both in Tableau Desktop and Prep. Many of the common questions have been solved so we encourage you to search through the forums for a solution before posting a question. The answer to your question may very well be already posted and this is a great opportunity to learn more with Tableau!

 

 

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

 

+ Tableau Forum Ambassador Jim Dehner has started to use his Tableau Public site as a library where he is documenting different approaches to frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the forum. Some include"how-to" instructions or can be reverse engineered to help users learn. There are nine examples so far - check them out here: Tableau Public

 

+ Tableau Public Ambassador Rajeev Pandey shares how to create a block bar donut chart in a recent blog post and in support of the #PreppinData challenge from Tableau Ambassador Carl Allchin and Jonathan Allenby he wrote a piece encouraging readers to "Think About Your Data Holistically." Enjoy!

 

+ Speaking of #PreppinData: Check out the fill site and all the weekly challenges here: Preppin' Data. On this site Carl and Jonathan provide a weekly challenge to manipulate a data set that they provide into an output they will publish. On the following week, they will add the solution file to the previous week's folder and set a new challenge. This is a great resource for everyone using Tableau Prep!

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage posted a blog on how to create a date scaffold in Desktop and Prep here: Creating a Date Scaffold in Tableau . This was inspired by seeing a common problem in the Tableau Community Forum of missing dates. He shares, "For instance, you may want your visualization to always show all twelve months of the year, regardless of whether or not there is data for all twelve months. Quite often, the solution to these problems is to use a date scaffold. So, in this blog, I’m going to show you how to create and use a date scaffold in Tableau." This is a great resource and inspired by the work of many others. Ken's blog provides attribution and a detailed step-by-step guide.

 

+ The latest episode of #AnalyticsPodcast is out with fantastic guest, Mark Jewett, Tableau's VP of Product Marketing. In this episode hosts Ann Jackson and Luke Stanke  discuss the community impact on Tableau products, what it means to have a data-driven culture, the next generation of data workers, and more. Check out the full recording here: Hashtag Analytics | "It starts with empowerment." S02E02 - YouTube

 

+ Zen Master Joshua Milligan has published the 3rd edition of Learning Tableau 2019. This edition includes new features of Tableau 2019 and has an entirely new chapter devoted to Tableau Prep! Josh's book is available on Amazon here: Learning Tableau 2019: Tools for Business Intelligence, data prep, and visual analytics

 

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, and analyzing!

Amanda

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

First off I'd like to share a really interesting article published by Eva Murray in Forbes on the importance of color in data visualizations. Eva talks about how colors sets the tone and reinforces a message for the underlying visual display. The article made me think a bit more about the color design within Tableau, and the different color palettes used. If you're interested to learn more about the science behind color and visual design principles, there is on-demand webinar that you can access HERE.

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Next up, congratulations and thank yous are in order for some of our top contributors over the last week! Thanks to Naveen B for 30 answers being marked as Helpful, to Ken Flerlage for 18 answers marked Correct. To Zhouyi Zhang and Mahfooj Khan for crafting Responses that garnered 3+ Likes. Well done folks, thank you so much for everything you do in the Forums

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One of the more popular Ideas recently is #6100 Allow Server Administrators to View As Other Users. This idea was created three years ago and now has 400 Votes. You'll notice that Michael Hesser has kindly provided a workaround for this topic. However if this Idea is of interest to you, please add your votes and comments. 

 

Now that the 2019.2 Beta is available, we're excited to switch the status on a number of Ideas, such as ....

 

#1370  Force Server users to reset passwords

#1528  Tableau Server Enterprise deployments - Additional Password Policy controls

#7197  Tableau ONLINE Usage Stats

#4123  Traditional Chinese User Interface (Desktop, Prep and Server)

 

Our top viewed thread this week - with over 1500 views - is a question from Rachel Nichols re. Calculation help. Fantastic contributions on this thread from Ewald Hofman, Robert Breen and Kaz Shakir.

 

A quick reminder that if you'd like to help tackle our Unanswered Questions, please check out the Crow's Nest. You're welcome to search for specific topics you are an expert in and help answer questions from fellow Tableau Community members! Crow's Nest

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Lastly if you have any questions or suggestions for the Community Forums team, we would love for you to reach out - we're all ears!

Ciara Brennan  Patrick Byrne  Amanda Boyle  , or you can email us at community@tableau.com

 

 

Til next time, Ciara

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

 

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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_

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! We have some exciting news to share right out the gates today. Today at SXSW the Tableau Foundation announced that it is committing more than $1.3 million in software, services, and financial support to help eliminate veteran and chronic homelessness in 50 communities across the U.S. by 2025. The partnership will help Community Solutions, a nonprofit expanding the use of data and analytics for its highly successful Built for Zero program. This grant helps all Built for Zero communities move from working with aggregate-level data to person-level data, while also helping automate the process of ingesting, transforming, and visualizing their data.

 

Tableau Foundation has been working with the Built for Zero team on ways to bring together data from dozens of organizations across a community and help people in need get the right support in the moments they need it. To date, 10 communities – like Arlington, VA, Bergen County, NJ, and Abilene, TX – have functionally ended homelessness for veterans, people experiencing chronic homelessness or both. The initiative has exceeded its initial 50 communities and is now active in more than 70 communities across the country including Detroit, Phoenix, Jacksonville, St. Louis, and Denver. Read the full blog post and find out how you can support this important work here: Built for Zero communities use data to fight homelessness at the system level  | Tableau Software

 

I'd love to share a special shout out to Tableau Zen Masters and friends Lilach Manheim Ann Jackson Ken Flerlage Anya A'hearn Allan Walker & Neil Richards for your generous support of this work. Thank you!

 

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Announcements


+ Our next Think Data Thursday is this Thursday, March 14th with long-time Tableau Forum Ambassador Joe Oppelt . Joe will be discussing 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 8 AM PST and be sure to RSVP here: Webinar Registration.

 

I was recently looking back through old blogs and documents on the Tableau Community history and discovered that Joe was one of the original Tableau Ambassadors! He joined the forums in 2014 and in 2015 he was selected into the original cohort of nine and recognized for his engagement and support in the Community Forums. Here is the announcement blog: Meet the Tableau Ambassadors! | Tableau Software  Thank you so much for the last five years+ of support! We look forward to continuing to work together for years to come

 

+ 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 17 replies and was resolved! Caroline Ettinger was trying to do a Rolling week comparison by week. She had done her due diligence and read a bunch of previous questions - but none solved for what she was experiencing. She was unable to share her original workbook but cleaned up a portion of the data which kicked the conversation into high gear. Thank you for all that supported Caroline in solving this issue and cheers to Don Wise for providing the correct answer.

 

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

 

+ Tableau Ambassador and Interworks pro David Pires recently wrote a piece on the new features in 2019.1: check it out here! 2019.1's new features included Ask Data, Prep Conductor, Tableau Mobile and more. You can read about all the new features and highlights on our products page: Tableau 2019.1 New Features

 

+ Zen Master and Forbes contributor Eva Murray wrote a new feature on 'Changing The Conversation For Women In Data'. In the article, she writes, "A move towards gender equality in an organization and in our sector can start with small steps and I invite you to be part of it by changing the conversation". Eva has authored eight articles for Forbes so far. You can see them all here on her author page: Eva Murray on Forbes

 

+ 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, and analyzing!

Amanda

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the first Digest of March - the month that brings us Spring daffodils, March Madness and of course St. Patrick's Day

This week I'd like to share a fantastic post by Jim Cox, our Product Manager for Tableau Mobile. Tableau Mobile:  Redesigned App Coming Soon The redesigned app brings lots of welcome improvements to the browsing experience and offline access.

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Announcements

Our CTO Andrew Beers recently announced a new Engineering blog for R&D. Check it out here: Announcing our new Engineering Blog for research and development | Tableau Software I particularly liked the blog by Mia Dubose on how to make Sprint reviews more visual.

 

Why not visit the Community's one-stop-shop for all things Tableau Public , feel free to jump in to answer questions, share tips on how you created your Vizzes and vote on the Ideas.

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Most Talked About Thread

One of our most viewed threads this week is a question from Yun Jing on making Gantt bars for financial data. Some great inputs by Zhouyi Zhang and Robert Breen to help address this. This thread is worth a read as its always nice to see great collaboration between Community members How to make Gantt Bar for Financial data?

 

Top Voted Idea

The top voted idea from last week is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. Good news is that Idea #7197 is now marked Beta, so if you'd like to try out Tableau Online Admin Insights for yourself, check it out here - we welcome your feedback

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Community Highlights

Some of our members that have joined within the last few months are really moving through the ranks and providing great contributions. So big thanks and shout outs to Manoj Lobo (Data Cowboy level), Claire Smith (Data Wrangler level) and Tatiana Hernandez (Got Data level).

 

As a reminder, the actions to receive points are outlined on this page Points, Levels & Badges

 

TC Europe is coming up soon (17-19 June), and if you'd like to hear more about it why not dial in to the live webinar on March 7th (10-10.30 GMT)

 

As always if you have any feedback or suggestions for the Tableau Community Forums team, please email us at community@tableau.com

 

Cheers, Ciara

Ciara Brennan (@Ciara_B_27) | Twitter

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

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! The Academy Awards are coming up this weekend. Check out this visualization about the highest grossing Actors of All Time while you wait to see who gets this year's golden statues. Samuel L. Jackson with 108 movies throughout his career is the real deal.  Thanks to Ryan Sleeper Twitter:@ryanvizzes.  See his blog and related post here:  https://viz.fyi/BLOCKBUSTER

 

+  It was a big week here at Tableau 2019.1.1 with Ask Data and the much requested Tableau Prep Conductor.   Amanda Boyle has a post with links to all the information you need to get up and going with these new features.  Read here: Natural language and data prep at scale arrive with Tableau 2019.1

 

+ Speaking of 2019.1.1 - Zen Master David Murphy has a video showing what Ask Data is and it's benefits.  What is Ask Data in Tableau? #Tableau #AskData - YouTube

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+ Our next Think Data Thursday is this Thursday, February 21st with Tableau Zen Master Bridget Cogley titled Think Data Thursday: The Logic of Dashboards - Designing for the Whole Picture - February 21st, 2019 8:00 AM Pacific . Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

Top-Voted Idea


The top voted idea in the Community this week is one the request to "Show SQL".  This idea does have a few different solutions to utilize for finding the SQL sent to data sources so be sure to read the comments on page two and visit this KB article: https://kb.tableau.com/articles/howto/viewing-underlying-sql-queries-desktop      Your votes and comments are welcome on all Ideas so be sure to visit Ideas.

 

Woot! Did you notice that an idea created way back in 2012 by Shawn Wallwork has a status change to "Planned".  The idea Ability to Disable the One-Click Sort is now in planning.  Persistence and 771 upvotes votes are making this request a reality. Thank you for your votes and comments. Keep your eyes out for this hitting Beta soon.  

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

Community member Caitlyn Garger brings us this weeks most viewed thread on the topic of Normalization/Standardization.  Caitlyn's question is about normaling two different lines to better understand the relationship of the values when the axis minimizes the value/impacts of one of the lines.  Aurélien Vautier contributes a reply suggesting the use of a dual axis to better show the two lines and user Tim Dines shares a more detailed view utilizing a few other aggregation models and the use of shapes with commentary in the visualization.  Finally, Michael Hesser suggest even a few more options to compare the lines as well as methods to swap between different views.  The community provided all of these replies within a couple hours of the original post.  Thank you Aurelien, Tim and Michael.

 

Community Highlights


+ Zen Master Eva Murray authored a blog article about the top 7 skills for data analysts that you can read here: Top 7 Skills You Need To Have As A Data Analyst

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage has created a new blog article on how to create gradient effects  on bar and area charts.  Ken loves taking Tableau to the next level so be sure to check out his blog. https://www.kenflerlage.com/2019/02/gradient-colors.html

 

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

 

Keep vizzing everyone!

 

Patrick

Hi Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! We have a number of announcements and things to highlight this week, but I wanted to lead off with a diagram and an excerpt from a blog I recently read from Ben Jones - former Senior Evangelist and head of Tableau Public and founder of Data Literacy. The blog titled On Giving and Receiving Critique in DataViz Communities opens with a simple question, "When, if ever, is it okay to give unsolicited, constructive feedback in public to someone who shares something they’ve made broadly online?"


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This is something our team thinks about a lot as we support our growing global community. We strive to support the full spectrum of skills and abilities in data viz, from novice and those just exploring the field to Zen Masters. I often wonder, How do you show support, while also building capacity and helping people build confidence? When is it your place to do so - and how do you approach this professionally and positively? How can we do more - and where are we falling short? How can we nurture a culture that continues to do this as well - and what can we learn from our community? These are rhetorical questions and they do not have one clear answer. I encourage you to read Ben's blog and think about how this may apply to your work and your professional and social circles. I enjoyed Ben's thoughts on this topic, and the blog was supported by many leaders in data viz that I greatly respect. If his writing resonated with you please let him know If you would like to discuss this, or any other topics about the Tableau community with me, please don't hesitate to reach out! I can be found here or on Twitter @ettaboyle. Thank you for being a part of the Tableau Community and continuing to support each other and our mission to help people see and understand data.

 

Announcements


+ Last week we announced the 2019 Tableau Zen Masters! Here is a link to the blog with all the details: Introducing our 2019 Tableau Zen Masters | Tableau Software . If you would like to follow the group on Twitter check out this list: @tableau/Tableau Zen Masters on Twitter.

 

+ Follow all the Zen Masters in the forums! Here is the full list with links to their profiles: New 2019 Zen Masters: Simon Beaumont Ken Black  Merlijn Buit Rosario Gauna Chantilly Jaggernauth Yukari Nagata Klaus Schulte Luke Stanke &Mark Wu. Returning Zen Masters: Anya A'hearn Paul Banoub Mike Cisneros Bridget Cogley  Christopher DeMartini Ken Flerlage Tamas Foldi Yvan Fornes Ann Jackson Yoshihito Kimura Chris Love Lilach Manheim Adam McCann Joshua Milligan David Murphy Eva Murray   Shinichiro Murakami Rob Radburn Jeffrey Shaffer Ryan Sleeper & Emma Whyte

 

+ Our next Think Data Thursday is scheduled for Thursday, February 21st with Tableau Zen Master Bridget Cogley titled Think Data Thursday: The Logic of Dashboards - Designing for the Whole Picture - February 21st, 2019 8:00 AM Pacific . Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

Top-Voted Idea


Two ideas in the forums received top marks for engagement; 'IN' Operator equivalent from Stephen Smirl and Ability To Select All Filters First Before Applying - Desktop & Server from Joseph Pirraglia. Joseph's idea has some valid comments asking how this is different than pausing live updates, and Stephen's has a number of workarounds showcased, and feedback shared from various Tableau employees. If you agree that these are needed features on the platform, or if you have more thoughts to add to the conversation, please log in to your community forum account to vote and connect with others.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

This week we are showcasing a thread from Rogier Koning : Date is randomly changing format form DD/MM/YY to MM/DD/YY  where he shared, "I have an Excel sheet as data source. One column is a date in dd/mm/yyyy format. If I read the data into Tableau it changes the dates. Days with lower numbers get switched with the month while those with higher day-number (more than 12) day in the correct order." The issue was resolved when the contributors to the thread determined that OpenOffice was the source of the issue. If you have run into similar problems please read through the thread and continue to use the forums to look for solutions and to help others across the community!

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Singapore based Zen Master David Murphy recently updated his Find-A-Zen Tableau Public dashboard with the 2019 cohort. Check it out to see where the whole group is based and more quality info!

 

+ Thailand based Ambassador Siroros Roongdonsai shared that they are having their second Tableau User Group in Bangkok on February 18th. We don't always highlight Tableau User Group meetings here - but we are incredibly excited to see the increase in engagement across APAC and very excited to support Siroros! Thank you for all your hard work.

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray 's latest Forbes blog looks at using data visualization to drive (and be) change in organizations and beyond. The piece features vizzes from the community, including Operation Fistula who are supported by the Tableau Foundation. Read more here: Data Visualization And The Power Of Persuasion https://www.forbes.com/sites/evamurray/2019/02/11/data-visualization-and-the-power-of-persuasion/#56f7344c4612

 

+ Ambassador Amanda Patist shared that Data + Women Amsterdam is having a meet-up next week, Tuesday February 19th. For more info and to register follow this link: Data + Women Amsterdam

 

+ Zen Master Ken Flerlage hosted a guest post on his blog by Kasia Gasiewska-Holc in which she talks about how to create custom animations and integrate them into your Tableau visualizations. The viz and the write up is brilliant! Check it out here: Creating Custom Animations for Use in Tableau (Guest Post)

 

+ Five-time Zen Master Anya A'hearn shared a blog on hosting a "Building off the Grid Dashboards" workshop based on the first Tableau "Kenya Day for Data" in Nairobi in November. "Off the Grid" - building Lo-Fi dashboards to create use and value outlines the activity + all the nitty gritty details so you can hold a similar workshop at your local Tableau User Group or office

 

+ Ambassador and #IronQuest Founder Sarah Bartlett published the summary of month 1 of #IronQuest last week. This post: Iron Quest - Analyzing Crime Data, includes all 27 crime-themed entries & the links to view the vizzes on Tableau Public. Iron Quest is a monthly community-led data visualization project that follows a similar format to the Tableau Iron Viz feeder competitions. Participants have a calendar month to source a suitable data set and then design, build and submit a data visualization. To read more and learn how to get involved check out Sarah's post: Introducing Iron Quest

 

+ Our first Danish Tableau Zen Master Merlijn Buit shared this Tableau Tip: How to hide user prompts for extensions on Tableau Server. If you are developing features with the extensions API you should definitely follow and get to know Merijn's work. You can follow him on Twitter along with all the other Zen Masters with this list: Tableau Zen Masters

 

 

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, and analyzing!

Amanda

Welcome to the Tableau Community Digest!

 

This week we're happy to share the latest blog on the power of Set Actions by the amazing Bethany Lyons. Speaking of set actions, check out Ken Flerlage's guide on zoomable charts. Tableau Zen Master Eva Murray has a great article on Forbes online that talks about how simple visual design can aid in communication.

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Steve Wexler (aka VizBizWiz) has done quite a bit of pro-bono work for lymedisease.org. You can check out the interactive dashboards at https://www.lymedisease.org/mylymedata-viz-blog/

 

Announcements

 

Save a date in your diary for our next #ThinkDataThursday on February 21st (8am PST). We're looking forward to Bridget Cogley bringing us 'The logic of dashboards - designing for the whole picture' Register. now!

Michelle Kosterich, one of our researchers here at Tableau, is interested to hear how you find content about Tableau Online and Tableau Server, and how that experience could be improved. We would love to hear your feedback so please take Michelle's survey.

 

Top Voted Idea

 

Our top voted Idea this week is #1411 Apply number formatting inside a calculated field. To vote and comment on product ideas, please visit the Ideas space. If you spot any Ideas that should be marked as Duplicate, or indeed have any feedback you'd like to give on the Ideas process, please feel free to reach out to me directly at cbrennan@tableau.com.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

The most popular thread this week, with over 440 views, is a post kindly put together by Bryan Fernandez with detailed steps on upgrading Tableau Server.

 

Community Highlights

 

This week I'd like to congratulate the following members on rising through the ranks and contributing to the Forums - Diego Parker (now at 'Data Connector' level), Christian Binderkrantz ('Data Wrangler') and ShivaRam Chennapragada ('Analytics Ace') 

 

 

That's a wrap for this week. As always, if you need to contact the team please feel free to drop us a line at community@tableau.com.

 

Ciara

 

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

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest!  I am back this week from a long weekend in Park City, Utah.  Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival which kicks off on Thursday, January 24th and runs until February 3rd.  In honor of Sundance and the upcoming Oscars, I thought it would be fun to share this visualization on the popularity of films by Genre over time by Bo McCready

 

 

https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Fi/FilmGenrePopularity-1910-2018/GenreRelativePopularity/1.png

 

 

Announcements

 

+ Our next Think Data Thursday is scheduled for this Thursday, January 24th with Tableau Zen Master Steve Wexler on "Data, Art and Infographics: What you can show v. What you should show." 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

Join us at 8:00 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern for the live presentation or check it out after the 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 another older idea making the top vote getter for this week.  https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1500 was originally posted by Stephen Smirl currently has 643 up votes.   While the workaround is the suggested "Or" operator, the calculation takes more time/effort to create.

 

Most Talked About Thread

This week we have a great thread originally posted by Gowthami Sathiyanathan asking Histogram .  Community member Anand Bale jumped in to assist and provide a sample workbook and answers to these questions to help Gowthami learn a few Tableau tricks with the Index() function.  Check it out yourself and download the example .twbx file to learn more.

 

 

Community Highlights


+ Zen Master Ann Jackson and Social Media Ambassador Sarah Bartlett team up this year to share a data postcard each week.  This is a great project to follow along and learn from throughout the year.  So make a New Years resolution to check back each week. Start your first week adventure here - Dear Data 2019 – Week 1, Clocks – Jackson Two and here: https://sarahlovesdata.co.uk/2019/01/17/dear-data-2019-week-1-clocks/

 

+ Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer has a new blog post cleverly titled: Bar Hopping about the variations on the design of a simple bar chart.  Check out his site article here:  Data + Science

 

+ Zen Master Bridget Cogley  has a new post about the logic of designing dashboards - https://www.tableaufit.com/the-logic-of-dashboards-designing-for-the-whole-picture/.  Read this now because Bridget will be joining us in February for a Think Data Thursday to go deeper into this topic. Keep your eyes peeled for more information soon.

 

+ 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 prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!

 

Patrick VDH

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the weekly Community Digest! We are starting 2019 off strong and healthy here in our Seattle headquarters. We have our global sales and operations teams in town this week for our annual kick-off, and we are all very excited to be together. As we look towards our many goals for 2019 I want to quickly reflect back on some of the more remarkable work that was done in our #DataFam this past year. This week I would like to highlight and give attention to the Tableau Foundation and their living annual report:

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In 2018 alone, the Tableau Foundation awarded over $8.8M to at least 37 grantees though Mission Grants which combine our two most valuable resources - our people and our products - along with financial support to help nonprofits demonstrate how to do good with data. Look under the "featured grants" tab in the viz above to learn more.

 

At Tableau we have a 55% employee engagement rate, we have $1.5M in matched donations, Tableau employees have volunteered or donated to 3,038 unique organizations, and volunteered almost 38 thousand hours. This is a company culture we are honored to support. Often in these weekly posts, we choose to highlight incredible things we witness in our customer community, but I hope this reflection on the generosity we have seen from our colleagues has helped inspire you and shown you a bit more about how we do things here at Tableau.

 

I encourage you to explore the living annual report, and if you work at or support a non-profit, maybe consider creating one of your own! Foundation Senior Program Manager Jason Schumacher even built you a template: Build your own Living Annual Report with this Tableau template | Tableau Software Enjoy!

 

 

Announcements

+ We hope you have had a chance to demo 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.

 

+ On January 18th Tableau Online will be removing support for TLS 1.0/1.1 in favor of the more secure TLS 1.2. For full details, please refer to the post by John BlackieImportant: As of January 18th, 2019, Tableau Online will only support encrypted connections over TLS 1.2 

 

+ Our next Think Data Thursday is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th with Tableau Zen Master Steve Wexler on "Data, Art and Infographics: What you can show v. What you should show." 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

 

Top-Voted Idea


This week an old but a goodie is topping the charts as we see Multiple Instances of Measure Names/Values Variable from long-time community leader Shawn Wallwork in with the most votes. In this idea, Shawn shared that the idea would "Allow us to create multiple instances of the Measure Names and Measure Values variables so we can assign groups of measures to one axis and a different group of measures to another axis. This would allow us to have a multi-measure line chart laid over a multi-measure bar chart without needing any Custom SQL wizardry." As much as I would like to think we all have Gryffindor prefect level wizarding skills, I have to admit Shawn's idea makes sense. If you agree, please log in to your community forum account and give it an upvote.

 

Most Talked About Thread

 

We're watching a great conversation between forum newcomer afam okudoh, and some heavy hitters on the thread Previous Value based on From and To date . Afam asked for a little help, "I have about 8 different KPI's on my dashboard, I want to display previous values for all these kpi's based on the interval of the FROM and TO date parameter selected by the user, I already started by creating a previous date- DATEDIFF('day', [From Date], [To Date]) , I need help going further." The post includes a sample workbook and a great conversation between Afam and Zen Master Ken Flerlage. The thread remains unresolved so please feel free to join the conversation.

 

Community Highlights


+ Ambassador Rajeev Pandey recently shared a post Stacked Onion Chart In tableau Practical blog for Viz Enthusiasts on his blog Tableau Learners. His post "sets out how to build an Onion chart without any data prep before Tableau."  Enjoy!

 

+ The Data Duo of Pooja Gandhi and Adam Crahen shared a ballad of Adam's affection for Tableau and Alteryx in Tales from a COE | The Alteryx Server Usage Report meets a Tableau Zen Master.  Adam's most recent blog opens with, "It’s been said (by someone smarter than me) that Tableau is the lead singer and Alteryx is everything else." You'll have to read the blog to find out more. Great work, Adam!

 

+ Ambassador David Pires asks the reader to think about whether having more data to analyze is always better in his blog post The Internet of Things and Data Inundation. Be sure to check out his examples showcasing the use of sensory data in a factory - and the use of transparent sheets and buttons.

 

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, and analyzing!

Amanda

Greetings Tableau Community,

 

Welcome to the first Digest of 2019! To kick things off for the New Year, why not try out the latest 2019.1 Beta version, available now at our pre-release site  https://www.tableau.com/getbeta

 

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We welcome your valuable feedback on the new features that the 2019.1 Beta brings - tell us what you think about Ask Data and Tableau Prep Conductor. Speaking of the New Year, how are those fitness resolutions going?! If - like me -  you've only just dusted off the Fitbit and dragged yourself back to the gym, then get inspiration from the latest blog by  Yvan Fornes on Tableau Public.

 

Announcements

   Don't forget there are only a few days left to get your voice heard for the 2019 Zen Master nominations. If you know someone that has a great understanding of Tableau, is happy to help others at all levels and is an awesome collaborator on the Community Forums, then we would love to hear it!  Amanda Boyle has written a blog with all of the details. Get those nominations in before 10.00pm PST Friday January 11th 2019

 

 

  In other news, on January 18th Tableau Online will be removing support for TLS 1.0/1.1 in favor of the more secure TLS 1.2. For full details, please refer to the post by John Blackie https://community.tableau.com/message/860398

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

   One of our most talked about threads this week was around sitting exams for Tableau Certifications. If you would like to become #CertifiablyTableau, then why not visit our Tableau Certification homepage to find out more. http://https://www.tableau.com/support/certification

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Top-Voted Idea

   Last week, an additional 3 Votes were given to https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6100 ['Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users']. We welcome your continued engagement in the Ideas space, and please feel free to reach out to me directly if you spot any Ideas that require a status update (cbrennan@tableau.com).

   A great resource to bear in mind when submitting new Ideas is this article by Tracy Rodgers How to write an Idea that Tableau Program Managers will look at

 

Community Highlights

   If you missed the last #ThinkDataThursday with Joshua Milligan, then fear not! Joshua has put together an easy to follow blog post at vizpainter.com, so check it out to learn more about 'State of the Unions' in Tableau Prep.

  Ever heard of #IronViz? Sarah Bartlett has written an amazing blog over at SarahLovesData to fill you in on this community-led project. Sarah is passionate about helping people become more confident in sourcing their own data to prepare for the #IronViz feeders later on this year. Go check it out!

 

 

That wraps up another weekly Digest

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

 

Til next time,

Ciara

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

 

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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,

 

The holidays are near and the community has many gifts to share.  A great starting place is with the Tableau Advent Calendar presented by Matt Francis to get you in the holiday spirit.  You can follow along with Matt's unveiling each day by following his Twitter feed here: Matt Francis (@Matt_Francis) | Twitter

 

 

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

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray will be delivering the second webinar in the 'stats for dataviz' this Thursday at 4PM GMT/11 am ET with Anna Foard:  Interpreting Tableau's p-value for Linear Regression. You can register for this free event today here: Stats for Dataviz: Interpreting Tableau’s p-value for Linear Regression

 

 

Most Talked about Thread

 

The most viewed thread this week started off a few weeks back with a post by Wilfred Eze titled Help on mapping population census blocks using dynamic radius filter .  It's worth a great read to see a long time Tableau Community legend Richard Leeke and Tableau Employee, Sarah Battersby, and brain of all things maps come together to assist Wilfred.  If you missed this post, you will want to check it out.  This post exemplifies about how the community will not let you fail.  Thank you to Richard, Sarah and all that have contributed on this very challenging question.

 

Many new to the forums might miss this great resource: Getting Started in the Forums . Check out our 'Required Reading' section + 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 this week remains Control what displays in View Data.  Thank you for the feedback and votes on this one. The second top voted idea this week is Timezone personalization for Tableau Online subscriptions - please add your comments on this one for any clarification as we are engaged to update the idea this week.

    * 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

 

+ In case you missed it, Zen Masters  Bridget Cooley and Joshua Milligan presented a webinar covering Set Actions and Transparency.  The recording of this great presentation may be found here:

Webinar: Tableau Stocking Stuffers, Set Actions, Transparency & More

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+  Zen master and Ambassador, Shinichiro Murakami , has joined forces with several Tableau Zen Masters and Ambassadors to encourage the community to create visualizations to introduce Japan to the rest of the world on Tableau Public with a project titled #vizitJapan.

We have a large community of Tableau users in Japan but we have very few posts on Tableau Public from this group of users.  This effort is focused on addressing the need for more posts on Tableau Public with a request to build visualizations to encourage more people to consider visiting Japan.  Japan will be hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games so this effort will provide a starting place for out community to learn more and prepare for visiting this amazing country.  Visit the blog post to learn more - 2020東京オリンピック・パラリンピックに向けて、日本の良さを世界に紹介するビジュアリゼーションを作成しましょう!(#vizitJapan) or come visit Shin's post here in the community: Launching Project #vizitJapan

 

+ With a bit of focus on our great international community of Tableau users this week, I also want to share a webinar entitled "Découvrez quelles visualisations choisir pour répondre à vos questions analytiques."  or  " How to build convincing dashboards" that was delivered in French by Tableau Zen Master, Yvan Fornes .  You can watch this here:  Concevoir des tableaux de bord convaincants | Tableau Software

 


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 prepping, vizzing and analyzing!

 

Patrick VDH