[This is a live document! It is intended to be edited/changed as the forums evolve. Feel free to contribute.]
This was inspired by Jonathan Drummey's post stating his definition of a good question:
Here are the particular factors:
- Clear written problem & goal statements
- Visual showing the data, the problem, & the goal
- Showing what you've already tried in Tableau
- A packaged workbook attached
Some points about attaching a packaged workbook:
For a comprehensive guide on When, Why and How to attach a packaged workbook, please see Packaged workbooks: when, why, how
A brief summary:
1) You may have concerns about posting a packaged workbook with proprietary data. If so, here is a link to a short video showing how to anonymize your data:Anonymize your Tableau Package Data for Sharing
2) Note also, you don't have to include your entire workbook in your packaged workbook. Make a copy, delete out all the other sheets and dashboards that are not relevant to the question.
3) In addition, if you are uploading your actual workbook, and if you have a huge data set, consider extracting out just enough data to demonstrate the issue. Most questions don't require a million rows to show the problem. Often 100 rows will suffice. Upload and download times for workbooks with gigantic data sets can be prohibitive.
4) You do everyone a favor if you specify the Tableau version of the workbook you attach!
Folks that's really all it take to get your questions answered!