Here's a response:
You asked the original question YESTERDAY and just because you didn't get immediate gratification you make a whole new post. Seriously?
You know, you could just as easily posted a reply in your thread asking for help and thus bumping it to the top. Also, I see no workbook attached to either thread. A lot of times it helps those to whom you're asking for assistance to attach the troubling workbook so there is context to work with. It there's sensitive data then dummy some up.
Lastly, there are questions that do go unanswered, it's not at all uncommon for this to happen.
When you filter the date check the "Include null values" box?
Ouch. That hurt my ears.
So I'll pile on, what Toby said. But you do get a bit of a pass, because you've only been here since Jan. 4. BTW. Welcome to the forums! A couple of notes;
- Tracy wrote an informative guide about posting on these forums. It's short, with good advice.
- The questions that go unanswered are almost always one that don't have any attachments.
- Your workbook looks extremely complex, with sensitive info, so I'd suggest you recreate your problem using the Superstore data and then post that.
Hope this helps.
PS: You realize these forums are NOT tech support? It's mostly unpaid Tableau addicts (with a few exceptions), so please don't shout at us anymore, it hurts our feelings.
Please understand that this is a community forum where most participants are not Tableau employees and try to help when they can in their free time. Sorry your original question did not get answered, it may have been better to asked for some more help in the original post, perhaps adding some more information rather than duplicating your question.
I'm finding it difficult to understand exactly what the expected result of your calculation should be, perhaps you could elaborate? If possible please could you include a packaged workbook so that we can see exactly what's going on? I understand you may have concerns about data privacy, so if this is the case perhaps you can attach a cut-down version with some obfuscated data for us to work with?
Besides the other comments about not having an attachment, another complexity of your question is how is Tableau to know what is a business day? Is that flagged in the data somehow?
Hi! I just wanted to play Devil's Advocate here and say that there is no sort option in the questions list to sort by questions with zero responses. (Forum idea: allow us to sort by questions with zero responses!!) I can understand worry when your question doesn't get answered within a day, since your question invariably falls to page 2 or further, and you're not sure whether anyone will see it to answer it. And maybe the people expecting the answer are breathing down your neck. And as there's no option to re-date your post to push back to the front of the line, there's nothing you can do rather than re-post.
I'm sure she's learned from the responses to wait more than 1 day though
And often questions aren't answered right away because they're harder to answer, not just because of no workbook. Jackie has posted before with sample workbooks, and this had a lot of detail, so is answerable as is.
If y'all don't mind, I'm going to try to answer this on the original post though (http://community.tableau.com/thread/123013). Happy Friday everyone!
Catherine, I have it on good authority (but a confidential source) that these features might be available in Forums 2.0:
- Show me all questions with no replies
- Show me all questions with no “helpful” or “Correct” answers selected
And by the way your "And as there's no option to re-date your post to push back to the front of the line, there's nothing you can do rather than re-post." Is not a correct statement. All you have to do is reply to your own post with a terse: "Bump" or a more polite "I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look at this, my boss is breathing down my neck." Either one gets bumped to the front of the line. Just FYI. 's advocate back at you.
Awesome to know, new features are always great, even if they just make things slightly more convenient in a simple place like a forum.
I didn't think of that (the bump), I guess they are sorted by last reply, not creation date, by default! In the past, I've had a question answered a month later before, so clearly I never realized I could bump a question up myself
Yeah Catherine I hear you. The only downside to the bump is it then gets registered as a reply, which then moves it off my personal radar, because I page through looking for zero reply questions. But it's still probably best to keep it toward the top of the list, especially if your boss has bad breath.
Maybe Dustin can work out a way that Editing your original post would move it to the top of the list, then you'd get the best of both worlds.
Thanks everyone, and sorry - didn't mean to offend anyone.
I figured out a solution from another forum shortly after I posted this.
Catherine, thank you for the information you provided in my original post. That will help me tweek my solution to account for Saturday's and Sunday's.
Thanks much everyone!
I think this is a great example of a community helping to educate newer visitors as to the usual etiquette or process that these forums follow. Additionally I like how that also brings up some "wouldn't it be great if the forums let me help more by allowing me to do X" type discussions. These are absolutely gold for me and Tracy.
Shawn - thanks for the ping.
Wait... hold on... what? There's another forum?? Why don't I know about this???