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Wikipedia isn't just a cultural treasure or a great research source for procrastinating college students. It's also a really great place to find data sets

By Jewel Loree Feb 25, 2016

If you use Tableau Online or Tableau Server, chances are you connect from Tableau Desktop to the same server or handful of servers and sites over and over. Surely you've found yourself thinking, "If my web browser can remember my sign-in information, why can't Tableau Desktop?" Now it can.

By Meghal Patel Feb 24, 2016

I often spend hours—days, sometimes—formatting a dashboard to death. The end result is mostly something I am proud of, but when I look back at some of the hoops I have jumped through, I question whether they were worth it. If something took two hours to implement and only made a tiny improvement to my dashboard, was it worth it?

By Andy Cotgreave Feb 23, 2016

Starting in Tableau 9.3, every site will have a new option: “Save a history of revisions.” Enable this feature and every workbook will start tracking its publishing history.

By Tyler Doyle Feb 18, 2016

We’re planning to change our support for older versions of Internet Explorer later this year when we release Tableau 10.0. Microsoft has ended support for versions of IE older than 11. When we release Tableau 10.0 later this year, we will also no longer support versions 8, 9, and 10 of Internet Explorer. That means you won’t be able to connect to Tableau Server 10.0 or Tableau Online using one of these older versions of IE.

By Dan Jewett Feb 17, 2016

More and more companies are using Tableau to create data visualizations, to share insights, and to be all-around data rockstars! As the amount of shared content increases in organizations, so does their need to be able to find the right content. In Tableau Server and Tableau Online 9.3, we are improving content discovery by using—wait for it—data!

By Meghal Patel Feb 16, 2016

Filters are a powerful tool for the data explorer. With a filter, you can easily drill down, consider only the relevant subset, and easily answer even the most complex questions. And when you use custom shapes as filters, they become that much more approachable and user-friendly.

By Dash Davidson Feb 15, 2016

They’re your superheroes when you have viz problems. They’re the ones you call when you’ve got a data connection question. They’re your Tableau support team, and now you can reach them on Twitter.

By Michelle Wallace Feb 12, 2016

Tableau has supported passing initial SQL for some time, but only for a handful of data sources. And it was missing a critical piece of the pie; you could not dynamically pass parameters like username. With Tableau 9.3, we have added the first round of data sources that support not only initial SQL but also the ability to pass parameters to the database that are evaluated at runtime.

By Jason Burns Feb 11, 2016

It is amazing the difference a single change to a data visualization can make. Sometimes it changes the whole story, or at least gives a totally new perspective. Even a small tweak to your viz can uncover new perspectives and new data stories.

By Guest Author Feb 11, 2016

Since we released the Web Data Connector as part of Tableau 9.1, we’ve been thrilled to see the enthusiastic community reaction to this platform. We will continue to invest in the WDC platform to help our community connect Tableau to the data they care about most. But we also want to give you a chance to contribute to the platform.

By Brendan Lee Feb 9, 2016

This post shares a workaround for adding a “reference line” to a dimension.

By Guest Author Feb 7, 2016

As Tableau’s sports data analyst, I feel it is my duty to get you all prepared for the Super Bowl. So I’ve analyzed the most compelling matchup of the game: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton versus Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

By Dash Davidson Feb 5, 2016

Data storytelling is undergoing a big change, one that will influence not only data journalism but also how data is shown in the business world. And 2016 will only accelerate this trend.

By Andy Cotgreave Feb 5, 2016

In January, there were 42 Tableau User Group meetings around the world, and there are hundreds of active groups. The San Francisco group is one of the largest and most active, and I always have a good time when I go.

By Ellie Fields Feb 3, 2016

Today I have great news: Vizable 1.2 is now available in the App Store! I’m most excited about our new sharing feature: You can now share an interactive view with friends and colleagues so they can ask and answer their own questions. They can open up your Viz file and start right where you left off.

By Dave Story Feb 2, 2016

Here at Tableau, we know that a truly enterprise-ready tool empowers both the business and IT, both self-service and governance.This balance is the hallmark of modern enterprise analytics. That’s why with each release, we’re dedicated to making Tableau even more powerful for not only the individual users but also IT. Tableau 9.3 includes several Tableau Server management features to help IT streamline governance. Here are the details.

By Ramesh Gowrishankar Feb 2, 2016

From basic tips to the super-hacky and everything in between, here are the Best of the Tableau Web for the month of January.

By Florian Ramseger Feb 1, 2016
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