Blowing the whistle on the Tableau Zen Masters
Ok, this blog post might not be up for very long once The Man sees it and takes it down, forcing me to go into hiding in some embassy somewhere. But while i can I am going to let you into a little secret. I'm going to blow the whistle on the most highly respected group of people in the Tableau community. I'm going to reveal something they don't want you to know. Something that will change the way you think of them forever. I am talking about....
The Tableau Zen Masters.
This group of Tableau users are seen as the masters of Tableau. The perception is that they know everything about it, the experts expert. Well I am gonna shatter that illusion for you right now. They are just normal people, and they don't know everything.
It started with this email to the Zens....
Hi Guys,Quick poll, & be honest. Who knew you could pan a map by holding down the left mouse button in one place for a couple of seconds and then move to pan the map?I have always used the shift key to pan, somebody in a training session has just taught me the left button hold & pan.
I was amazed, I mean, a zen knows everything right. Maybe this was a one off, surely it wasn't a common thing? Well, the replies just kept on coming.
That was the first way I learned it. It was six months after that that I learned about the shift key. Sounds like one of those – “Well how about that?!?!?” moments. Love it -
to , Zens
I will always remeber when a new user taught me that the "Show Me" button locks relative table calcs (this was most useful before we had Automatic sorting for the advanced table calc dialog)
Can I take this opportunity to ask a seemingly simple question: How do you connect to a Saved Data Source in 8.2 from within an existing workbook?
I have so far only seen the list of Saved Data Sources when creating a new workbook, and not after clicking the Data->Connect to Data menu option.
@ - The saved connections have moved to the Home tab in the upper right:
However, my muscle memory still goes to the data tab.
@ - I've known about click+hold+pan since maybe my first month of using Tableau. I didn't know about shift+click+pan until just now, tho.
and still they kept emailing...