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LanguageIcon_whiteonblue.pngHello all,

There’s a chill in the air here in North America and the holiday season is in full swing, but that hasn’t prevented the team from delivering a tasty treat for community users.

 

Welcome to v4.2 of the Alteryx Community!

 

Community Content Translation

 

As we’ve expanded our footprint into new markets around the world, support for additional languages in community has been a popular request. We’ve heard your voices and are rolling out a brand new content translation feature today that will allow native language speakers to consume content and seamlessly engage with users in other locales around the world.

 

When browsing discussions, knowledge base articles, and blogs, registered members are able to translate content to French, German, and English via the drop down located near the top of the content area.

 

Please note: You must be logged-in to the community to view/use content translation at this time.

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We’re accomplishing this with a sophisticated system that combines machine translation, glossaries of common Alteryx terms, and human intervention for select pieces of high value content. There’s also a learning component behind the scenes, which means that the more it gets used, the better it’ll get. It’s pretty cool stuff. 

We want to set proper expectations that the quality of translated content may vary. We’re leveraging the best translation technologies we could get our hands on for this purpose, but it should be noted that machine translation is still in its infancy. The good news is that the infrastructure we’ve put in place will allow us to evolve the speed and quality of translations we can deliver as new advancements of the tech become available. 


Give it a go and let us know what you think. We’ll be deploying support for additional languages and more areas of the community in the future. 

 

We are actively seeking native french and german speakers to help optimize the quality of translations across the Community. If this is something you'd be interested in, please let us know.

 


Alteryx Academy | New Interactive Lessons

 

The third installment of Interactive Lessons have been published! This release focuses specifically on writing expressions in the Alteryx Designer.

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When it comes to working in the Designer, writing expressions can be the biggest 'hump' for many analysts to get over; however, it can also provide the largest analytical gain with very little training. Once you know how to write expressions, you'll immediately understand the core functionality of 14 tools! Dispel your fears over writing expressions and discover that they can actually be quite fun!  Check out the Writing Expressions lesson line-up today!


In addition to content translation and new interactive lessons, v4.2 includes a number of other improvements which you can find in the Alteryx Community Version History notes.

 

From our family to yours, happy holidays!

Leah Knowles
Manager, Global Community Engagement

Leah is responsible for building and growing engagement programs that enable community members to make the most of the Alteryx product suite. She is passionate about building customer communities to collaborate and solve real world business problems, and believes that connecting with people and building relationships leads to better work. Follow her on twitter @LeahMKnowles

Leah is responsible for building and growing engagement programs that enable community members to make the most of the Alteryx product suite. She is passionate about building customer communities to collaborate and solve real world business problems, and believes that connecting with people and building relationships leads to better work. Follow her on twitter @LeahMKnowles