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How is it already May? April might have felt like an entire year, but it's pretty wild that we're quickly approaching summer and halfway through 2020! Take a look at what we did on the community in April: 

 

Alteryx For Good space 

The amazing Alteryx for Good team has launched a new space in our community! We know, we're just as excited as you are to have a dedicated space to discuss and share ideas around the AFG program. Ask a question, share a story, or read the AFG Impact Stories!
 

ADAPT Program 

We're proud to announce the ADAPT Program - which is a program built to upskill individuals whose employment status has been impacted by COVID-19. If you've been impacted, or know someone who has, send them to the ADAPT space in the community to get started! Check out the ADAPT FAQ's or ask a question if you need any help!

 

Profile Improvements

@jamielaird created an idea suggesting that we add more options to personalize your profile on the Alteryx community. We're happy to announce that Phase 1 has been delivered. Fill out your Personal Settings and Social Media Settings if you'd like to share more about yourself on your profile! Note - if you enter any information in these fields it will be public. With this release, the following items will now show up on your profile if they are filled out: 

 

Title

Location

LinkedIn

Facebook

Instagram

Podcast

 

Be sure to subscribe to the release notes be notified of additional profile improvements as they are released. Thanks again for sharing your idea! 

 

Change Usernames

We're all about self-service so you can own your profile. We've deployed a change so that you can now modify your username. To do so, click on your avatar on the top right, click "My Settings", and you should be directed to the correct tab (Personal > Username). Change your name and save! As a reminder, emails are not allowed as usernames. Usernames are also public and searchable by both the community search and Google - so please choose your username accordingly. 

 

Academy - Reporting in Designer 

One of the most requested training topics we are asked about is the Reporting tool palette. With rich, practical functionality, it’s understandable that these are some of the most widely used tools in Designer. They also show up on the Advanced Certification exam, which might lead to a few more requests. Regardless of whether you want to use them to showcase your analysis & share those results with the rest of your organization or you just need to know them to achieve the coveted certification, the new Reporting in Designer course can help you to get more familiar with the Reporting tools.

The new lessons cover the most commonly used Reporting tools which include:

  • an introduction to snippets
  • the Table tool
  • the Report Map tool
  • the Interactive Chart tool
  • the Report Text tool
  • the Layout tool
  • the Report Header and Report Footer tools
  • and the Render tool

Head to the Academy Interactive Lessons page to check them out!


Miscellaneous Bug Fixes and Updates

  • Added tooltips to profile settings
  • Resolved an issue with incorrect breadcrumbs 
  • Fixed an issue with Interactive Lessons not loading in IE
  • Addressed a bug where certain file types could not be uploaded 
  • Added text below the CTA's on the landing page for clarity 


Feedback
Please keep the feedback coming by submitting a community-related idea! If you run into a platform bug, you can also submit a ticket by filling out a community bug report or bookmarking https://tinyurl.com/alteryxcommunity. 

Cheers,
Trey

Trey Waddell
Senior Program Manager, Community Platform at Alteryx

As Senior Program Manager of the Community, Trey Waddell manages the strategy, delivery, and maintenance of technical projects that help our community to continually be the best in class. Trey joined Alteryx in August 2019 after years of managing the technical delivery of online communities as a Project Manager, along with an extensive background in community, technical support, and project management. Trey is incredibly passionate about the customer experience, ideation and innovation, and making community fun.

As Senior Program Manager of the Community, Trey Waddell manages the strategy, delivery, and maintenance of technical projects that help our community to continually be the best in class. Trey joined Alteryx in August 2019 after years of managing the technical delivery of online communities as a Project Manager, along with an extensive background in community, technical support, and project management. Trey is incredibly passionate about the customer experience, ideation and innovation, and making community fun.

Comments
Alteryx Certified Partner

Great to see the profile enhancements - thanks for turning my humble idea into reality! 

12 - Quasar

Everything above sounds fantastic! 

I also love the Reporting Tools! Like all other tools in the palette, I got most of my experience by simply using them and trying to solve issues.

 

Although they aren't necessarily "manipulating" data, Alteryx users should not be intimidated by these tools! They are also constantly updated, making them even greater! Maybe we'll have a full-on data visualization option in the future!

 

Sincerely,