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Search
You’ve asked. You’ve left us feedback. You’ve possibly beta tested. Now it’s finally here - NEW AND IMPROVED SEARCH

 

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With new search facets, you can filter down even more to find what you're looking for. 

 

For case portal users, you will now be auto-suggested relevant content to potentially surface relevant content to help solve your issue. If you scroll past the community results, you'll also see relevant Help Documents.

 

This updated federated search will also allow you to search a variety of Alteryx content: 

  • All Content - searches all of the content types listed below
  • Community - searches all of the content on https://community.alteryx.com/
  • Help Docs - searches everything on https://help.alteryx.com/
  • YouTube - search for all of the Alteryx Youtube content 
  • Users - search for specific users on the Alteryx community
  • Private Messages - search all of your private messages

 

Our search will also learn what's relevant and prioritize those results to help our search improve as time goes on. 

 

Click on the Search Tips icon on the right side of the screen to get some helpful hints and tricks. 

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If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please review the detailed Search Guide and please let us know your thoughts in General Discussions.

Use Cases
We have modified the Use Case filter to allow you to save the filters. When selecting filters, you’ll notice that the filter parameters are added to the URL. This will allow you to send a direct URL to your filtered Use Case list to another person or bookmark the link. Additionally, when you click into a Use Case after setting filters, when you click “back” in your browser - it will return you to the filtered list you previously created.

Farewell Community Lounge, Hello General Discussions
In order to align with our updates to the community to be interaction style based, we’ve created two new spaces in the community.

  1. Introduce Yourself - this is where you can introduce yourself (even if you’ve been here for a while!
  2. General Discussions - this is where all community related or other general (non-product) related questions, discussions, or interactions will now live. 


Community Performance 
In addition to the Use Case performance improvements, our team spent a significant amount of time refactoring code to improve the overall performance of the community. If you notice any areas that you think could be improved, please don't hesitate to let us know. 

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes and Updates

  • Adjusted alignment of navigation bar to match the community header
  • Fixed an issue where avatars were misaligned in user groups in mobile view
  • Addressed a bug with group private messages
  • Fixed multiple Portuguese translations
  • Updated the social media icons in the footer of the Japanese community
  • Fixed issue where the category page "cards" bled into one another 
  • Updated link to Welcome and Getting Started in the footer of the Portuguese community 
  • Improved Interactive Lessons by adding a "Back to Lessons" button 


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/communitybugs.

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
9 - Comet

Big fan of the new search! Thank you for improving this!

 

[Edit: Took suggestions below and submitted them to Community Ideas - Thanks!]

 

A couple of other suggestions, if I may be so bold (not sure if this is the right space for this, so apologies in advance!):

 

-Be able to organize bookmarked articles by type. Or be able to create notebooks from bookmarks. (Eg. a notebook just for bookmarked Server articles that are relevant to me. I currently have this as something outside of the community, but it would be easier to keep it all within the community.)


-Be able to search through your own bookmarked articles or subscriptions. 

Also, maybe I’m missing something, but is their a guide to using My Settings>Macros? 

Thank you again for all that you do! This is great!

 

 

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

@ADerbak Thanks for your feedback (and for converting them into Ideas)! We will continue to iterate on the search functionality, so keep an eye out for comments from Trey on those ideas as well as future release blogs.