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Welcome To our Community
The Alteryx Community was created to provide a place for members or participants to search for information, read and post about topics of interest, and learn from each other. Depending on how the community is set up, you'll find:
boards where you can post questions and answers
BLOGS where you can read and comment on articles
idea exchanges where you can suggest ways to improve products and vote for ideas that other community members have posted
Guests (unregistered visitors) can browse or search the community for information. Members (registered users) can post messages or comments, track discussions, and get email notifications on posting activity and other community actions.
What is my role and responsibility in the community?
You are essential to the community, even if all you ever do is read messages or articles that someone else has posted. Communities offer all kinds of contributions: posting questions and sharing answers, leaving comments on blog articles or ideas, voting for ideas you like, or just searching for answers to your questions. We encourage you to visit often and participate. Ask your toughest questions. Chances are someone has a solution or can point you in the right direction. If you find a solution that works, let others know and pass on your own tips and insights. You might just have the answer someone else needs.
Remember to thank community members who have helped you. Show your appreciation by giving likes to helpful posts, accepting a solution that answers your question, or posting thank-you replies. We want the community to be appropriate, friendly, informative, and fun for everyone.
Be sure to read the Community Terms of Service and the community's Guidelines so that you know what to expect and what is expected of you when you're here.
Some of the most popular features of the Community are the Discussion Forums and the Knowledge Base. These discussion styles have two methods for acknowledging helpful or awesome content; Solutions and Likes.
If you aren't already familiar with the basics of these two features, check out the Intro to Accepted Solutions and Likes article to learn more.
Why do solutions and likes matter?
In the spirit of Buzzfeed, I am going to provide this answer in the form of a gif list (number 6 will blow your mind!).
1. Search Results
Accepted Solutions and Likes have an impact on our search algorithm. Discussion threads with an accepted solution and posts with a higher like count are returned with higher preference in a Community Search. There is a 99% chance someone will have a question that your thread will help them answer. By marking a Solution on the thread or giving likes, you are making it more likely someone will be able to find that solution. Also, when a discussion has an accepted solution there is an option to navigate directly to the solution post. By making a solution, you are helping those that come after you get results faster.
Also, using the advanced search on our Community, you can limit your search results to only include threads with an accepted solution or a certain number of likes. For tips and tricks on using Advanced Search, please see the Search the Community article.
2. Community Engagement
The Community works best when its members are all active and engaged. Engagement is how new questions get asked, how new solutions and answers are found, and how people continue to upskill themselves through the Alteryx Academy. Marking a Solution or giving content a like is doing your small part in keeping the Community an engaging place.
3. Post Credibility
Likes are effectively a voting system. A post with a bunch of likes or that has been marked as a solution (or both) has been vetted by the community, and is considered to be a more credible resource than responses with fewer likes.
4. Badges and Ranking
Don't lie to yourself. Badges matter. They're fun, and you know you want them. Badges are awarded for earning likes and solutions, and fun fact- the people with the most likes often give the most likes.
Someone took the time out of their busy day to think about a question you asked and provide you with a potential solution. Wouldn't it be nice to acknowledge their effort, especially if it solved the question, or helped you on your way there?
6. New Features!
Did you know that our Ideas Forums are powered by likes? Our Product Managers are always using the Ideas Forum on the Community to find great new ideas to integrate into the products, and an idea with more likes is more likely to be noticed and considered. If you see something you love on the Ideas Forums, be sure to like it!
Isn't there something deeply satisfying about checking an item off a list as solved? When you accept a solution, you're saying "this question is solved, case closed! On to the next adventure!"
Our Community is founded on collaboration and a shared love of analytics. Our Solutions and Likes are one way to keep the Community strong. So please, take the extra two seconds to mark questions as solutions, or give something you liked a like!
With all the great collaboration and conversation taking place on the Alteryx Community, more and more series have been developing to deliver great content around similar Designer themes. We know some might be right down your alley, but you probably don’t receive email notifications from the Community because, let’s be honest, managing an inbox could be a full time job.
To help sift out the noise, you can use the Community subscription feature to only get the emails for the things that won’t immediately make their way to the deleted folder. To sign up for a subscription…
Navigate to a board of your choosing and select “Subscribe” in the “Options” drop down from the top left corner of your board’s landing page (next to “New Topic”).
Identify a label of interest/corresponding to your favorite series in a board from the “Labels” box on the right hand side of the board’s landing page.
Click one these labels to see search results just for that label, as well as a quick subscribe prompt at the very top of your search results, in yellow.
With this handy feature, you’ll be able to only tune in for the articles and boards that you want to be reading. Things like:
Mastering the Alteryx Designer with the Tool Mastery Series
Tips for developing your best macros from the CS Macro Dev Series
Exercises to keep your blending sharp from our Weekly Exercises
Or, like I do, to give you notifications for the raddest Pokemon GO catches of the day:
You know, the really important stuff.
If you ever change your mind, you can manage your subscriptions at any time by clicking “My Subscriptions” under your user icon in the top right hand of any Community page!
Where do I post my questions?
Our end to end platform allows you to accomplish so many things that having all of it in one place would make it difficult for our users to find their answers and post their questions. We have the platform broken out by the pieces of the platform that users may have individually: Designer, Server, Connect, and Promote. Each of these areas of the platform have a specific focus and each of these areas can be purchased individually.
Designer Discussions - Repeatable workflows for self-service data analytics.
Designer Discussions is the forum to ask questions regarding anything Alteryx Designer. From Data Prep and Blending to Predictive Analytics.
How To Post
Server Discussions - Deploy and share analytics on a scalable platform.
Server Discussions consist of topics from setting up your Alteryx Server to creating and managing scheduled workflows.
How To Post
Connect Discussions - Collaborative data exploration platform for analytics
Connect Discussions can consist of setting up Alteryx Connect to understanding how to share workflows and data.
Promote Discussions - Data science model production system
Alteryx Promote helps analytic teams deploy more predictive models faster by eliminating the need to recode models for real-time application consumption. Questions in the Promote Discussions can be from deploying models, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
Whether you are a Community veteran or brand new to the Alteryx Community. We hope these 7 tips help with your Alteryx Community experience.
1. Community Guidelines - knowing the guidelines to the Alteryx Community is a great way for you to know what's allowed so that you and others play safe.
2. Explore - The Alteryx Community has something for everyone! From Developer content in to our popular Alter Everything podcast. Make sure you check out what Alteryx Community has to offer.
3. Introduce yourself to the Community - Knowing a little about you helps start relationships and bring down barriers. Tell the Community what you do, how you use Alteryx and what you would like to become an expert in. Tell us about you!
4. Like Posts - Give credit to the Community members for helping out!
5. Ask Questions - We know a lot of people come to the Community to browse and find answers without posting, but did you know that the Alteryx Community is one of the fastest responding Communities? If you post with all the appropriate Alteryx information needed, you will get a response! Our Community loves to help each other. Once you post, pass it forward by answering questions yourself.
6. Post Questions in the correct board - Our end to end platform makes analytics easy, but we've broken the platform up so that it makes it easier to organize the content. Make sure you are posting in the correct discussions boards. Each area of the platform has its own area. If you have a questions about our Designer product, then post in the Designer Discussions. If you have a question about the Alteryx Connect product, then post in the Connect Discussions, etc.
7. Provide Ample Information - Our Community of Alteryx Experts needs as much information as possible to help you as quickly as possible. Remember to add your workflow with sample data, so the Community can test. Remember, the more information you provide and the clearer you are as to what you want to accomplish will get you a faster answer. Community members use Alteryx for many reasons, but many won't know your industry or use case, but they know the tools. Example:
We hope these 7 tips provide some guidance for a great Alteryx Community experience. If you're unsure or need help, just ask the Community and we'll help you out!
Welcome to the Alteryx Community, your one-stop-shop for planning total analytical domination. As you explore, you'll find that we're a global community where everyone is encouraged to learn together, and geek out.
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