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Missing time series tools under Time Series Tab


Dear All,

Wondering if anyone can help me to solve this. I have installed the R predictive package and I have the predictive tools. Under my Time Series tab, I have




TS Compare,

TS Covariate Forecast,

TS Filler,

TS Forecast, and

TS Plot. 


I just realized that I should have two more: TS Forecast Factory and TS Model Factory. These two are missing on my Alteryx. 


Can anyone tell me what may be the cause? My Alteryx version is 2018.4.5.55178


Thank you

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

According to the documentation on those tools, they are not automatically installed with Alteryx Designer or the R tools. These tools are available for download from the Alteryx Analytics Gallery


TS Model Factory:!app/TS-Model-Factory/5772af65aa690a1348cc6abf


TS Forecast Factory:!app/TS-Forecast-Factory/5772b060aa690a1348cc6b73



Thank you so much! I downloaded the files. They both are standard macros. Now how can I add them to my Time Series tab?


I got them in!! Thank you so much!


Macro Installation

  1. Download or save a macro to a directory.
  2. Open Alteryx Designer.
  3. Click Options > User Settings > Edit User Settings.
  4. Click the Macros tab within the User Settings window.
  5. Click the + icon and select the directory used to save your macro(s)
  6. Enter a Category Name for the directory to appear as in the Designer.
  7. Click OK.
Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

The Peter Gamble-Beresford over at the Information Lab has put together this awesome guide to integrating custom tools into the standard toolbar using a yxi installtion:



Alternatively, you can add them your in your user settings:

Options > User Settings > Edit User Settings > Macros > +