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My First Workflow!

I just finished my first alteryx workflow today. I needed a solution that:

- Extracted pdf data (used xpdf for the actual conversion to txt, but then alteryx to parse and clean)

- Clean the extracted data

- Compare the clean data to what was being saved on server

- Upload only new data to the server

- Save a backup locally

 

Everything worked liked a charm!

 

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I'm sure there are a hundred and three ways for me to clean up the workflow, but for now I'm happy this works. Bundled this all up in a batch file and now just have to download a monthly pdf and run the .bat and I'm done. I'm looking forward to working more with alteryx and streamlining my data operations!

 

With that in mind - what are your go-to resources for new learners here?

 

Thanks,

Phil

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Bolide

Congrats on your first workflow !

i would suggest going through the interactive lessons and mastering the tools through Tool Mastery. And try your hand on those weekly challenges too

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Alteryx Partner

Talk about Bad Assery! What the **bleep** this is awesome! Tackling pdf right out of the gate, impressive! Keep it up. Reach out to the community if you need help! 

 

All the best! 

Joshua

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