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Canvas as a notebook

Taking inspiration how you work with Jupyter notebooks and use the notebook to show your workings,  wouldn't it be great if you could document your workflows directly on the canvas more in a notebook style.

I think this essentially can be summarised down into two features:

1) Markdown functionality in the comment tool

2) Ability to import results from IRG and  / or browse tool directly into the canvas.


I have mocked up a version of what this could look like in the screenshot below.



Overall I think it would improve the experience of documenting workflows as you can show your workings in-line while building the workflow. Plus it solves the debate around team vertical vs team horizontal as you build using both! 


17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Really liked this suggestion! I also think Jupyter notebooks are a great way to document development work.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

@cgoodman3 and @Thableaus I agree! Thanks for posting.

15 - Aurora

Massive fan of Jupyter notebooks - so i'm a massive fan of this idea 😁

13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

I've just started to check out Trifacta and I like how they allow inline commenting as part of the recipes, so you can explain why you are doing certain steps.



I guess the Alteryx equivalent of this is using comment boxes throughout the workflow and tool containers for what Trifacta have as recipes, but I like the speed of just typing thoughts inline with the steps. 👍

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Great Idea!

5 - Atom

As someone who frequently uses Alteryx within the Audit sector, this has great potential for improving the way we document workflows!

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