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I'm trying to emulate a graph from the book, Effective Data Visualization by Dr. Stephanie Evergreen. Here's what I have so far:
This was a little bit of work to create and while it isn't what I exactly had hoped for, it does approximate my attempt. Ideally, I would do the following to complete the exercise:
Have a Y-Axis (none) line on for both Old/New Sites (dual-axis)
Replace the Y-Axis number with the Label for the departments
Remove the (line) from the label
As observations, in order to add carriage returns to NOTES, i had to use HTML tags <br>. The settings for points and lines required me to do lots of configuration. Maybe a format painter would help to copy the format from one set of point/lines to the next. Once I completed a chart/insight it would be "nice" to be able to copy and configure the other. If you have an insight and wish to create a chart, you have to reconfigure the new element from scratch.
I do have an error in the creation of the chart that says, "Error parsing configuration." I have no idea what error exists. I submitted a ticket on that issue.
I haven't created this chart via Excel, but the textbook shows you how to create the result in Excel. The graph is easy for me to see and to understand. I like it and think that it could be a valuable way to demonstrate the potential for Alteryx visualizations.
Is there an update in the pipeline to add the functionality of Web-Based email services?
Dear Alteryx Users and Alteryx Dev team,
Several companies are switching over from on-prem and it is rendering this tool useless without using workarounds that are not supported by Alteryx and often not available to all users who need this functionality.
It would really be a great feature to keep updated especially if you have workflows set to run in the morning to send out to certain people everyday and you can no longer use Alteryx for this.
I am currently using alteryx to generate pdf reports and noticed there is no option to have multiple row headers. In my line of work i cant skip this as the end users insist on having it like they have always had it.
I definitely think this should be available as many of us like replicate canned reports which are otherwise in excel and hence see the need for such an option.
The following might give an example of the multi row header,
Also the ability to merge certain columns to create the above effect should be available.
Upstream tools end in a Summarize Tool that has set of records with the following fields: EmailAddress, AttachmentUNCPath. So you get a bunch of recipients with various attachments. Each recipient can have different attachments, and this will change each time it's run. In other words, it's fully dynamic.
If the same recipient has multiple attachments, then it would be nice to group the recipient and just separate the attachments with a semi-colon (or whatever) in the same field. Essentially creating one record per recipient, and therefore one email per recipient, and having the Email Tool attach each file. In other words, email@example.com gets one email with 5 attachments. And next week maybe only 3 attachments, and so on.
Currently the only way I see to accomplish this is with a batch macro.
Would be infinitely more convenient to just have the Email Tool by default accept multiple attachments in a field as long as they are separated by a semi-colon, much like occurs in the "to" field.
In Render tool you can use a field to group by and use that field to alter the output file name somewhat similar to the output tool. Unfortunately it is not exactly like the output tool. Usually you have a table tool and or layout or visual layout tool before the Render. In my most recent scenario I have several outputs I use the Table tool for to format, the text tool to generate headings and the visual layout tool to organize these headings and tables into coherent sections on a final output used as a dashboard.
Fine and dandy except a new requirement now divides these data based on client so I tried to find a way to pass the Client code through to the Render tool so it could dynamically alter the output file so each client gets their version without manually creating multiple replicated streams to format. But the Render tool requires a field and if I am passing a table it can't reference columns (fields) within the table and if I build a client code field to pass outside the table I can't seem to find a way to tag it to the table and text going into the layout or in some way pass it into the layout tool in a meaningful way to reach the Render tool for use in dynamic rename of output file.
I wish there was a way to pass a field into the Render tool to modify output file name whether feeding it tables or other data or mixed elements. Maybe a pass through element or something?
It would be lovely if the Image tool supports GIFs when using the .PCXML and HTML options in the render tool. Understandably, it would use it's .PNG format when using other render options, such as PDF etc.
I see the ability to increment the Vertical Axis on a chart, but not the dates on the Horizontal Axis (data is in date format). This is unreadable for the data I am trying to present, even after changing font. Would like to show 1 date per week, instead of every day (for example).
WYSIWYG implies a user interface that allows the user to view something very similar to the end result while the document is being created. In general, WYSIWYG implies the ability to directly manipulate the layout of a document without having to type or remember names of layout commands.
Looking forward to have such a Reporting layout designer, embed all pictures, tables, graphs, legend, header, footer...
Would it be possible to add additional sections to the 'Summarise Tool' such as one for dates so that you might be able to group by Year, Month, Quarter, Week or a combination of all these. There are other extensions that could also be considered such as group with nulls or without that would make this tool far more usable and not dependent on data manipulation prior to it; you might offer to have all nulls grouped and called something else for readability and this shouldn't be very hard at all to implement.
I would like an separate tool for rendering excel file, or more options in the render tool. Currently you have to manually give the size of the output sheet, and it makes all of the columns on the spreadsheet look odd. Having additional options like "Auto page size" would be tremendous.
I'm not finding it anywhere as a current option, but my company uses branded PowerPoint slides using our logo, these slides are in 16.:9 (widescreen) for slide size, but Alteryx won't output to that size even if I choose custom for page size & have Widescreen selected as an option. Could there be an Advanced Options button added that would allow users more output choices, like choosing the 16:9 ratio size output? Without it, I'm having to output the largest map I can create (13 x 9.75 in Report Map tool) and then stretch/shrink to get it to fit the 16:9 slide...for every single map/slide (currently making 40 maps at once).
Is there a work around to accomplish my goal currently? And if not, could the option be added to the Render tool? Thank you!
I want modification of the Email Tool to support running it at a specific point, defined by developer, within a workflow where currently "The Email tool will always be the last tool to run in a workflow".
We use the tool to send notification of completion of jobs and sometimes attach outputs but we would like to be able to also send notifications at the start or at key points within a workflows processing. Currently the email tool is forced to be the last tool run in a flow, even if you use block until done tool to force order of path execution to hit the email tool first.
If we could add a setting to the configuration to override the current default, of being the last tool run, to allow it to run at will within a flow that would be awesome! And of course we would want the same ability for texting, be it a new feature of the email tool or a new tool all its own.
The Texting option refers to an issue in Andrew Hooper's post seeking enhancement of the email tool for texting, search on "Email tool add HTML output option" or use link...
Service Now dashboards really don't give me as much flexibility as I need, but can't help thinking an Alteryx connector coupled with Qlik Sense dashboards would be fantastic. SNOW seem to be supportive of Tableau - have you guys got plans to get in on the action?
We would like to see more configuration options for renders to PowerPoint PPT. Specifically, we would like to be able to add headers, footers, and repeat column headers in the same way we can with PDF renders.
It would be good to be able to constrain the size of an image in the vertical direction as well as the horizontal. I am currently working on a report that has an image in the middle of a page of text. If the user inputs an image that is not the same size as my test image, it can push text onto the next page which ruins the report. Having the image next to the text and constraining horizontally is not an option with this project.
I am frequently using comments within my containers to tell an engaging story to my business Audience about the workflow I have built. However, whenever I start adding, removing, moving tools etc within containers these comments don't remain static within the relative position of the container and drift into positions that I have to manually adjust.
From a time saving perspective it would be great if I could:
1. fix the position of comment within a container and
2. Group comments in a way similar to how you can group objects in Visio and Photoshop