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Fun with Network Analysis Tool: How to Add Custom Pictures to All Icons


We had a fun question in the solutions center at Inspire this year.  A customer showed us the sample for network analysis and asked us if it is possible to create one that has a picture for each icon.  




We've provided a sample workflow (attached) that you can use as a reference to add as many pictures as needed.




Please note that the field names are case sensitive.


Happy Visualizing!

8 - Asteroid

Very cool to add pictures to the network chart.  I'm trying to color code to differentiate  the "to" and "from" data.  I'd also love to be able to have wider or narrower connector lines, similar to the first picture in the post.  Can't figure out how to do it!  Thanks!

8 - Asteroid

Just found out the width of the lines can be changed by adding a "weight" column in the Nodes input (in addition to "to" and "from").  Now, trying to figure out how to change colors!


8 - Asteroid

Sorry, prior comment should refer to the "edges"  input.  Still learning! 🙂

8 - Asteroid

OK, I apologize for responding to my own post!  Found the instructions for the first network example (shown at top).


6 - Meteoroid

Is there a more correct place to download and install the R Package. I am getting an error saying the AlteryxRPluginEngine.dll Could not be loaded . Hence my Network Diagram is not working 

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

@SD3 that error usually means you don't have the predictive tools installed. Follow the instructions to do so here, making sure the version of the predictive tools you download/install matches your version of Designer.