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Tool Mastery Index

Community Data Engineer
Community Data Engineer
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The Tool Mastery Series is a compilation of Knowledge Base contributions that introduce diverse working examples for Designer Tools. We've organized the links below to help you on your journey to mastering the Alteryx Designer!


Browse.png Browse
Date Time Now.png Date Time Now
Input Data.png Input Data
Output Data.png Output Data
Text Input.png Text Input


Data Cleansing.png Data Cleansing
Formula.png Formula
Multi Field Formula.png Multi Field Formula
Record ID.png Record ID
Sample.png Sample
Select.png Select
Tile.png Tile
Unique.png Unique


Join.png Join
Join Multiple.png Join Multiple
Make Group.png Make Group
Union.png Union


DateTime.png DateTime
RegEx.png RegEx
Text To Columns.png Text To Columns


Arrange.png Arrange
Cross Tab.png Cross Tab
Running Total.png Running Total
Summarize.png Summarize
Transpose.png Transpose


Email.png Email
Insight.png Insight
Render.png Render
Report Footer.png Report Footer
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Report Map.png Report Map
Report Text.png Report Text


Comment.png Comment
Tool Container.png Tool Container


Find Nearest.png Find Nearest
Spatial Info.png Spatial Info


Action.png Action
Apps and Macros.png Apps and Macros
Check Box.png Check Box
Control Parameter.png Control Parameter
Date.png Date
Error Message.png Error Message
Numeric Up Down.png Numeric Up Down
Radio Button.png Radio Button

Data Investigation

Association Analysis.png Association Analysis
Basic Data Profile.png Basic Data Profile
Contingency Table.png Contingency Table
Field Summary.png Field Summary
Pearson Correlation.png Pearson Correlation


Boosted Model.png Boosted Model
Decision Tree.png Decision Tree
Linear Regression.png Linear Regression
Logistic Regression.png Logistic Regression
Score.png Score
Test of Means.png Test of Means

Time Series

TS Plot.png TS Plot

Predictive Grouping

Append Cluster.png Append Cluster


S3 Upload and Download.png Amazon S3 Upload and Download
Download.png Download


Block Until Done.png Block Until Done
Dynamic Rename.png Dynamic Rename
Dynamic Replace.png Dynamic Replace
Dynamic Select.png Dynamic Select
Field Info.png Field Info
Message.png Message
Python.png Python

Consider yourself a Tool Master already? Let us know at if you'd like your creative tool uses to be featured in the Tool Mastery Series.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

 Awesome work @MattD!

I love Alteryx and that means, I love the employees that make up the Alteryx team.  The idea to create an index of "weekly challenges" was a great addition and motivator for us to participate and lots of new folks are taking the challenge(s)!  After @TaraM unveiled her Periodic Table (with help from @AdamR) I thought of creating a Tool Mastery matrix and drafted a workflow to group the documents from the Knowledge Base and passed the workflow artifacts to friends there and WOW!   Great job in improving an idea for the betterment of the community.





Community Data Engineer
Community Data Engineer

Thank you, @MarqueeCrew!! Without your brilliant idea and proof of concept to piggyback off of, we wouldn't have known where to start! It's folks like you that make our work so easy - and even more rewarding.





Brilliant stuff @MattD - this was much needed, and you've done a great job of this!


This is fantastic, thank you.  I would love to see more of these series in the knowledge base and laid out in index form like this.  Well-documented help guides are invaluable for engaging my internal users, and give our learning groups a syllabus to work off of.  


While it is much smaller than the tool mastery series, it would be great if the CS Macro Dev series was similarly documented and also fleshed out a bit more.  There is so much power in developing Alteryx macros and it is an intimidating and thus under-utilized part of the software for my users.  For example, I was unaware for quite some time that I could use all of the interface tools to create more dynamic macros and thought their use was restricted to analytic apps.  Making users more aware of all of these options in a learning series would help expose all of the power under the hood of Alteryx.  

@MattD Great consolidation. Thank You for this awesome documentation 

Alteryx Partner

Just a quick reminder (I learned this the hard way recently) , that the Filter tool works differently to the Filter In-DB tool


Filter tool - all records that evaluate to 1 (ie TRUE) are T and all other records are F (ie FALSE)

Filter In-DB tool - all records that evaluate to 1 (ie TRUE) are T; all records that evaluate to 0 (ie FALSE) are F and all other records are ignored and are not output by the filter at all.


Very useful place to get functionality knowledge


Excellent resource, thanks @MattD.


To know how to better direct users to each link, based on which tools their workflows are using, I'm trying to build this:


Will update you about/if it works Smiley Very Happy



This is fantastic!