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An Ode to Alteryx... and 50,000 posts.


In honor of the 50,000th post (Of course, it was @MarqueeCrew! Who else could possibly take the sword from that stone??)... a small collection of Alteryx poetry. And a shout-out to @JoeM.




Before you, I had
to VLookup... Alteryx,
how I love thee so!!




There once was a data analyst
Who was tired of things getting missed.
So she built a quick workflow
with tips from the great Joe -
Check that task right off the list!




One, Two, RegEx review!
Three, Four, Parse it some more!
Five, Six, Thanks Alteryx!
Seven, Eight, This output is great!
Nine, Ten, Let's run it again!




Cheers! :)

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner
I couldn't resist that opportunity! Your post was wonderful and more deserving.
Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

Chaos reigns within. Repent, reflect and reboot. Order shall return.
Director, Customer Enablement
Director, Customer Enablement



This was AWESOME! Also honored that a) I got the call out and b) my name rhymes with workflow. Poem loading...

Creative Director
Creative Director

This thread is solid gold!!


Once upon a time

I wrote a blog post in rhyme

These top ten are mine:




Tara McCoy

It's amazing just how prescient Robert Frost was, when he wrote this poem in 1916.   

Truly is phenomenal how he could see the future so clearly.


here it is!



The Flow not taken, by Robert Frost:

Two flows diverged in a yellow tool,

And sorry that I could not travel both,

and be one row - long I stood

and looked down one as far as I could

to where disappeared in a macro


Then took the other just as fair, 

but having perhaps the better claim 

because there was less rows taking this path

though for having passed there 

had made them really about the same


And both that morning equally lay

in outputs that no rows had saved a file

Oh - I kept the other branch for another day

yet knowing how BI leads onto BI 

I doubted I ever would come back


I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence

two flows diverged in a yellow tool and I,

I took the one less travelled by,

and that has made all the difference.



@SeanAdams, that brought a tear to my eye. I've declared it the solution because that, sir, is a thing of beauty.


@LaurenU, @LeahK, @TaraM, @TatianaS... Inspire 2018 Poetry Slam?!? Clearly this is a thing that needs to happen. :)





Since we're waxing poetic...


Ode to Alteryx.jpg

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Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

Chaos reigns within. Repent, reflect and reboot. Order shall return.

@NicoleJohnson and I worked together on a reframing of the last verse of our other favourite Robert Frost poem.


Wanted to capture the longing to just absorb the beauty; and the tension with the integrity of a promise given (and the sense of resignation that a duty/commitment sometimes trumps desire)

For me this poem is all about sacrifice deliberately made without external cooercion because my promise is one of the only assets that I cannot tarnish.



Standing in front of Alteryx on a snowy day (last verse)

 Platform's lovely - rich and deep,

but I've got promises to keep, 

reports to build before I sleep,

results to ship before I sleep.

Well played, good sir. Well played.