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Engine Works Blog

Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-tos.
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Working in finance, I’m somewhat bummed that I don’t often get to explore the possibilities within location-based data. That’s why I was thrilled when a project fell into my lap to visually analyze taxes paid across German villages.

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Alteryx

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Alteryx

chart.PNGAlteryx can work with data in Hadoop in multiple ways, including HDFS, Hive, Impala, and Spark. Many of these offer multiple configuration options. The goal of this article is to present the various options available at a high level, note some performance observations between them, and encourage you to perform similar analyses to understand what works best in your environment.

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Alteryx
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In this post I will share with you five useful design patterns that will help you build out your tool box so that you can shorten the amount of time it takes to provide valuable solutions.

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Alteryx

CNwe41KWsAA6pE9.jpgIn this article, we’re going to explore how we can leverage Alteryx to run analytics on fishing reports in Southern California. You’ll learn how to use web scraping to pull in data from 976 Tuna, macros to automate the cleansing process, spatial analytics to better understand where the fish are biting, reporting tools to visualize our analysis, and the Alteryx Server to automate this on a weekly basis.

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Alteryx
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Sr. Community Content Manager

Joseph Serpis (@JosephSerpis) has a great new post over on Intersections and Overlaps that shows how to use the Blob Input and Output tools to save you time with your Excel template files. Alteryx ACE @patrick_digan has already shown (here) that this novel use of the Blob tools is in fact a great way to move files around in general, perhaps more straightforward and faster to learn that the traditional method of using the Run Command tool.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
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Many customers strive to create a culture of analytics at their organization. Part of this process is designing a system that allows different users to collaborate in one single platform - a language as we call it. More and more, customers are turning to Alteryx to be their common language for decision making.

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Alteryx

I don’t want to help you ‘establish’ a culture of analytics. I want to help ‘refine’ your culture. Together, let’s make it better.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
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Sr. Community Content Manager

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An example of how to use the HTML GUI SDK to build a dynamic interface that completely changes the functionality of a simple underlying macro.

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Magnetar

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Using the Alteryx Gallery API to run Alteryx apps or workflows remotely from other applications or other workflows/apps.

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Alteryx
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Quasar

mullet.jpgThe final lap of the series on the difference between macro types and when to use them.

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Alteryx

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Following these steps will help find the fastest resolution to an Alteryx Server issue.

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Alteryx
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Instructional Designer

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Is Designer the right tool for you?

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Alteryx Certified Partner
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