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Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-to's.
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Alteryx

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Have you ever wanted to be notified if a workflow ran into an issue? Or get push notifications when incoming data quality didn't meet your standards? Check out the Twilio SMS Alert tool, which will send you a text message based on the tool's incoming data.

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Alteryx

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Following up on their recent webinar, Shaan and Nick predict the World Cup winner.

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Alteryx

That ‘a-ha’ moment when you realise that the major Alteryx application of reference data is really as an advanced form of ‘data spellchecker.’

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Moderator

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No one likes to see an error message, but as an Alteryx tool developer, you have the ability to make seeing an error a useful experience that helps guide the user through configuring your tool. This article will show you how to add error messages through the macro back-end or the front-end.

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Alteryx

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Learn about widgets and data items from the HTML GUI SDK. See a simple example of how the SDK is used to update the Publish to Tableau Server tool.

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Alteryx

 

Under more pressure than a Neutron star? Trying for Overachiever of the week? Now you can use Designer 2018.2 to publish metainfo with a Tableau Hyper file! You also have more time to work on being an overachiever because this connector remembers Tableau Server connections for you. Kind of like how the calendar in my phone never forgets birthdays (never ever - even birthdays I no longer need to remember, like all my exes), only the Publish to Tableau Server tool is way less annoying. A few things you should know about this all new connector...

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census.pngIncorporate current or historical US Census data into your workflow using this snippet and the Census Data API!

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Alteryx

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New to the HTML GUI SDK? In this example, I will be walking you through the development of a simple HTML macro from creating the correct folder structure to packaging it up and sharing it with others. Some experience with JavaScript, HTML, and Macros is recommended before reading.

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Alteryx
Alteryx
Alteryx

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Do you interact with REST APIs?  Do you format your data as JSON using multiple Alteryx Designer tools?  If so, you should download the attached JSON Build tool.  The JSON Build tool provides a way to quickly and easily format your data as JSON.

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Alteryx

600 Hackers. 95 Universities. 24 Hours of Madness.

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Alteryx

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Can I use Designer 2018.1 with Tableau Hyper? Why must you question everything?! But of course, you must! Some things you should know about this all new connector...

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Alteryx

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Now that we have constructed an ALU, how could we adapt it for use in a CPU? In this post, I'll discuss some of the problems to be solved toward that end.

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Alteryx

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The thrilling sequel where Alteryx is used to derive addition from boolean logic, culminating in the simulation of an Arithmetic Logic Unit!

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Alteryx

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Sure Alteryx is powerful, but can it reproduce the elements of computing from the basic logical primitives? In this first post of three, I'll cover the construction of boolean operators from first principles, which will form the foundation for creating an Arithmetic Logic Unit inside of Alteryx!

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Sr. Community Content Manager
Sr. Community Content Manager

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A brief history of Innovation Days at Alteryx.

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Aurora

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There's no single tool to do this directly in Alteryx, but with some ingenuity you can do this yourself - this blog tells you how!

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Alteryx

We've made changes to the Cognitive Services Text Analytics Connector to keep the tool more up-to-date and protect your workflows from future API updates!

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Alteryx
Alteryx

The Jet driver no longer reads .xls files due to a conflict with Microsoft's October 10, 2017 security patch. Install the 2010 32-bit Access driver to access .xls data while waiting for the correction update from Microsoft.

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

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Alteryx

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Want to start putting those Alteryx and JavaScript skills to good use and build a fancy new connector? Come as we walk you through an example using the HTML GUI SDK to get through the most crucial piece of building any connector: authentication. 

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Creative Director
Creative Director
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Alteryx

For those who’ve followed my Community blogs in the past, you’ll know that I’m passionate about giving back some of my time and skills in analytics to charities and organisations that are really trying to change the world for the better. Thanks to Alteryx for Good, I get to contribute many hours of my working time to these projects, and I’d like to tell you more about my latest adventure! 

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Creative Director
Creative Director
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Alteryx

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With Alteryx Connect, our Social Data Cataloging and Data Discovery solution, you will be able to get your own custom metadata connectors in practically no time.

This article introduces the SDK functionality, which was just released in Alteryx Connect V2, and provides you with a big-picture understanding of how Connect loaders work.

 

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Creative Director

It's about that time of year...ch-ch-check it!

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Alteryx

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Want to leverage Alteryx capabilities in a web-app? Maybe you want to create your own data connector. Come as we introduce you to all of our developer tools so that you can show US what Alteryx is truly capable of.

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Alteryx

Analytics. Strategy.  To effectively execute on a Strategy, Analytics are integral as input into success.  But, HOW   is an analytic application developed?

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Alteryx

On October 23, Amazon Redshift is shifting from ACM certificates to certificates managed by the AWS Certificate manager. Time to update your drivers!

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Alteryx

Good / Evil ... Light / Dark ... Jedi / Sith ... IT / Line of Business.  Depending on which part of the organization you reside, you solve problems one way or another - with Diplomatic Solutions or Aggressive Negotiations.

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