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In 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.
As an experienced Alteryx user, it can be easy to forget that there is a learning curve for many folks just starting out. This article takes a look at a new Designer Cheat Sheet which was created to help new users get started.
You might want to (or need to) collect, store and process unstructured text items with associated metadata. Examples could be to set up a library for research purposes or to build a tool to watch the public discourse for relevant conversation pieces. This guide will showcase a just-the-basics approach to build one possible implementation of such a tool in Alteryx.
Having in-depth demographic information is often seen as the holy grail in the eyes of data analysts and their business stakeholders, and there is a good reason why: the context that can be added to your analytics, as a result, is hugely advantageous.
We want Designer to look like a powerful modern tool that gives you actionable results. When you show people workflows you've developed, they should see the same powerful tool you do, even if they've never used Designer.
As we develop workflows, it is inevitable that we will need to make additional modifications downstream of our data. To see the updates, we need to run the workflow. Depending on the data, this can take a long time. Let’s be honest, even waiting a couple of minutes to re-run the workflow is too much time... Ain't nobody got time for that.
If you google (a verb) "Date Frustration," the 7th article is Date Conversion Frustration - Alteryx Community. As a follow-up to my previous blog post, Marquee Crew's Guide to Dates, I'll provide you with some tools to better handle incoming date fields and help to teach you how to convert strings to dates. Even with tools like the DATETIME macro, this can be challenging. Hopefully, you'll avoid the frustration and skip directly to happily ever after.
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.
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...