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

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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.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

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I have recently been tinkering with spatial requirements from clients and have found myself inside of a rabbit's hole. The result was the creation of a new macro, Find Closest

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Alteryx
Alteryx

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 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.

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What if you administer an Alteryx gallery and wanted to verify that all macros are being correctly setup? Where would you even start?

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Alteryx
Alteryx

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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.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

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Getting started with spatial analytics in Alteryx.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Expert Vignette.gifIf 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.

 

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Alteryx
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
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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Alteryx
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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Alteryx
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 Alumni (Retired)

600 Hackers. 95 Universities. 24 Hours of Madness.

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Alteryx
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
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
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
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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Alteryx
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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Alteryx
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
Alteryx

The Visual Layout tool which we showed off at the Inspire Product Keynote will be shipping in the Lab in 11.3! Check out this article to get a rundown on the new tool and where to submit your feedback.

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Creative Director
Creative Director

Anyone looking for the The Periodic Table of Alteryx tools in PDF?

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Sr. Learning Strategy Manager
Sr. Learning Strategy Manager

With the release of Alteryx Analytics 11.0, there were many changes to bridge the gap between self-service analytics and data governance. For many users, they may stumble across features as they experience them, while others are excitedly scanning the release notes.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

The nature of working in Customer Support is that you’re always talking to people. But whether we're chatting with team members, fulfillment techs, product managers, quality engineers, software developers, solutions consultants, solutions engineers or account managers, the customer is always the center of what we do.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

If you haven't had a chance, please checkout the Decision 2016 Presidential Election application. The app predicts who the winning candidate will be within a given U.S. neighborhood, as well as breaks down the outcome by demographics such as age, education, income, and race. Data from SurveyMonkey and the blending, spatial, predictive and Gallery API functions in Alteryx are used to create predictions that are beautifully displayed with help from Carto and Tableau. This post will walk through the architecture that was used to accomplish this.

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

Recently we celebrated the launch of our long anticipated Tool Mastery Series, a collective of Knowledge Base articles tasked with communicating the most inspired uses of each Alteryx tool. Check out how we automated all the hard parts and brought the series to life!

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Creative Director
Creative Director

It’s the latest installment of the Alteryx blog about Alteryx blogs and this time we’ll we examining learning Alteryx by using Alteryx…a not-so 'Vicious Cycle'

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Magnetar

The question has been asked numerous times on the forum: how to shift all rows to columns and all columns to rows...

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)


If you have been keeping up with the Alteryx Engine Works blog, you know by now that we have been making a big push for our product to include the predictive element.

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