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Alteryx

Find out how the new Alteryx Spark Direct functionality will open the floodgates on your Data Lake, unleashing its full potential.

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Alteryx

Microsoft has stopped support for the Cognitive Services Text Analytics Topic Detection API, so we're removing the option and, since we're in there, updating the UI!

 

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OutlookInputTool.pngIf you ever wanted a way to Input your Outlook emails and attachments into your Alteryx Workflows, read on and check out the Outlook Input tool I created using the Alteryx SDK!

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

If you’re reading this blog post, then you probably participated in the first of four exercises that will constitute the Santalytics challenge - an inclusive, non-denominational, festive excuse for some friendly competition using Alteryx. It also means your spot on Santa’s nice list is secured AND you’re going to be both warm and stylin’ this winter season in your Alteryx swag. That is, if you’ve successfully been able to use Alteryx to improve the elves’ situation from last year...

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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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Alteryx

Do people regularly send you email attachments that are needed in your analytic workflows?  If so, this blog post is for you.  The Gmail Attachment Input tool automatically downloads email attachments into your Alteryx workflows.  This is done through the use of the Google OAuth Macro and Google Gmail API.

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Alteryx

Are you struggling with OAuth, trying to build a payload, or wondering how to get information from the API that you need? 

 

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Alteryx

Have you ever wanted to bring data from a Google service into an Alteryx workflow?  You're in luck!  Use the Google API: Retrieve Access Token macro to generate the Authentication token needed to make calls against Google APIs.

 

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Alteryx

Key words to look for when authenticating to a REST API within Alteryx

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Alteryx

Set your timer…

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Alteryx

I had been with Alteryx for about two months when I started hearing people talk about CEF [Chromium Embedded Framework]. I did a little digging on my own, and true to its name, found that CEF was a framework for placing chromium based browsers within applications. Shortly after, I learned I would have a chance to use this technology myself for the upcoming release of Alteryx.

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