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Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-to's.
Quasar
Quasar
Sr. Community Content Manager
Sr. Community Content Manager

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If you know zero things about programming, by the end of this blog you'll know three.

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Sr. Instructional Designer
Sr. Instructional Designer

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Cakes are like macros - they're delicious and anyone can make them.

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Director, Customer Enablement
Director, Customer Enablement

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Trying to understand macros in a relateable way? Start here.

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Sr. Data Science Content Engineer
Sr. Data Science Content Engineer

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Sydney knits together a macro analogy your grandma could understand.

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Quasar
Quasar
Sr. Community Content Manager
Sr. Community Content Manager
Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner
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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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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Sr. Community Content Manager
Sr. Community Content Manager

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The Python tool opens new doors for Alteryx macro development.

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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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Moderator
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
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

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

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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
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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Alteryx
Alteryx

A customer recently asked how they could read in multiple files all at once from their HDFS server.  The answer?  Make a Macro!  See how it's done and get a few nifty utilities to add to your bag of tricks.

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ACE Emeritus

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
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
Alteryx

This is an introductory explaination to the Detour tool, the handling of empty fields in Interface tools, and how these two concepts can work together. I show how this is used in a ranking macro I created. Then I provide an overview of rankings and how to use the macro.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Have you ever wanted to create an output with two levels of grouping? The Sub Grouping Macro is here to help!!

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Alteryx
Alteryx

BB Date is the droid you're looking for.  Introducing a new macro that automagically handles dates for you.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

The latest release of the CReW macro pack is available for download now at
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Alteryx
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 Alumni (Retired)

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Who needs the Debug Macro? If you're building macros in Alteryx, YOU need the Debug Macro. If you're not building macros in Alteryx, you need to build macros in Alteryx. And you need the Debug Macro.

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

"How do I read from multiple Excel workbooks/worksheets?" is a question we hear fairly regularly.  Let's put together an Alteryx macro that will read any number of Excel worksheets from any number of XLS, XLSX, XLSB, and XLSM workbooks.

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

"How do I read from multiple Excel workbooks/worksheets?" is a question we hear fairly regularly.  Let's put together an Alteryx macro that will read any number of Excel worksheets from any number of XLS, XLSX, XLSB, and XLSM workbooks...just in time for the holidays

 

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