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

Continuing the series prototyping HTML based visualizations, I want to look at spatial data. One of the strengths of Alteryx is that spatial data is just data. It doesn’t claim to be a GIS product, it just assumes that every organization has spatial data and would like to process it with the rest of their data and specifically they don’t want to have to use multiple products to do it.

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Asteroid

Last week I introduced potentially new visualizations for Alteryx based on HTML5 and its associated parts like JavaScript and SVG. I started with a macro to write JSON data files from Alteryx. This week I continue the prototype with a macro to actually render HTML 5 into an Alteryx report.

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Creative Director
Creative Director


I have been using the Reporting tools a lot lately as I have been working on a Consumer Profiling wizard for Demographics Now. I have become pretty handy with them and figured I’d blog about a little tip I picked up creating my own legends for charts and maps using the Reporting Table tool.

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Alteryx
Alteryx


Here at Alteryx we have an internal mailing list called the Round Table. It is a place where anyone in the company who has an Alteryx question can reach out and ask? other employees.

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Alteryx
Alteryx


IntroductionThe Alteryx 6.1 release saw the addition of a new tool to the Laboratory section of the ToolBox: "Dynamic Replace".

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Asteroid


The 3rd problem of the Alteryx Grand Prix this year was to create an optimal set of sales territories for 5 existing sales offices. In order to judge the results, contestants were provided a scoring macro that returned a score based on the set of states they picked for each sales office. The competitors were asked to create a module that returned a better score.

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)


Note: Sorry about the technical difficulties with my earlier posting attempt.I was asked by a client to create a module to generate a map for each of their trade areas which are made up of Zip Codes.

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)


In mathematics, the polar coordinate system is a two-dimensional coordinate system in which each point on a plane is determined by a distance from a f

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Alteryx
Alteryx


Have you ever gotten someone's module and had to change each and every input and output path because they were set to a different directory than you h

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)


We members of the data team crunch a LOT of numbers! Sometimes, our modules run agonizingly slow, so we decided it was time to review our best practic

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Creative Director
Creative Director


Last week, SRC held its annual Extend user conference at the Omni Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. This year we put on an Alteryx Grand Prix to showcas

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Asteroid


How do we build & test Alteryx? Thanks to Linda, we have a nice script that runs the Alteryx build every night, but building it is not enough. We

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Meteoroid


Although generating tabular output is easy, and generating maps is easy, generating temporal output is, well, challenging. So with this in mind, I too

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Meteoroid


You know the scenario, you have to solve a newly identified business problem now. In fact, it needs to be completed yesterday. You throw something tog

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Creative Director
Creative Director


Have you ever pondered how we QA Alteryx? With over 70 processing tools that support hundreds of functions, just about any file type, field types, and

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