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Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-to's.
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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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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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In the blog, “Top 10 Alteryx Server FAQs”, one of the top frequently asked questions on managing an Alteryx Server, is how to monitor the deployment. Whether it’s to adhere to a data governance program, to track your usage and ROI or how to best optimize your Alteryx Server, administrators need and want monitoring and reporting capabilities. To help with this, we are pleased to announce the availability of a new Alteryx Server Usage Reporting app. This workflow provides valuable data and insights to user access content, scheduled jobs and job analysis information about your server and can be visualized in either a Tableau Workbook or to a set of PDF and Excel files. You can begin your download by going to licenses.alteryx.com and clicking on the most recent Alteryx Server release link.

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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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Back in July Alteryx released Alteryx for Visual Analytics; a version of Alteryx Desktop specifically tailored to deliver data natively to Tableau Software.  Since then I have begun to explore what Tableau is all about and in my opinion the two products are a beautiful pairing:  Alteryx allows you to do all of the preparation, heavy lifting, cleaning, blending and reformatting of your source data; and Tableau provides you with beautiful interactive visualizations and dashboards of that data.

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