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Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-tos.
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This blog post is referring to functionality that will be in our next major release. Beta users can preview this feature in the latest Beta release of Alteryx.

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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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We got an issue report on our internal support email about the non-overlapping drive time (DT) macro being slow. In this case it was running 29,000 5 minute DTs against a nationwide retail network.

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We had a bug reported in a beta release of 6.0 that a customer was having trouble disabling a Tool Container. Looking into it, I didn't see any issues, everything seemed to be working fine.

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I got a feature request asking for the ability to ask a question. In the end, the module in question sends an email. They want to prompt the user with

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There was a question on the Alteryx forums today about reading multiple XLS tables. This is the kind of thing that the DynamicInput tool is designed f

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Adam Riley talked about the Regex parse documentation seeming incorrect. His understanding of the Regex Tokenize is in fact correct, our help is clear

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I got asked the question of how to generate random numbers with a normal distribution. A quick search online provides all kinds of formulas, it is a s

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To start at the end, the source code associated with this article can be found at the end of this post. The projects are all built with VS 2005.I have

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Before I get to today's post, I want to talk a little about Bill's recent post. Polar graphs are not for everyone, but what is really interesting abou

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Last time I wrote a module that could parse web server logs according to the W3C spec. Although it works well, server logs can get very big and there

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1st - a big thank you to Steve Pasetti of Accudata for bringing the MaxMind GeoLite City Database to my attention. He was asking me about how it might

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Recently, I had to fix a problem with the older Excel output from Composer. The initial problem was that a particular large file would only open in Ex

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I have been spending a lot of time lately working on Unicode issues. Mostly I have been making our older products like Allocate & Solocast fully work

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