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


Quick post today - More of a “Did you Know?” actually.  We get requests all the time to implement a pan tool, or a hand grabber for Alteryx that

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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 Alumni (Retired)


Ah, the simple joys of the Sample tool. It has to be one of the easiest tools in Alteryx for new users to grasp. I know for myself, it is a frequently used method of selecting exactly the records I wish to work with. here

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Alteryx
Alteryx


I never cease to be amazed at all of the things that Alteryx can be made to do. I was recently on a call with a client who asked if Alteryx could be used to dynamically serve up thematic map tiles that could be mashed up with Google or Bing Maps. My first reaction was, why not? 

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Asteroid


It's been a long time since our last blog post. The core team is extremely busy working towards Alteryx 5.0. I hesitate to give an exact date, but we

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Asteroid


A question came from our own Professional Services group: They are requiring a lot of fuzzy matching on business names. Is there any documentation on

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Asteroid


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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Asteroid


I have gotten the question of how to count records in a stream. The simplistic answer is to use a summarize tool. That works in most situations, but t

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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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Asteroid


I've had a bunch of customers tell me how much fun they think Alteryx is to use. One even had her coworkers describe it as "that cartoon program." Obv

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Asteroid


Frequently asked question: Why is my computer so slow when I run Alteryx?The short answer is that Alteryx is designed to use all the resources it poss

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