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I was super excited to learn about Alteryx. It appears to be super user-friendly, but there is just so much to it. I try to understand piece by piece, and it still becomes overwhelming. Does anyone have any tips on how to get a good grasp on this? any additional resources outside Alteryx used?
What I did personally to learn was to follow the tutorials inside Alteryx itself - i.e. if you click on Help -> Tutorials -> (whatever you're after). Don't worry about not knowing everything - take it step-by-step - the tools in the Favorites menu are truly mostly what you need for most use cases.
And then just come to the community when you don't find an answer! The guys are very responsive.
I am the same as you - a week in and these boards are my best friend at the moment, as I am calculating some massive datasets which I've previously only ever handled in Excel. I am stuck on the simplest things (like how to successfully divide for instance!) but the learnings I get even when I make mistakes are super valuable.
If it helps, do a Google search with "Alteryx" and then some key words. The search brings up all the old posts in this forum which have helped me solve quite a lot of errors. You can also search directly within here of course. The other thing that has helped me is having a colleague in my organisation who I can reach out to if I am really stuck and the boards are not helping. He has been able to solve my issue in 10 minutes vs the 3 hours I had been trying to figure it out for myself. Maybe find someone else in the organisation you work in who can mentor/buddy with you?
I had a similar experience to @EC55 when I first started with Alteryx. I knew what I wanted to do but not how to do it in Designer. I figured others would feel the same way so I made this cheat sheet to help get started a little quicker by narrowing down the options for you. I hope this helps a little and I definitely recommend checking out the Learning Path referenced by @TomWelgemoed in the post above.