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Welcome To our Community
The Alteryx Community was created to provide a place for members or participants to search for information, read and post about topics of interest, and learn from each other. Depending on how the community is set up, you'll find :
boards where you can post questions and answers
BLOGS where you can read and comment on articles
idea exchanges where you can suggest ways to improve products and vote for ideas that other community members have posted
Guests (unregistered visitors) can browse or search the community for information. Members (registered users) can post messages or comments, track discussions, and get email notifications on posting activity and other community actions.
What is my role and responsibility in the community?
You are essential to the community, even if all you ever do is read messages or articles that someone else has posted. Communities offer all kinds of contributions: posting questions and sharing answers, leaving comments on blog articles or ideas, voting for ideas you like, or just searching for answers to your questions. We encourage you to visit often and participate. Ask your toughest questions. Chances are someone has a solution or can point you in the right direction. If you find a solution that works, let others know and pass on your own tips and insights. You might just have the answer someone else needs.
Remember to thank community members who have helped you. Show your appreciation by giving likes to helpful posts, accepting a solution that answers your question, or posting thank-you replies. We want the community to be appropriate, friendly, informative, and fun for everyone.
Be sure to read the Community Terms of Service and the community's Guidelines so that you know what to expect and what is expected of you when you're here.
Table of Contents:
What are the idea boards?
How do I post an idea on an idea board?
How do I vote for an idea I like?
Can I edit or delete my ideas' comments?
How do I share an idea with friends?
Can I subscribe to an idea?
Product Idea Submission Guidelines
What are the idea boards?
The idea boards are a collection of ideas posted by community members. Ideas can include anything from new product requests to suggestions about how to improve a product or service. Everyone in the community can see and vote on the ideas. Adding an idea is similar to posting a message on a board, and giving likes to an idea is like voting for it. You can post comments on ideas the same way you do on blog articles. The community uses labels to help organize related or similar ideas, and assign a status to each idea so you know which ideas might be considered or implemented.
How do I post an idea to an idea board?
Posting an idea is just like posting a message on a discussion board. To post your idea:
Go to the idea board of the product pertaining to your idea. Tip: It's a good idea to search the idea boards first to make sure that someone else hasn't already posted the same idea.
Click New Idea.
Type an Idea Subject and make sure there is not already a post existing for your idea. Check the box insuring there is no duplicates then click continue if you do not see your idea in the search.
Type the body of your idea. You can use simple HTML, format the text, or add links or images. You can also preview your idea and check your spelling before you post the idea.
To receive an email when someone comments on your idea, click E-mail me.
Choose one or more labels. The labels you can choose from are listed below the Label entry area. Click a label to choose it. Labels make it easy to find related or similar ideas.
Ideas Submission Guidelines
How do I vote for an idea I like?
You vote for an idea by giving it Likes. Just click the ‘Thumbs Up’ button next to the idea. If you change your mind, you can revoke your Likes later.
Can I edit or delete my idea comments?
No, you can't. Be sure to check your spelling and preview your comment before you post it.
How do I share an idea with friends?
To share ideas with friends, you can use any shared bookmarking, social network, or other tracking services, such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, Facebook, MySpace, Google, StumbleUpon, Technorati, or Twitter. However, you must have a valid account with the service. To share an idea:
Go to the article you want to share.
Click the service you want to use. The next steps depend on the service.
Can I subscribe to an idea?
Yes. You can subscribe directly to an idea or an idea board, or you can subscribe to their RSS feeds. If you subscribe to an RSS feed, you can use an RSS reader to view new content that's added to the idea boards. If you subscribe directly to an idea or ideas' board, you receive an email alert when new ideas or comments are posted.
Subscribe to ideas board
Go to the idea board page and click Options > Subscribe to this Ideas' board.
Subscribe to an idea
Go to the idea and click Options > Subscribe to this Idea.
Subscribe to an RSS feed
Go to the idea board or idea and click Options > Subscribe to this Ideas' board RSS Feed or Options > Subscribe to this Idea's RSS Feed. Then, save the live bookmark or whatever you usually do to add an RSS feed.
Some of the most popular features of the Community are the Discussion Forums and the Knowledge Base. These discussion styles have two methods for acknowledging helpful or awesome content; Solutions and Likes.
If you aren't already familiar with the basics of these two features, check out the Intro to Accepted Solutions and Likes article to learn more.
Why do solutions and likes matter?
In the spirit of Buzzfeed, I am going to provide this answer in the form of a gif list (number 6 will blow your mind!).
1. Search Results
Accepted Solutions and Likes have an impact on our search algorithm. Discussion threads with an accepted solution and posts with a higher like count are returned with higher preference in a Community Search. There is a 99% chance someone will have a question that your thread will help them answer. By marking a Solution on the thread or giving likes, you are making it more likely someone will be able to find that solution. Also, when a discussion has an accepted solution there is an option to navigate directly to the solution post. By making a solution, you are helping those that come after you get results faster.
Also, using the advanced search on our Community, you can limit your search results to only include threads with an accepted solution or a certain number of likes. For tips and tricks on using Advanced Search, please see the Search the Community article.
2. Community Engagement
The Community works best when its members are all active and engaged. Engagement is how new questions get asked, how new solutions and answers are found, and how people continue to upskill themselves through the Alteryx Academy. Marking a Solution or giving content a like is doing your small part in keeping the Community an engaging place.
3. Post Credibility
Likes are effectively a voting system. A post with a bunch of likes or that has been marked as a solution (or both) has been vetted by the community, and is considered to be a more credible resource than responses with fewer likes.
4. Badges and Ranking
Don't lie to yourself. Badges matter. They're fun, and you know you want them. Badges are awarded for earning likes and solutions, and fun fact- the people with the most likes often give the most likes.
Someone took the time out of their busy day to think about a question you asked and provide you with a potential solution. Wouldn't it be nice to acknowledge their effort, especially if it solved the question, or helped you on your way there?
6. New Features!
Did you know that our Ideas Forums are powered by likes? Our Product Managers are always using the Ideas Forum on the Community to find great new ideas to integrate into the products, and an idea with more likes is more likely to be noticed and considered. If you see something you love on the Ideas Forums, be sure to like it!
Isn't there something deeply satisfying about checking an item off a list as solved? When you accept a solution, you're saying "this question is solved, case closed! On to the next adventure!"
Our Community is founded on collaboration and a shared love of analytics. Our Solutions and Likes are one way to keep the Community strong. So please, take the extra two seconds to mark questions as solutions, or give something you liked a like!
What's a blog?
A blog is an online journal written by one or more authors. Blog articles usually appear in reverse-chronological order, so you see the most recent article first, followed by earlier articles. Some BLOGS have comments from readers, which you can read by clicking the Comments link at the bottom of the article.
How do I share a blog article with friends?
Sharing a blog with friends and co-workers is easy! Simply go to the article you want to share, and scroll to the bottom of the article and click the Share button.
What is a knowledge base?
A knowledge base (also called a tribal knowledge base) is a collection of articles that captures and organizes helpful community information. Knowledge bases are great community resources for several reasons:
You can search for knowledge base articles or use special navigation links that let you browse through the community's knowledge bases.
After you find an article, you can add your comments. If you want to ask a question, we suggest posting in the appropriate Discussion forum referencing the knowledge base to have more members see your question. Questions asked as a reply to the knowledge base are only seen by the author and contributors. If the article's publisher incorporates your comment into a later version of the article, you'll get credit as a contributor.
Articles can contain some of the same rich media as other posts, including images and attachments.
Each article contains lists of contributors and related links.
Contributors could be community members whose posts or comments are used in the article, authors who put the article together, or editors who reviewed or refined it. Related links take you to posts that were used in the article or other posts that the authors thought you might find helpful or interesting, including forum messages, blog articles, and ideas
How can I view a knowledge base?
You can view a knowledge base article in a number of ways.
To go to the knowledge base for a board in the menu , hover over the lightbulb icon and choose the knowledge base you want to look at. Then, you can browse the list of articles and choose one to read. You can also do a search within each topic.
To search for a knowledge base article , enter a search keyword and choose Knowledge Base (Book icon). Then, you can use search results filters to zero in on the article you want.
With all the great collaboration and conversation taking place on the Alteryx Community, more and more series have been developing to deliver great content around similar Designer themes. We know some might be right down your alley, but you probably don’t receive email notifications from the Community because, let’s be honest, managing an inbox could be a full time job.
To help sift out the noise, you can use the Community subscription feature to only get the emails for the things that won’t immediately make their way to the deleted folder. To sign up for a subscription…
Navigate to a board of your choosing and select “Subscribe” in the “Options” drop down from the top left corner of your board’s landing page (next to “New Topic”).
Identify a label of interest/corresponding to your favorite series in a board from the “Labels” box on the right hand side of the board’s landing page.
Click one these labels to see search results just for that label, as well as a quick subscribe prompt at the very top of your search results, in yellow.
With this handy feature, you’ll be able to only tune in for the articles and boards that you want to be reading. Things like:
Mastering the Alteryx Designer with the Tool Mastery Series
Tips for developing your best macros from the CS Macro Dev Series
Exercises to keep your blending sharp from our Weekly Exercises
Or, like I do, to give you notifications for the raddest Pokemon GO catches of the day:
You know, the really important stuff.
If you ever change your mind, you can manage your subscriptions at any time by clicking “My Subscriptions” under your user icon in the top right hand of any Community page!
Where do I post my questions?
Our end to end platform allows you to accomplish so many things that having all of it in one place would make it difficult for our users to find their answers and post their questions. We have the platform broken out by the pieces of the platform that users may have individually: Designer, Server, Connect, and Promote. Each of these areas of the platform have a specific focus and each of these areas can be purchased individually.
Designer Discussions - Repeatable workflows for self-service data analytics.
Designer Discussions is the forum to ask questions regarding anything Alteryx Designer. From Data Prep and Blending to Predictive Analytics.
How To Post
Server Discussions - Deploy and share analytics on a scalable platform.
Server Discussions consist of topics from setting up your Alteryx Server to creating and managing scheduled workflows.
How To Post
Connect Discussions - Collaborative data exploration platform for analytics
Connect Discussions can consist of setting up Alteryx Connect to understanding how to share workflows and data.
Promote Discussions - Data science model production system
Alteryx Promote helps analytic teams deploy more predictive models faster by eliminating the need to recode models for real-time application consumption. Questions in the Promote Discussions can be from deploying models, monitoring, and troubleshooting.