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How to Fix Query Timeouts in Alteryx

Last week, I built a large workflow while querying a subset of the data. With the workflow complete, I need to “open ‘er up”. However, doing so resulted in time-out errors. The query was so large it couldn’t complete. Transactional finance data….am I right??? I came up with two ways to solve this problem. Read on to learn how to fix query timeouts in Alteryx.

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Manage Analytics Assets with Microsoft Azure DevOps – Part 2

Last week, I kicked off a series that explains how we manage analytics assets with Microsoft Azure DevOps (ADO). I started by providing background information on our team structure, how we work, and the type of work we do. This week, I will explain ADO structure to provide context for how we use it, which will be the next post.

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How to Save Space in Spotfire Tooltips

Spotfire does a good job of summarizing major changes each time a new release hits the deck. They always update the What’s New Page. But sometimes the change is either too small to include, or I just don’t get the time to go thru everything on that page. Occasionally, I just stumble upon updates. I don’t know when this feature was introduced, but I just noticed a “new to me” feature to help save space in Spotfire tooltips. Read more to find out what it is.

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Export a Filtered Table with Spotfire Automation Services

This week, a user asked me to export a filtered table from Spotfire and email it to him. I thought this would be quick with Spotfire Automation Services, but it rapidly turned into either “not possible” or “never gonna figure this out”. So, I reached out to TIBCO support for some assistance, and they were able to show me something new that I’d never seen in Automation Services. Read on to learn more.

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Manage Analytics Assets with Microsoft Azure DevOps – Part 1

For the last 3 1/2 years, the Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology team I work on has provided analytics solutions to our business units via Alteryx, Spotfire, PowerBI, PowerAutomate, and a handful of other applications. We’ve done such a great job building solutions that we needed a robust tool to manage them. Therefore, I’m kicking off a series of posts that explains how we manage analytics assets with Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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Using Slider Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

This post concludes my series on learning how to use Spotfire property controls. Yay! We will end the series with a tutorial on how to use slider property controls in Spotfire text areas. This post will feature three use cases, two involving numbers and one with strings. Read on to learn more about using label property controls in Spotfire.

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Using Label Property Controls in Spotfire

I am almost done with my series on learning how to use Spotfire property controls. We only have 2 controls left — labels and sliders. In this post, I’ll show you several different ways to use label property controls, and if you are registered for the TIBCO Analytics Forum, tune in to my breakout session for a look at using labels and IronPython scripts together. Read on to learn more about using label property controls in Spotfire.

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How to Connect A Spotfire Display Name To A Property Control

Property controls make Spotfire analysis more flexible. However, the developer loses some control over the display name because Spotfire assumes the display name should equal the column name and the aggregation. So what do you do if you want to get rid of the aggregation and show only the column name? This post will show you how to connect a Spotfire display name to a property control without the aggregation for a clean and dynamic solution. Read on to learn more.

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Using Input (multiple lines) Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

Welcome to week five of learning to use property controls. So far, I have covered drop-downs, list boxes, list box (multiple select), and input property controls. This week, I’ll cover input (multiple lines) property controls in Spotfire text areas. This particular property control performs well when users want to copy and paste identifiers (ex. well name, API, customer ID) and see only the data for those identifiers. Read on to learn more.

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