A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on how to set up your machine to run Python Data functions in Spotfire. This post will follow up on that by explaining the next step — how to install Python packages in Spotfire. Read on to learn how.
The Spotfire projects I build just keep getting bigger and bigger. As they get bigger and more complex, it’s helpful to provide detailed instruction to users. One of the easiest ways to do that is with video. One of my coworkers recently showed me how he used basic HTML to embed a video tutorial for the analysis into a text area. Now, users don’t have to search for it. It’s right there in the DXP. This post will show you how to add a video to Spotfire text areas.
Read on to learn how.
- Would you like to know how to reset marking when changing pages in an analysis?
- Are you worried about users getting confused with markings on different pages and would like them to reset?
- Are you using the same markings in multiple visualizations in an analysis?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find a simple solution that will reset all markings when a user moves to a different page.
This week’s post touches on a subject I’ve never written about before — data connections. More specifically, I’m going to explain how to build Spotfire data connections with a service account. Building data connections with a service account will allow you to create enterprise data connections that aren’t dependent on a single user’s credentials. Multiple users will be able to use data connections stored in the Spotfire library. If that catches your interest, read on.
I haven’t written very much about Alteryx, although I do now use it EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’ve been hesitant because the Alt Nation Community is fabulous. I struggle with the utility of publishing my own content when it’s not likely to register in search results. However, I frequently write just for myself. And, it pays off. This week I referred back to a Spotfire post I wrote over 2 years ago. Therefore, I’m writing about a problem I ran into this week with scheduling an Alteryx workflow to run on the last business day of the month. If this is a problem you’ve run into, read on.
- Have you noticed key columns for linked data in Data Table Properties and just want to know more?
- Have you tried to use replace value transformations but found options grayed out (screenshot above)?
- Have you ever lost the marked data behind tags when opening or closing a file?
- Would you like to be able to edit values in a data table?
If any of these apply, read on to find how what key columns are and how to use them.
A few weeks ago, I was working with TIBCO support to troubleshoot long run times on a TERR data function. They suggested a simple setting modification that I had overlooked. It had a very big impact. Read on if your data functions run slowly and you’d like to speed them up.
All of the projects I’ve worked in the last year have been big, behemoth projects. As I build, I try to document as much as possible. One area that continues to be complicated and time-consuming to document are calculated columns. As a result, I’ve started to document calculated columns with numbering. This post will explain how and why this simple tactic will make understanding your work months later much easier.