A few months ago, I drafted an Alteryx “beginner Alteryx tips and tricks” post, but I never finished it. This week, I’m finishing that post with a combination of simple tricks I wish I had learned sooner and habits I’ve created to drive efficiency and consistency in Alteryx. Read on to learn more.
Alteryx is data wrangling software commonly deployed with other applications like Spotfire and Tableau. This category will contain articles on Alteryx best practices, tips, tricks, and learnings. I am a new Alteryx user and will post as my skills develop.
Two weeks ago, I wrote this post on how to make workflow development more efficient with user constants. It didn’t take long before I ran into limitations with user constants. But, where user constants failed, the Alteryx Detour tool overcame. Read on to learn how the Alteryx Detour tool can speed up workflow development.
In this post, I am going to show you how use Alteryx user constants to speed up development and troubleshooting in your workflows. I learned how to apply user constants from the Altery Virtual Solution Center, which is where you can go to get one on one help with your workflows. This is one of the best pro tips I’ve ever learned about Alteryx. You don’t want to miss this.
I’m new to most of the Reporting Tools, and I ran into a problem recently where the Alteryx Report Text Tool strips out punctuation. There are two simple solutions to this problem. Read on to learn more.
Yay! I learned to build batch macros this week! I’ve wanted to tackle batch macros for quite some time but I didn’t have any use cases. This week two use cases popped up. In my first use case, I feed a dynamic query with a batch macro. More specifically, I feed a list of wells into the dynamic query. I’ll show you how to do this in blog and video. Read on to learn more.
On Monday, I said I would share two Alteryx tips and tricks learned from coworkers. The first tip was from Alice Yu, who showed me that it’s possible to use the In operator in Alteryx Filter tools. The second tip comes from Jack Stewart, who is replacing Alice on our Analytics team. Jack helped me out on a particularly sticky regex problem. I wanted to showcase his solution because it shows how to use Find and Replace tools to simplify regex. Anytime I can make regex simpler, I am all for it. Read on to learn more.
I promise to resume my Spotfire expression series, but… This week, I will showcase 2 Alteryx tips and tricks I learned from coworkers last week. The first will be a salute and fond farewell to my teammate Alice Yu who is leaving the company. I am very sad to see Alice depart, as she is the light of our team and an all-around good and fun human. The second will be a warm welcome to Jack Stewart who is moving from our Geo team to the Analytics team. I can already tell that Jack approaches problems very differently from me, so I expect to learn a lot from him. So, with that said, here is what I learned from Alice….
This is the third time in about 6 weeks that I’ve needed to create a rank in Alteryx and couldn’t remember how. Each time I had to dig through projects to find what I did last time. That means it’s time to write it up so I can find it next time. Read more to learn an easy way to create a rank in Alteryx.
One of the things I love about Alteryx is how fast it pushes data through a workflow. However, sometimes, we need to run one part of a workflow before another. In other words, we want to control the order of operations in Alteryx. I knew the application could do this, but to incorporate it into my workflow, I had to learn a few new tools. Read on to learn which tools allow you to control the order of operations in a workflow.
The more I learn about Alteryx, the more I love it as a tool for data wrangling. I recently had 2 use cases pop up where I needed to be able to dynamically change the data being queried. I knew the application could perform this task, but I hadn’t yet learned how to create a dynamic query in Alteryx. Now that I know how I’m writing it up for future reference and other people to use. Two use cases are presented because they are configured differently. Read on to learn how.