Using Specific Tools

Use Find Replace Tools to Simplify Regex

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.

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How to Control the Order of Operations 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.

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How to Create A Dynamic Query in Alteryx

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.

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