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Learning Alteryx

By : Renato Baruti
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Learning Alteryx

By: Renato Baruti

Overview of this book

Alteryx, as a leading data blending and advanced data analytics platform, has taken self-service data analytics to the next level. Companies worldwide often find themselves struggling to prepare and blend massive datasets that are time-consuming for analysts. Alteryx solves these problems with a repeatable workflow designed to quickly clean, prepare, blend, and join your data in a seamless manner. This book will set you on a self-service data analytics journey that will help you create efficient workflows using Alteryx, without any coding involved. It will empower you and your organization to take well-informed decisions with the help of deeper business insights from the data.Starting with the fundamentals of using Alteryx such as data preparation and blending, you will delve into the more advanced concepts such as performing predictive analytics. You will also learn how to use Alteryx’s features to share the insights gained with the relevant decision makers. To ensure consistency, we will be using data from the Healthcare domain throughout this book. The knowledge you gain from this book will guide you to solve real-life problems related to Business Intelligence confidently. Whether you are a novice with Alteryx or an experienced data analyst keen to explore Alteryx’s self-service analytics features, this book will be the perfect companion for you.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

An overview of the workflow configurations

The Canvas section can be used to set the layout direction, either Horizontal or Vertical. We'll be using the horizontal layout throughout this book. Annotations drop down can be selected to Hide, Show, or Show w/ Tool Names.

The Connection Progress will show the downstream processing size and record count. This can be selected to Hide, Show, or Show Only When Running.

The Workflow section provides engine information and can be used to set the type of workflow: Standard, Analytic App, or Macro. We will cover more details on these types of workflows in the upcoming chapters.

The Runtime section allows for memory usage settings, location of temporary files, limiting conversion errors, and different options that will help in creating an efficient workflow.

The Events section can be used for documenting events and sending notifications by email.

The Meta Info section allows setting custom demographics to your workflow.

The following table lists the shortcuts that can be used to show and hide tools and navigate around the canvas.

The Undo and Redo and Copy and Paste shortcuts:

The Select and Align Tools shortcuts:

The Show and Hide Tools, Windows, Run, Open, Save, and Switch Workflows shortcuts: