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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

The ultimate guide to workflow design

By now, you have a solid base on why Alteryx is so powerful for data blending, data cleansing, joining and aggregating data to help solve complex business problems accurately and quickly. This section will focus on how you can make your workflow designs more efficient and intuitive for you. Designing efficient workflows can not only speed up processing but also help with faster troubleshooting. More clarity around your workflows will lead to less time spent going through a scavenger hunt finding that favorite tool of yours. Let's go how to design your workflow layout, save your workflow more frequently, and apply data profiling to ensure you have optimal data quality.

Workflow layout

Design your workflow orientation horizontally or vertically. Whether you prefer to work from left to right or from top to bottom, the tools added to your workflows will be included based on the Layout Direction selection. Click anywhere in the canvas and in the Workflow -...