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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

Tips and tricks

This section focuses on the tips and tricks that are handy time savers during the workflow development. Designing an optimal workflow is the first step for downstreaming data efficiency by utilizing the right tools in the right areas of your workflow. The quick tips and tricks are something that you want to stay with you forever, to help you quickly maneuver through the workflow within seconds. Let's take a look at these handy dandy tips and tricks.

Browse data

The Browse Everywhere option was introduced in Version 11 of Alteryx. This is where you can click on the output anchor of a tool and view the results without having to add a Browse tool to view your data! Sounds like a win win to me. The best part is the Browse tool contains more hidden gems, in one of the most used tools in Alteryx. Let's say you have many columns, and scrolling through the Browse tool to locate the columns may not be very easy. Within the Results - Browse configuration, you can select the down area...