In this chapter, you learned about workflow design and how it can help you during your self-service analytics endeavors. Select a layout that meets your preferences, autosave your workflow to ensure all the new enhancements made are saved, and apply data profiling to gather information about your data quality. View which columns are looking good and not so good. Apply necessary updates to your data, as the better your data quality, the better your analysis. You also explored tips and tricks that are very handy. Browse results shows data results the way you want to see them and can be viewed without adding a Browse tool. You learned about structuring your data in tool containers to enable and disable as needed, providing clarity and optimization to your workflow. The tool alignment saves time by quickly aligning tools horizontally or vertically. The chapter capped off with time savers that will save you precious time to use on analysis, rather than updating and fixing your workflow...
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)
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Getting Started with Alteryx
Data Preparation and Blending
Writing Fast and Accurate Expressions
Data Parsing Techniques
Creating Data-Driven Custom Reports