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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 Formula tool is where you can write a variety of calculations and operations. The ability to perform calculations, such as if/else conditional formulas, can be quickly used to create a new column or modify an existing column. More than one calculation can be written within the Formula tool rather than creating a formula for each tool. This is quite helpful when creating a calculation for a new column and finding out you want to modify the new column immediately after creating it. The best part of it all is that after writing the expressions they can be saved!

This is great when the same calculation, or one similar to it, needs to be written in the same workflow downstream, or in a different workflow. Alteryx will save the expression, saving you time from writing it out again, and providing a reminding thought on how it was created. We will go through 15 expressions that will provide you with a solid foundation in writing expressions all in one tool, the Formula tool. 

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