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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

Multi-Field Formula

Multi-Field Formula allows for multiple fields to be updated at once through a single function. We will use the same workflow from the last section, the U.S. Chronic Disease Indicators workflow. Let's go through an expression and view the output displaying multiple fields that have been updated.

Expression #1: Create two new fields for LocationAbbr and LocationDesc to update the values in both fields to all uppercase.

Step 1: Select the Multi-Field Formula tool from the Preparation tool palette and drag it onto the canvas. Connect the Multi-Field Formula tool to the Multi-Row Formula tool.

Step 2: Select Text from the dropdown field options.

Step 3: Select LocationAbbr and LocationDesc from the available Text fields.

Step 4: Select Copy Output Fields Add and enter Uppercase_ as a Prefix.

Step 5: Write the following expression:


Step 6: Add the Browse tool to the Multi-Field Formula tool.

Step 7: Run the workflow:

Notice the two new fields now contain...