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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

Summarizing and aggregating data

Summary calculations and aggregating data at various levels using group by functions are available through the Summarize tool. This is a popular tool that performs a variety of summation calculations, including: summing, math, min/max, string concatenation, grouping, and much more.

We will go through seven various calculations using the summary tool, and why these calculations are beneficial. Let's begin by looking through these examples using the same workflow as the previous section.

Summarize Example #1: Find the Min and Max DataValue by YearEnd, LocationAbbr, Topic, and Question.

Step 1: Select the Summarize tool from the Transform tool palette and drag it onto the canvas. Connect the Auto Field tool to the Summarize tool.

Step 2: Select the following fields and select Add from the dropdown to select their respective actions:

Step 3: Add a Browse tool to the Summarize tool.

Step 4: Run the workflow.

Notice that in the Browse tool, the min and max data values...