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Learning Alteryx

By : Renato Baruti
Book Image

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


Developing charts is as exciting as it sounds! Charts may be bar charts, comparing dimensions to one another or line charts, visualizing a time-series trend. These charts and many more are available by using the Charting tool located in the Reporting tool palette. The Charting tool can be used to create a chart. This includes chart types like Bar, Line, Area, Column, Pie, and many more. This can be a real difference maker when it comes to adding a visualization to go with the data table that you went through in the previous section. Let's go through a couple of examples, and explore the wonders of the Charting tool.

Charting Example #1: Create a Line Chart that displays the Average Data Value for each chronic disease only in Florida, and apply a Border around the chart. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: We will start this example from the existing Summarize tool, in the top stream within the existing workflow. Select the Charting tool from the Reporting tool palette and drag it onto...