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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

Chapter 8. Using Macros in Workflows

A macro workflow has the flexibility to run as a single tool within another workflow. Macros have capabilities that solve problems quickly and easily than manually up-keeping data processes. There are various macro types that are built by using Interface Tools with the Interface Designer. Batch macros are designed to run repeatedly in the context of a workflow. The next two macros will describe what they are capable of accomplishing. The ability to run a single tool through every record, and loop the records back through the workflow until a condition is met, can be accomplished using an Iterative Macro. The last macro to review is the Location Optimizer Macro, which identifies the best score for each demand location and specifies the amount of locations you would like to add to the Network through an iterative macro. In this chapter, you will learn a variety of macros that will provide you with a foundation for building enhanced workflows using macros...