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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

Standard Macro

Before getting into macros, let's define what a macro is. A macro is a collection of workflow tools that are grouped together into one tool. Using a range of different interface tools, a macro can be developed and used within a workflow. Any workflow can be turned into a macro and a repeatable element of a workflow can commonly be converted into a macro. 

There are a couple of ways you can turn your workflow into a Standard Macro. The first is to go to the canvas configuration pane and navigate to the Workflow tab. This is where you select what type of workflow you want. If you select Macro you should then have Standard Macro automatically selected. Now, when you save this workflow it will save as a macro. You’ll then be able to add it to another workflow and run the process created within the macro itself. The second method is just to add a Macro Input tool from the Interface tool section onto the canvas; the workflow will then automatically change to a Standard Macro.