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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

Batch Macro

ABatch Macro is a special kind of macro that is used to process a group of records based on a control parameter. The group of records processed within the macro logic is determined by the control parameter. The control parameter is where you will identify the input fields from the control input you want to use to configure the macro. The Batch Macro is run from beginning to end for each control parameter. This applies to each record, where the entire macro will be reconfigured and run. Records that go in the control input will not form as streams inside the macro like regular inputs. Let's go through a Batch Macro and how it can help in a repeatable process.

Batch Macro Example #1:

Step 1: Select the Macro Input tool from the Interface tool palette and add the tool onto the canvas. The workflow will automatically change to a Standard Macro.

Step 2: Select Text Input and Edit Data option within the Macro Input tool configuration.

Step 3: Create a field called Number and enter the...