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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


In this chapter, you learned about macros and their dynamic use within workflows. A Standard Macro was developed to allow the end user to specify what they want the multiplier to be. This is a great way to implement the interactivity within a workflow. The Batch Macro was created to run a batch specified by the Control Parameter and process the records to a file with given multipliers. There are other macros that can be created and deployed by using an Iterative Macro and Local Optimizer Macro. An Iterative Macro will run through every record and loop the records back through the workflow as many times as is specified or until a condition is met and a Local Optimizer Macro runs multiple iterations to determine the best locations to add or remove from an existing location network. These powerful macros will take your self-service analytics to the next level by identifying areas of data processing. This collection of tools creates an output that can be used anywhere within a workflow...