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Update Raw XML in Alteryx Macros

Update Raw XML in Alteryx Macros

One of the best features of Alteryx is its hackability. If getting a macro to do what you want looks impossible, think again! I've started using "Update Raw XML with Formula" on the Action tool to get that little bit extra out of my macros. If you're new to macros in...

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I Present My New Text Analysis Tool for Alteryx

I Present My New Text Analysis Tool for Alteryx

I had been planning to create a text analysis tool for a while, when Alteryx introduced its Intelligence Suite in version 2020.2. It includes seven text mining tools. They appear in the new Text Mining category on the tool palette. However, if you want to use them you...

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5 more tableau tips and tricks

5 more tableau tips and tricks

This blog post is a direct follow on from my other post about tableau tips and tricks String fields as hours and minutes 1. How to make hours and minutes in Tableau using having time, or date-time type fields in Tableau. First, some data prep is required. Ensure you...

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8 Tableau hacks you wish you knew before

8 Tableau hacks you wish you knew before

Hi all, this blog is about the small things in Tableau that I know, that I think beginners to Tableau might not. Selecting all of the items in a tableau action 1. Ctrl+A on the action screen can save a little bit of time. If you want everything selected, in order for...

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How to Become a Pro at Tableau Dashboards

How to Become a Pro at Tableau Dashboards

Over the past few months, one of my responsibilities at the Data School Down Under has been to review Tableau dashboards. This task has raised the question of how I approach building Tableau dashboards. In today’s blog, I wanted to share one of my preferred...

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Reflection – This Is Just the Beginning

Reflection – This Is Just the Beginning

It's the end of an intense four months... four months of professional data analytics and consulting training at The Data School. Make no mistake, The Data School is definitely not your average school. Here, we learn all the knowledge and skills necessary to become a...

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Reflection on My  Data School Journey so far

Reflection on My Data School Journey so far

It is indeed a wonderful experience at Data School and at the end of 4-month training I felt very satisfied. I was able to gather so much of information and knowledge learned through different modes and it is high time to recollect and recall one by one that would put...

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Tableau Padding and container tips

Tableau Padding and container tips

Hi all, in this blog I’m going to go through the basics of Tableau padding and container tips that I've learnt from using Tableau for a bit. Padding To begin with, I want to talk about tableaus automatic padding when you drag a sheet onto the dashboard. Tableau...

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Training at The Data School: Reflection

Training at The Data School: Reflection

16 weeks have passed in usual fashion - quickly. However, these past 16 weeks have been unusual, or perhaps better described as unique. That is the best way I can summarise the four month training component of The Data School - unique. My time so far in The Data...

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Reflection: The End of Training, Never End of Learning

Reflection: The End of Training, Never End of Learning

I can't believe it is the end of the training section in Data School! How time flys! Before joining the data school, I was a data analyst. I wanted to join data school to pursue my career in Sydney and learn market-leading analytical tools and skills. After 16 weeks,...

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