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Alteryx Tip: How can I use Batch Macros? Part 2 of 3

Alteryx Tip: How can I use Batch Macros? Part 2 of 3

In an earlier blog we began to explore the wonderful world of macros. Here we learnt that there were 3 types of macros available to use in Alteryx. We’ve already covered standard macros in Alteryx Tip: What are Macros? And how are they useful to me? Part 1 of 3 - The...

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Simple spatial objects with Alteryx Map Input

Simple spatial objects with Alteryx Map Input

Map Input, the tool you probably haven’t used before but it’s worth thinking about when working with Spatial data. And just in case the name doesn’t resonate with you, this is what the Alteryx tool looks like: So why should you consider using the Map Input tool when...

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can cleaning be fun?

can cleaning be fun?

Short answer - Yes! Long Answer - That depends on if you know Alteryx. And, it is datasets that you're cleaning. Coming from a background where I mostly used Microsoft Excel and Python for most of the data wrangling, Alteryx proves to be a game changer. The processes...

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Tableau Stunning Charts Series: Calendar Circle Chart

Tableau Stunning Charts Series: Calendar Circle Chart

Do you think of visualizing calendar dates in a circular view? If not, I will show you how to make a Calendar Circle Chart achieve it. The approach is to make all the dates in a year in seven-layer circles with the dates grouped by months. I will demonstrate it by...

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Tableau Plotting in 3D (with Alteryx)

Tableau Plotting in 3D (with Alteryx)

Before I delve into my method, I should clarify the slight falsification in the title of this blog. Plotting perfectly in three dimensions, in Tableau, is impossible. This is not because of Tableau's limitations, but is a consequence of that fact that computer screens...

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How To Turn Messy Text Data into a Table in Alteryx

How To Turn Messy Text Data into a Table in Alteryx

Hi everyone, welcome to my Alteryx made easy series. My name is Quyen. I am currently a data analytics consultant at the Data School. I have just finished my first week of training in Alteryx. After my last 3 days of training, I have learned a lot of useful skills in...

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Using Table Calculations to Visualise Maths

Using Table Calculations to Visualise Maths

Like the title and above image suggest, this entry is about using Tableau to visualise maths. And yes, I know that for most people maths is not the most exciting topic. But before you go running for the hills, consider sticking around - visualising mathematical...

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Tony’s Tableau Tips: Set Action buttons

Tony’s Tableau Tips: Set Action buttons

Today I want to show you my favourite dashboard action; Set Actions. I like it because this was one of the very first things I learnt for Tableau. But in brief set actions allow you to let audiences interact with your dashboard, allowing them select and change values...

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Tony’s Tableau Tips: Date Function References

Tony’s Tableau Tips: Date Function References

Today I want to show you how to use date functions within your tableau dashboards. Before I kick off you might be thinking "what are date functions"? Date functions allow date calculations to be computed. There are many types of date functions, however for a detailed...

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Benefits of planning your dashboard

Benefits of planning your dashboard

Planning your dashboard can provide clarify, direction and most importantly save time. When working on a project that requires a dashboard, allocate some of your time to planning. It doesn’t have to be much, but any time will help you out over the project lifetime. In...

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