Learning Alteryx

Implement your Business Intelligence solutions without any coding - by leveraging the power of the Alteryx platform
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Learning Alteryx

Renato Baruti

Implement your Business Intelligence solutions without any coding - by leveraging the power of the Alteryx platform
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Book Details

ISBN 139781788392655
Paperback228 pages

Book Description

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

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Alteryx
Installation and setup
The Alteryx Designer architecture
Introduction to Alteryx Designer
An overview of the workflow configurations
Exploring the Tool Palettes
The Favorites tools
Summary
Chapter 2: Workflow Optimization
Resource optimization and speed processing
Performance Profiling
Connecting to data
Alteryx file types
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Preparation and Blending
Data preparation
Data cleansing
Filtering
Join and union
Summary
Chapter 4: Writing Fast and Accurate Expressions
Formula
Multi-Row Formula
Multi-Field Formula
Summary
Chapter 5: Transforming Data
Transforming data
Summarizing and aggregating data
Running total
Weighted average
Summary
Chapter 6: Data Parsing Techniques
Text to columns
Converting strings to dates and dates to strings
Regular expressions
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating Data-Driven Custom Reports
Data Table
Charting
Reporting layout
Sharing the report
Summary
Chapter 8: Using Macros in Workflows
Standard Macro
Batch Macro
Summary
Chapter 9: Sharing Your Insights
Alteryx Server
Alteryx Analytics Gallery 
Summary 
Chapter 10: Best Practices
The ultimate guide to workflow design
Tips and tricks
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Create efficient workflows with Alteryx to answer complex business questions
  • Learn how to speed up the cleansing, data preparing, and shaping process
  • Blend and join data into a single dataset for self-service analysis
  • Write advanced expressions in Alteryx leading to an optimal workflow for efficient processing of huge data
  • Develop high-quality, data-driven reports to improve consistency in reporting and analysis
  • Explore the flexibility of macros by automating analytic processes
  • Apply predictive analytics from spatial, demographic, and behavioral analysis and quickly publish, schedule
  • Share your workflows and insights with relevant stakeholders

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Alteryx
Installation and setup
The Alteryx Designer architecture
Introduction to Alteryx Designer
An overview of the workflow configurations
Exploring the Tool Palettes
The Favorites tools
Summary
Chapter 2: Workflow Optimization
Resource optimization and speed processing
Performance Profiling
Connecting to data
Alteryx file types
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Preparation and Blending
Data preparation
Data cleansing
Filtering
Join and union
Summary
Chapter 4: Writing Fast and Accurate Expressions
Formula
Multi-Row Formula
Multi-Field Formula
Summary
Chapter 5: Transforming Data
Transforming data
Summarizing and aggregating data
Running total
Weighted average
Summary
Chapter 6: Data Parsing Techniques
Text to columns
Converting strings to dates and dates to strings
Regular expressions
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating Data-Driven Custom Reports
Data Table
Charting
Reporting layout
Sharing the report
Summary
Chapter 8: Using Macros in Workflows
Standard Macro
Batch Macro
Summary
Chapter 9: Sharing Your Insights
Alteryx Server
Alteryx Analytics Gallery 
Summary 
Chapter 10: Best Practices
The ultimate guide to workflow design
Tips and tricks
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781788392655
Paperback228 pages
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