Auto Documentation

This article is by KatieH and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:


We are excited to share with you all today, project AAD (Automated Alteryx Documentor). This customer-led initiative starts here, with a beta version of this customer-created Alteryx app.

How to Enrich Your Geographical Trade Areas with Demographic Information Using Alteryx

This article is by Sydney Firmin and originally appeared on the Alteryx Data Science Blog here:


In order to maximise the accuracy of our outputs, we should look to obtain demographic information at the lowest level of detail we can find, and, the newest information we can find.

Are You Passionate for Alteryx?

This article is written by KimA and originally appeared on the Alteryx Nation Blog here:


If you are proud and passionate about your Alteryx experience, why not advocate?  There are many benefits to advocacy that you may not have considered.

Seeing is Believing with Alteryx Visualytics Interactive Chart tool

What can I do with Interactive Charts?
With the new Interactive Chart tool you can effectively communicate your analysis to people of all levels in your organization by creating visually appealing and easy to comprehend charts.  The resulting charts can be output to interactive formats such as embedding or viewing in an HTML site, viewing through the Alteryx Server or with interactive dashboards via the Insight tool.

Alteryx Has Been Recognised as the ‘2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice’

We are excited to announce that with partnership with Alteryx, Alteryx has been recognized as the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms. We take great pride to achieve this distinction as something we refer to as the “court of customer opinion” as customer feedback truly shapes our product strategy and future enhancements.

A New Kind of Macro

Start with the download tool
The test spreadsheet

In my experience, the toughest part of dealing with a REST API is authentication, but in this case Quip makes it incredibly simple. In no time I'd pulled down the above spreadsheet. Here is the download tool workflow:
 The simple request workflow and the nightmare response

I was expecting Quip to return something along the lines of a JSON object representing the spreadsheet, but instead they returned HTML - and lots of it! The API documentationsays, "Once you have a token, the easiest way to use [the API] is via the Python Client Library, which makes most tasks a single line of code.

Bring Your Insights to Life With Alteryx Visualytics

What can I do with the Insight Tool?
With the new Insight tool you can build and combine multiple interactive charts so your stakeholders can investigate and focus on what is important to them.  The Insight Tool leverages our new chart capabilities, so you can easily customize your charts, adding a drill down to each so when you drill down into one chart it reflects across all other charts.

What’s New in Alteryx Analytics 2018.4?


Modern end-to-end analytics platform looks as powerful as it feels for those heart-pounding, fist-pumping moments of insight

Aesthetically pleasing modern look
Easier to use with key navigation buttons closer to where you’re working
Immediately see vital diagnostic and usage information with Server Admin dashboards


Across the globe and the analytics journey, you can experience the thrill of solving in more languages

Prep, blend, analyze and model data to your heart's content with Designer available in Portuguese and Spanish
More robust website support in French and German
Expand your data analytic capabilities with your colleagues with a beta French Community site


It’s easier to access more data at every point in the analytics journey to make those critical data-driven decisions

Power up your first mile of analytics in Connect with PostgreSQL metadata loader
Write conditional update & delete statements in the Write In-DB tool
Bring in your Python Jupyter notebooks to leverage existing models & code
Accelerate deployments of your predictive models with Promote - importing custom R and Python packages from private remote repositories

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