Category Archives: Automation

Word clouds with Alteryx and R

In a previous post, I explained how to build word clouds easily with a combination of Alteryx and Tableau. But what happens without Tableau? It turns out that Alteryx can leverage the power of existing R libraries to easily generate … Continue reading

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Automate custom Tableau email updates

Like it or not, looking at you Slack, email remains the preferred way to disseminate information in the workplace. Volume is still growing, especially business emails volume growing at a cool steady annual rate of 7%. Is usage growing at … Continue reading

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Pathways to Analytics Automated Operations Nirvana

I already wrote a couple of posts on the topic of Automation of Operations using Alteryx, but I felt an update was in order, as the possibilities evolve so fast lately. I gauged some interest on the topic as well … Continue reading

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Automate Target to Date Attainment

This post is an extension of the previously covered topic: Display optional business Targets to your Actuals in Tableau The business scenario used to introduce the topic in the previous post was kept basic, on purpose. I’d like to introduce … Continue reading

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Upload directly to Tableau Server from Alteryx

Since I posted last June on automating Tableau operations using Alteryx, new versions of Alteryx (V10 + V10.1) and Tableau (V9.1 + V9.2) got released. That post remains relevant as ever, but a new feature is worth a separate update: the great Information Labs Upload … Continue reading

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