If you have workflows you run regularly that require manual updating of values; or if you have a group of tools you use repeatedly in the same way and wish there was a single tool for what they do, then make your life easier with apps and macros!
Oftentimes you may find yourself running the same workflow, and each time you run it, you have to go into Designer and update some values/dates in order to reflect the most recent data. And you most likely have several tool combinations that you do all the time and code virtually the same way each time. In this course, Building Alteryx Apps and Macros, you will learn foundational knowledge/gain the ability to dynamically update those values and combine those tools. First, you will learn what an app is, how it relates to a workflow, and how to build one. Next, you will discover how macros can simplify your Alteryx life by combining tools into a new single and separate tool. Finally, you will explore how to run apps in succession, when one app is dependent upon another process. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of building apps and macros needed to maximize the efficiency of your Alteryx processes.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Michel Barone, and welcome to my course, Building Alteryx Apps and Macros. I'm a data scientist, and I'm also one of approximately 30 worldwide Alteryx ACEs. The ACE title is a designation that Alteryx only gives to the most influential and supportive experts of the Alteryx software. In this course, you'll learn how to take your Alteryx workflows to the next level with apps and macros. Apps and macros can make your life easier for workflows and tool combinations that are repeatedly run on a regular basis. They also both allow for end user interaction so your workflow or tool combination processes can be written generally and then dynamically updated based on each individual users needs for their processes. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include why you would use an app or macro, how to create a user interface for your users to interact with apps and macros you build, and how to make use of chained app functionality when an app is dependent upon another process completing first. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create apps and macros that allow for the dynamic updating of workflows without having to recreate the wheel for processes that are performed often. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basic workings of Alteryx Designer, including how to build workflows and data processes. My Pluralsight course, Alteryx Designer: Getting Started, is a great resource for this. I hope you'll join me as you continue your Alteryx journey with this Building Alteryx Apps and Macros course, at Pluralsight.