My Experience from AWS and Alteryx Certifications

So I have now completed both the Solution Architect Associate and Developer Associate certifications and thought I would share my thoughts from the process. Why Bother? For a long time, I haven’t been particularly bothered by doing any certifications. I have always believed in proving myself in the work I do, and this was particularly…

Alteryx Formula Add Ins (v1.1)

Version 1.1 of my Alteryx formula add ins project has been released. These provide a set of utility functions for use wherever a formula can be used within Alteryx. The functions are developed in C++ and XML using the Alteryx SDK – I will write a few posts with the details of how to create…

First Pre-Release of JDTools for Alteryx (v0.1)

Having created my simple framework for making custom C# based Alteryx tools, I thought I would release an initial version for people to take a look and try. Please note these are pretty experimental and while stable enough on my PC, I don’t have the resources of Alteryx to test widely and confirm stability. Please…

A Couple Of Pet Alteryx Projects

I am planning to do a blog series on extending Alteryx and various options that are provided to do this (but it takes me ages to write a post!). As part of learning some of the tricks for this I have been working on a set of Formula Addins (xml based)) and Custom DotNet Tools. I…

Rounding Calculations in Tableau (and Excel and Alteryx)

I was doing some table calculations in Tableau and needed complete control over the rounding that was used. Tableau provides a single ROUND function. The exact specification of this (I believe) depends on the data source you are connected too, as it passes through to the underlying server. I needed to be able to look at…

Shortcut Keys and other things on Surface Pro 3…

I’ve been using the Surface Pro 2 since it came out and my work just upgraded me to the 3. It is a fantastic laptop replacement capable of being my one and only device (from tablet to development box). Battery life and weight are awesome. The screen and display are a joy to work on,…