Trading Lunches

Growing up, the hottest commodity on the ESLI (Elementary School Lunch Index) were Fruit Gummy Candy (Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll Up, Gushers (premium)), Go-Gurt, Kudos and String Cheese. If you walked into the lunch room ready to deal with one of these items you could do pretty well for yourself. If it was […]

I am 27

The fact that I am 27 puts me right there in the middle of what is the greatest generation (other than “The Greatest Generation”, those people fought Nazis and are awesome). Say what you will about millennials, but if you motivate us in the right way, we are going to do some crazy cool things. (I […]

How Do You Eat a Whale?

I could easily be described as a stout individual. I’m 6′ 4 (and a quarter)” tall and usually hover around 300 pounds so food analogies usually stick with me. My buddy Jerry Smyth (Sales guy and former professional skateboarder) used to ask me “How do you eat a whale?” To which I would respond, “That’s […]

I am Dynamic Input: And So Can You!

Now that everyone knows where I stand with Alteryx (I like it), let’s talk about my favorite tool for workflows and the namesake of this blog, “Dynamic Input”. It should be noted, that I don’t love AS400. But it exists in my life and life of so many others so we must deal with it. […]

Dynamic Input: Instructions

So let’s walk through the configuration of our Dynamic input. The key to this tool is bringing in data that we are going to use in our “Where” clause. My example has us pulling record IDs from data set 1. On the tool configuration pane, we have two main sections for this demo. The first […]

The Best Advice I Ever Received

At Knight, we have some data problems. These problems are not unique to us, but rather we are one of many companies that are stuck in this transition between legacy systems like AS400 and those that exist today. So the question is, without being chained to expensive contractors or an employee base that is drying […]