Philip Mannering

Philip Mannering

Philip Mannering

An accomplished problem-solver with a desire to make valuable insights in data and a passion for data visualisation, Philip comes from a strong analytical background, having two Master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics and a Distinction in Clinical Science. He then spent three years working for the NHS where he gained Python and MATLAB experience by analysing image datasets.

In 2017, he joined the Data School to acquire formal training in Alteryx and Tableau to become a proficient problem-solver in the challenging world of BI.

In his spare time, Philip enjoys 5 aside football, cryptic crosswords and table tennis.

Reflections on the Data School

The Data School has been a trying and testing four months of my life. The experience has largely been what I expected reading the previous data schools’ blogs of their own time here and from my own guesswork… with three main differences.

How to Batch your Macro

For any repeatable and/or tedious task in Alteryx you probably require a macro. Further, if you want to run that task for a list of different inputs and set controls on how it deals with those inputs then it may be prudent to turn that macro into a Batch Macro. Read how to batch it here.

How to Create a Macro in Alteryx

A macro is simply a combination of instructions ran as a single command. In Alteryx this translates to packaging up multiple tools into one tool. This is how you do it.

A Typical API Alteryx Workflow

The increasingly useful API is used ubiquitously to send and receive data. Alteryx makes short work of obtaining data using a web API and parsing it into something useful. Furthermore, the workflow is very similar when using any API. Learn how to use APIs in Alteryx here.

Custom Admin Views in Tableau

The custom admin views allow all administrators on Tableau Server the ability to see the server’s usage statistics. To see the original ‘uncustomised’ admin views, login to your server select the site name at the top of the screen to reveal a drop-down box. Then...

So you want to use your KML files in Tableau?

So you want to use KML Files in Tableau? Tableau comes with a list of recognisable geospatial areas and regions straight out of the box. But this list is limited and oftentimes you will want to create your own custom geocoding to create a filled map. How can you map KML shape files both in Tableau 10.1 and 10.2 using Alteryx. Read to find out.