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Automation, Integration, Analytics, Reports & Dashboards

A Quick Introduction to the Five Types of Filters in Flow

In this blog post, I provide an introduction to the five filter actions in Flow. Filter actions are

Overview

In this blog post, I provide an introduction to the five filter actions in Flow. Filter actions are functions which select a specific subset of records from a designated data collection based on some target match criteria. This blog post introduces the different types of filters and provides a comprehensive worked video example demonstrating how to configure and implement these filters against a sample data collection. The filter actions are some of the most elementary and integral operations in the Flow computing framework. Mastering the different types of filters is key to data processing, data analytics, and business intelligence workflow design.

A Quick Introduction to the Five Types of Filters in Flow

 

 

Build HyperCube-Based Autonomous BI Dashboard

In this blog post, I demonstrate how to build a hypercube-based autonomous BI dashboard. I explain t

Overview

In this blog post, I demonstrate how to build a hypercube-based autonomous BI dashboard. I explain the current-state landscape of BI reporting and data analytics technologies. I provide details on the current limitations of existing BI approaches to automated reporting. I then define the characteristics required for a next-generation BI analytics and reporting framework capable of meeting the current and emerging reporting requirements that most businesses face. I provide a worked example demonstrating how to develop a solution which answers these emerging challenges. In the worked example, I show how to compute hypercubes from raw data and use those hypercubes as the basis for n-dimensional drill through dashboards. I explore various transformations and aggregation techniques across hypercubes to demonstrate how to summarize data across multiple dimensions. I show the power of Flow's multidimensional visualization and pivot engine by creating visualizations which allow for 5+ levels of drill-down. I finish the example by designing an interactive dashboard and showing how to distribute the completed report across an organization. Finally, I cover how to deploy the developed workflow to Flow's agent framework to continuously and autonomously execute our reporting tasks on a schedule.

How to Build HyperCube-Based Autonomous BI Dashboard

 

 

Analyze Blank or Missing Data Values Using Flow Analytics

Overveiw In this blog post, I provide a worked example demonstrating how to perform an analysis of b

Overview

In this blog post, I provide a worked example demonstrating how to perform an analysis of blanks on a target dataset. When analyzing data a typical first step is to get an understanding of where there are missing values. Identifying where there are missing values in your data can help you make more informed decisions about your analysis approach.

How to Analyze Blank or Missing Data Values Using Flow Analytics

 

 

Perform a Benford Analysis Using Flow Analytics

Overview n this post, we build a reusable eight-step Flow that performs a basic Benford's Analysis o

Overview

n this post, we build a reusable eight-step Flow that performs a basic Benford's Analysis on a sample data set. This Flow loads the sample data set then obtains the first digit from each observation, builds a hypercube and uses it to count the first digits, extracts a dataset containing the distribution and, finally, computes the expected distribution and compares it to the observed distribution by taking the difference.

Perform a Benford's Analysis Using Flow Analytics

An Introduction to Building Dashboards in Flow Analytics

Overview Flow enables you to build dashboards containing a variety of elements including tables, cha

Overview

Flow enables you to build dashboards containing a variety of elements including tables, charts, reports, and data summaries, among others. This post focuses on two methods you can use to build, populate, and update dashboards. I show how to add a new dashboard, then how to create and add chart result using one of the sample datasets provided. Next, I provide an in-depth discussion of adding workflow generated results to a dashboard.

An Introduction to Building Dashboards in Flow Analytics

Building Tables and Pivot Tables in Flow Analytics

Overview In this post, we'll build a six-step workflow that produces Pivot Table and Table results.

Overview

In this post, we'll build a six-step workflow that produces Pivot Table and Table results. It shows how to load data, use expressions to derive time-period values from a date field, build a hypercube using those time-period values as dimensions and, finally, how to create and view pivot table and table results using the hypercube.

Building Tables and Pivot Tables in Flow Analytics

A Basic Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis Using Flow

Overview This article presents a basic introduction to multi-dimensional analysis and analytics-orie

Overview

This post presents a basic introduction to multi-dimensional analysis and analytics-oriented processing using Flow. It discusses data sets, measures, dimensions, and hypercubes; then it provides a step-by-step example of building a workflow to analyze some fictional A/B test data.

An Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis