Apps and Macros
Last modified: August 11, 2021
App Building Guidelines
An Alteryx analytic app is a self-contained program that performs a specific function for the user. The interface must be simple and the app designed with a single goal in mind.
An analytic app is a workflow with a user interface. Create an analytic app to enable the app user to execute a workflow using their own data and parameter without having to build the workflow.
A macro is a workflow or group of tools built into a single tool that can be inserted into another workflow. Create a macro to save an analytic process you perform repeatedly.
Interface Designer Window
Use the Interface Designer window to customize an app or macro interface. Reorder interface questions and actions, add interface elements, test values, and include content.
When designing an Analytic App or Macro workflow, the developer can run a test that will simulate the user experience. This is a handy feature that aids in troubleshooting an Analytic App or Macro workflow.