Machine Learning Predict

Last modified: May 16, 2022

Use the Machine Learning Predict tool to use models you've built in Alteryx Machine Learning to make predictions about new data.

Tool Components

The Machine Learning Predict tool has 2 anchors.

  • Input anchor: The input anchor connects to the data you want to make predictions about.
  • P anchor: The P anchor outputs new columns of data, which contain predictions.

Download the Tool

To use the Machine Learning Predict tool in Designer, download the Alteryx Machine Learning Designer Integration Tools. Go to the downloads page, then Alteryx Intelligence Suite > Alteryx Intelligence Suite (your Designer version).

Configure the Tool

Connect to Alteryx Machine Learning

Enter your Alteryx Machine Learning Credentials:

  • URL: The URL you navigate to in order to access your Alteryx Machine Learning account.

Select Sign In to connect to your Alteryx Machine Learning account. Once you are successfully connected to your account, the tool displays an "Authentication Verified" message. To change credentials, select Change Credentials.

Modeling Selection

  1. Prepare your new data for model prediction.

    1. Make sure to remove the target variable from your dataset.

    2. Match column names and data types to the dataset used to train your model.

  2. From the Machine Learning Predict tool, select the model you want to apply to your new data by selecting your Project.

    1. The Project Details, Model Details, and Ranking Metrics are all filled in from the model you've built in Alteryx Machine Learning.

  3. Select Run to apply the model to your new data.

  4. The Machine Learning Predict tool creates new columns of data in the output, which contain predictions.

To avoid type warnings in your workflow, use a typing tool like the Select tool or Auto Field tool to change the column type. You can also manually fix type warnings.

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