From Dataflow to Data Prep

In the past few releases, we have seen the hard work behind the new Data Prep (recipes) emerge. While Data Prep aims to make it easier for users to get started with transforming data and creating datasets for insight, there might be a few question marks if you are used to navigating the dataflow. Hence ...

Start and stop dataflows on command

When working with dataflows I think most of us simply schedule or manually run them to get new and fresh data (given the data sync has been updated). But guess what you can trigger the dataflow using APIs – so let’s see how we can do that with Salesforce CLI and Mohan’s plugin. If you ...

Dataflow performance with field usage analysis

Some of you might have long running dataflows that you for many reasons want to have running faster. But how you approach this can be time-consuming. Siva Teja Ghattepally has provided a brilliant webinar giving techniques to optimize the dataflow performance. To aid this process Mohan Chinnappan‘s analytics plugin provides a great command that allows you ...

Field usage analysis

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be writing this blog and I think you will find this immensely helpful especially if you have had Tableau CRM (formerly Einstein Analytics) for a while. I find many users end up creating a lot of dataflows and bringing in a lot of fields because they ...

Smart ETL with Data Prep: Detect Sentiment in Three Steps

The next-generation data platform is now generally available in Winter ‘21, and that means you get to embed sentiment analysis directly within your Data Prep Recipes! What is Sentiment Analysis in Data Prep? Data Prep introduces a new data transformation step, “Detect Sentiment”, that uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning to extract sentiments ...

Uploading datasets via CLI

A while back I wrote a blog on how to export datasets from Tableau CRM (Einstein Analytics) using Salesforce CLI and a plugin from Mohan Chinnappan. It seems Mohan’s plugin was well received and he has since expanded on it to upload csv files to Tableau CRM. This is powerful if you want to update ...