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We have 'CountDistinct' and 'Concatenate' options within Summarize tool.
But 'Concatenate' displays all the instances of value for a Grouped field, this might include lot of duplicates.
It would be great to have an option like 'ConcatDistinct'.
For example -
Group by 'Branch' and 'ConcatDistinct' Customer should result as Figure 1 instead of Figure 2 -
While this is achievable in different ways currently with a set of tools, but it gets tedious when number of fields is large from which distinct values are to be captured.
When using the Summarize Tool please provide a grouping action that does a unique string concatenation. Example below.
Typical Concatenation output grouping on 'Category'
Desired output with Unique String Concatenation
I realize that this can be done with two inline Summarize tools but getting this done in one tool will streamline a workflow.
The Summarize tool is one that is very powerful but often harder to understand by new users within the product. We would like to overhaul the tool and reduce the common use cases where two summarizes are necessary as well as provide options for exploring the data without using multiple parallel Summarize tools. We will consider this request as we begin to look at simplifying the tool.
could you provide the workflow that would achieve this distinct Concatenation? I'm wondering how you did it.
Is there a way to attach the workflow here?
I don't see an option to attach any file.
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This is very essential requirement as we start using Alteryx extensively. Will be great if this can be incorporated in the tool instead of users struggling with many workarounds.
If the above summarize proposal is implemented, it will be of great help as adding double summary also will not solve the problem all the times. And when it comes to working on data with several columns it becomes a big challenge.
To achieve the desired result u have to summarise twice for removing the duplicate values with same details like A - Dog
Attaching the workflow
for ur reference
Concatenate distinct would be a nice add
@AKlaur I normally do 2 summarize tools to get a distinct list.
Would be nice to optionally include a count after each value in ().
Branch: Distinct Customer List
A: Tom (3), Jack
B: Jack (2)
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