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Multi-Row/Window Functionality In-Database

During my time with Alteryx, I've largely been able to accomplish all of my data processing jobs using the in-database toolset.


One exception is when it comes to window functions/multi-row formulas. When window functionality is needed, an Alteryx approach ends up looking something like this:
- Stream data out of database to an intermediate table

- Run a pre-written window function over dataset

- Store results into another intermediate table

- Load intermediate table into separate Alteryx workflow to continue further processing


While it may be possible to use a self-join as a workaround, it results in a bottlenecked, inefficient process. The same could be said for streaming the dataset out of database to use the non-in-database multi-row formula built in to Alteryx.

If anyone knows of an existing solution, please let me know - otherwise I believe many users would greatly benefit from this added functionality.

8 - Asteroid



You might want to check out this Inter-Works blog post. I used the approach in one of my workflows and it worked great.

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8 - Asteroid

+1 for this functionality, its super inefficient for large datasets to pull data out of DB to perform simple window calcs (eg group by n fields and then take the mode of the n+1th field)