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Summarize Tool: specify data type

When I perform an average aggregation the data type changes to increase the precision.  While I could see this is useful sometimes, it is not when I have a currency based field and I want to keep the precision fixed at two decimal places.  The result is I have to either add another select tool to update the data type or find an embedded select in a tool that exists post summarizing.

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17 - Castor
17 - Castor



I'm interested and a little conflicted by this idea.     On one hand the average of $1.10 and $1.11 is $1.105, which is a different type (so Alteryx is doing the right thing); and on the other hand, I get what you're saying that since you're creating a new field in the summarize tool - it would be useful to be able to specify the type when you set it up (like you do in the formula tool) and save 1 extra tool each time.


Curious what others think.

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