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Alteryx - Drop Down

Meteoroid

I have an input dataset with AIRLINES on the them. There is a filter tool and then a summarize tool. I want to add a DROP DOWN LIST --> ACTION --> UPDATE FILTER TOOL. I can manual set the values in the drop down tool....How can I set the drop down tool to be distinct values from the INPUT dataset ???

 

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Alteryx Partner

You could perform a summarize on the INPUT data, GroupBy Airline, and then pass that to the Drop Down.

 

Its weird, but regular tools can go to the Q anchor at the top of the Drop Down Tool; something I don't think holds for most tools.

I think the difference is that it's a white background with a black Q in the icon, whereas most of the Q anchors are black backgrounds with a white Q.

 

Let me know if this helps,

 

Cheers!

Meteoroid

I created the summarize tool and you can see from the screenshot it is listing the Airlines but how do I set up the Drop Down to use those values. Tried several different things but to no avail.

 

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Meteoroid

I created the summarize tool and you can see from the screenshot it is listing the Airlines but how do I set up the Drop Down to use those values. Tried several different things but to no avail.

 

DropDownImage4.jpgDropDownImage3.jpg

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Asteroid

Bumping this

 

This workflow is from the first interactive lesson of Using Analytical Applications

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Interactive-Lessons/tkb-p/interactive-lessons/label-name/Creating%2...

 

The lesson did not touch on configuring the drop down tool at all. I am also unable to get the field values to populate in the dropdown tool.

 

 

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