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Creating a "Not Equals" Join


Has anybody created a join where the result set you're looking for is what is NOT equal between the two?


This edit check is run on a frequent basis. I've got a result set, from my database, of about 500 units where I need to review taxability. I've got an Excel file of a couple hundred units that I've already reviewed, which can safely be ignored in future reviews.


I want everything EXCEPT where the unit number in the result set and the unit number in the Excel file match.


In Hyperion and TOAD I can do a "Not Equals" between the join fields, and get what I'm looking for. Is there a way to do the same thing in Alteryx?


Warren T.


Nevermind. I only need the Left result side, where there's no match from the Right.


I guess, if I wanted to create a true OUTER JOIN, I would have to separate the Left and Right output sets and then UNION them back together, so that I have no overlaps. Seems excessive. (And, in this particular scenario, I wouldn't want the right side data anyways).

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Is this essentially not what you can do by looking at the Left and Right outputs from the standard join.

I.e. specify your join criteria. Your J records will be those that match (clearly they don't matter to you). The right anchor will give items from the right that don't exist on the left and on the left side you have records that exist on the left but not the right.

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Didn't see your answer! You should mark your 2nd post as the solution!