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Debating whether or not to upgrade to the latest version of Alteryx Designer?
I used Find Replace to convert Tile Tool Tile_Num 1 to 13 into -1 to -13. I then used the Cross Tab to put the data into columns. However, the Cross Tab tool takes the '-1' and makes it '_1'.
I need to convert the _1, _2 back into -1 and -2.
In the process of writing this question, I answered it, so I thought I'd continue and share.
I used the Dynamic Rename tool to remove the prefix '_' and then used another one to add the prefix '-'.
So I guess I'll leave off with: Why does the Cross Tab tool convert the '-' into '_'?
The CrossTab tool has what I call field name protection in it.
It won't allow characters that databases and other systems won't like. Like - or & or even spaces as some systems don't like that.
Afraid that's my interpretation though, so not sure on an official line (all be it I now work for Alteryx, but was a customer of 8 years prior)
I agree that it's a pain, but Alteryx does so many other things really well.
As an aside, you should be able to get by with just one Dynamic Rename with the following formula
This was my first approach, but the cross tab gives me 13 columns....currently