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Fixing E+11 notation from CSV/Excel

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

Hi folks, I'm using csv files as my source, there is 40 of them.  when I process each file I have my bank account number showing values such as the figure below

 

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At the source, this field is coming in as a V_WString, I then follow with a Data Cleaning tool and Select tool.  It looks like the format changes to V_String after the Select tool.

 

How would I fix this so that the entire account number is shown?

 

Thanks!  George

 

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atcodedog05
20 - Arcturus

Hi @George_Fischetti 

 

Use ToNumber([Number]) formula like below.

 

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Hope this helps : )

 

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

Thank you for your help, worked perfectly!

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

@atcodedog05 I need to take this one step further, apparently I did not know that there were also alpha characters in this field, the test file I used probably didn't have this condition.   What function could I use to fix both of these situations??  Thanks!!

atcodedog05
20 - Arcturus

Hi @George_Fischetti 

 

Its not clear. Can you provide some sample input and expected output it will help us get a better understanding of the usecase.

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

@atcodedog05     Sure....something like this, Alpha characters appearing anywhere in the account number.

 

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atcodedog05
20 - Arcturus

Hi @George_Fischetti 

 

Can you provide expected output for the above.

 

Hope this helps : )

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

@atcodedog05 The expected output is what I've shown above, the notation I'm seeing in the field with the xxxxxxxxxE+11 type format is showing up so that prevents me from seeing the entire account number.   

 

I want the field to end up being a string field that I can query against.   I'm trying not to go into each file and change the field type manually which I know would correct the issue. I'm also new to Alteryx and trying to solve with some functions to enhance learning.

 

Thanks!!!

atcodedog05
20 - Arcturus

Hi @George_Fischetti 

 

Here is the updated workflow for the scenario.

 

Workflow:

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Hope this helps : )

George_Fischetti
8 - Asteroid

@atcodedog05  Something is still not right - see error messages.    My data coming in from the source is shown below.  The Input Data tool is brining this field in as Double.  I'm using a select tool to change the type to V_String which is generating the error messages shown.  When I use the formula you supplied I'm getting the Parse error; tried to apply a string operator to numeric value.   I think I've totally confused the situation.....

 

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