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Fuzzy Match - Easy or Hard?

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Spoiler: I've attached the solution workflow to the On Demand Intermediate Fuzzy Matching.  I've modified this to add an alternate solution; color coded for ease of reading. Both solutions are sorted prior to "browse tool," to make comparison easier.  


The Calgary file already has a fuzzy match key, and the "Input" also generates the fuzzy match key for us. We need only join these together and we're done: in the end, the resulting output from the alternate solution is virtually identical to the output from the much-more-complex provided solution.  So the question is - what am I missing?  Why all the complexity in the provided solution?


Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Thanks for catching this.  The data files and the solution are incorrect as there should actually be about 46 possible matches.  We will update the files on the Self-Paced training web site.  As soon as the files are updated, I'll let you know.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

A new Fuzzy Matching exercise has been posted in the Intermediate Self-Paced exercises.  Thank you for catching the error.

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Thanks - I can definitely spot where and how the solution is giving more useful (and different) results, compared to my simpler (and possibly too simplistic) "generate keys-then-join-on-keys" approach.