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Generate Dates


I'm trying to generate a date for every day of the year for 2016 so I want to have 2016/01/01-2016/12/31.  Is there an easy way to do this in Alteryx?

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Use the Generate Rows tool and the DATETIMEADD() function


DATETIMEADD([day_column], 1, 'days')

Thanks for the response.  This is what I tried to do, but I must be doing something wrong because I can't get it to work.  Is this something you have done that you could show me what I'm doing wrong?


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Alteryx Certified Partner

You are almost there! Couple of things:


(1) Your date string in Initialization Expression needs to be of the format '2016-01-01'


(2) Your condition should be [Day] <= '2016-12-31' This keeps looping the function until you reach the end of the year.

I knew I had to be close!  Thanks for the help.