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How do I create a dropdown or select tool style filter with multiple selectable values?

krworthington
6 - Meteoroid

I want to create a filter where I can select multiple Department Numbers and returning all of the records with those Department Numbers. So for example, if I select Department Numbers 701300000 and 702150000, I want to get a total of 5 records with all of the related columns. I want to be able to re-select different Department Numbers as needed.

Data example below:

 

Department NumberProduct IDSerial NumberModel Number
700000000403791G09K9G0001HK7880000||RACK: ELECTRONICS
70130000042401615486846ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
70130000042393215487065ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
702150000SG-48261 EXADATA X7-2||COMPUTER: FILE SERVER
702150000428077PA20L30KHB9PX3000RTN||UNINTERUPTED POWER SUPPLY
7021500004203037826F8X8408-44E||COMPUTER: FILE SERVER
702500000424524US43359776INTELLIVUE INFO CENTER IX||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT
70345000042362715382492ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
705401000423802CAB2118490585CE8140||STORAGE SYSTEM: CRYOGENIC
705700000SG-53148 REVERIE 8058-80||SOFA
706102000400741F01047VITA||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT
706260000408926120916762S3||BED: ELECTRIC HOSPITAL
707400000410267PPM-15382HEARTMATE POWER BASE UNIT||VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE
707400000418279T6J08405DXVALLEYLAB FT10 ENERGY||ELECTROSURGICAL GENERATOR
707400000417186DJH017469P5392||PACEMAKER: CARDIAC EXTERNAL
70930000041555214288279ALARIS 8100||PUMP: PC
70930000041393614306664ALARIS 8100||PUMP: PC
70930000041658314457365ALARIS 8300 ETCO2||PUMP: INFUSION
70931300041613615080110VASC PRO||TABLE: ULTRASOUND
709700000410546SDJ13491135SACOROMETRICS 259CX||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT: FETAL


I've looked at some Community threads regarding the Drop Down and List Box Interface tools, but I'm not sure if that's the right direction or not.

 

Thanks in advance!

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dougperez
11 - Bolide

You will need to create a chained app to do that...
See this link: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Interactive-Lessons/Chaining-Analytic-Apps/ta-p/243120

apathetichell
15 - Aurora

What do you mean by re-select as needed? Do you mean run the app multiple times and select different ids? Try the attached and see if it's what you want.

krworthington
6 - Meteoroid

It looks like this is probably going to work. However, in my actual data, the Department Number is actually a V_String in this format- 123456789:Department Name and I need to keep it in this format. Sorry, I should have formatted it like this in my example. How would I modify the App accordingly? I haven't been able to get it to work with the V_String field. Thanks!

apathetichell
15 - Aurora

Do you need the dropdown to show 123456789:Department Name or just Department Name or just 123456789? can you mock up a few more examples? It should be a fairly fast fix...

krworthington
6 - Meteoroid

So here is what it really looks like.

 

Department NumberProduct IDSerial NumberModel Number
700000000:Department Name403791G09K9G0001HK7880000||RACK: ELECTRONICS
701300000:Department Name42401615486846ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
701300000:Department Name42393215487065ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
702150000:Department NameSG-48261 EXADATA X7-2||COMPUTER: FILE SERVER
702150000:Department Name428077PA20L30KHB9PX3000RTN||UNINTERUPTED POWER SUPPLY
702150000:Department Name4203037826F8X8408-44E||COMPUTER: FILE SERVER
702500000:Department Name424524US43359776INTELLIVUE INFO CENTER IX||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT
703450000:Department Name42362715382492ALARIS 8015||PUMP: PCU
705401000:Department Name423802CAB2118490585CE8140||STORAGE SYSTEM: CRYOGENIC
705700000:Department NameSG-53148 REVERIE 8058-80||SOFA
706102000:Department Name400741F01047VITA||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT
706260000:Department Name408926120916762S3||BED: ELECTRIC HOSPITAL
707400000:Department Name410267PPM-15382HEARTMATE POWER BASE UNIT||VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE
707400000:Department Name418279T6J08405DXVALLEYLAB FT10 ENERGY||ELECTROSURGICAL GENERATOR
707400000:Department Name417186DJH017469P5392||PACEMAKER: CARDIAC EXTERNAL
709300000:Department Name41555214288279ALARIS 8100||PUMP: PC
709300000:Department Name41393614306664ALARIS 8100||PUMP: PC
709300000:Department Name41658314457365ALARIS 8300 ETCO2||PUMP: INFUSION
709313000:Department Name41613615080110VASC PRO||TABLE: ULTRASOUND
709700000:Department Name410546SDJ13491135SACOROMETRICS 259CX||PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT: FETAL

 

 

apathetichell
15 - Aurora

And to confirm - you want the entire first column as the dropdown?

 

Your filter needs to change to reflect how the spaces and : are going to be reformatted via the crosstab tool - to do this the filter is changed to say:

REGEX_Replace([Department Number],"([!\W]+)","_") in ("test")

 

The other minor change is that the multi-field tool which changed field type is no longer needed since you are now comparing strings to strings... See attached.

krworthington
6 - Meteoroid

Yes. The entire first column should be the drop-down. Should I be changing ("test") to a value in my data set? I am getting the drop-down and can select values, but no records are returned, And I know my selection has associated records. The Revised example is working fine, it's just when I substitute my own data set that I encounter this.

apathetichell
15 - Aurora

Run the workflow first - and then can you confirm that in dropdown your selections look like the values you are filtering for - but any commas and : are changed to _....? "test" stays "test" - that's the stand in for what the list is going to replace....

 

Can you drag a formula tool onto the canvas before the filter and throw REGEX_Replace([Department Number],"([!\W]+)","_")  on it? see if the result exactly matches the value you see in the dropdown... if not the conversion could be off a bit.

krworthington
6 - Meteoroid

The drop-down selections look correct.

 

I copied the Regex Replace formula into a Formula Tool, output to a new column, and all values are 0 (zero). Output to [Department Name] returns all values 0.

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