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How to convert row categories into columns & replace row values with other column values?

Atom

Hello,

 

Am very new at Alteryx. Thank you for all the help in advance. 

 

I have data that looks like the following:

customer_idquestionanswer_chosen
1Q11
2Q25
3Q32
4Q14
5Q73

 

1) I am trying to convert the unique questions into column categories, and 2) replace the row values of the new columns with the respective answer_chosen value, else leave it empty or null, and then 3) append the new columns to the end of the original data set.

 

Results should look like the following:

customer_idquestionanswer_chosenQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7
1Q111      
2Q25 5     
3Q32  2    
4Q14 1      
5Q73      3

 

 

And the real data I have is very massive with more questions than above example.

Could you please help point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks,

~Sky

 

Pulsar

You can do this with the Cross Tab tool:

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Group by all your fields, select "question" for column headers and "answer_chosen" for values. The only issue I see is if you need to populate those questions that aren't present in the data (Q4-Q6 in your data). Will every question be present in your real data set? If so, this one tool can handle this.

Atom

Thank you for the quick reply. And yes, all questions do exist in the data set. I was thinking this was more complex. I did have to group by customer_id, but this did the trick. Thank you!

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