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How to sum certain columns without affecting other?

5 - Atom

The first section is the two rows that I am starting with. I would like to sum the bolded columns (quantity, lbs, level) but keep the rest of the information that same so it reads as the second section. What tool would you suggest to achieve this output?

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Alteryx Certified Partner

@akilbour 

Please see below:

 

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Attached the workflow,

 

Hope that helps,

 

Regards,

Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @akilbour ,

 

You can achieve that with the summarize tool. The documentation for the tool can be found below:

 

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/summarize-tool

 

Essentially you have to group by all the fields that are common between the two rows (Name,F8, FileName, New Field)  that are non-numeric (apart from RecordID) and then sum all the numeric fields(quantity, gal, level).

8 - Asteroid

Here's a screenshot of what the above would look like:

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It will work as long as the values in the "group by" fields are consistent. Any differences will create a new row.

12 - Quasar

Hi @akilbour - Try this solution:

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And, notice the configuration window for the Summarize tool:

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5 - Atom

Thank you @clmc9601 for the screenshot! I tried to use the summarize tool but for some reason, it will not let me select sum for the quantity, gal, and lb field. Do I need to change them from a V_wstring maybe?

Alteryx Certified Partner

Yes, that is correct @akilbour ,

 

You are only allowed to apply the sum operator on numeric fields only. So changing them to a Double or an Int if they are all integers will allow you to use the sum function.

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