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## Reconciliation Logic without using Multi-Row formula

8 - Asteroid

Hi,

I have to define the workflow for reconciliation please help me in this.

Condition: -

1. We cant use Multi-row formula.

2. First it will check for same check number in the same column (Check Number1), if it is found then it will search for same amount present in same column(Amount1) with opposite sign then it is reconciled and deleted from the data.

For e.g.

 102 A102 -200 102 A102 200

the above data is reconciled.

3. Then, it will check for same check number in the same column, if it is found then it will search for same amount present in another column(amount2) with same sign then it is reconciled and deleted from the data.

For e.g.

 102 A102 -200 102 A102 -200

the above data is reconciled

Input Data: -

 Check Number1 EMPLID Amount1 Check Number2 Amount2 101 A101 -100 103 A103 -300 102 A102 -200 102 A102 -200 101 A101 -100 102 A102 -200 102 A102 200 103 A103 -300 103 A103 -300 103 A103 300 103 A103 -300 104 A104 400 104 A104 -400 104 A104 -400 105 A105 -500 106 A106 -600 106 A106 -600 106 A106 -600 107 A107 -700 107 A107 -700 107 A107 700

Desired Output: -

 Check Number1 EMPLID Amount1 Check Number2 Amount2 101 A101 -100 101 A101 -100 102 A102 -200 103 A103 -300 104 A104 -400 105 A105 -500 106 A106 -600 107 A107 700
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21 - Polaris

Just curious why no use of multi-row formula tool?

8 - Asteroid

Thanks @atcodedog05 for your reply/

We cant use it because it is the business requirement. We cant use it anyway.

Please suggest some another workflow if possible by alteryx.

10 - Fireball

Sometimes when things are complicated with a MultiRow formula, they can be done simply with a few joins.  This is good when the datasets are variable or just writing the formula would be a nightmare.  I usually put a RecordId on the records before I start this stuff to make it clear what is going where.   Join the data back to itself on CheckNumber and possibly EmpNo (depending on your rules)   You will get a RECORD and a TEST record and I sometimes rename the records so I can tell them apart.  You can then test using simple IF statements.  Flag the records and use a FILTER to remove or keep what you want.

If

8 - Asteroid

thnx @john_watkins for reply.

I tried this way also but i can achieve this because i am stuck with which join to use. If you can explain with some workflow it will help a lot.

11 - Bolide

Not the most elegant solution but I think this works.  It doesn't give exactly your output but I think you might have missed something, e.g. as far as I can see all entries for A102 cancel out, but one is left in your output.

8 - Asteroid

thanks @Christina_H .

Yea i have missed that. Thanks for noticing it. I will check the solution now and will revert you shortly

8 - Asteroid

Thanks @Christina_H it worked for me and hence marked as solution.

If in future if something went wrong then i will contact you via this post.

Thanks a lot.

8 - Asteroid

I would like to thank @Christina_H for providing this excellent solution.

This workflow have a 100% accuracy.

You are genius. I have become huge fan of your Alteryx knowledge.

Thanks a lot.

8 - Asteroid

Hi @Christina_H ,

I have found one bug with this workflow.

Please see the workflow attached.

if we have 4 records of Check number say 101 which has two -300 value in amount1 column and two -300 value in amount2 column.

According to the condition it should be reconciled but they are not reconciled. Please help me on this.

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