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Tile tool and manual Method

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Hi All,

 

When using the Tile method "manual", is there a way to pass the "Tile Cutoffs" as an argument / table to the Tile tool to make it dynamic?

 

Thanks!

Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @Juplo,

 

as far as I'm aware there's no way to actually extract that directly into the workflow, but you can make it dynamic in a way by creating an analytics app to allow for dynamic selection:

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This allows you to update the cutoff value on the fly by using the input to amend the cutoff values as seen below:

 

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With this you can then choose your cutoff values each time you run the model.

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Alteryx

In a similar way to the above, you could look to use a batch macro.

 

This will enable you to pass through the cutoff's as a control parameter and update your Tile Tool.

 

Happy to build a quick example if needed?

Atom

Thanks both! I haven't played with macro yet so now is probably the right time!

 

@JoeS Let me try on my side to see if I can do it. If not I'll make a new post

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Alteryx

@Juplo wrote:

Thanks both! I haven't played with macro yet so now is probably the right time!

 

@JoeS Let me try on my side to see if I can do it. If not I'll make a new post


Fantastic, batch macro's aren't necessarily the easiest place to start with building macros, so hang in there if it doesn't make sense straight away. 

 

Utilise the many guides to building them if you do want to do it on your own, otherwise reach out and I can look to put something together for you.

Alteryx Partner

@JoeS Could you post a quick example, please?

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Alteryx

I have out together a quick macro and a workflow using it.

 

Hopefully it makes sense. Let me know if not?

 

Thanks

Alteryx Partner

@JoeS Perfect! Tks! ;)

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