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Tile tool - are Tile_Num and Tile_SequenceNum values deterministic ?

7 - Meteor

Hi All,


I'm new to Alteryx, recently discovered the Tile tool. Would like to get some guidance on how to use it.


I would want to use the Tile tool to look at an input spreadsheet, and then with 'Tile Method' = Unique Value,  and 'Unique column' base on 5 of the input columns.  I want to then filter on the TileNum which represents a unique scenario with the combination of my 5 columns, and get a particular subset of data base on the scenario.


My question is that, with the same spreadsheet, same Alteryx flow, if i run it now and filter on TileNum=1, is it always going to return the same set of result as I would get tomorrow when i run it again?  Is the TileNum deterministic?


Thanks a lot.


22 - Nova
22 - Nova

Hi @j4jackycheng 


The answer is you will get same results everytime. 


The tile_seq ordering depends on your input data order.


Hope this helps : )

7 - Meteor

Thank you @atcodedog05  .  I just wish that they have more detail documentation on these behaviours.  Thanks