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Add Union Outputs functionality to Alteryx Designer

Hello!
I recently build a couple of workflows where i needed to union many parts of my data together. 

Take for instance, the following:

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I appreciate this is an unrealistic workflow - but if i am splitting data, at any points, and doing different processes, i am going to need to union that data back together.

 

Now without my fix - the solution is to put a union tool onto the canvas, and drag each connection to the union tool. This is fine on a small scale, but when its 5+ connections this can become tedious.

 

My proposed solution, is similar to the 'cache and run' functionality, in that you can select many tools with Ctrl + Click, and at the bottom you have the option for 'Union Outputs':

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And when clicked, a union is added to the canvas, following the furthest most right tool (or last clicked), and have a union setup, with all connections made:

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Hope this makes sense!
TheOC

2 Comments
patrick_digan
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

I like this idea! There is a similar functionality currently available. You can use the view possible connections:

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Thableaus
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Where's @jpoz to help us getting these sweet little tricks implemented...