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Debating whether or not to upgrade to the latest version of Alteryx Designer?
This is a pretty quick suggestion:
I think that there are a lot of formulas that would be easier to write and maintain if a SQL-style BETWEEN operator was available.
Essentially, you could turn this:
ToNumber([Postal Code]) > 1000 AND ToNumber([Postal Code]) < 2500
ToNumber([Postal Code]) BETWEEN 1000 AND 2500
That way, if you later had to modify the ToNumber([Postal Code]), you only have to maintain it once. Its both aesthetically pleasing and more maintainable!
Great Idea! Perhaps it could be a function like:
Thanks for the request. We will consider this as we make updates to our Formula tool functionality.
Status already changed to under review, so I may be beating a dead horse, but I just want to second the suggestion.
From the word go, I have LOVED Alteryx - still do - but I always found it odd that in tools such as e.g. formula, filter, you can't use BETWEEN. To this day, I will sometimes type BETWEEN in there, get a parse error, and it sometimes doesn't immediately dawn on me what's wrong.
I think "[fieldname] between 10 and 15" is so much simpler than "[fieldname] >= 10 and [fieldname] <= 15".
Agreed. Oracle products have a between function.
python allows certain comparative statements regarding the same variable to be condensed. I think this syntax makes a lot sense, since this is something we've all seen since we learned about inequalities in grade school.
(b > a and b < c) == (a < b < c)
this will be awesome for dates as well...
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