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Alteryx will not calculate the odd root of a negative number

As the title indicates, the Alteryx POW() function in the formula tool returns null when you ask for the odd root of a negative number. Either I am making an error or this is a bug.

 

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4 Comments
Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

@michael_treadwell,

 

I concur.  If however you abs() the -27, it does come up with 9.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Alteryx Partner

Good one. Maybe you should contact support about that because it looks like a bug.

Just to know, what is the business case ?

 

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