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Get rid of Original Column in Text to Columns

After using the Text to Columns tool, I generally find myself using a Select tool to get rid of the original field that I split up. Could an option be added in the config to automatically delete this field once it is split to columns?

6 Comments
patrick_digan
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

This would be convenient

DanielG
8 - Asteroid

Yes please!  🙂

MarqueeCrew
19 - Altair
19 - Altair

I like the idea @Kenda, but I wonder if embedded selects make the process run slower (microscopically).  My observation is that selects create memory/disk versions of the data (depending upon amount of available memory).  I tend not to add too many selects in the workflows.  I do agree that this is a reasonable ask.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

BetterFerret
7 - Meteor

In addition to this maybe deselect the split fields that contain no data,

KylieF
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Revisit

Thank you for posting to the Alteryx Community! We like your idea but can't put it on the road map at this time. But we'd like to keep this idea in mind for when or if we can apply it to the road map.

JohanRanschaert
8 - Asteroid

would be great!!!