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I noticed that a lot of customers in the Alteryx forums were confused about how to make left, right and full outer joins in Alteryx Designer. This KB entry goal is to make it easy and clear.
This is an aggregation in one place of information spread out in multiple sources: Designer help, various discussions on our forums, and public gallery.
First - what does the Join Tool do?
For now, the join tool does a simple inner join with an equal sign. That's it!
In particular: • R output anchor is NOT the result of a right outer join. I know the R letter can make you think this but it is not. • Similarly: L output anchor is NOT a left outer join. I know that got me at first too!
See the table below that shows you what each does for the “Join” tool: