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Alteryx provides GUI tools that offer similar functionality to many SQL commands. Although minimal SQL scripting may be necessary in order to properly configure tools, the amount required to complete analysis is significantly reduced.
This article covers how to delete records from a database using an Input Text tool containing a parameter and a macro using the Post SQL Statement. The macro below is an example of how you can do this.
Characters that are not on a standard English keyboard may need translation into Unicode or a language-specific code page for Designer and database drivers to read them correctly.
Characters with incorrect encoding will often appear as boxes or question marks in the Designer Results screen and error messages.
Unicode characters take more bytes than English ASCII characters. Changing the column type and increasing the column size may be needed. In Designer, the column size is the number of characters, not the number of bytes.
How do I create an index on a field in my database table? An index for a field can be created using the Post Create SQL Statement option (option #10) found in the Configuration window of the Input tool.
Alteryx has the ability to create and query Pre and Post SQL statements. Using this feature is good if you need to create a temporary table, delete or update the table before running the select. With this, you also have the ability to run stored procedures (via exec stored_procedure;) before and after the actual query as well.
Error while connecting to a database, from the Input Data Tool - Error: Input Data (13): Error SQLDriverConnect: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application.