Cloud Quests

Elevate your workflow skills by solving real-world challenges using the Alteryx Analytics Cloud Platform.

Cloud Quest #1: Preparing Delimited Data

AYXAcademy
Alteryx
Alteryx

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Hi Maveryx,

 

Welcome to your very first Cloud Quest! This initiative is a thrilling journey into the world of the Alteryx Analytics Cloud, and we are kicking things off with a focus on Alteryx Designer Cloud. These new quests are not only tests of your skills but also opportunities to delve deeper into the practical uses of Designer Cloud in handling real-world data issues.

 

In the world of data processing, text files often include quotes, which are commonly used to manage strings. This can pose a unique challenge for extract, transform, and load (ETL) programs due to the presence of multiple character types.

 

In this quest, you have a CSV file containing two rows of concatenated data that include double quotes, single quotes, and commas, which enclose different data types. Use Designer Cloud to separate the data into three different columns: Poem, Poem ID, and Poem Read Date. Refer to the image below to see how your solution should look.

 

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Hint: A combination of Formula, Text to Columns, and Select tools should be suffice to solve your problem!

If you find yourself struggling with any of the tasks, feel free to explore these interactive lessons in Maveryx Academy for guidance:

 

Once you have completed this quest, capture a screenshot of your finalized workflow in Designer Cloud and attach the image of your solution to a comment on this post.

 

Here’s to a successful quest!

 

SOLUTION

 

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JoachimCaronTIL
8 - Asteroid

Here is my solution.

 

The datetime Tool did not work in my case. I had to replace abbreviated month name by full month name to parse the date.

That's great to have challenges for Alteryx Cloud :)

 

 
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Qiu
21 - Polaris
21 - Polaris

Come late

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kelvin_law1
9 - Comet

Here is my solution using Regex:

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Jean-Balteryx
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

I have absolutely no idea why but the DateTimeParse function didn't work for me, neither did the DateTime tool.

 

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MelvinA
Alteryx
Alteryx

I finished my first Cloud Quest and excited for the next one 🙂

 

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Cloud Quest Complete!Cloud Quest Complete!

 

LynnPätzold
8 - Asteroid

Nice simple first one :)

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AlexG
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hooray for cloud challenges! 

 

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Bren_Spill
12 - Quasar
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The_Rad_Valentina
8 - Asteroid

Very nice into to Cloud. 

 

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caltang
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

My 2nd experience with Cloud! It's like learning Alteryx all over again. So fun!

 

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Calvin Tang
Alteryx ACE
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