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Weekly Challenges for training

DaisyJones
8 - Asteroid

Hi All,

 

I'm looking for some weekly challenges for some training sessions I will be doing soon. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any challenges which requires Regex and Standard Macros. 

 

The people I will be training will have only started Alteryx and I will be giving them a session on Regex and Macros prior, these will be for in class and homework.

 

Thank you

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Emil_Kos
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Hi @DaisyJones,

 

Not sure if you are aware but there is a weekly challenge index that can allow you to search for beginner training in different areas. 

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Weekly-Challenge/Weekly-Challenge-Index-amp-Welcome/td-p/48275

 

DaisyJones
8 - Asteroid

Yes I am aware, but I wanted to find specific challenges with Regex and Macros. I find the filtering works, but some of the challenges are Iterative Macros or don't need Regex.

 

Thank you

Emil_Kos
17 - Castor
17 - Castor
TheOC
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora
kelly_gilbert
13 - Pulsar

@DaisyJones - after parsing my own weekly challenge solutions, I didn't see any that I solved using regex AND a standard macro. Here are some challenges that used regex and an iterative or batch macro:

challengeMacro TypeMacroRegex ToolRegex FunctionHas Regex AND Macro
85BatchYes YesYes
91BatchYesYes Yes
159BatchYesYes Yes
240IterativeYesYes Yes

 

I counted it as "using regex" if I used either a regex (parsing) tool or if I used a regex function in the Formula, Multi-Row Formula, etc. tools.

 

If you were looking to do a single challenge that covers both, you could consider taking an existing regex challenge and having users turn their solution into a macro. Some possibilities:

 

I've attached the list of all challenges where I used either a macro and/or regex in my solution, so you can see some options for regex challenges. Just because I used a regex tool or formula in mine doesn't mean it's a regex-focused challenge, but at least that might narrow down the options for you!

mceleavey
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Hi @DaisyJones ,

 

In addition to what my esteemed cohorts have posted, I've attached the updated Weekly Challenge Index tool to help you keep track of what you've completed, among other things.

 

M.



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alucca
5 - Atom

Believe that these new challenges will be quite interesting, it will create good foundations and experiences

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