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Allocate Virtual Variable Formulas

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When using the Demographic Analysis tools in the Alteryx Designer there are two types of variables you’ll be able to utilize from the Allocate Engine: built-in and virtual variables. Built-in variables are the most granular demographic measures the engine offers and virtual (custom) variables are calculated from these built-in variables. If you’re interested in taking a look at the underlying formulas that constitute these variables, there are two ways to do so:

 

Through the Alteryx Data Products GUI

 

You can find the Alteryx Data Products Allocate Interface in your start menu

 

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From here just locate your variable in the “Variables” tab

 

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Then select “File” and “Variable Information”

 

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The Allocate Metainfo tool


In the Allocate Metainfo tool select “Variables”

 

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After running the workflow, the list of variables in your chosen dataset will be output, along with their constituent formulas (if they are virtual variables)

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You can also create your own custom variables! For your reference, a list of demographic variables that are included in the Alteryx Data Packages can be found here.

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