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on 10-24-201605:06 PM - edited on 02-28-202009:00 AM by KylieF
Have you ever used the Allocate tools and received back some strange looking variable names? You're not alone! The Allocate Rename Fields Macro will allow you to rename your fields into readable variables.
The Allocate tools allow users to enrich their workflows with third party data provided from Experian and the US Census. This data contains demographic and household information by geography. Allocate tools can be found under the “Demographic Analysis” tab in the Alteryx toolbar; they include theAllocate Input, Allocate Append, Allocate Report, andAllocate Metainfo.
Allocate Input and Allocate Append tools allow users to select variables to display by geography. Once configured, the fields returned look something like this:
Add the Allocate Rename macro after the Allocate Input/Append. In the Configuration window, select the Dataset that you are pulling from. Press Run for the magic!
Voila! Your field names are now human-readable.
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