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The Q3 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The Q2 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes.
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The Q1 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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We are happy to announce the release of the Alteryx US and Canada April 2022 CASS update.
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The Q1 2020 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available for analysis. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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An Easier Way to Get Point Zip Codes to Show Up in Alteryx (Allocate Geographies)
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The upcoming CASS release for February 2022 was originally planned for Monday, February 28th 2022. Unfortunately we will need to delay this release until Tuesday, March 1st 2022.
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The Q4 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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While attempting a network installation of a data package, this error appeared: Error: The process cannot access the file DataInstall.ini because it is being used by another process while preparing network install.
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The Q3 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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We have identified that the Census information for this data is partially updated with 2020 Census data and IDs. Here we present two solutions for those using Census ID with Allocate using either Spatial Match Tool or our new US_2010CensusID_Geocoder Install containing Census IDs from Q1 2021 package.
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We have identified an issue with the Consumer Expenditure variables defined in the VVF files installed with the Q2 2021 Experian US Allocate dataset, specifically Current Year Estimates (2021) - Total Expenditure (TCTOTALEXP) and Five-Year Estimates (2026) – Total Expenditure (TFTOTALEXP).
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The Data Products team has identified the deprecated field CASS_StatusCode included in the US and Canada Dun & Bradstreet Analytical File.  This field will be removed for the Q3 2021 Business and Location Insights release since the field had been replaced with CASS_ErrorCode long ago. We are making this post to notify any users currently running workflows referencing CASS_StatusCode so they can adjust their workflows before this update.   
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The Q2 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes.
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The DNB 2019 Q4 Analytical File in the Calgary Input tool reads the DNB 2019 Q3 dataset.
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Have some Latitude/Longitude points and not much else? Working with Spatial Objects and need more information than a simple map point? Time to call in the Reverse Geocoding macro. Reverse Geocoding can give some robust information to help make important business decisions when working with spatial data. Case in point: Your “friend” has hacked the Pokémon Go APK and hands you a list of Pokémon with the associated Latitude/Longitude. You can’t make an informed decision on your next weekend Poke-session without first understanding more than just the location on a map!
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This note is to alert users of Alteryx 8.6 to 10.1 of a potentialmessage window that may appear after updating the US andCanadian CASS engine.
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CAPE Consumer Expenditure and Retail Demand.  How are they different?
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Experian ConsumerView - how do we identify the head of household?
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A guide to submitting corrected map or geocoding information to the vendor
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This note is to alert users of Alteryx 8.6 to 10.5 of an error message that may appear if a user previously installed the combined US and Canada CASS dataset and then in subsequent data updates separately installs CASS for a single country.
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