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Data methodologies, and Release schedules.
The US Data package includes analytics-ready data from TomTom, Experian, Dun & Bradstreet and the US Census as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes, variable list and change log Experian CAPE demographic data methodology document, Mosaic segment descriptions Experian ConsumerView Analytical file – user guide and penetration report Simmons overview D&B Analytical file - data description, SIC lookup code, penetration report Kalibrate Technologies traffic count overview and metadata Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers    Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q32017_US_Data.zip
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The US Data package includes analytics-ready data from TomTom, Experian, Dun & Bradstreet and the US Census as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes, variable list and change log Experian CAPE demographic data methodology document, Mosaic segment descriptions Experian ConsumerView Analytical file – user guide and penetration report Simmons overview D&B Analytical file - data description, SIC lookup code, penetration report Kalibrate Technologies traffic count overview and metadata Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22017_US_Data.zip
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The US Spatial Data includes analytics-ready data from TomTom and the US Census as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the spatial data. The documentation package includes – Release notes, variable list and change log Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22017_US_Spatial.zip
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The Q4 2016 US Data and US Spatial Data installs were mistakenly shipped with an Alteryx Maps macro named TomTomLayerSelection and should not be placed into production under any circumstances.    Users running Alteryx v. 10.1 and earlier versions who have installed the Q4 2016 US Data[1] update may receive the following error upon opening Alteryx:                     Action: To fix the error, or to remove the macro from the Tool Palette, users will need to delete the folder containing TomTomLayerSelection.yxmc by following these steps:   1. Close Alteryx and navigate to the Q4 Alteryx Maps data install folder, typically located here – Program Files (x86)\Alteryx\DataProducts\AlteryxMap\TomTom_US_2016_Q4   2. Delete the Macros folder, shown in the screenshot below:                       3. Relaunch Alteryx. You should no longer see the error message.        [1] US Spatial end users will not see this error when opening Alteryx  
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In a situation with a large database of thousands of records, some addresses may not be valid.  Inevitably, CASS will output the bad addresses along with the good addresses. The issue is that certain addresses double up on the suite.  Since, in this example, the input file had address and suite in the same line the file looked similar to this: The CASS output would actually find the suite, but not add it to the CASS_Suite output.  This normally would not be an issue, but it actually would add it to the CASS_AddressPlusSuite field, creating a file that in fact looked like the following: This issue is inherent to the MelissaData engine which drives the CASS tool.  The best way to address the issue is to include the CASS_Results field in the output from the CASS Tool.  This will give a code that notifies the user of the CASS match level.  Good addresses will have a match level of AS01 or AS02, whereas bad addresses will have different codes.  The entire listing of all possible CASS_Results codes is available in the Help File by searching for CASS Results.  Eliminating the codes that highlight bad addresses will alleviate this issue.
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The Q3 2018 US Spatial package includes analytics-ready data from TomTom and the US Census as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the spatial data. The documentation package attached includes –   Release notes, variable list and change log Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   What's new in this release?   Sample workflows included with the data installs are now grouped within a top-level "Data Install Samples" category Annual updates for Places, Other Name Places, CBSAs, and CCDs/MCDs   Please download and extract the attached 'Q32018_US_Spatial.zip' for the complete documentation.
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Data package documentation for the Q4 2017 data releases may be downloaded from the links below...   US Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_US_Data.zip CA Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_CA_Data.zip US Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_US_Spatial.zip CA Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_CA_Spatial.zip UK & ROI Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_UKROI_Spatial.zip EU Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_EU_Spatial.zip AU & NZ Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_AUNZ_Spatial.zip BR Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q42017_BR_Spatial.zip   Please note that documentation packages are also included with the download from licenses.alteryx.com and the external hard drive (US Data or Canada Data)
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  Data package documentation for the Q1 2018 data releases may be downloaded from the links below...   US Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_US_Data.zip CA Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_CA_Data.zip US Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_US_Spatial.zip CA Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_CA_Spatial.zip UK & ROI Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_UKROI_Spatial.zip EU Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_EU_Spatial.zip AU & NZ Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_AUNZ_Spatial.zip BR Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q12018_BR_Spatial.zip   Please note that documentation packages are also included with the download from  licenses.alteryx.com  and the external hard drive (US Data or Canada Data)
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  Data package documentation for the Q2 2018 data releases may be downloaded from the links below...   US Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_US_Data.zip CA Data: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_CA_Data.zip US Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_US_Spatial.zip CA Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_CA_Spatial.zip UK & ROI Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_UKROI_Spatial.zip EU Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_EU_Spatial.zip AU & NZ Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_AUNZ_Spatial.zip BR Spatial: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22018_BR_Spatial.zip   Please note that documentation packages are also included with the download from   licenses.alteryx.com and the external hard drive (US Data or Canada Data)
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Greetings Alteryxians!   The Q1 2019 Business and Location Insights data packages were released today. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. All data packages are available via the Downloads & Licenses portal; US & Canada Business Insights customers should receive their hard drives later this week, but you are also welcome to download the data from the portal.   Here are a couple important notes specific to this release. Please see the product specific documentation for more details. US & Canada: Install now only includes country specific CASS dataset (i.e., US Business Insights will only install US CASS by default) Canada: Forward Sortation Area data was not updated due to vendor source issue. The vendor confirmed there was no change from Q4 to Q1.   All documentation packages are included in the attached .7z archive. As a side note, our team is working on content to help customers get started with their Insights packages. If you haven't already, be sure to take a look at some of the recent articles in the Location Data Knowledge Base regarding things like installation, mapping, and many more to come! Shout out to @TravisR for his work!   Feel free to add any questions in the comments below.   Jerad Rades Team Lead, Data Products
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Hi everyone!   The Q4 2018 Business and Location Insights data packages includes analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. All data packages will be available via the Downloads & Licenses portal later today. US & Canada Business Insights customers should receive their hard drives later this week, but you are also welcome to download the data from the portal.   Here are a couple important notes for this release. Please see the product specific release notes for more information. Product name change (does not affect product contents): US and Canada "Data", which includes demographics, business lists, etc., are now called "Business Insights" All "Spatial" packages are now called "Location Insights" DigitalGlobe Satellite Maps base URL changed to whitelist.alteryx.com/v1/dgmaps/v1. See this post for more details.   All documentation packages included in the attached .zip file. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.   Happy Alteryxing!   Jerad Rades Team Lead, Data Products   Note that this post includes a corrected version of the US Data Variable List that was not included on the hard drive or via the Downloads & Licenses portal. The correction corresponds to TrueTouch variables within the ConsumerView dataset - there were no new variables with the Q4 2018 release. 
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