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Data methodologies, and Release schedules.
 Unfortunately at this time, non-U.S. and Canadian geocoding is performed via API calls, and as such, requires an Internet connection.
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When registering the point datasets in Allocate, it is possible to get them mixed up between the Experian FULL US and Experian US datasets. When this happens the datasets are put into an error state and the Allocate tool will not open properly.
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After upgrading to 2020.2 DUNS numbers do not return any matches. The DUNS number should be 9 digits, so the Workflow may need to be modified to prepend a 0.
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For 2020, these are the scheduled release dates for the standard Data packages.
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Hi folks,   The remaining 2019 Insights and CASS release schedule is as follows...     And here is the CASS schedule for the remainder of the year...     Regards,   Jerad Rades Team Lead, Data Products
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As of the Q4 2018 data release, Experian's CAPE offering accessed through Alteryx's Demographics Analysis toolset will move to an annual update schedule instead of semi-annual. The change was made by the vendor, whose research determined there isn't enough variance to warrant updating the Annual Update to the Thin Update (“A” to “B” in Alteryx terms).   This affects the following data sets:   CAPE Demographics, “Current Year Estimates” and “Five Year Projections” (CYE & FYP) CAPE Seasonal Population CAPE Daytime Population CAPE Consumer Expenditure, CYE & FYP CAPE Retail Demand & Retail Supply (Scaled) American Community Survey, Mosaic Workplace and Mosaic Residential are already on an annual update schedule and will remain on that release cycle. However, the annual Mosaic updates will be delivered with the rest of the CAPE updates beginning with the Q2 2019 release.   This change does not affect the quarterly Alteryx Data delivery frequency to our customers, as geographies and other data sets follow their own release cycles. We will continue to deliver Alteryx Data quarterly as the other data sets included within the offering follow their own update release cycles.
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Canada Business Insights customers, formerly "Canada Data", may have noticed that we've built up our 2016 Statistics Canada demographic variables inventory over the past handful of releases. The 2016 demographic data is accessed via the Demographic Analysis toolset by selecting Statistics Canada 2016 Census in the drop down. In addition, we deliver 2011 Statistics Canada demographics as Canada Data within the same drop down. Both data sets receive quarterly updated Forward Sortation Areas and geography summarized business counts.   Effective with the Q3 2019 Insights data release, update efforts will be focused on the 2016 census only; we will no longer update the 2011 Statistics Canada data set. We will continue to provide the 2011 data set without updates in the installation package through the Q2 2020 release.   Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Greetings Everyone!   The Q3 2019 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. All data packages are available via the  Downloads & Licenses  portal. US & Canada Business Insights customers will receive their hard drives later this week, but they are also welcome to download the data from the portal.   All documentation packages are included in the attached .zip archive. Be sure to take a look at some of the recent articles in the  Location Data Knowledge Base  which will help you get started with your Insights packages. There are articles related to installation, mapping, and many more.   Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by commenting below.   Happy Alteryxing!
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The Q3 2018 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 attached 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   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_Data.zip' for the complete documentation.
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Shipping and Gallery schedule for data delivered to licensees of Alteryx Designer with Data, Alteryx Designer with Spatial and CASS.  
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Why is my geocoding workflow hanging? It used to run fine – but now it seems to be stuck indefinitely!
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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/Q32017_US_Data.zip
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  In the Q3 2017 US Data release there were six reports that incorrectly reference the D&B Business Summary Employees and Establishments vintage as “Q2 2017” instead of the correct vintage of “Q3 2017”. This issue is purely cosmetic in the report – the data is still from the Q3 2017 vintage. The reports can be found in the dataset, “Experian US 2017A (Q3 2017 Release)(v.8.6)”, within the Demographic Analysis tools in Alteryx.   Affected Reports: Demographic Snapshot Comparison Report Demographic Snapshot Index Comparison Demographic Summary with Index Demographic Trend Summary Executive Demographic Population Comparison Report   Action Required: Replace the incorrect report template files. Close any open instances of Alteryx or Allocate Download, unzip and extract Q3_2017_Fixed_Report_Templates.7z from the Community Article to the local Alteryx data install location. You need to place these in the Reports folder – found under […]\Portfolio\ALTERYX_US_Experian_17A_17B\Reports. A typical install location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Alteryx\DataProducts\Portfolio\ALTERYX_US_Experian_17A_17B\Reports Overwrite the existing templates with the updated templates   How to Validate: Generate a report using a corrected template. Launch Alteryx Drag out an Allocate Input tool Select the dataset “Experian US 2017A (Q3 2017 Release)(v.8.6)” Select any single geography Drag out and connect an Allocate Report tool to the Allocate Input tool Select the dataset “Experian US 2017A (Q3 2017 Release)(v.8.6)” Select the “Executive Demographic” report Click the Index button and select any State geography Press run – the report should now reference “Q3 2017” – and not “Q2 2017” – for the Employee and Establishment fields If you are an Allocate GUI user, the updated reports can be validated there.   If you have other concerns or need assistance with these instructions, please contact our Customer Support team at support@alteryx.com.
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The Europe (EU) Spatial Data includes analytics-ready data from TomTom as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers Countries included in this install are:   Andorra Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Gibraltar (British Overseas Territories) Hungary Italy (including Vatican City) Liechtenstein Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal San Marino Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q32017_EU_Spatial.zip
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The UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) Spatial Data includes analytics-ready data from TomTom as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q32017_UKROI_Spatial.zip
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The Brazil (BR) Spatial Data includes analytics-ready data from TomTom as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q32017_BR_Spatial.zip
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The Australia and New Zealand Spatial Data includes analytics-ready data from TomTom as well as data-specific analysis tools to get the most from the packaged data. The documentation package includes –   Release notes Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q32017_AUNZ_Spatial.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 Canada Data package includes analytics-ready data from TomTom, Dun & Bradstreet and Statistics Canada 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 D&B Analytical file - data description, SIC lookup code, penetration report Spatial products include documentation on drive time methodology and Alteryx map layers   Release Documentation download: http://downloads.alteryx.com/ReleaseDocumentation/Q22017_CA_Data.zip
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