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Challenge #144: Secret Santa Assignments (BAH HUMBUG!)

rfergus
8 - Asteroid

Simple first pass solution with minimal tools. Only saw one other use this same method. It works for this data set, but might not if there is a different balance of scroogieness. Might be time to learn macros.

 

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nitinpatkar1984
7 - Meteor

Catching up!!

Samuel_To
10 - Fireball

Hi @JoeM ,

 

Here is my solution. 

 

Best Regards,

Samuel

Carlithian
8 - Asteroid

Finally getting round to submitting my answer even though I suggested it XD

 

 

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I chose to have two workflows, the first which would allow people to opt in if they wanted to participate (and also put down a Christmas wish) these were saved to a yxdb and a second to be ran to allocate out across those opted in. Worked really well in the office :)

 

cbrettlockard
7 - Meteor

I know I'm way late to the game, and therefore the Secret Santa theme isn't as timely, but this looked like fun, so I decided to go ahead and tackle it.  I ended up with a different set of matches than the included solution (1 the same, but the other 25 different), but I believe my solution meets the criteria.  However, I'm not 100% sure my solution is foolproof, if some higher scroogieness scores made a solution harder to come by.

JoshuaGostick
11 - Bolide

My solution :)

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dicky5150
8 - Asteroid

Hi,

 

My first attempt at a challenge ! Enjoyed it !

cplewis90
13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

Ah the scrooginess! I may be somewhat high on the scrooge scale as I always tell my wife Christmas music is reserved for Christmas day

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TonyA
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Unless I missed something, this was probably the simplest of the beginner-rated challenges that I've seen. My solution is similar to Patrick Digan's.

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Sort the list by Scrooginess. Use the sample tool to split the first half and last half into separate data sets, then reverse the sort on one half and do a join on record positions. Sum the two scroogieness columns. You'll have unique pairings and the lowest set of pair values
hanykowska
11 - Bolide

not a very flexible solution but it does the job