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Challenge #163: Caesar Cipher (on the way to Kryptos)

Quasar

I noticed that I made a mistake on my original submission... Completely ignored the uppercase/lowercase difference.

Here is a streamlined and revised version.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

I approached Part II.  I presumed that you wanted a macro solution and instead approached this with generate rows.

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AttackAtOnce--Ceasar

Cheers,

iwng

Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

Chaos reigns within. Repent, reflect and reboot. Order shall return.
Alteryx Partner

That was fun! Here's my solution:

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Alteryx

This was a fun one to keep refining and building on!

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Started with an iterative macro to run through the 25 possibilities and allow the user to manually select the correct answer. Then added another standard macro layer to give the option of providing the shift value if you have it, or running all options if you don't. And the macro icon was an easy choice :)

Option 1:

Option 2:

Process to convert the characters for each shift value:
Meteor

This is good example of using Macro.

Will keep in mind for my future workflow :)

Asteroid

Here's my solution. I used a batch macro to work through the 26 potential shift keys.

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WorkflowBatch macro
Alteryx Certified Partner

Very fun. Hail, Caesar.

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Asteroid

my simple solution without any fancy macro

Pulsar
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Similar solutions for both part 1 and 2.. nothing fancy but gets the answers

Meteoroid