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Challenge #19: Excel Record Locator

Alteryx Partner

Done! I think I used an extra couple of tools but works nonetheless.

Asteroid

Done!

 

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Asteroid

This one was one of the easiest so far. Pretty easy way to connect to multiple Excel files.

Alteryx Certified Partner

Keeping it simple looked a bit hard for me... I remember in older versions of Alteryx that it was possible to edit the query and select a specific cell, but it seems that this is no longer available (possibly due to the fact that the JET drivers are deprecated).

 

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Not sure why my post can't be edited, nor why the spoiler could not contain an image so I'll just retry

 

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Meteor

Buenas Tardes,

 

It's not the most elegant challenge solution, but provided me with the answer.

Highlighted

Saw at least one person with the same solution: two filter tools, two select tools and then a join!

Alteryx
Alteryx

Initially did using select records and then joining files. Realised this would be quite a long process with lots of excel files though after seeing some of the other solutions!

 

 

Asteroid

This challenge was a pretty good reminder of using the Directory tool just before the Dynamic Input. For someone just getting to know this tool, the hardest thing to understand would be to identify which string to update on the SQL statement; on this case, Book1.xls would be replaced with FileName. It was fun.

 

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Alteryx Partner

Spoiler Alert, Here's my solution!