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Challenge #19: Excel Record Locator

Asteroid

All,

 

My solution which is basically the same as many others.

-Very interesting challenge as I have been having issues with the importation of many files at once.

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-Cheers!

Matt

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Asteroid
 
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My solution:

 

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Meteoroid

My solution. I had not used the Multi-Row tool at the point of completing this exercise so my solution contains more tools and inputs than needed.

 

Asteroid
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I didn't select "First Row Contains Data" instead I started my multirow formula at 2 (instead of 1).
Meteoroid

Updated and added a second solution that includes the Multi-Row Formula tool. Attachment shows both solutions. Although the solution with the Multi-Row contains less tools, I think the first solution runs faster and uses less CPU.

 

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Asteroid

Didnt keep this one that simple.. !

Asteroid

Solution attached

Asteroid

 

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I added in a bunch of unnecessary selects, but that was only to get the files organized in the beginning.  Not necessary in the least, it all can be done with identifying the non-human readable names and/or renaming in the join tools, but that seemed like more work.  A more elegant solution would have fewer tools, but this solution has a lot of symmetry which is good.  Props to the tile tool for allowing this solution to scale.