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Challenge #32: Alteryx '16 Grand Prix (Race 2, L2)

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

This is the final lap in the Grand Prix series, last week’s (challenge #31) solution is posted HERE.


Here is the Scenario for this lap:  Now that I know the best four locations for me to visit (from last weeks exercise), I want to estimate how much it’s going to cost for me to take an Uber to each of the sites. If I start at this hotel, and head to the northern most location and head south to visit each surf site, how many miles will I drive? If Uber is $1.10 per mile, how much will that cost me?


The objective is to:  Identify the total drive distance from inspire to the northern point and work south to visit all four sites ending at the last site.  Calculate the Uber estimate.


*Remember to time yourself, contestants only had about ten minutes per lap.

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

 About 9 minutes this time...





Thanks for posting all these great fun to see what they did (and fun to learn new stuff...)

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Thanks for playing along! Here's a solution to the final lap:

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Tara McCoy
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Loving these timed challenges :-) it may be worth @TaraM and @GeneR putting a time par value on each of the weekly challenges.

09:00 exactly on this one.


Same solution as provided and @jdunkerley79 except I used the spatial info component to get a simple distance answer.



ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Feels like a few too many tools, but it worked... Aaaaand I didn't see the whole thing about the timed challenge part (since I'm doing these Grand Prix ones out of order), soooo I'm going to go with approx. 15 minutes? :)


Solution: Calculate Distance from Hotel to each Surf Spot > Find the ones in the North, and sort by farthest away > Join back the one from the South > Add RecordID for TripOrder > MultiRow Tool to add field for HotelSpatialObj if TripOrder = 1 otherwise use the PriorDestination SpatialObj > Calculate Distance for each Trip > Formula to multiply by $1.10/mile > Summarize Distance & Uber Cost.

15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

about 8 minutes for this one!

15 - Aurora

Not as efficient as other solutions and I went slightly over the 10 minutes..

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11 - Bolide

Fun challenge

11 - Bolide

Completed this one on my flight to San Diego! 


Note: I don't have drive time data so my solution may be different to the one provided.

7 - Meteor

Good challenge