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Challenge #53: Parsing Report Formatted Data

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Alteryx Partner

This one was god fun :)

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Asteroid

Yes, this one was  good fun:-)

My solution without macros

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Alteryx Partner

Went for the batch macro

 

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Bolide

Cheers!

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Asteroid

 

Didn't use any macros, just a plain workflow.

Used a RecordID and a Multi-Row formula tool to identify rows and columns respectively and a Dynamic Rename to fix headers. Pretty straight forward.

I was caught a bit by surprise by the cleaning steps. So I added a RegEx for replacing empty with N/A. The Crosstab-tool leaves Empty for "missing" record items, so I added a Multi-Field formula for replacing Empty with Null. I actually think that this is the first time I have found a use case for that tool. Kodos.

 

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Alteryx Certified Partner

I probably could have done this in fewer tools.

 

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Asteroid
 
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Asteroid

Here is my solution... should work up to 500 fields

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Pulsar
 
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Asteroid

Slightly different solution.