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Challenge #80: Slowly Changing Dimensions

Alteryx Certified Partner

My first time attempting the challenge! Thanks!

Alteryx Certified Partner

Similar to most peoples in concept... 

I'm assuming the output order is unimportant.

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Alteryx Partner

Here my Solution!!!

 

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Meteor
 
Alteryx Certified Partner

For some reason I couldn't get my head around this challenge so here is my rather overcomplicated solution

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Aurora
Aurora

:-) this is good stuff - we do this particular challenge all the time in real life!

 

 

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- Bring in the new rows first into the union
- Add a record ID in-case some new rows have same info (e.g. Bob)
- Set the end-dates by using start date of the newer record
- Set the current flag using a unique tool taking only most recent
- Then remove people who have left completely (latest = y; but end-date exists)


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Alteryx Certified Partner

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Pulsar

Odd that my solution didn't post in the week of this challenge, but here it is.

Asteroid

Went a little overboard on this one. Fun challenge!

Bolide
Bolide

Fairly straightforward data manipulation