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Challenge #92: The Blob!

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Asteroid

New tools

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Alteryx Partner

Hello, thank you for a challenge! nice one

I've used this one as ocassion to play a bit with reporting tools :)

 

(need to remove one entry from original input as this web adderss was bolcked by compant firewall) 

 

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Asteroid
 
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Pulsar

The strange thing is that I recently tried to use blob input with a Report Image tool in Challenge 96 (I know, I'm a late starter so now doing them backwards!) and for some reason I couldn't get it to work there - had to use the Blob Convert tool instead.

 

In this challenge the blob input in the Report Image tool worked fine though...

Asteroid
 
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Alteryx Partner

First time using blobs. And I'm not quite comfortable with reporting tools, so played around a little bit with them. Takeaway: Blob converter is consistently faster than the image tool.

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First approach -
Basic reporting toolBasic reporting tool
Second - choose a random image to display using the "image" tool and another using the blob.

Parallel blob vs image plus various reportingParallel blob vs image plus various reporting
Using the 10 images. One of several runs, all consistently showing blob faster than imageUsing the 10 images. One of several runs, all consistently showing blob faster than image
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Bolide

Cheers!

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Asteroid
 
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Asteroid
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Same solution as most - my first time using the Download and Image tools
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Alteryx Certified Partner

Love learning about new tools!