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Sampling Options in Input Tool

Hi Alteryx -


It would be nice if we could include some of the sampling functions in the Input tool. For example, I am creating a random 10% sample from a large data set but in order to do this I need to first input the entire data set then create the sample. This takes processing time and effort.  Ideally, in the Input configuration I would like to see the option to create samples without having to load in the entire data set. Similar to Record Limit but with added functionality. 





17 - Castor
17 - Castor

I second your idea Derek - if you could specify "read top X rows" or "read random 5%" then the IO time would be substantially reduced for large data sets.

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