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Challenge #128: Settle the Score

JoeM
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

A group of friends are playing their favorite game. Not being a bunch of data analysts and understanding the importance of inputting data in an easy to work with way, they devised an incredibly inefficient way to keep score of their game! In the game, there is 5 rounds of play and 5 players (a,b,c,d,e - first letter of their names). For each lowercase letter under their initial, 1 point is awarded. For each uppercase letter, 1 point is subtracted from their overall score. As the only right and fair arbiter, they call you in to use Alteryx to figure out each players score for each round and their respective totals. Who won?

ckings
7 - Meteor

This was a fun one this week! Took a different approach then I thought I would end with.

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NicoleJohnson
ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

My solution! 

 

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It's always fun when I remember CreW macro tools that I never use... Add Totals for the win as a quick way to add a Total column!It's always fun when I remember CreW macro tools that I never use... Add Totals for the win as a quick way to add a Total column!

Cheers,

NJ

patrick_digan
17 - Castor
17 - Castor
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@NicoleJohnson The Cross Tab can do totals too!
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AGoyal
8 - Asteroid

Solved. Could have clubbed more formulas and made it shorter.

 

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OldDogNewTricks
10 - Fireball

Similar to Nicole's solution without the CReW macro.

 

I don't know who in their right mind would keep score this way, but there are a LOT of times people store data in formats that don't make sense to me.

 

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neilgallen
12 - Quasar

Fun One. The Make Total Crew Macro could be the greatest thing ever.

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4fit
7 - Meteor

First time participating in a weekly challenge.

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danrh
13 - Pulsar

I'd be lying if I said I hadn't committed these kind of atrocities in a prior life ...

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jamielaird
14 - Magnetar

Thanks for another fun challenge @JoeM. Here's my solution:

 

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