The Alteryx Unique tool helps to find distinct records from the source. This tool returns two outputs, and they are Unique records (U) and Duplicate records (D). To demonstrate this Unique Tool, we used the Customer_Country text file.
First, drag and drop the Input Data, and select the Customer_Country text file from the Connect a File or Database option configuration tab.
Alteryx Unique Records Tool Example
Please go to the Preparation tab, and drag and drop the Unique tool to the canvas. Next, connect the Input to this Unique tool. As you can see, the Unique has two outputs U and D.
Within the Unique records tool Configuration tab, we have the list of all the available columns coming from the source. Here, you have to choose the distinct columns.
Let me Select the First Name means, and it will return all the Customers whose first name is distinct.
If you look into the D output i.,e Duplicate, you can see all the duplicate first names.
This time, we have selected the First Name and education. Remember, when you choose multiple columns in Alteryx, it has to match all those columns. This Unique example returns all the customers whose first name and education is distinct.
There is only one duplicate record, and that record is.
Here, we selected Education and Occupation. The Alteryx Unique record tool returns all the customers whose education and occupation is distinct.
There are five duplicate customer records and click on the D output to see them.