# LIST Function

Extracts the set of values from a column into an array stored in a new column. This function is typically part of an aggregation.

**Nota**

Output order of nested values from an aggregation function cannot be determined in advance. The work to generate output values is done in parallel, which results in different ordering of any nested values for each execution run for each running environment.

**Suggerimento**

To generate unique values for the list, apply the ARRAYUNIQUE function in the next step after this one. See ARRAYUNIQUE Function.

Input column can be of any type.

By default, the list is limited to

`1000`

values. To change the maximum number of values, specify a value for the`limit`

parameter.This function is intended to be used as part of an aggregation to return the distinct set of values by group. See Pivot Transform.

For a version of this function computed over a rolling window of rows, see ROLLINGLIST Function.

**Wrangle vs. SQL:** This function is part of Wrangle, a proprietary data transformation language. Wrangle is not SQL. For more information, see Wrangle Language.

## Basic Usage

<span>list(Name, 500)</span>

**Output:** Returns an array of all values (up to a count of `500`

) from the `Name`

column for each `Month`

value.

## Syntax and Arguments

list(function_col_ref, [limit_int]) [ group:group_col_ref] [limit:limit_count]

Argument | Required? | Data Type | Description |
---|---|---|---|

function_col_ref | Y | string | Name of column to which to apply the function |

limit_int | N | integer (positive) | Maximum number of values to extract into the list array. From |

For more information on the `group`

and `limit`

parameters, see Pivot Transform.

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.

### function_col_ref

Name of the column from which to extract the list of values based on the grouping.

Literal values are not supported as inputs.

Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

** Usage Notes:**

Required? | Data Type | Example Value |
---|---|---|

Yes | String (column reference) | myValues |

### limit_int

Non-negative integer that defines the maximum number of values to extract into the list array.

**Nota**

If specified, this value must between 1 and 1000, inclusive.

**Nota**

Do not use the limiting argument in a `LIST`

function call on a flat aggregate, in which all values in a column have been inserted into a single cell. In this case, you might be able to use the limit argument if you also specify a `group`

parameter. Misuse of the `LIST`

function can cause the application to crash.

** Usage Notes:**

Required? | Data Type | Example Value |
---|---|---|

No | Integer | 50 |

## Examples

**Suggerimento**

For additional examples, see Common Tasks.

### Example - Colors sold this month

This example demonstrates you to extract values from one column of an array into a new column.

**Functions**:

Item | Description |
---|---|

LIST Function | Extracts the set of values from a column into an array stored in a new column. This function is typically part of an aggregation. |

UNIQUE Function | Extracts the set of unique values from a column into an array stored in a new column. This function is typically part of an aggregation. |

DATEFORMAT Function | Formats a specified Datetime set of values according to the specified date format. Source values can be a reference to a column containing Datetime values. |

You have the following set of orders for two months, and you are interested in identifying the set of colors that have been sold for each product for each month and the total quantity of product sold for each month.

**Source:**

OrderId | Date | Item | Qty | Color |
---|---|---|---|---|

1001 | 1/15/15 | Pants | 1 | red |

1002 | 1/15/15 | Shirt | 2 | green |

1003 | 1/15/15 | Hat | 3 | blue |

1004 | 1/16/15 | Shirt | 4 | yellow |

1005 | 1/16/15 | Hat | 5 | red |

1006 | 1/20/15 | Pants | 6 | green |

1007 | 1/15/15 | Hat | 7 | blue |

1008 | 4/15/15 | Shirt | 8 | yellow |

1009 | 4/15/15 | Shoes | 9 | brown |

1010 | 4/16/15 | Pants | 1 | red |

1011 | 4/16/15 | Hat | 2 | green |

1012 | 4/16/15 | Shirt | 3 | blue |

1013 | 4/20/15 | Shoes | 4 | black |

1014 | 4/20/15 | Hat | 5 | blue |

1015 | 4/20/15 | Pants | 6 | black |

**Transformation:**

To track by month, you need a column containing the month value extracted from the date:

Transformation Name | |
---|---|

Parameter: Columns | Date |

Parameter: Formula | DATEFORMAT(Date, 'MMM yyyy') |

You can use the following transform to check the list of unique values among the colors:

Transformation Name | |
---|---|

Parameter: Row labels | Date |

Parameter: Values | unique(Color, 1000) |

Parameter: Max number of columns to create | 10 |

Date | unique_Color |
---|---|

Jan 2015 | ["green","blue","red","yellow"] |

Apr 2015 | ["brown","blue","red","yellow","black","green"] |

Delete the above transform.

You can aggregate the data in your dataset, grouped by the reformatted `Date`

values, and apply the `LIST`

function to the `Color`

column. In the same aggregation, you can include a summation function for the `Qty`

column:

Transformation Name | |
---|---|

Parameter: Row labels | Date |

Parameter: Values | list(Color, 1000),sum(Qty) |

Parameter: Max number of columns to create | 10 |

**Results:**

Date | list_Color | sum_Qty |
---|---|---|

Jan 2015 | ["green","blue","blue","red","green","red","yellow"] | 28 |

Apr 2015 | ["brown","blue","red","yellow","black","blue","black","green"] | 38 |