Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition supports the following data types.
Tip: Transforms that include functions work only if the inputs are of a data type and format valid for the function. You should clean up the type and format of your columns before you apply transformations to them.
For more information on how to explicitly reference these data types in your steps, see Valid Data Type Strings.
Supported Data Types
String Data Type
Any non-null value can be typed as String. A String can be anything.
Integer Data Type
The Integer data type applies to positive and negative numeric values that have no decimal point.
Decimal Data Type
Decimal data type applies to floating points up to 15 digits in length.
Boolean Data Type
The Boolean data type expresses true or false values.
Social Security Number Data Type
This data type is applied to numeric data following the pattern for United States Social Security numbers.
Phone Number Data Type
This data type is applied to numeric data following common patterns that express telephone numbers.
Email Address Data Type
This data type matches text values that are properly formatted email addresses.
Credit Card Data Type
Credit card numbers are numeric data that follow the 16-digit pattern for credit cards.
Gender Data Type
This data type matches a variety of text patterns for expressing male/female distinctions.
Zip Code Data Type
This data type matches five- and nine-digit U.S. zipcode patterns.
State Data Type
State data type is applied to data that uses the full names or the two-letter abbreviations for states in the United States.
Object Data Type
An Object data type is a method for encoding key-value pairs. A single field value may contain one or more sets of key-value pairs.
Array Data Type
An array is a list of values grouped into a single value. An array may be of variable length; in one record the array field may contain two elements, while in the next record, it contains six elements.
IP Address Data Type
The IP Address data type supports IPv4 address.
URL Data Type
URL data type is applied to data that follows generalized patterns of URLs.
HTTP Code Data Type
Values of these data types are three-digit numeric values, which correspond to recognized HTTP Status Codes.
Datetime Data Type
Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition supports a variety of date-time formats, each of which has additional variations to it.
If you have created a custom type, it is available for selection from the column type drop-down.
NOTE: After a custom type has been created, a platform restart is required. Please contact your Alteryx administrator.
- A custom type can be created based on a dictionary file. If a value is contained in the type's dictionary, the value is considered valid. See Create Custom Data Types.
- Developers may also define custom data types using regular expressions. See Create Custom Data Types Using RegEx.
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