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Computes the mode (most frequent value) from all row values in a column, according to their grouping. Input column can be of Integer, Decimal, or Datetime type.
  • If a row contains a missing or null value, it is not factored into the calculation. If the entire column contains no values, the function returns a null value.
  • If there is a tie in which the most occurrences of a value is shared between values, then the lowest value of the evaluated set is returned.
  • When used in a pivot transform, the function is computed for each instance of the value specified in the group parameter. See Pivot Transform.

For a non-conditional version of this function, see MODE Function.

For a version of this function computed over a rolling window of rows, see ROLLINGMODE 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

modeif(count_visits, health_status == 'sick')

Output: Returns the mode of the values in the count_visits column as long as health_status is set to sick.

Syntax and Arguments

modeif(function_col_ref, test_expression) [group:group_col_ref] [limit:limit_count]

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
function_col_refYstringName of column to which to apply the function

Expression that is evaluated. Must resolve to true or false

For more information on the group and limit parameters, see Pivot Transform.

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


Name of the column the values of which you want to calculate the function. Column must contain Integer, Decimal, or Datetime values.

NOTE: If the input is in Datetime type, the output is in unixtime format. You can wrap these outputs in the DATEFORMAT function to generate the results in the appropriate Datetime format. See DATEFORMAT Function.

  • Literal values are not supported as inputs.
  • Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

Usage Notes:

Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesString (column reference)myValues


This parameter contains the expression to evaluate. This expression must resolve to a Boolean (true or false) value.

Usage Notes:

Data Type
Example Value
YesString expression that evaluates to true or false(LastName == 'Mouse' && FirstName == 'Mickey')


Tip: For additional examples, see Common Tasks.

Example - MODEIF function

The following data contains a list of weekly orders for 2017 across two regions (r01 and r02). You are interested in calculating the most common order count for the second half of the year, by region.


NOTE: For simplicity, only the first few rows are displayed.



To assist, you can first calculate the week number for each row:

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula weeknum(Date)
Parameter: New column name 'weekNumber'

Then, you can use the following aggregation to determine the most common order value for each region during the second half of the year:

Transformation Name Pivot columns
Parameter: Row labels Region
Parameter: Values modeif(OrderCount, weekNumber > 26)
Parameter: Max number of columns to create 50



See Also for MODEIF Function:

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