Are you building Windows paths in Calculated Columns? Are slashes in general messing you up? Consider this workaround for using the slash character in your calculated expressions:
Let’s take this piece by piece.
Finally, you’ll notice that if you try to put a slash at the end of your String, you’ll inadvertently escape your initial quotes. In Excel, this is a case for the CHAR() function, but in Spotfire we don’t deal in those data types. A workaround for this is using the NameDecode() function. This is the guidance from Spotfire Help:
Replaces all substring codes with decoded characters.
Column names in TIBCO Spotfire are stored as UTF-16 encoded strings, while variable names in TIBCO Spotfire Statistics Services are built from 8-bit ASCII characters matching [.0-9a-zA-Z] or ASCII strings enclosed in grave accents. Therefore the column names that are sent to TIBCO Spotfire Statistics Services must be encoded. Column names received from TIBCO Spotfire Statistics Services are automatically decoded by the built-in data functions output handlers. This function can be used to decode results that have not been automatically decoded.
Hope that helps, enjoy!
First, gather the people – get a team together. Find people who are onboard with your idea and are willing to put in a little extra effort to build an efficient workflow. Recruit people who understand the work processes and are willing to champion the movement towards achieving better data and better quality. For example, members on your team could include a subject matter expert, a data scientist, developer, and IT/Business Analyst.
Trust me, I get excited about a new data set just like anybody. I just want to tear straight to the good stuff and find those hidden correlations and to use all my fancy tests and methods. But before you get to that point, it’s important to run important preparation on your data – each a critical “Prep Step” that can save you time, rework, and wrong conclusions down the line.