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Prepare recipe - general tips for using processors

June 27, 2017

The Script in a Prepare recipe has many useful features for organizing the processors you apply to a dataset.

  • Click +Add a new step, or use the a shortcut, to add a new processor to the Script.
  • The Preview shows how a processor step will affect the dataset. You can enable or disable the Preview. Disabling the preview is useful when the number of steps becomes large.
  • You can use the Search capability within the Script to find all the steps that operate on a particular column, and drag and drop steps within the script to organize them,
  • You can select multiple steps and then Group them, add a color to help those steps stand out, and add comments to steps or groups that need a longer description.
  • When testing out various ways of processing the data, you can also disable, rather than delete, a step or group in the Script.