Feature Table To List
The ‘Feature Table to List’ node is designed to rotate a wide table of Product Features and convert it into an equivalent list of Product-Feature Pairs.
Input: Product1 Feature1 Feature2 Feature3 Feature4 Feature5 Output: Product1 Feature1 Product1 Feature2 Product1 Feature3 Product1 Feature4 Product1 Feature5
The ‘Feature Table to List’ node is typically used upstream of a ‘Product Generator’ node. The ‘Product Generator’ node expects to receive an ‘Input Product Features’ table as two-column list of Product-Feature pairs. However, it is often easier for a user to manage Product Features (in Excel) as a wide table where each column represents a different high-level Attribute.
For example, a user may prefer to manage the Features that make up various ice cream Products in a wide table having the column headings: Product, Flavor, Color, Packaging, Size, and Toppings. For the ‘Product Generator’ node to be able to process this table, the data would first need to be converted into a list with two columns: Product, Feature.
#1 Feature List
The Input Features Table defines each Product in the format of a wide table. The table includes:
- Product: each row contains a unique Product name
- Features: all of the other columns can correspond to the different Features associated with each Product.
- Details: Additional Product details for Price, Cost, and Quantity sold.
Select all of the Feature columns from the Input Features Table to include in the Output Features List.
#2 Product Generator
Generated by the upstream ‘Feature Table To List’ node.
Generated by the upstream ‘Matrix Distributions’ node.