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Why dedup when we have stats values function

palisetty
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@gcusello @woodcock @richgalloway
Why do we need two functions for the same functionality?
'dedup' displays unique values while 'stats values' do the same, is there any difference other than 'stats' is transforming command and 'dedup' is not?

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jpolvino
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stats transforms, so your original fields are no longer accessible. dedup is a great way to limit the number of rows to be used further down the line, and still have full access to the fields and their values.

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jpolvino
Builder

stats transforms, so your original fields are no longer accessible. dedup is a great way to limit the number of rows to be used further down the line, and still have full access to the fields and their values.

starcher
Influencer

Because there are times you want to dedup without using stats. So both commands are valid. If you are going to stats then you would be redundant to also use dedup.

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