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Resolve issue where the option to select a list of products to predict is disabled in the Association Rule Wizard in Spectrum/Portrait Miner

Product Feature: Association Rule Wizard

Issue

When trying to use the Association Rule Wizard for either market basket or next product rules, the textbox for the Select a list of products to predict is disabled. 
Association Rule Wizard - textbox not active

Cause

This behavior happens when the field selected for the product id has not been binned in Decision Studio.

Resolution

UPDATED: August 2, 2017
Open the focus in Decision Studio, then open the field in the Binning Editor and apply the binning, before saving the focus.

The topic on the Association Rule Wizard in the Portrait Miner Help states:

Data preparation
The Association Rule Wizard runs directly against transaction or event data stored in a focus dataset, benefiting from Portrait Miner's high-performance data access.
  • For Market Basket analysis, you should use an item-level dataset containing one record per item. The dataset should contain a basket identifier field that groups items in the same basket, as well as a product identifier field (binned and categorical) that indicates the product name or code for each item. The dataset should be sorted by the basket identifier key field.
  • For Next Product analysis, you should pick a dataset with one record per product or service. The dataset should contain a basket identifier — often the customer identifier — that groups products together, along with the product identifier (binned and categorical) and a product timestamp (integer or date) that indicates the order in which products were acquired. The dataset should be sorted by the basket identifier key field.