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Default value on folder Interface tool

Similar to previous ideas from @patrick_mcauliffe and @shailesh_patel - would like to request 2 things:

 

Default on Folder Picker Interface tool

The folder picker tool does not currently allow a default value - this unnecessarily adds work if users have the same value 90% of the time.

Please add a field for the default value that will show when the interface starts up

 

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Similar ideas:

- Default on Date interface: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Ideas/Default-Date-for-Interface-Tool/idi-p/35770

- Default on File Selector: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Ideas/Default-file-location-in-file-broswer-Interf...

1 Comment
dgleeson
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This is an old idea / post, but I found a decent workaround. In the action connecting a Folder Picker, choose Update Value with Formula, and then you can set "default" with an IF statement.

 

IF IsEmpty([#1]) THEN 'C:\Default\Directory\'
ELSE [#1]
ENDIF

 

Then, if the app is run when the folder picker is left blank, it will use the default. Alternatively, you could replace the literal string 'C:\Default\Directory\' with an additional textbox interface tool ([#2]), on which you could set the default string to your default directory.

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