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Enable Performance Profiling and other Runtime settings by default

I am making this idea request in response to this question:

Currently, one of my favourite settings to enable in Alteryx is the performance profiling, as i get to see exactly how much time is being used at each step, and its a quick reminder to double check those tools that take a while for optimisation. However, i have to enable this on every new workflow that i open as the setting only applies to the current workflow, and it can be frustrating executing a large workflow only to realise after waiting for it to run, that this setting was not enabled.


What i'd like to propose, is an extra set of settings within the User Settings, default tab (which is currently):


To something like:


Which would simply enable these settings as a default, when a new workflow is made. 

Let me know what you think! I think a couple of the other settings in there could see use, especially as the AMP engine develops and those who want to see all macro messages, for example.


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15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

+1 vote to this idea submission. The perf. profile feature almost works like a guard rail to help non-tech Business Users ask questions around workflow optimization.

12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

I'm upvoting this idea because I endorse the concept of having a richer set of options for this settings page. 


[meta idea: UI Modes that would affect multiple settings at once]

As I read this idea, it made me think about the different modes or phases of development that I routinely encounter.

For example, Discovery->Develop->Refactor/Optimize

I think it would be useful to be able to choose from pre-confiugred modes that would in turn change the configuration settings mentioned above.


For example, I'd love a mode called "SafeMode" in which Disable All Tools That Write Output is unchecked.


Another mode could be "Everything" mode in which Show All Macro Messages and Enable Performance Polling are checked.