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Idea: Set default CSV Field Length in input tool

The Input Data tool has a "Field Length" option for CSV files. The default is 254 characters. In most cases, this is woefully inadequate. I tend to add several zeroes to the end to prevent truncation. When I don't remember to do this, I get flooded with conversion errors:

"Input Data (2) The field "hours" was truncated in record #38"


I want to set a global default, that I can override per tool, for length so I don't have to do this every time.

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Hey @seven ,


User-specific tool defaults are a common request on the ideas board - for example, I'd like to default the append tool to not show the 16 row errors.

Good idea - keep these coming!

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
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