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Show number of records on line in canvas



It would be great if users have the option to display the number of records that go in and out of the different tools in your canvas. This allows users to very quickly see how many records are in their datasets, and especially quickly analyze the results of specific actions such as joins, filters etc. without the need to open each individual tool. Especially when performing joins this can be very useful to quickly see how many of your rows have been successfully joined. I think this will give users a feeling that they have more control over their data and a better understanding of what is happening in Alteryx. Also if you quickly want to review a complex workflow (especially when it is not your own) this could be a huge timesaver. Simply run the workflow and follow the numbers to see what is happening and identify tools that might cause issues.


Love to hear what you think!


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17 - Castor

Would love an option to toggle this on. The tooltips that appear the workflow runs are extremely helpful, but go away after a few seconds. 




Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi @JorisvandenBerg 


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14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

@Luke_C  this option already exists. If you select user settings (Options - User Settings - Edit User Settings), then select the canvas option there is a drop down which allows you to select to show all the time.



7 - Meteor

@cgoodman3 I tried setting up this configuration to "show" however the data values still disappear after a few seconds. I'm on 2021.3.3 is this a versioning issue? 

5 - Atom

Click in the blank space of the canvas and in the configure pane on the left, choose "Show" under Connection Progress!

I tried it the user settings way, but it kept disappearing. This way, it stays! :)

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Status changed to: Accepting Votes