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Action Tool not prompting user


There hopefully is a better way to do this, but I am trying to update a field named MTH each month. The files I am given do not include this field and it will change each month. For example, for February I want the MTH field to change from 2019-01 to 2019-02.


I am trying to use an action tool to do this. I used a formula tool to create the MTH field and I have the lighting bolt connected to the action tool. I have it configured to update expression value 2019-01 and checked the box at the bottom to replace specific string 2019-01. the workflow runs fine, but does not prompt to enter in the new month, so 2019-01 is output in the MTH field.




ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

In order to get the workflow to require user input, you must run it as an analytic app using the "magic wand", not the regular run button, as shown in the screenshot in this post...

@thizviz aka cbridges, Bolide
Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Exactly as @ThizViz said, the wizard interface is where users will be prompted to interact with the interface tools you've added. In case you're on the latest version, the buttons have moved from where they are shown in the linked post.



Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @parria1 


Great tips from @ThizViz  and @CharlieS 


Also, don't forget to configure your app at the Interface Designer Tab.


You can check the free live training lessons from Alteryx that are very useful on building apps:

Live Training: Analytic App Development for Intermediate Users

Live Training: Introduction to Applications

Live Training: Intermediate App Development


Interactive Lessons have a whole section on Analytic Apps as well:

Creating Analytic Apps


If you need any assistance please let us know.