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Copy Paste Cell Madness

Alteryx Partner

I know it has been said before and the reasons are valid on both side.


Are we able to quantify who actually uses extra information give when you copy a renamed cell in a select tool.


999/1000 times I copy a renamed field I simply want the text I renamed it to. Not all the extra details giving rise to an unformatted string of, at the time, useless extras.


You all know what I am talking about but and example would be if I renamed a field originally named "Tile_SequenceNum" to "Tile2". When I go back into the tool later and try to copy the renamed text I get the following copied to the clipboard.


Even though I have only select the text within the rename cell. 


This is great information to have but make it a shortcut or something. I would much rather need to press some sort modifier when I copy to get those details rather than it then trying to paste that back into a cell I am working on. 


End rant. 



Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @The_Data_Loop 


I feel your pain. Have you considered posting this in the Ideas section?

Alteryx Certified Partner

Btw if anyone wants to start an Alteryx Community band we could do worse than "Copy Paste Cell Madness" for a band name..

Alteryx Partner
Alteryx Partner

Is there a mod out there watching this that can kindly move this thread over to the ideas section?