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Has drag & drop from File Explorer onto canvas been dropped from 2018.4?

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Alteryx Certified Partner

On windows 10 with Alteryx 2018.4 I cant seem to drag and drop files or workflows  from file explorer onto the canvas. Has this feature been dropped with the latest release?

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Alteryx Partner

It's working fine for me, what file type are you trying to drag in ?

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Everything, YXDBs, CSVs, YXMDs etc
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Alteryx Certified Partner

Update, I've attached a video of the problem

 

Alteryx drag and drop not working.gif

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Alteryx Partner

I've tested everything and it's working fine - yxdb, yxmc, yxmd, xls, csv, json

 

No problems at all.

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In alteryx, If you go to help and then about, does it show that you're running elevated by any chance? That would prevent you from drag and dropping
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Alteryx Certified Partner

Arghh that seems to it, cheers Pat. No idea why it was running as elevated fresh off a new install.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

@patrick_digan - are you aware of a workaround that would let me run elevated and still drag 'n' drop directly to the canvas?

 

Running elevated seems to get me where I want to be regarding scheduling workflows on my local machine (as without running elevated I can't start the Alteryx Service).

 

However I never realized how much I used the drag 'n' drop directly to the canvas functionality until I lost it.

 

Thanks!

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@Garrett I do not know of any such workarounds. Let me know if you find one!

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Meteoroid

 Dragging a .csv file from Windows Explorer directly onto the Alteryx Designer canvas result which outcome?

 

 

It will act as input data tool or text input?

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