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Text Box Interface tool to update filter

Meteoroid

I am using a text box interface tool to update a filter tool.  The app runs alright but it doesn't update the filter.  Any ideas on the issue?

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Honestly, it looks all good with me.

 

With an action tool on a filter, there are two areas where you can change the option 'Jan-19', either by the expression or via the hitting 'simple' and drilling down to find where it is in the tree.

 

If you are using a custom filter (which you are), then you must edit the expression.

 

If you are using a basic filter (which you are not), then you must edit the value in the 'simple tree'.

 

You are using a custom filter, and have edited the expression, so it should work.

 

Are you able to share some data so we can replicate the behaviour?

 

Ben

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Also, you have no output in your application; so I don't know how you know that it doesn't work...

 

Something you could look at, is in the interface designer, there is a 'debug mode', where you can enter your value and hit 'debug', and it will build the workflow with your values passed in.

 

Ben

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Meteoroid

Thanks.  I added an output and it works.  It looks like the value originally stored in the filter tool doesn't change when running the application with new criteria .  I was expecting the stored value to change.

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I have a similar situation here. I have a custom filter with the expression [Profit] > 500 AND [Sales] < 200. I want to let the user update both the values in an analytic application environment using a single text box interface tool rather than using two filter tools with the expressions [Profit] > 500 and [Sales] < 200. Is that possible here somehow ? 

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