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Updating Allocate Report from List


I'm trying to update the 'Select Reports for Output' section of Allocate Report using a List Box with an Action of 'Update Raw XML with Data.'  When I run it through interface designer the Report - value does not update.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong?  Any ideas? 

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Thanks for the help!

Yes, I've done that. Same results. Nothing updates in the select reports part of the tool.

Bradley Crep
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ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Since you're just updating the value with [#1], could you try Update Value (default)" rather than "Update XML"?


When I do the Update Value none of the boxes are checked.

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Can you also select the "Replace a Specific String" checkbox towards the bottom of the config panel, to see if that helps?

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

I tweaked the app and it's at least not throwing errors; however, it isn't generating output either. Perhaps that's due to me not checking the correct boxes while testing, or perhaps there are still issues in getting it all to take.  But hopefully it's a small step forward. (aside, the Community seems to be wiggin' out a bit... I got alerted to your most recent update, but don't actually see it here.  Either way, hope this helps!)


JohnJPS, your tweaked app made me think of something.  I changed it from 'select tool mode' to 'generate custom list'  and it works with one report at a time.  It's be cool if it could do more than one report.  Get a little, ask for more.   Thanks for the help!



ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Brad, the attached workflow will at least accept multiple reports that I select. I sort of kludged around some other things: e.g. pulling report names from the location in the Alteryx install directory, and sticking with those.  If you want your custom list, you will still have to get that going.  Hopefully the only trick was my specification of XML tags in the list box.  Hope it helps!