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lightning icon above the tools

7 - Meteor

Alteryx started behaving weird the other day.  No sure what I pressed or clicked.  When I tried to save the workflow, it tries to save as yxwz instead of yxmd.   Now my workflow has these electric/lightning icons above all the tools.  See screen shot



Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Those anchors are where the Action tool can be attached. When you introduce any tool from the Interface category to the canvas, the workflow (.yxmd) becomes an analytic app (.yxwz), and new features become available.


That being said, these features are all optional and you can continue building your workflow as you did before.

14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

Hi @wlee-pwc ,


If you want to turn it back into a regular workflow, click in the whitespace, and set your Configuration window to be a Standard Workflow. Looks like you switched it to an analytic app.