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AMP compatibility mode - turn on for a user selected tool instead of the whole canvas

I learnt Alteryx for the first time nearly 5 years ago, and I guess I've been spoilt with implicit sorts after tools like joins, where if I want to find the top 10 after joining two datasets, I know that data coming out of the join will be sorted. However with how AMP works this implicit sort cannot be relied upon. The solution to this at the moment is to turn on compatibility mode, however...

 

1) It's a hidden option in the runtime settings, and it can't be turned on default as it's set only at the workflow level

2) I imagine that compatibility mode runs a bit slower, but I don't need implicit sort after every join, cross-tab etc.

 

So could the effected tools (Engine Compatibility Mode | Alteryx Help) have a tick box within the tool to allow the user to decide at the tool level instead of the canvas level what behaviour they want, and maybe change the name from compatibility mode to "sort my data"?

 

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TonyaS
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi @cgoodman3 

Thank you for the suggestion! 

 

I will definitely review this idea with our Engine teams to see if we can get it on the Roadmap. 

We have had some related suggestions like allowing this as a User Setting - so that if a user is going through their existing workflows which were written with the original Engine and they don't want to have to set it with every single one, they could turn on the User Setting to use "Engine Compatibility Mode" while they are doing that and then turn it off when they are done. 

 

This tool level suggestion would enable preservation of more of the performance gains with AMP by limiting the Compatibility to only those tools needed. It's a good idea. 

 

As you probably already know, users also have the option to insert a Sort tool before or after wherever they might need to in a workflow - but we wanted to provide the Engine Compatibility Mode setting to allow users to more easily convert/migrate a workflow to AMP without needing to make changes to the workflow tools. 

 

Please keep the ideas coming! We are always looking to improve the AMP Engine experience. 

 

I also wanted to makes sure you have the links to more documentation about AMP Engine: 

AMP Engine webinar (32 minutes): https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Analytics/AMP-Engine-Discover-the-Untapped-Performance-of-Your-Anal...

 

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/alteryx-amp-engine

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/Alteryx-Engine-and-AMP-Main-Differences

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/AMP-Memory-Use

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/tool-use-amp

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Analytics/Accelerate-Your-Analytic-Processes-with-the-New-AMP-Engin...

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works/AMPlify-your-Workflows/ba-p/617590

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Best-practice-with-the-new-Multi-threa...

AlterEverything Podcast: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alter-Everything-Podcast/66-The-Alteryx-AMP-Engine-Explained/ba-p/5...

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works/AMP-Engine-Technical-Deep-Dive-Part-1-Why-AMP/ba-p/570...  

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works/AMP-Engine-Technical-Deep-Dive-Part-2-Key-concepts-of-...