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Alteryx Designer Ideas

Share your Designer product ideas - we're listening!

Allow Cache to be written to local drive and persist after Alteryx closes

I like the new cache option in 2018.3, but I would like a user setting added that would allow me to 1) write the cache files to a local drive and 2) have them persist when I re-open Alteryx. Currently, the files are written to the user defaulted temp space and don't persist when Alteryx is closed down. Thanks!


This would also be useful for the input tool whose cache behavior has changed with 2018.3. The checkbox to cache an input tool would persist pre 2018.3. Now the cache option isn't saved with the workflow.


Fully agree @patrick_digan - this would allow a much faster restart of development when you pick up the canvas again.


We'd just need to make sure that there's a warning or some kind of process so that caching is automatically turned off before deployment to gallery


Just for the record on the old caching functionality - when executed on the Gallery or run via the alteryxenginecmd.exe, the workflow would ignore the cache option/configuration and would not write it during these executions, so you could leave these boxes marked without any issue or concern.

In my opinion, any addition of caching configuration should follow the same rule.


+1 please add this feature. It will help us a lot in a big workflow.

Agreed.  Please please bring back the cache feature within the configuration pane section when using the input tool.  The new cache feature is not optimal when you are connecting to multiple database table sources:(.