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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Allow caching of multiple tools at the same time

Some of the workflows I use have multiple inputs that can take a long time to initially load. The new cache function itself has been amazing, but there is one big drawback for me: I can't cache multiple tools at the same time.  Alteryx will allow me to eventually cache all of the tools I want cached, but it will take multiple times running the file.  This still saves me time in the end, but it feels a bit cumbersome to set up.

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I've posted this in other threads, but can we please get the Cache Data option back on the Input tool? I'm about ready to revert to a previous version as I'm apt to forget that it's not cached. I probably wasted an hour yesterday, re-pulling data on a complex flow because I mad a change to the downstream data cache. 

Alteryx Partner

+1 this will really save some more time for me too...

I would like a feature similar to that requested by jeff_reynolds but available anywhere in the process flow.

I have a download tool making 33 API requests. I want to be able to cache this to save time and API credits.

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This is followed by some XML parsing that also takes a long time so I may want to cache those as well.

 

There are two problems when I do this:

  1. When I choose "cache" after the XML parse this immediately throws away the cache of the Download tool and re-runs the entire workflow to create the new cache.
  2. If I then want to make a change to the XML it throws away all the caches and starts again from fresh as it doesn't have the Download tool output cache any more.

 

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It would be really good if as well as side-by-side caches as in the original request we could have end-on-end caches at multiple levels. Something like this:

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Thanks

 

Simon

Asteroid

+1 this would be perfect.

 

As mentioned, the ability to cache further tools in the workflow without having to re-run everything would also be ideal. 

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Status changed to: Accepted
 
Alteryx Partner

great news...

Meteoroid

Hi, can you please advise what the next steps are with the Status change to Accepted?

I think the next status is "Coming Soon" if they decide to implement it.  I'm not sure though.

This is great news, @RachelW

 

Does this mean it will be implemented?

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Accepted is the new status for On the Roadmap. We will be making this improvement in an upcoming release.