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Autocomplete argument-less function in expression editor should place cursor to the right

In a Formula tool expression editor, when I type "nu", the first result in the autocomplete suggestion dropdown is "Null()". When I hit TAB to autocomplete, my cursor is placed in between the parenthesis, as if to enter an argument. Null() takes no arguments. Therefore, my cursor should be placed to the right of Null(). I can then continue typing rather than hitting the Right Key first and then typing. For the speed demons out there, this extra keystroke is a big slowdown. This same functionality applies to any function that does not take arguments, such as DateTimeNow().


Please change the expression editor to autocomplete and place the cursor to the right of any function that does not take arguments.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

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Our UX team appreciates all the feedback we get on how we can improve functionality for both the speedsters of the software as well as the new comers and this helps us understand what sort of behavior would be best for users.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
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