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I find that when I'm using Alteryx, I'm constantly renaming the tool connectors. Here's my logic, most of the time:
I have something like a Join and 3 browses.
I name the L join something like "L: on product/location join"
I then copy that descriptor, and past it in the Annotation field
I then copy that descriptor, select the wired connector, and paste that in the connection configuration
Have a setting where I could select the following options:
Automatically annotate based on tool rename
Automatically rename incoming connector based on tool rename
If I rename a tool, and "Automatically annotate based on tool rename" is enacted, it will insert that renaming at the top of the annotation field. If there is already data in that field, it will be shifted down. If I rename a tool and "Automatically rename incoming connector..." is on, then the connection coming into it gets [name string]+' connection' put into its name field. I included a picture of the end game of my request.