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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Cache Checkbox - Allow selection of cache with a checkbox embedded

With the release of 2018.3, cache has become an adhoc task. With complex workflow and multiple inputs we need a method to cache and save the cache selection by tool. Once the workflow runs after opening, the cache would be saved at the latest tool downstream.

This way we don't have to create adhoc cache steps and run the workflow 2X before realizing the time saving features of cache.


This would work similar to the cache feature in 11.0 but with enhanced functionality...the best of the old cache with the new cache intent.


Embed the cache option into tools.




Yes, it would be very helpful to have the ability to save your cache preferences with a configuration cache check box

This would be great!

Alteryx Partner

this would be helpful

Status changed to: Implemented

This is now available in the 2019.3 release. Download it at


Hey @JPoz  - thank you for all the additions and fixes you've been adding to the product!


From what I can see in 2019.3 and 2019.4, the "Cache Data' checkbox on the input data tool now looks and feels like the behaviour of "Cache and Run" more broadly.

Has this "cache" checkbox been added into any other tools as part of this release so that I can pick up where I left off when I carry on the next day (with the cache intact or the "cache this data" setting already turned on)?


Thanks @JPoz 



@SeanAdams The 'Cache Data' checkbox is currently only available with the Input Data tool for database formats. Adding it for other tools would be a new feature, but it seems like it could be a good idea.


Understood @JPoz  - thanks for the confirmation.    I've been working through all the items that you folk managed to pack into 2019.4 to see and learn from the work you've done.

there's a lot in this release!