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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Change the way the Python tool handles reference shortcuts

I'm loving the new Python tool. One feature I'm missing is better handling of reference shortcuts. If my code is something like this

test="%Question.Text%"
test

and I run my workflow, it will replace %Question.Text% in the python tool's code like this:

test="Hello World"
test

Similar to the R tool (or any other tool really), I think my code should remain unchanged, but my variable test should be set to whatever value is is entered for Question.Text.

 

Thanks!

2 Comments
Alteryx Partner

This would be a really nice feature. Now you have to do this with a textInput macro. This is a workable work around, but not how it should be. 

 

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first define your parameters in the textInput macro.

 

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then capture you defined parameters from the input stream

Alteryx
Alteryx

This is a defect rather than a feature idea. All tools should support this.

 

Tagging @KatieA@ScottC