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Double Click Fields in Formulas

@MarcH I'm putting your name on this one:

 

Yesterday I was working with @cedric via WebEx and we were building a macro together.  We were making several field substitutions and and Cedric stated the obvious, "Alteryx should make this easier".

 

Contains([Field_X],"XYZ")

He would double click [Field_X] and the result is a partial selection:  [Field_X].   The brackets don't get selected.

 

I'm sure that there is a good explanation for why this happens, it just doesn't make the UX wonderful.

 

Cheers,

Mark

2 Comments
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Would be a huge productivity boost for daily users...

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Status changed to: Implemented

Thanks so much for your Ideas forum post. This behavior has been changed with the new Formula tool. Now if you double click on the text within brackets and then type a bracket, the autocomplete list appears and an option can be selected. I hope this makes it easier to switch out columns.