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Find Missing Macro

Idea: Prompt the user to find a missing macro instead of the current UX of a question mark icon.

 

Issue: When a macro referenced in a workflow is missing, then there is no way to a) know what the name of the macro was (assuming you were lazy like me and didn't document with a comment) and b) find the macro so you can get back to business.

 

When this happens to me know, I have to go to the XML view and search for macros and then cycle through them until I find the one that's missing. Then I have to either copy the macro back into that location or manually edit the workflow XML. Not cool man.

 

Solution: When a macro is missing, the image below at the right should be shown. In the properties window, a file browse tool should allow the user to find the macro.

 

 

 

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23 Comments
11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide

I've recently posted a similar idea 

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Ideas/When-opening-a-workflow-with-a-macro-having-... 

 

I think a great addition will be to maintain the xml configuration so users don't need to guess how to set up the macro again.

Moderator
Moderator

Hi @Hollingsworth and @cgoodman3 !

 

I've merged your ideas to help give product a concise view of interest. The likes were also merged so the count should be accurate. If you run into any other ideas that need to be merged as duplicated feel free to ping me directly or use our Notify a Moderator feature!

11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide

Thanks @KylieF looking forward to seeing where this goes.