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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.

 

 

 

FindMissingMacro.png

 

 

 

 

 

24 Comments
cgoodman3
13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

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.

KylieF
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

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!

cgoodman3
13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

Thanks @KylieF looking forward to seeing where this goes.

KylieF
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Revisit

Hi all! 

 

Our product team has recently reevaluated this idea and provided an update. As of current, we're unable to include this idea on the near future road map. However we are very interested in this idea and would like to keep it in mind for future roadmap decisions. We'll do our best to update this idea with any changes in status as soon as provided.