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Improve Log files for simpler parsing

To get simple information from a workflow, such as the name, run start date/time and run end date/time is far more complex than it should be. Ideally the log, in separate line items distinctly labelled, would have the workflow path & name, the start date/time, and end date/time and potentially the run time to save having to do a calculation. Also having an overall module status would be of use, i.e. if there was an Error in the run the overall status is Error, if there was a warning the overall status is Warning otherwise Success.

 

Parsing out the workflow name and start date/time is challenge enough, but then trying to parse out the run time, convert that to a time and add it to the start date/time to get the end date/time makes retrieving basic monitoring information far more complex than it should be.

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ChrisTX
14 - Magnetar

Here's another request related to this Idea:

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer/Logging-workflow-metadata-after-run-to-Database/m-...

 

we need to log every run of a workflow as a new row in a database table.  Basically we need to output various elements of the results window into a SQL Server DB.  Such as, rows inserted/update, length of workflow run, rows queried, source db/file path, etc.