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Interface Tools: Explicitly document how data is returned

In order to make the interface tools more accessable - please could you add explicit documentation to the help-text that explains how the data is returned to the canvas?

 

For example - the text input tool is documented here: https://help.alteryx.com/2019.3/QuestionTextBox.htm

What is missing from this is whether the multi-line version will provide the data to the canvas as a semi-colon delimited; comma delimited; newline delimited etc?

 

Would be very valuable if the documentation could explicitly define how the output of checkboxes; multiline textboxes; tree views etc are passed to the action tool.

 

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4 Comments

This would be great. I've wasted time before trying to debug how the data is getting from the interface tool to its ultimate destination. It's also important to know what characters are allowed (ie quotes can get a little tricky with how the interface tool and action tool handle them).

This would be very helpful.
Asteroid

+1...I had to create my own notes to know what a checkbox is passing, etc.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Yes, would very useful!