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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Make backup (bak) file creation optional

The bak file that is automatically created (and re-created if deleted) really clutters up our folders.

Please allow us to either turn it off, or specify a different location to hold our back up files.

Thanks

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Any movement on this subject? We could really use the ability to either change where our .bak's are stored or turn this feature off completely.

Adding my own 2 cents. I don't mind the feature, but I would love to specify the directory. 

Meteoroid

I would love to hear the Alteryx Develoment team's input on this.

It seems like a very logical and simple change that would significantly enhance the user experience.

Meteoroid

Delete Bakup Files.jpgHere is work around for this. Write a bat file and keep under Alteryx workflow event after run. Below is screen shot for better understanding. Hope it works until Alteryx provide in-built option to ignore bak file as outcome of output file tool.

 

 

@nparikh That works great! I was trying to figure out how to like your comment...

Asteroid

Yes, how do I disable or hide .bak files? They are cluttering up my folders and look very messy.

Alteryx Partner

I need an option to remove .bak files

@nparikh do you know the syntax for removing batch file located in a ftp server ..?

Meteoroid

Yes would love to turn off or direct to another folder as work folder is linked onto a OneDrive 4 Business account (ensures work is backed up by group policy) which doesn't like .bak files

Asteroid

+1

I'm constantly manually deleting my .bak files because I don't need the clutter. Please give us an option to turn off their creation, or at least designate a separate folder for all .bak files.

I would like the ability to specify a separate folder.