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Roughly, in all versions of Alteryx Designer, you can use the Annotations tab and rename a tool. This is awesome for execution in designer, because you can then easily search for certain tool names, better document your workflow, and see the custom tool name in the Workflow Results.
However, when log files are generated, either via email, the AlteryxGallery settings, or an AlteryxEngineCMD command, each tool is recorded using only its default name of "ToolId Toolnumber", which is not particularly descriptive and makes these log files harder to parse in the case of an error.
Having the custom names show in these log files would go a long way towards improving log readability for enterprise systems, and would be an amazing feature add/fix. For users who prefer that the default format be shown, this could be considered as a request to ADD renames in addition to the existing format. EG "Input Data 1" that I have renamed to "Load business Excel File" could be shown in the log as:
00:00:0.003 - ToolId 1 - Load business Excel File: 1 record was read from File Finished in 00:00:0.004