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Option to disable an individual Output tool

Would love to see an option to disable a specific Output tool (rather than the global "Disable All Tools that Write Output" option). I'm envisioning the inverse of the Email tool, where there is a checkbox to enable Email... rather, the Output tool could have a check box that would disable that output (and ONLY that output), similar/consistent with the "Disable All Tools" function. A "Disable This Output" check box. The benefits would be a quick way to make sure not to overwrite something in one output (but still getting all the good content in all the other outputs) rather than having to go through the multiple clicks of adding to a container and then disabling the container. Could have benefits for connecting with Action tools/interface toggles as well. It would likely need to contain the same/similar formatting in Designer to indicate it has been disabled, though maybe a slightly different color so you could tell it was disabled differently? 

 

(On a similar vein, would love to take this opportunity to bring up my favorite idea-that-has-not-been-implemented-yet-that-would-love-your-vote-and-attention, implementing a Warning that outputs are disabled when posting to Gallery...)

 

Cheers!

NJ

2 Comments
CristonS
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Thanks for posting @NicoleJohnson, I can definitely see the value in this... I mean, so can others - 11 likes in a week, nice!

Thableaus
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

+1 on this one. I hate having to insert containers to do that all the time. Plus, if a workflow is big enough, it takes some time to activate/deactivate a container.