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Raise a Conversion Error if string data will be truncated in a Select tool

Alteryx should raise a Conversion Error if re-sizing of a string field in a Select tool results in data truncation. It does this for integers but if a string is truncated there is no indication of this in the workflow output.

2 Comments
chris_love
12 - Quasar

Yes! This has always been inconsistent and I'd like to see it in line with numeric truncation which does get an error.

a_lee50
6 - Meteoroid

Oddly you do get a Conversion Error if you change the Data Type at the same time that you change the Size but not if you change the Size on its own.