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The Select Tools Save Field Configuration should preserve ordering

Currently the Save Field Configuration, when used with fields in a different order does not give any indication that the ordering will not be saved and reused. It is possible people may use this option without realising.

 

This should be in the help at a minimum, perhaps in a warning box when used too, but ideally the renames and types should be applied to the columns they came from by Name - not just based on the order of the fields.

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

@chris_love Thanks for the information! I have added a note about this behavior in the Select tool Help. Thank you!

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Bolide
Bolide

One of the biggest shortcomings of the function. It's super useful IF you have the same fields / same order, but can be dangerous if either of those criteria aren't met.