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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Too much Visual Query Builder blank space

I've had several of my users complaining about the Visual Query Builder view after the last couple of releases. When you maximize the window, half of the screen is taken up by blank gray space and there is no way to adjust it and it's very difficult for those who do not know SQL to build their queries in this very small white space. Need to be able to adjust the gray space.



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Like everyone else above has mentioned, I use the Visual Query Builder for designing most (if not all) of my queries. This is INCREDIBLY inconvenient considering nearly all of the tables I use have several fields to where I can't see them and also see what fields have been selected.


I don't see a reason for the blank space at all. I know it wasn't an issue in 11.7, but has been since upgrading to 2018.1. Any sort of update/patch would be awesome to have fixed!

@Garrett_Kochner FWIW, I also opened a support ticket.  I got a quick response letting me know that this is a Known Issue, it'll be fixed in 2018.2, which is due out sometime in June 2018.  I personally can't wait!

@Matt_Curtis Unfortunately the first build of 2018.2 that was released yesterday doesn't seem to address the issue:


Thanks @patrick_digan for the heads up!  I'm optimistic that it is still yet to come. The support reps' exact wording was "This is a known issue with the 2018.1 and the fix is scheduled to be released at the end of the quarter (~June 2018)."   


Same problem, it's big for us...


Alteryx, could you keep us posted on this?


Could you also give us the choice to save the table layout on that page. Having it reset every time we close is extremely frustrating.





Thanks everyone for adding your comments to this thread on regards to the Visual Query Builder (VQB) resizing issue when maximized.


As an update, this issue is in our development's team backlog (DE14391) and will be addressed on our next release 2018.3, scheduled for Q3. If you would like to be notified directly when this fix in in place, please email Support at and reference this number: DE14391. Thanks !


For such an important issue this seems like a long time to wait.


Agreed. The query builder is essential for us. Can you not come out with a hot fix?


For Q3 I would hope for a redesign of the query builder as even when functional, its far from user friendly.





Thanks @Mark2 & @Andreasweiz for your feedback. I'm passing it along internally. I'll keep you posted. 

Thanks for the effort @MargaritaW, I echo their thoughts.  It's super critical to me.  I don't mind the layout and usability, but I think this idea is a really good one.  Please star this idea if you agree.