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Updating field length of fields in text input via interface tools

The problem


When building macros or apps which require a user to update a value in a text input tool via an interface tool, such as text input, the field length does not currently update. This can cause issues when developing things like API calls, where the value can become truncated.

The current workaround to to put a select tool after the text input and update the size of the field to accommodate potential input values.

 

Suggested solution

As part of the configuration window for the text input tool add a check box which allows a user to specify whether a field size should update based on an interface tool input.

1 Comment
CristonS
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

hi @cgoodman3, Thank you for your feedback and idea - it makes a lot of sense! We’re currently working diligently to ensure all product ideas are reviewed and commented on by Alteryx when the necessary criteria are met.