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I found what I think is a bug. Usually the bug maker is me, but on this occasion I really think that it could be Alteryx (version 10.1.6.60263). Maybe we could add a category for posts as: Is this a bug? Currently, the idea labels allow for a "BUG". But is bug reporting really part of New Ideas?
I'm going to report my findings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in what I'm observing:
Try creating a INTERFACE using an ERROR MESSAGE tool. Once you've got a formula and an error message, check the ANNOTATION. Do you see one on the canvas and do you see it in the configuration? Try putting a brief annotation into the Annotation box. I believe that the Annotation should appear in the annotation box as it does with other tools. Check the canvas and see what happens. Here's what mine looks like:
As far as I know, in the current version (Jan 2018) of Designer the presentation settings for the canvas are global and are set by the user in the Canvas settings tab of the User settings. There appears to be no way to adjust canvas settings at the individual workflow level that would over-ride the global defaults. (Please tell me if I am wrong).
I propose that the user defined global defaults be retained but that the workflow configuration window include a new tab where local settings can be set. This tab should include a button that enables a user to reset all local settings to the global defaults.
I have a process where I send an email to users before updating a spreadsheet that is now produced by an Alteryx workflow. Currently, I do this outside of Alteryx because if I choose to use Events -- it will send an email and immediately continue on with the rest of the workflow.
What would be ideal is to have an option to Wait for 10 minutes (or 600 seconds) before continuing on with the rest of the workflow -- assuming the email is sent before the workflow runs.
I am working on a macro that has multiple listboxes and xml tree controls in it and the listbox controls have a feature in the top right to select all or none, effectively allowing you to clear any entries you had made and start fresh. In the tree control, there is no such feature but it would be nice to have instead of having to remember and go through and find all the entries you had made to start fresh.
To the point of the macro interface, when developing and testing using the interface designer, you are able to 'reset' the interface using a button at the top of the left pane. It would be nice if that was available in the macro interface at run time. And that would solve the issue with the tree control in one step.
I have long and large workflows, IMO, that are getting difficult to follow. I'd like the ability to highlight the joins and set specific colors or at the very least highlight and toggle on/off highlights. I'd also like to be able to move my joins and so they are not curving all over the canvas.
I've used tools like BRIO/Hyperion with a wide-range of control over the output to MS Excel. The Jooleobject allowed me to control MS Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.. The goal is to run a scheduler within Alteryx every week to blend data, insert the data into pre-formatted and renamed excel templates, copy those files to a network shared drive and finally send a formatted email to my users. If I can get past copy/paste routines, my job would be much more efficient. Thx
It appears that the Workflow Dependencies window does not report dependencies from all tools. In the example image, you can see that the file input from the Amazon S3 Download tool is not listed. Some tools may have dependencies that do not easily fit the current field structure of the window, but maybe the input/download tools could be listed with an asterisk or partial reference.
I think it would be great if the run time of a workflow could be displayed by tool or container. This would make refining the workflow at completion a lot easier and also help with thinking of better solutions. Even cooler would be some kind of speed heat map.
Would it be possible to add to the Workflow Configuration / Runtime options so that we can disable all 'Connector' input tools from connecting with the external source. At the moment, I need to put the workflow within a Container so that I can disable this rather than have it refresh from the source every time it is run. This means that I could have all my code within the same workflow but make selections that control whether it refreshes from the source data or uses a local copy that has previously been downloaded.
I would like to suggest a Canvas Mode: Can you make a feature where it is possible to maximise/full screen the canvas only (so that it pops up in a separate window)? I work on two screens so it would be handy to have the tools and ribbons with the results preview on one screen and a pure canvas designer on the other.
I have the Results pane docked across the bottom of the interface and have selected auto-hide. When I click on a tool's incoming or outgoing connection, the Results pane opens and will not auto-hide (it's been automatically selected as Dockable).
Would be great if the auto-hide selection was not overridden when selecting the connection.
In the Input tool, it would be useful to have the Saved Database Connections options higher in the menu, not last. Most users I know frequently use this drop down, and I find myself always grabbing the Other Databases options instead as it expands before my mouse gets down to the next one. I would vote to have it directly after File..., that way the top two options are available, either desktop data or "your" server data. To me, all the other options are one offs on a come by come basis, don't need to be above things that are used with a lot more frequency. Just two cents from a long time user...love the product either way!