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A multifilter tool would match excel capabilities and make users more comfortable making leap to Alteryx from excel/.
I pull alot of excel and text files through Alteryx; the files always have empty rows that make viewing the files through Alteryx unwieldy. It is easy to filter one at a time but that is laborious,. I put a post out to the community and others encountered same issue. There was a macro built to bring this capability to Alteryx; it really should be a native feature. I would rather not have to use a macro
Users in excel do sumifs, countifs where multiple fields are pulled into the formula. The current filter tool in Alteryx only considers one column. To match excel, the ability to bring multiple columns into the filter tool at once would match this capability.
Please add the ability to minimize Alteryx during loading as well as minimize the app. I would like to do other tasks while Alteryx is loading. However, it operates as its more important than other applications and can not be minimized. Additionally, it would be nice to hide/minimize the app.
It would be great if we could create more customization of the email output in the Events in the Workflow Configurations. Currently we can output the number of error, warnings, etc. and the entire output log. It would be great if we could only send the error messages in an email instead of sending the whole output log (similar to the output of a workflow run with errors in the Alteryx Gallery). The customization in the Email Tool is great, but this isn't helpful when a scheduled workflow fails. I found this related thread on the discussion forum: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Customize-Events-Error-Message/td-p/42... Thanks!
I think it would be really useful to add bearing in degrees to the Find Nearest Tool. While the cardinal direction is helpful for context, it would be great to have finer detail than just the 8 options.
Would be interested if it was possible to turn off individual output tools individually rather than also disabling tools that write output, as it would be good to choose which output tools can write output, instead of placing them in a tool container for all of the output tools.
Be able to have a round function similar to Excel's Round Function. Basically, be able to round "5 and up" or "4 and down" based on the number of decimal spaces we choose. This would be similar to what is taught in grade school and would resolve 80% to 90% of the rounding issues in Alteryx. Most of rounding solutions provided are too technical and worthless. This is very basic and common sense. (FYI - I don't know if this helps, but I believe Excel only goes out to 13 decimal places before cutting it off, maybe if Alteryx could do the same with the rounding it would be helpful.
Currently I'm pulling the exact same data through two different workflows, and getting two different amounts slightly off from each even though both use the same raw data source and datatype.
I would like to see a Run Workflow Tool implemented which can run a specified workflow directly from the Designer. This tool would work similar to the Run Command Tool , but instead you can select the Analytical App Filename (.yxmc etc) and optional Analytical AppValues Filename (.yxwv) as parameters.
Currently you would need the Scheduler or Server licence to run a workflow via AlteryxEngineCmd.exe with the Run Command Tool, but there are legitimate uses which require a workflow to be dynamically determined within a larger workflow. I am aware of the CReW Runner Macros, but these require an additional Executable to be installed which is difficult for locked-down environments.
My example is a workflow which downloads a file list from a Web Service, there are a large number of interface items and 80% of the workflow is standardized. However the initial processing of the files is not, so either you create a workflow for each file type and map all the interface items again, include all the handled file types in one massive workflow, or, create sub workflows which transform the files which allows the minimum amount of repeating code.
I believe that in addition to the already suggested idea of having an option to avoid sending one email per record, the attachments capability should be overhauled. Sending multiple attachments in a single email is a common need, but the only Community idea is a partial address of the issue by requesting an ability to use semi-colon separated paths in a single field as the attachment criterion. This doesn't seem to be an optimal method given the potential usefulness of the tool and ease of use considerations.
I think that a full solution should include:
The capability to select a (file paths) field of all desired attachments which can then be uploaded into a single email
The ability to use wildcards or directories in the file input mode (as you find in the Input Tool) in order to upload multiple attachments to a single email)
This would be a transformative solution to a common email need, and I think greatly appreciated!
While taking the certification exam, as well as when doing quizzes after tutorials, I have noticed that I cannot see that the radio button is selected. I am color blind, so I am not sure if this is due to the color used or if the button indicator isn't dark enough.
If someone could please address this, it would help out a lot!
Please create a way to swap or change the order of the inputs and outputs for tools with two or more inputs and outputs.
For example: When creating a workflow a join tool can end up moving to a location on the canvas that causes flow paths to cross. To fix the overlapping paths with a simple option of change order of input and output with a simple up and down would be much better than deleting the paths and reconnecting and redefining all of the join fields.
I notice that at least my Output files are tied up "being used by another program" after the workflow is closed. I have to actually close out of Alteryx to release the file. The file s/b released as soon as the workflow using it is done running. Failing that, as soon as the workflow is closed vs having to close Alteryx completely.