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Cannot save or use any functions in Designer

Alteryx
Alteryx
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Issue

 

Saving or running the workflow in the Designer causes the following error to occur:

 

An Unhandled Exception occurred.
A previous action may not have completed successfully.
Click OK to send the development team the error log so that we can fix this error in a subsequent release.
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Environment

 

  • Alteryx Designer

 

Diagnosis 

 

Checking the logs from %PROGAMFILES%\Alteryx\ErrorLogs\AlteryxGUI shows the following error:

 

Alteryx Designer x64 - 2019.2.5.62427
Type: System.ArgumentException
Message: Cannot have ']]>' inside an XML CDATA block.
Source: System.Xml
OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0
OS Is x64 Capable: True
Selected Plugin: LockInGui.LockInSelect.LockInSelect
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2676 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Private Memory: 380923904
--------------------------------------------
at System.Xml.XmlTextWriter.WriteCData(String text)
at System.Xml.XmlElement.WriteElementTo(XmlWriter writer, XmlElement e)
at System.Xml.XmlElement.WriteContentTo(XmlWriter w)

 

Cause

 

The use of "]]>" in the following tools (not an exhaustive list) causes the error:

  • Formula tool
  • Filter tool
  • Report text tool
  • R tool
  • Python tool

 

Solution

 

Avoid using "]]>" in the tool or escape the ">" to ">".