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Defect GCE-229: Error: “InboundNamedPipe GetOverlappedResult: The pipe has been ended” when 'Use Amp Engine' is enabled




After upgrading to 2021.3.1, a workflow that worked previously, now fails with the following error: 

 “Error: Designer x64: The Designer x64 reported: InboundNamedPipe GetOverlappedResult:  The pipe has been ended”

The 'Use AMP Engine' is checked in the Workflow - Configuration > Runtime tab. If unchecked, the workflow does not error out.


Environment Details

  • Alteryx Designer

    • 2021.3.1, 2021.3.2

  • Macro included in workflow contains a Block Until Done Tool

  • Configuration > Runtime Tab > 'Use AMP Engine' is checked

  • Configuration > Runtime Tab > 'Enable Performance Profiling' is checked




Defect GCE-229: The issue only occurs when a macro, that includes a Block Until Done tool, has been added to the workflow, combined with 'Use AMP Engine' and 'Enable Performance Profiling' being checked in the Runtime tab of the workflow configuration.



Defect GCE-229 has been created for this issue and will be addressed in a future release of Designer.



1. In the workflow, go to the Workflow - Configuration > Runtime tab.

2. Uncheck 'Enable Performance Profiling'.


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