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Error: Missing Incoming Connection

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Cause

This error means that the tool referenced is expecting a connection from another tool. If the erroring tool is part of a workflow segment that you want to keep, consider putting that segment into a disabled Tool Container.

 

Resolution

Connect your data stream to the affected tool.

 

Special cases

For the Output Data tool: you'll see this error if the file name is already populated. If it is not already populated, the error will read: "The file name is empty."

Tools affected

Action
Allocate Append
Amazon S3 Upload
Append Fields
Arrange
Auto Field
Basic Data Profile
Block Until Done
Browse
Browse In-DB
CReW Parallel Block Until Done
Count Records
Create Points
Cross Tab
Data Cleansing
Data Stream In
Data Stream Out
DateTime
Distance
Dynamic Input
Dynamic Rename
Dynamic Replace
Dynamic Select
Email
Field Info
Filter
Filter In-DB
Find Replace
Formula
Formula In-DB
Fuzzy Match
Interactive Chart
JSON Parse
Join
Join In-DB
Join Multiple
Layout
Macro Output
Message
Multi-Field Formula
Multi-Row Formula
Output Data
Python Tool
Random % Sample
Record ID
RegEx
Render
Report Header
Report Map
Running Total
Sample
Select
Select In-DB
Select Records
Sort
Spatial Info
Summarize
Summarize In-DB
Table
Test
Text To Columns
Throttle
Tile
Trade Area
Transpose
Union
Unique
Write Data In-DB
XML Parse

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