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Alteryx Designer Knowledge Base

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Error: The file name is empty


Environment Details

  • Alteryx Designer
    • All versions
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  • Output Data tool
  • Spatial Match tool


There is a file browse dropdown that is empty. The erroring tool is expecting to point to a file when that file is not specifed.


Select a file for input or choose an output location/ file.