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GCSE-237: Error: "Unable to connect to input data" on running the cell in Python tool

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Error: "Unable to connect to input data"

 

Environment Details


A cell in Jupyter Notebook contains "Alteryx.read("#1")". Running this cell after running the workflow still fails to read the data from the data set that passed through from the input anchor. The error is seen as below:

 
Unable to connect to input data
 
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  • Alteryx Designer
    • Version(s): 2021.3


Cause


The workflow is saved in a folder containing an ampersand (&). 

Example:
c:\a&a

GCSE-237/TDALI-4176 has been logged to address this.

 

Resolution

 

 

Solution A


Please save the workflow containing a Python tool to a location that does not contain an ampersand (&).

 

Solution B


The error is no longer seen in Designer version 2021.4 or above.




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