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Alteryx Designer Knowledge Base

Definitive answers from Designer experts.

Memory Settings When Running Background Processing

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Any time you are planning to run a workflow in the background while continuing other work, it is a good idea to run it with less memory.


It is also good to check the box to run Alteryx Designer at a lower priority (found in your User Settings). This will ensure that the Alteryx Engine runs at a lower priority than all the other applications running on the same machine. By doing so, even the Alteryx GUI will remain responsive when you are running a large workflow in the background.



It is also a good idea to have the temporary directory point to a separate physical hard drive from your boot drive. If your temp drive points to C:\temp and you run a workflow that consumes hundreds of GB of temp space (it happens), your system may become unstable.