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Obtain List of Deprecated Tools in Alteryx

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How To: Obtain the List of Deprecated Tools in Alteryx Designer

 

Sometimes tools are removed from Alteryx Designer, because of technical changes or if newer versions are available.

 

In order to show deprecated tools, right click on the Tool Ribbon and the option "Show Deprecated Tools" will appear. To stop showing them, click on the Ribbon again and select "Hide Deprecated Tools".

 

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Prerequisites

 

 

Procedure

 

The following workflow that we'll build together will help generate the list:

 

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1. In Alteryx Designer, drag an Input Data Tool to the canvas

 

2. Configure the tool to connect to %ALTERYXDIR%\bin\RuntimeData\DefaultSettings.xml where %ALTERYXDIR% is Alteryx installation folder (ex: C:\Program Files\Alteryx).

 

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3. Connect a Filter Tool to the Input Data tool and filter on: IsDeprecated Equals True

 

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4. Add a Select Tool to the T output of the filter and choose only MergeId and Description

 

deprecated_tool_select.png

 

5. Connects a Browse Tool

 

6. Run the workflow

 

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Comments
8 - Asteroid

Nice tip.  It's a helpful way to keep up with an evolving platform.   Thanks for sharing!