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Select Tool fields show as missing & data types show unknown when querying from a database

ianwhite
Alteryx
Alteryx
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Environment Details


The Select Tool will show the fields as missing in orange text & data types show unknown when querying from a database connection and when the workflow is run at least once. The issue occurs every time the workflow is opened and/or edited.
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  • Alteryx - Designer
    • Version N/A
  • Select Tool
  • MongoDB


Cause


Tool settings.



Resolution


  1. Select the "Disable Auto Configure" option by going to Tools > User Settings > Advanced & then check "Disable Auto Configure". Check this box if you are importing or editing an existing complicated module where tools will need to be configured manually.
    • By checking this box, you may find resources are better allocated and optimized.
  2. Rerun the workflow.

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LisaL
Alteryx
Alteryx

If you choose to "Disable Auto Configure" that apply to all workflows that you open.  When you want to update the configuration you can do so by pressing F5.  

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