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Troubleshooting: Invalid Path: "Cleanse.yxmc" / Nested Macro Locations are not supported

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Troubleshooting Invalid Path: "Cleanse.yxmc" / Nested Macro Locations are not supported

 

Randomly Designer appears to be losing macro references. This results in the below two behaviours.

 

Invalid path error for macro based tools

 

In some cases the user will see the error message below when running a workflow containing the Data Cleansing tool. Typically a simple uninstall will not solve the issue.

 

Invalid Path: "Cleanse.yxmc"

 

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Additionally, the error message below will be shown when trying to use the Publish To Tableau macro.

 

Invalid Path: "PublishToTableauServer_v2.0.0\Supporting_Macros\PublishToTableauServer.yxmc"
 

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Unable to add Macro paths in User Settings

 

When trying to add a path to a macro this will lead to the below error.

 

Nested Macro locations are not supported

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Environment

 

  • Alteryx Designer

 

Cause

 

This is caused by a corrupted AddOnData folder in %ProgramData%\Alteryx\DataProducts.

 

Solution

 

1. Close Designer

2. Rename the AddOnData folder in %ProgramData%\Alteryx\DataProducts

3. Restart Designer (to recreate the AddOnData folder)

 

As always if you encounter issues please feel free to reach out to Alteryx Customer Support.

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It does solve my issue, this happened after installing a starter Kit.  Thanks