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XML Parse tool does not detect specific child

ntobon
Alteryx
Alteryx
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Environment Details


  • Alteryx Designer
    • Version 2020.4

When trying to parse a specific child value, Alteryx Designer does not recognize the value, despite it being present.



The following message is displayed:
 
Warning: XML Parse (2): No XML Elements named "int" were found.

The Result window shows all values of child as [Null] :



The XML Parse tool works fine in version 2020.3 and previous versions. The Warning message is not displayed and the child values are displayed:





Cause


Defect DE28334
Status: Open. Defect is target for resolution in future release.

Resolution


WORKAROUND: 

Use Formula to to remove the "a:" from the DownloadData field.  Using below expressions remove any single letter and a following colon from tags.


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hellyars
12 - Quasar

@ntobon Thank you.  This impacts 100+ of my workflows.  I continue to use 2020.3 to avoid the issue.  When might be a reasonable time to expect a resolution and will it restore the flexibility we enjoyed prior to 2020.4? 

hellyars
12 - Quasar

@ntobon Sadly, the workaround does not really work with any of my source material.  Previously, you could parse all the children of an element in one step.  Now, I have to parse each child individually.  I really hope they restore the tool's functionality.  It was precisely this feature (XML parsing) that led me to Alteryx.  Fingers crossed.  Until then, I will stay on 2020.3.  The workaround is too disruptive/time intensive.   

ntobon
Alteryx
Alteryx

@hellyars The fix of DE28334 is targeted for 2021.2 release. 

ntobon
Alteryx
Alteryx