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Alteryx Designer Knowledge Base

Definitive answers from Designer experts.
This article covers how to use Run Command events to run a workflow.
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Troubleshooting the Error: The field “[field_name]” is missing. Compare the tool configuration with the input stream.
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This article details on the steps to read/extract password protected excel file in Alteryx Designer using the R code.
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Where do you start when you see "An Unhandled Exception occurred"?
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ERROR: "Could not build wheels for cryptography which use PEP 517 and cannot be installed directly" while installing OneDrive tools in Alteryx Designer
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SMTP fails in Email tool. The error "Record#1: Unable to create a socket after looping through all network addresses for YOUR-MAIL-HOST-NAME" is returned.
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Some of the tools Alteryx Designer uses require proxy to be enabled and setup. This document will advise how to check if a proxy exists on a system.
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Error while connecting to MySQL, from the Input Data Tool - Error: Input Data (13): Error SQLDriverConnect: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application.
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Troubleshooting error with Publish to Tableau Server tool: TypeError: Cannot read property ‘token’ of undefined
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Custom tool not showing in tool pallette after installation.
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How to Resolve display issues in Designer
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While trying to connect to Snowflake from Alteryx Designer, using Input Data tool, the following error is thrown after running the workflow: Error: Input Data (1): Error SQLExecute: No active warehouse selected in the current session. Select an active warehouse with the 'use warehouse' command.
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Numeric values show "[Null]" instead of a blank cell using the Input Data tool.
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How to change Serial Number or Email Address on Alteryx Products.
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Troubleshooting the error: XmlParse Error (2): the element Configuration is not properly closed.
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There is a comprehensive list of Data Sources Alteryx Designer / Server can connect to. While only these are supported you still might be able to build your own connector. Additionally a product feature can be requested.
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Data types W_String or VW_String are not available for Flat File ASCII files.
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Customers using pre 2019.4 Designer and Insights Data need to update to the Mapbox maps or they will see this issue with Digital Globe maps.
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Understanding Join output anchors and when to add a Union tool:  The Join tool anchors are separate subsets of data. You can combine them with a Union tool. The Select functionality of the Join tool applies only to the J anchor, not the R or L anchored data.
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This article contains a list of common causes for being unable to run a workflow on a Gallery and solutions for each cause.
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This error occurs when importing a Gallery Data Connection, but there is an issue with the Gallery Data Connection.
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