Alteryx Designer Knowledge Base

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This article covers how to use Run Command events to run a workflow.
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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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Where do you start when you see "An Unhandled Exception occurred"?
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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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An "Unhandled Exception" thrown when starting Designer, appears when the user clicks on the splash screen. Looking at C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\ErrorLogs reveals the following error type: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException Message: Could not find a part of the path 'F:\.....'
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The error message appears when using System Settings in Alteryx Designer.
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In some cases Designer is very slow when working from home. This can have several root causes.
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If you observe an error message like Error: Salesforce Input (1) File " ", line 1 os.environ['PATH'] = r"... please read on to learn how to adjust the environment variables to resolve it. This can happen with any one of several Connector tools, not just the tool mentioned in the example.
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