Alteryx Designer Knowledge Base

Definitive answers from Designer experts.
Where do you start when you see "An Unhandled Exception occurred"?
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How to change the versioning of your workflow to be compatible with your current version. Caution, this procedure will not always yield a workflow that runs the same way the original one did in a more recent version of Alteryx. You may need to tweak things if any of the tools had changed.
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Nothing happens when clicking on the Save button when manually creating a connection string.
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Platform Product: Designer Issues – Working with Alteryx Customer Support Engineers (CSEs)
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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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This article details on the steps to read/extract password protected excel file in Alteryx Designer using the R code.
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Error "Timestamp is not close enough to the current server time" when running a workflow that contains an Oauth Macro in Alteryx Designer.
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This KB is extracted from the Inspire 2019 Tips + Tricks and outlines how to connect to a document library (Sharepoint) via Alteryx.
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This article addresses the replacement of PDF Input tool with the Image Input tool starting from 21.2 version of Alteryx Designer
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Quick navigation for the Tool Mastery Series!
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How to collect Wireshark traces to troubleshoot network-related issues.
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Error: "System.Data.OracleClient requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater" when connecting to Oracle.
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So you’re new to Alteryx, you’ve downloaded and installed Alteryx Designer, you’ve rolled up your sleeves and you’re ready to go. Everything is going along swimmingly and wham! You run into a wall. Why isn’t that tool working correctly? Let’s take a look at the primary product training and support resources available for Alteryx and see if we can get your workflow working the way it should.
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Sometimes large amounts of data can 'overwhelm' a tool or process in your workflow and make it appear like it is stuck or frozen.  This was the case recently when a user attempted to pass 7 million rows of data to a CASS tool.  Splitting these records into smaller chunks makes the process run much quicker. 
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When it comes to tools, Alteryx has a full box! With over 200 tools and macros in the basic installation, you may wonder how you'll master them all. Don't worry - we have 'apps' for that!
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This short, but packed demonstration will show you why tens of thousands of data analysts from more than 1,800 companies rely on Alteryx daily to prep, blend, and analyze data, to deliver deeper business insights in hours, not weeks.
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Analytic Starter Kits teach you how to prep, blend, and analyze your data faster than using tools like Excel or SQL coding; guide you through how to build sophisticated insights such as market basket analysis or predictive A/B testing; and show you how to output beautiful Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Qlik or Salesforce Wave visualizations to explore and understand your data and insights.
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The new authentication and encryption settings allow IT departments to have much greater control over the email tool. The settings in themselves are a big step towards preventing spoofing, but there is one step that must still be done on the SMTP server itself.
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I like to share my way of adding a new tool to the canvas without using the mouse. It might prove useful to one or another keyboard addicted Alteryx hacker 😉
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