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Debug batch macros: Test Values

When building and debugging batch macros - it is important to be able to add test values and use these for debugging. However, the input values in the interface tools section do not allow input, and the ability to save or load test values also does not work.

 

While there is a workaround - setting the values in the workflow variables - this does not work fully (it doesn't reflect in the interface view; and is incorrect in the debug report) and is inconsistent with all other macro types.

 

Please could you make this consistent with other ways of testing & debugging macros?

 

All screenshots and examples attached

 

Screenshot 1: not possible to capture test values

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Screenshot 2: saving and loading test values does not work

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Screenshot 3: Workaround by using workflow variables

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Screenshot 4: Values entered do not reflect properly 

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Screenshot 5: Debug works partially

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7 Comments
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula
11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide
I would appreciate this feature very much.
Moderator
Moderator

@SeanAdams

In the 2019.4 release we did a lot of updates to the batch macro testing process. So I wanted to confirm with you, as there does seem to be a bit of variation between the updates we did and what was requested in this idea, did these updates achieve your goals for this idea?

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hey @KylieF - is there a writeup on the improvements to macro testing in 2019.4 that I can work through?   The release info for 2019.4 was somewhat summarized so not super clear exactly what was changed or fixed with respect to macros.

 

 

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hey @KylieF  - just following up on your question - I read the release notes for 2019.4 and I couldn't find any info on the updates to the macro testing tools.

 

https://help.alteryx.com/release-notes/designer/designer-20194-release-notes

 

Is there any separate writeup on the updates to batch macro testing that you mentioned above?

Alteryx
Alteryx

@SeanAdams We added the ability to debug control parameters in 2019.4, which is I believe what you are asking for in this customer idea. I am not sure why it is not in the release notes.

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Implemented

Hi @SeanAdams !

 

I sincerely apologizes for the delay on responding to this idea. It appears the reason this Macro update wasn't included in the release notes was an oversight on our side which is being corrected. I've also confirmed with the Designer product manager that this idea was indeed implemented in 2019.4 so I'm going to update the idea to Implemented.

 

Thank you so much for the feedback and helping us constantly improve our product!