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Find Missing Macro

Idea: Prompt the user to find a missing macro instead of the current UX of a question mark icon.

 

Issue: When a macro referenced in a workflow is missing, then there is no way to a) know what the name of the macro was (assuming you were lazy like me and didn't document with a comment) and b) find the macro so you can get back to business.

 

When this happens to me know, I have to go to the XML view and search for macros and then cycle through them until I find the one that's missing. Then I have to either copy the macro back into that location or manually edit the workflow XML. Not cool man.

 

Solution: When a macro is missing, the image below at the right should be shown. In the properties window, a file browse tool should allow the user to find the macro.

 

 

 

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6 Comments
paul_houghton
Alteryx Certified Partner

I really like this idea. it is currently frustrating that I lose the information about what the macro is when the question mark comes in and I have to go a look at the xml in a text editor to work out what the macro is.

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

+1. Really like this idea as we want to make it as easy as possible for alteryx users.

arnaud_langlois
Alteryx Partner

Very good Idea !

 

abrasch
Meteoroid

This would be a vast improvement!

ksnyder
Atom

I love this idea! Tableau does something similar when it can't find an extract and it's extremely helpful.

mcarrico
Asteroid

This would be a great improvement.  I have seen many users get frustrated when moving workflows with macro that the old path is nowhere to be found in the UI.  The only way to find it is to close the workflow (without saving) and look at the underlying xml.  

 

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