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No valid fields were selected Error while running Alteryx server usage report

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The following error occurs when running the Alteryx server usage report:

Alteryx Server Usage Report (8): CollectionExists_collections.batch (534): Record #1: Tool #31: No valid fields were selected.


  • Alteryx Server

    • Version 2020.4+

  • Alteryx Server Usage Report




The error happens when there are no collections on the gallery/server as the MongoDB input tool would not have any data to read from the "collections" collection.


1. Navigate to Alteryx Gallery -> Collections > Add New Collection

2. Add a workflow or schedule job to this new collection 

3. Re-running the Alteryx Server Usage report would give the expected results once you have at least one collection ion your server/gallery.

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