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Change to Cache and Run workflow: Allow multiple caches

I think the Cache and Run Workflow option is a good addition in Alteryx 2018.3 but I think it needs more work to be useful.


For example I build a simple workflow where each tool is fed in by one tool and is used by one tool. So you have a sequence of tools. A -> B --> C --> D -- > E

Say I build A -> B -> C and I put a Cache and Run Workflow option on C, it will run the workflow and cache the output out of C.


But if I build D and E onto it after that event and put the option Cache and Run Workflow on E, it will run the whole workflow ignoring the cache output from C.


Can it be changed where E's Cache and Run Workflow will respect C's Cache and Run Workflow?





14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

I'm running into this exact same issue.
I used to be able to cache very large queries in their respective Input tools and continue to add to the workflow without having to re-run them.  Now, any time I want to connect a new data stream to the existing cached one, the whole workflow runs over again.

This feature is a major step backwards in my opinion.

I'll be downgrading back to 11.x until this gets worked out.

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Alteryx Community Team
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Status changed to: Coming Soon

Thank you for your post!


This update to the caching feature will be available in a upcoming release! We'll update this idea again once the release is available for download.

Status changed to: Implemented

Thank you for this idea! As of the 2020.1 release, if you cache a tool downstream from another cache, Alteryx will utilize that upstream cache to create the new cache rather than starting completely over. The release notes for 2020.1 are available here.