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Convert relative files paths to absolute file paths in Debug Mode

When testing an app, I always use the Debug Mode.

However, if I have any files in the app that are using a relative reference (and are not being updated by the app), they continue to have that relative reference in Debug mode.  But in Debug Mode, this Debug workflow is located in a totally different computer location that my app - C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp

So when I try to run the workflow in Debug mode, it can no longer find my files that used a relative reference path.

Can you make it so that when you are in Debug mode, the relative references are changed to absolute references so the files can be found?  I find it really inefficient to have to either:

1 - repoint my files that have a relative reference to their locations so they can be found when the workflow is run

2 - save the debug workflow to where the app is located so the relative reference works.



Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Coming Soon

Thank you for your post!


Please keep an eye out for this idea to be included in an upcoming release!

11 - Bolide

That's awesome, thanks!


Status changed to: Implemented

Thank you for suggesting this! With the 2020.1 release ( relative paths in the original workflow should continue to work in the debug workflow. The release notes for the 2020.1 are available here.

14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

I was just about to post this as an idea, so it’s great to see it is already implemented (currently in 2019.3).