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Alteryx Designer Desktop Knowledge Base

Definitive answers from Designer Desktop experts.
This article explains the steps in configuring the Personal Access Token in Tableau Online server, in order to use this in Alteryx Designer for a successful PAT(Personal Access Token) based connection
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One of the great features of the output tool is the option to take the file or table name (or part of it) from a field. It allows you to append a suffix, prepend a prefix, change the entire file name, or the entire file path. It also gives you the option whether to keep the field on output.
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This article will walk through the process of creating remote tables in Denodo using the Alteryx Output Data tool.
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This article discussed about the Alteryx Connectors deprecation, for initial set of connectors, and clarifies the questions around the Connectors deprecation.
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  We get quite a few requests asking how to add the current date to Excel spreadsheet file names. The difference in adding information to your file name in Excel and other output configurations is that you have to use the Reporting tools for Excel to accept the new file name.   Why would I have to use the Reporting tools, you ask? Simply put, Excel thinks that when you are adding a prefix or suffix to the file name that you are stating that additional information is the “Sheet Name” and not appending the file name from the Output Tool. The Render tool in the Reporting tab on your palette basically tricks Excel into thinking that you are creating a separate report and is able to append the date.   In order to add the date to the file name you will connect these tools to your workflow in the order, you see below.      In the Formula Tool, create a new field that is a String type.  Go to the DateTime functions and add the DateTimeToday() expression. No configuration of the expression is necessary.      The Table tool will allow you to Group By this new field. In the GroupBy Configuration, choose the Date field you created in the Formula. In the Per Column Configuration, uncheck the new field. This will allow you to group by the new field name in the Render Tool and still remove it from the data so that your new field does not appear in your report.          Use the Render Tool to output your Excel spreadsheet with today’s date in the file name.   Output Mode - Choose a Specific Output File. Output File - Specify the Excel 2007 Spreadsheet (xlsx) and point to where you would like to save the documents. The file name you specify will be replaced with the date in step 5 below. You will then check the box that says Group Data into Separate Reports. Field to Group on - You will choose your new field that you created. Modify Filename By – Replacing Filename With Group. Report Data – You will choose Table and can leave the rest as defaults.  
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If there is already a selected stored procedure in the SQL Editor tab, clicking on the Stored Procedures tab in the “Configure Pre/Post SQL statements and Stored Procedure” window will throw out “Unable to find stored procedure ” where the name of the procedure is incorrect.
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API connections give access to many web-based applications, database systems, or programs by exposing objects or actions to a developer in an abstracted format that can easily be integrated into another program.
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When trying to read data from Hive, the error: "SQLPrepare: [Simba][Hardy] (80) Syntax or semantic analysis" is thrown in the server while executing a query.
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How to obtain and install the driver and setup ODBC connection DSN connection
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When writing to Google BigQuery using the Google BigQuery Bulk data connection from the Data Connection Manager (DCM), you may encounter an error about GoogleCloudWriter having issues with retrieving the database name. This issue can be resolved by verifying the configuration in the DCM connection.
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When attempting to Write to MySQL with the output option "Update: Insert if New" you get an error if the table has a composite primary key of multiple fields and none of the data have changed in the row
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During run time of workflow, the following error is received:
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When trying to create a temporary table for use in the Data Input Tool (connecting to Google BigQuery) the workflow errors out with "Executing PreSQL: CREATE OR REPLACE TEMPORARY TABLE... Invalid query: Use of CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE requires a script or session"
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When you try to insert a record to an Amazon Redshift table which has a column with attribute IDENTITY(seed, step), the record is inserted fine, but the value of the first column to be inserted is null instead of the value being passed into the Output Data tool.
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A column with spatial data and spaces in the column name throws a "Incorrect syntax" error when reading from or writing to SQL Server.
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When attempting to output to SQL table with only one column, the "No value column to update" error is thrown.
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When using Amazon Redshift Bulk Connection, Output Data tool option "Size of Bulk Load Chunks (1 MB to 102400 MB)" is set to default when the Bulk Size value is higher than 4K
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How to format common ODBC DSN-less connection strings
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No Teradata Parallel Transport logs are being created when a workflow, that includes a Teradata Bulk Connection, is executed.
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This article is written to provide an idea to output an excel sheet per data stream within one workflow using a batch macro.
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