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Release Notes for Designer Cloud

Designer Experience is hosted in the Alteryx Analytics Cloud. For more information on the underlying platform, see Release Notes for Alteryx Analytics Cloud.

April 19, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Adjusted the behavior for the Row ID button in the Results Grid. Selecting Row ID now selects all cells instead of removing the previous selection, even if other elements were selected in the Results Grid.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-10025

Fixed a defect on the Designer Cloud landing page where no workflows displayed when you enabled the workflow sorting functionality.

April 12, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Enhanced error messaging for full run errors. Instead of a generic error message, a popup displays and shows a more specific message description from the Job History page.

    • This new error messaging only applies to existing errors.

  • If a cell in the grid contains several lines, like a code block, the cell is now highlighted in the Results Grid to notify you that only part of the cell is visible. To see the full value of the cell, double click on the cell in the Results Grid to open the cell viewer.

Tool Enhancements

  • The Tool ID is now displayed with a number sign (#) instead of with parenthesis.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9992

Fixed a defect that was causing the suggestion panel to not properly close when selecting all cells in a grid.

TBOX-9981

Fixed a defect where the Select All Rows shortcut was incorrectly triggered when another column was selected before.

April 5, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • When someone updates the name of a shared workflow you are actively editing, you receive a notification that alerts you to the name change after your workflow has been saved.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9957

Adjusted the wording for filter options inside the Results Grid column headers.

March 28, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • You can now copy data from a selected column in the Results Grid. To copy the data from a selected column, select the three dot icon in the Results Grid header, then select Copy. You can copy the column data with headers or without headers.

  • A new Select All keyboard shortcut has been added that you can use to select all the sample data in the Results Grid. You can also select all the data in the Results Grid by selecting the Row ID header.

  • To copy all the data in the Results Grid, select the three dot icon in the Results Grid header, select Copy, then select Copy All Cells with Headers or Copy All Cells without Headers. Once the data has been copied, a popup will display showing the number of copied rows.

  • Updated the styling for the Result Grid right-click menu options.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9978

Fixed the behavior for editing a comment on the canvas so that any change in a comment will trigger an auto-save.

TBOX-9971

If Designer Cloud access is revoked while a user is editing a workflow, they are redirected to an Access Denied page.

March 23, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Multi-column suggestions are now available in the Results Grid.

    • For Windows users, select Ctrl and then select a non-adjacent column, or select Shift and then select and drag a range of adjacent columns.

    • For Mac users, select and then select an non-adjacent column, or select Shift and then select and drag a range of adjacent columns.

    • Suggestions based on the columns you select are shown in the Suggestions Panel.

  • Added ability to right-click and create new workflows in a new tab or window on the landing page.

  • Improved navigation when dragging tools on the edges of the canvas.

March 15, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Added a Duplicate button in the information banner when an example workflow is modified so you can easily duplicate your workflow.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9954

Fixed an issue where the Results Grid crashed when you deleted an unselected Output tool.

TBOX-9946

Fixed a visual defect where Data Profiling charts were displayed incorrectly as a range of values instead of exact values when Data Type Inferring was selected or unselected.

February 23, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Updated icons for selected anchors on the canvas:

    • Dynamic Rename tool optional input anchor

    • Union tool input anchor

  • Added the ability to select multiple tools on the canvas, right-click, and add them all to a new container.

Suggestions Improvements

  • Added the ability to keep or delete selected rows in a grid for downstream processing through a new suggestion.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TNAU-1504

Fixed an issue where the Cross Tab tool gave a null value when trying to sum zero values.

February 9, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Updated behavior for Data Profiling charts:

    • For String and DateTime columns, we added a footer at the bottom of the Data Profiling chart which displays the number of the displayed values versus all the unique values inside the column.

    • For Numeric columns, Data Profiling bars are now grouped per 25 items in a section instead of displaying a single bar for each unique value in a column.

Tool Enhancements

  • New math expressions Pow and SQRT are now available.

  • You can now paste data with new lines in the Text Input tool.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9915

Fixed a defect that caused Data Profiling charts to display incorrectly for Numeric columns when the Data Type inferring functionality is turned off.

TBOX-9910

Fixed a Data Profiling defect where charts were not displayed for some String columns when columns in a grid were enabled or disabled.

February 2, 2024

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9905

Fixed a defect where an Out of Sync popup appeared right after the full run, even though the current workflow had the up-to-date version.

TNAU-1490

Lookup table keyboard navigation improvements.

TNAU-1436

Text Input tool usability fixes.

TNAU-1424

Tile Tool supports manual grouping with float columns.

TNAU-1420

Fixed a usability issue for the Cross Tab tool so that New Column Names does not autofill anymore.

January 25, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • You can now schedule a workflow within Designer Cloud. Select File > Schedule to access the scheduling options for your workflow.

  • Updated the color for the Results Grid header so it aligns with the background color for the rest of the grid.

  • Enabled the ability to search specific workflows by name on the Designer Cloud landing page.

Tool Enhancements

  • Enhanced error rendering for the Formula tool.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9867

Fixed a defect where a Data Cleansing tool was incorrectly configured when added through the Results Grid header. A cleansing action was applied to all the columns in the dataset instead of one.

TNAU-1186

Fixed a usability issue with the dropdown in the Join tool.

January 19, 2024

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TNAU-1368

Improved UI experience for the Join tool.

TNAU-1360

Fixed an issue with the Data Cleansing and Weighted Average tools so the tools are now auto-populated with values.

January 5, 2024

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Enhanced tool selection behavior on the canvas:

    • If you select a tool on the canvas, the output anchor for the selected tool opens in the Results Grid.

    • If you add a tool to the canvas through right-click, Suggestions, or the Results Grid header, the output anchor for the added tool opens in the Results Grid.

    • If you select a tool with a configuration error, the Messages tab in the Results Grid opens.

    • Updated styling for selected tools on the canvas.

Suggestions Improvements

  • Enabled new types of suggestions for Date and DateTime columns: DateTimeDiff and DateTimeAdd. These selections allow you to add or substract from each value in a column within some specific date range (day, month, year, min, seconds).

Workflow Sharing Improvements

  • If you try to update a workflow with revoked access, you are redirected to the Designer Cloud landing page and any changes made are not saved.

  • If you try to run a workflow with revoked access, you are redirected to the Designer Cloud landing page.

  • If you try to run a workflow that was deleted by another user, a notification appears that notifies you that the workflow was deleted.

Tool Enhancements

  • New Running Total tool is now available in Designer Cloud. Use Running Total to calculate a cumulative sum per row in a dataset.

  • Improved error message appearance on the canvas for the Join tool if you remove the join columns from the tool configuration.

  • Improved error message appearance for the Find Replace tool so the Lookup Table and Column to Search are now highlighted if they are empty in the tool configuration window.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TNAU-1242

Fixed an issue for the Transpose tool where warning and error icons were displayed incorrectly in the tool configuration window and on the canvas if columns were missing.

TBOX-9811

Fixed a defect which allowed the launch of the Resampling process even though no columns were in the dataset.

TBOX-9837

Fixed an issue with displaying DateTime columns in incorrect format by disabling the Data Type Inferring checkbox and refreshing the page.

December 14, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Enhanced the behavior for the Workflow Out of Sync dialog, which is displayed your workflow was updated by someone else before you. Select Refresh to reload your workflow instead of the whole browser page.

  • Enabled the ability to filter workflows on the Designer Cloud landing page for Admin and Non-Admin users.

    • Workspace Non-Admin users are now able to filter by Owned, Shared, and All workflows.

    • An additional filter option is available for workspace Admin users. Admin users can now filter through Unowned workflows. Unowned workflows consist of all the workflows available on the workspace where the owner is not a current user.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9765

Fixed an issue where a double scroll was displayed while editing large annotation text on the canvas.

December 8, 2023

What's New

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Text to Columns suggestions allow you to quickly and efficiently split data in the Results Grid into separate rows or columns. When you brush over a single character in a value in the Results Grid, you are given suggestions for ways to split this value into multiple rows and columns using the brushed character as a delimiter.

Tool Enhancements

  • Selected anchors have a new color so they are easier to see.

  • IRR and XIRR finance expressions are available in the Summarize tool.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9761

Fixed incorrect behavior with workflow movement when you hover over or select a large annotation text on the canvas.

TDCS-335

Fixed an issue in Plans where workflows scheduled to run at the same time were run multiple times.

November 30, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Updated color of selected anchors.

  • A Workflow Out of Sync dialog now appears if you try to navigate away from your workflow without auto-save. Interacting with the dialog will not affect your workflow.

  • If you try to go to a Designer Cloud page that doesn't exist, you are redirected to the landing page.

  • The mini-map has been turned off by default to allow you to have more space within the canvas.

Results Grid Improvements

  • Enabled the ability to collapse the Results Grid to make more space for the canvas and tool configuration windows. Changes made to the Results Grid height are saved for the next time you open your workflow.

  • Updated the filter style for the messages displayed in the Result Grid.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9734

Fixed issue where the list of workflows on the Open Workflow dialog only displayed on half of the list after you select a workflow.

TBOX-9752

Fixed a canvas defect where adding an Input Data tool with the same dataset as other Input Data tools caused the Input Data tools to reload.

November 17, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Enabled ability to view last 5 jobs runs inside Output tool. Additionally, below the job list is displayed a link on the Jobs History page.

Results Grid Improvements

  • Enabled the ability to collapse Result Grid so there is more space for the canvas and tool configuration window. If you change the size of the Results Grid, your changes are saved for the next time you open your workflow.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Regex selections are now available in Designer Cloud. "Brush" or select a portion of data that matches a certain pattern you are interested in, like a specific string format within a field. Based on your selection, new suggestions that utilize the RegEx tool are shown (specifically parse, replace, and split functionality).

    • Automated Regex Generation: Automatically generated regular expressions that match the selected pattern.

    • Regex-Based Suggestions: Parse data that matches the pattern, replace values that match the pattern, or split the column into multiple columns based on the detected pattern. Hover over the suggestions to see a preview of the results of the suggested Regex operation.

    • If the initial suggestion isn't quite right, you can adjust or modify the Regex operation manually using the Edit Suggestion functionality.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9664

Fixed an issue with failed Data Profiling charts when enabled on Select, Union, Join, Append Fields tools.

November 3, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • You can now share Designer Cloud workflows between different users of the same workspace.  Workflows can be shared from the Platform Library page under the 3 dot menu. If several users modify the same workflow at the same time, a notification is displayed for the person who has an outdated workflow version.  Workspace Admin users are also now able to filter all or only owned workflows on the Designer Cloud landing page.

Tool Enhancements

  • The Multi-Column Formula tool is now available in Designer Cloud. Use this tool to create or update multiple columns using a single expression.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

Item

Description

TBOX-9756

Fixed a defect that prevented scrolling large tool annotations while editing.

TBOX-9668

Fixed a defect with an incorrectly displayed placeholder in the Result Grid caused by unchecking and checking all the columns in the dataset through the Select tool.

TFFY-1706

Fixed a UI defect related to tool containers. Selection of all the tools on the canvas would display tools that are hidden inside the tool container.

TFFY-1696

Fixed a defect where the Run button was disabled for an extended time while adding changes to a workflow and triggering the auto-save functionality.

TFFY-1556

Fixed a defect where a canceled full workflow job on the job history page still showed as "In Progress".

October 26, 2023

What's New

Tool Enhancements

  • The Dynamic Rename tool is now available in Designer Cloud. Use this tool to rename the columns passing through the data stream.

Canvas Improvements
  • Implemented a new loading spinner within the Results Grid that shows when you upload data or when data is trying to load in the grid.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9682

Fixed a defect where the Results Grid was incorrectly displaying multiple spaces (leading and trailing whitespace) in the grid cells. Now all spaces are displayed in cells the same way that the data is stored in the original dataset.

TBOX-9660

Fixed an issue where Data Profiling charts were loading multiple times.

October 20, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • Improved error messaging when data can't be loaded in the Results Grid.

Tool Enhancements

  • Added the Columns to Group By option to the Random % Sample tool.

  • Fixed an issue for the Round function within the Formula tool.

October 13, 2023

What's New

Alteryx Engine Updates for Designer Cloud

Updates have been made to Alteryx Engine. You may notice some differences in data processing:

  • The Sort tool preserves the original order of data in the unsorted columns.

  • The last valid year is “9999”.

  • Grouped tools may have a different order.

  • Alteryx Engine uses a different Regex Library. The handling some of regex expressions can vary.

  • When selecting unique rows based on a column, Alteryx Engine might select a different row. The output order from the Unique tool might also be different. For example, in a table of addresses, if you select unique rows based on zip code, the updated Alteryx Engine might select a different address with that zip code.

Suggestions Panel Improvements
  • You can now brush over a value in the Results Grid and use the Keep/Delete Rows suggestions. These suggestions use the Filter tool.

  • Suggestions preview displays a source column for the operation for certain suggestion types:

    • RegEx Parse

    • Formula Extract

    • RegEx Split into Columns

  • Data Cleansing suggestions are now available for float data type columns within the Results Grid and through data profiling by selecting the data quality bars. Data Cleansing can also now be accessed through the Results Grid header.

  • Replace suggestions using the Formula tool with brushing functionality are now available.

  • The preview panel for suggestions now displays a footer that shows the number of rows used to preview the future change.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9695

Fixed an issue where Data Profiling charts would remain stuck on loading animations for previously viewed columns when horizontally scrolling through the grid.

TBOX-9656

Fixed an issue where long values were not truncated in the Results Grid.

TBOX-9643

Fixed an issue where the Data Profiling section was not displaying correctly when enabled on the Text Input tool.

TKP-519

Fixed an issue with failed Data Profiling charts by changing some integer data type columns with years data.

TNAU-1214

The Find Replace tool now correctly replaces & symbol with 'Match Whole Word' checkbox.

TNAU-1213

Fixed the Contains and Create Columns with Replace Data combination for numeric values represented as strings for the Find Replace tool.

TNAU-1249

TheFind Replace tool now correctly replaces the same words if they are in different case.

September 14, 2023

What's New

Canvas Improvements

  • New keyboard navigation added to switch between tool anchors. Use the Tab key to focus on a tool, then select and hold Ctrl+Alt and use the Up and Down arrow keys to select the tool anchor. See Keyboard Shortcuts in Designer Cloud for a list of all keyboard shortcuts.

September 8, 2023

What's New

Tool Enhancements

  • The Random % Sample tool is now available in Designer Cloud. Use Random % Sample to return an expected number of rows that result in a random sample of the incoming data stream.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Improved the Brushing - Extract suggestion so when extracting values from Int data type columns, the new column will be also added with an Int data type.

  • New Brushing suggestions added:

    • Brushing - Keep and Delete Rows suggestions: When you highlight a value in the Results Grid, a suggestion appears to either keep or delete the highlighted rows.

    • Brushing - Replace suggestions: When you highlight a value in the Results Grid, a suggestion appears to replace the highlighted values.

Workflow Improvements

  • When you run a workflow in Designer Cloud, you have an option to select the engine it runs on. We now keep that engine selection per workflow, per user, so it doesn't need to be selected each time.

  • You can now navigate to a URL with a workflow ID in it even if your session is not active. If you have access to the workflow, after authentication, you are redirected to the workflow.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-535

Fixed a defect where a new column was added when a user applies an extract suggestion for a second time.

TKP-555

Fixed a defect for Brushing – Extract suggestion where the previous value was still showing in the Text to Extract input while choosing a new column.

TBOX-9590

Fixed an issue where the 'No results to display' empty state occasionally displayed in the Results Grid when switching between tools and anchors.

August 31, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • New Brushing suggestions allow you to highlight values in the Results Grid with your cursor and view suggested transformations. To view Brushing suggestions, select and drag your cursor over a value in the Results Grid. The suggestions panel with automatically open with relevant suggestions for your selected data.

  • Updated Results Grid empty states.

    • Updated the default placeholder text in the Messages section when no messages are available for a tool or workflow.

    • Updated styling and messaging for these empty states:

      • No data passing through.

      • No tool connection.

      • No results to display.

      • No columns visible.

      • No columns selected.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9599

Fixed a defect for tools with multiple output anchors where accessing the Resampling was unavailable through the Results Grid if Resampling was in progress on one of the anchors.

TBOX-9597

Fixed a defect for tools with multiple output anchors where accessing Resampling from the Results Grid was opening the wrong output anchor inside the tool configuration window.

August 17, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Enabled the ability to start Resampling directly through the Result Grid.

  • Aligned the names of filter operators between the Filter tool and Results Grid column header and Suggestions panel.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-432

Fixed a visual defect where the Suggestions panel overlapped the last selected column.

August 8, 2023

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TFFY-1522

Fixed an issue with auto-save in the case the user closes the tab right before it calls the API.

August 2, 2023

What's New

Resampling for Designer Cloud

Resampling, accessed through the tool configuration window, allows you to collect new sample data and manage different samples used in your workflow. You can resample data on all Designer Cloud tools. For more information on Resampling, see Resampling for Designer Cloud.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Trigger suggestions by selecting a single bar in the data profiling chart or a single portion of the data quality bars (Ok, Not Ok, Null, Empty). Designer Cloud automatically triggers intelligent suggestions, accelerating data preparation and transforming your raw data into actionable insights faster than ever before.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-490

Fixed a defect in the Data Profiling chart with incorrect filtering through profiling bars for Numeric columns if the minimum or maximum value in the column is equal to zero.

TKP-488

Fixed a defect in the Data Profiling chart with the minimum range value for the selected profiling bar was not highlighting correctly.

TKP-345

Renamed filter operators for boolean columns to align names with functionality inside the Filter tool.

TKP-462

Fixed a visual defect where an error border did not appear around the Output Column Name input while changing the string length for the Formula tool.

TKP-441

Fixed incorrect wording inside the Suggestions Panel when there is no column selected.

July 28, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • You can now Split into Rows based on a delimiter from the Results Grid column header.

  • The Rand() function is now available in the expression library.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • New Round() function suggestion for float columns. You can now select the column header to trigger a rounding suggestion in the Suggestions Panel. This suggestion uses the Formula tool and gives you the opportunity to quickly choose a rounding preferences without having to write a formula.

  • New Length() function suggestion for String columns. This suggestion allows you to calculate the number of symbols inside each column cell.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-440

Fixed an issue with broken Suggestions panel preview.

TBOX-5551

Fixed an issue with incorrect results displaying in Data Profiling section by enabling it on the Filter tool.

TBOX-9507

Fixed UI defect where incorrect Results Grid column header menu or sub-menu displayed by scrolling horizontally.

TFFY-1516

Fixed an issue where trying to delete a tool too quickly after Designer Cloud loads caused the application to freeze.

July 20, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Restricted ability to use negative values for Number of Columns for the Split into Column action.

  • Minor UX improvements for Clean Up Data action.

July 13, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Enhanced error validation for Split into Columns action in the Results Grid header. The validation error is now rendered by selecting 'Empty' for the input and then selecting Apply.

Canvas Improvements

  • Updated the Alteryx Help link in the Help menu.

  • Added Databricks as an engine option. Note that this engine is only available if your configuration is setup correctly in the management console.

July 7, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Enhanced filtering added to the Results Grid header. Additional filter operators are now supported: 'Is Empty', 'Is Not Empty', 'Contains', and 'Does Not Contain'.

  • Enhanced Messages functionality:

    • If any warning message is triggered for a particular tool, this message will be shown on the canvas, similar to how error messages are currently displayed.

    • A count of workflow and tool messages is displayed inside the Anchor section of the Results Grid.

  • Enabled the ability to trigger the 'Split to Column' action directly from the column header menu.

  • Enabled the ability to filter data through the Data Quality Bar. Now, selecting a Data Quality Bar state adds a Filter tool to the canvas with the selected configuration.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-384

Fixed incorrect border around the Message tabs in the Results Grid.

TBOX-9505

Fixed an issue where the tool configuration window would not render an appropriate error message when dataset permissions were revoked for the selected dataset.

June 29, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Opening the Results Grid in Firefox browser is now supported.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Optimized suggestions performance for large data sets.

Canvas Improvements

  • Updated engine selection API to make it more efficient.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9497

Fixed a visual issue for selecting columns with a long name inside the Result Grid.

TKP-311

Fixed an issue where no suggestion previews displayed while hovering over Rename suggestions.

TFFY-1474

Fixed an issue where the sample workflows weren't showing accurate errors before you run the workflow.

TFFY-1319

Fixed an issue where the Run Job button was still enabled, even if the Output tool wasn't fully configured, which resulted in an error.

June 23, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Updated wording on tooltips for leading and trailing whitespaces.

  • Within the Data Profiling feature, you can now select the Data Quality bar to highlight selected values in the Results Grid.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • Expanded categories within the Suggestions Panel remain expanded after editing and returning to the Suggestions Panel.

Tool Enhancements

  • Enhanced error messaging for these tools: DateTime tool, Sample tool, Cross Tab tool, and RegEx tool.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9439

Fixed an issue where the Suggestion hover icon was not displaying when unselecting a column in the Results Grid.

TFFY-1432

Fixed an issue where the Run button on the Marketing workflow sample was not enabled after configuring all outputs.

June 15, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • New 'Empty' state added to the Data Quality bar. The 'Empty' state represents the number of cells with no value inside for string columns. The calculation of Data Profiling charts for strings columns has also been adjusted. Now, the percentage of column values calculated is based on the number of empty and null cells.

  • If the dataset contains cells with leading or trailing whitespaces, those cells are called out in the Results Grid, allowing for easier identification of those values.

  • New ‘Not Ok’ state added to the Data Quality bar, which represents the number of invalid cells in the column.

Suggestions Panel Improvements

  • New Data Cleansing suggestions added to the Suggestions Panel. Clean data and remove leading or trailing whitespaces or remove unwanted characters by applying the recommended suggestions. Proposed options will vary based on the column data type.

Tool Enhancements

  • Added new expressions: Regex_Replace and ReverseString.

June 8, 2023

What's New

Results Grid Improvements

  • Opening the Results Grid in a new window now works on Firefox browser.

  • Updated Messages section. Now, the total number of messages for the workflow is displayed in the Messages window. The number of tool specific messages is shown after you select the tool.

Tool Enhancements
  • Improved error messaging for the Find Replace tool and the Text to Columns tool.

June 1, 2023

What's New

Engine Selection in Designer Cloud

You can now select a specific engine to run yourDesigner Cloud jobs. To select an engine, select the arrow next to the Run Job button and select your engine from the list.

  • Photon: Suggested for jobs up to 1 GB of data. Best for smaller jobs.

  • Spark: Best for larger jobs. The job runs on a distributed engine.

  • Snowflake: This engine is suggested in only a few cases.

    • Use when the source and target both are Snowflake.

    • Use when the source is a supported file type and the target is Snowflake.

    • Use when the source is Snowflake and the target is a supported file type.

Results Grid Improvements
  • Enabled additional data cleansing functionality inside the Results Grid to remove unwanted characters through the column header menu. Leading and trailing spaces, letters, numbers, tabs, line breaks, and other data cleansing options available in the Data Cleansing tool are now also supported in the Results Grid.

  • Enhanced behavior for data profiling charts. Now, if all values inside the column are unique, the data profiling chart won't be rendered. This optimizes the overall profiling performance.

  • Show All and Hide All column selection has been improved to truncate long column names.

  • Improved styling for 'No Columns Visible' empty placeholder in Results Grid.

  • Added a visual improvement to the Result Grid header. Now, switching to the Metadata section also shows you the number of columns in the dataset.

  • Created a new empty state inside the Results Grid while all columns are hidden in the Results Grid.

  • Updated UI styling for the Show All and Hide All column selection inside the Results Grid header.

Suggestions Panel Improvements
  • Enhanced behavior for the Suggestions panel with a large list of suggested actions. Now, only the first 4 options will be displayed. To view additional options, select the expand button inside the Suggestion section.

  • Updated the color scheme inside the Suggestions panel to align it with existing colors used in the Expression Editor.

  • Updated tooltip wording for the Suggestion header in the Results Grid.

  • Operators for Filter tool suggestions are now described with words instead of mathematical symbols.

Tool Enhancements
  • The Filter tool can now support numbers starting with a decimal point.

  • New 1 in Every N Rows will be Sampled method added to the Sample tool.

Resolved Issues

These issues were resolved in the current release:

ID

Description

TKP-316

Fixed a defect where incorrect styling displayed inside the Suggestion panel while no column was selected in the Results Grid.

TKP-314

Fixed an issue with incorrectly displayed action name on the Suggestion panel header.

TKP-300

Fixed a defect where Suggestions was turning off while switching between the Data and Metadata view in the Results Grid.

TKP-295

Fixed an issue for the Result Grid, with no truncation on UI for the cells which contain a long value.

TKP-286

Fixed an issue with randomly displaying loading animation within the Suggestions panel.

TKP-274

Fixed an issue where switching between editing suggestions and returning to the list view returned you to the top of the Suggestions list. Now, after editing a suggestion, you are returned to your previous location in the Suggestions list.

TKP-266

Fixed a visual defect with incorrect styling for an empty placeholder inside the Suggestion panel while suggestions are turned off.

TBOX-9398

Fixed a defect with a disappearing 'empty placeholder' message inside the Result Grid by selecting twice on the output anchors for Join or Filter tools.

TBOX-9384

Fixed a visual defect with incorrect column selection inside the Result Grid by removing and adding new columns inside the Select tool. So now, each time you change the number of columns inside the dataset, all the selected columns will be unchecked.

May 12, 2023

What's New

New Landing Page

The new landing page for Designer Cloud includes 2 additional sample workflows and One Tool Examples. It also now includes a link to Alteryx Academy.

Suggestions Improvements

  • Improved wording of tooltip on the Suggestions icon.

  • Preview your suggestions from the Suggestions panel prior to applying them to the canvas. Hover over the suggestion to see the new preview.

  • Ability to turn on and off Suggestions added. Once Suggestions are turned off, any column header selection would not lead to opening the Suggestion panel. This setting is enabled/disabled through:

    • Designer Cloud header inside the View menu.

    • Suggestion panel header using the 3-dot menu.

Updates to Loading Data with Input Tool

Updated the loading animation and experience when loading a dataset through Input Data tool.

Tool Enhancements

  • Enhanced UX and visual layout for the Summarize tool.

  • New expressions added: datetimeparse and datetimetrim.

  • In the expression library, the Contains function supports dynamic target argument.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9383

Fixed an issue with incorrect Data Profiling chart scaling for boolean columns.

TBOX-9309

Fixed defect with keeping column selection by closing Result Grid in a new browser window.

TBOX-9104

Fixed a visual defect with displaying column header borders inside Result Grid.

TNAU-891

Filter tool now works with decimal numbers.

TNAU-882

Fixed Contains method for Find Replace tool.

May 4, 2023

What's New

One Tool Examples Now Available in Designer Cloud

Hover over tools in the tool palette to access new One Tool Examples. Select Example to open a new workflow that you can review configurations and transformations within. You can also save the workflow to edit and run. To hide the tooltip flyouts, turn off this setting in your View options.

Edit Suggestions

Modify the default configuration for these suggestion actions:

  • Column Rename

  • Column Drop

  • Sorting

  • Filtering

In addition, you can now reselect the column to which the particular suggestion will be applied and apply edits from the Suggestions panel.

Tool Enhancements

  • Enhanced UX and visual layout for Arrange tool.

  • Updated tooltip wording for the Join tool.

  • Enhanced the size of tool containers to make them easier to use and expand.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9396

Fixed an issue with Data Profiling crash on DateTime columns if those columns weren't visible in the Sample Results grid.

April 27, 2023

What's New

Suggestions and CSV Export in Results Grid

Check out new Suggestions for transforming your data directly from the Sample Results window. Access suggestions by simply clicking on the column in the Sample Results window. Within the Suggestions panel, Sort Suggestion allows you to easily sort columns by Ascending or Descending order.

You can now also export sample data from a tool's anchor as a CSV file. Select Export as CSV from the More Actions menu in the Sample Results window.

Union Tool Enhancements

Updated the Union tool to enhance the usability and clarity of labels in the tool configuration panel.

Tooltips Added to Join Tool

Added tooltips to the Output Anchor Diagrams in the Join tool configuration window to help explain the differences between the output types.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TFFY-1296

Fixed an issue with the pagination on the landing page.

TFFY-1298

Selecting output anchors for tools with multiple outputs would select the wrong anchor by default, rather than the anchor the user selected.

TFFY-1335

Fixed an issue where some datasets would not load.

April 13, 2023

What's New

Excel Output in Designer Cloud

Export your workflow results to an Excel workbook. For more information, see Output Data tool.

  • You cannot specify names of individual Excel sheets.

  • If an workbook of the same name exists in the target location, the file is overwritten.

Import Data for Designer Cloud in Alteryx Analytics Cloud

Import datasets for use in Designer Cloud using the Data tab in Alteryx Analytics Cloud. For more information, see Library for Data.

Updated Color and Contrast in Results Grid

Updated color and contrast for the Results Grid to enhance accessibility.

Delete Workflows from Designer Cloud Home Page

You can now delete workflows one at a time directly from the Designer Cloud home page.

Updated UI Library

Designer Cloud has been updated to use the latest UI library capabilities.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9350

Infinity loading in Results Grid by adding tools with sorting functionality (Sort or Sample).

TBOX-9292

Data Profiling charts not rendering on columns with a DateTime data type.

TBOX-9274

Optimized column selection performance for a grid with enabled Data Profiling to ensure there is no visual lag when selecting a column header. Similar improvements for large datasets will be part of future enhancements.

TBOX-8599

Results Grid header overlaps the Expression Editor menu while expanded.

TBOX-8285

Tools with a long name will be truncated inside the Results Grid Message section.

TNAU-407

Transpose tool (and other tools with checkbox lists for column names) shows errors if some columns are missing from the input.

New Known Issues

DateTime Tool Returns NULL Value for Japanese Browser Language

When the browser language is set to Japanese, the DateTime output column returns “NULL” values. Designer Cloud currently supports only English. To resolve this issue, ensure your browser language preference is set to English.

March 24, 2023

What's New

New Job Details Page for Designer Cloud Workflows!

After you run a Designer Cloud workflow, navigate to the Platform home page, then to the Job History page to look at specific jobs. Select a job from the list to see the Job Details, which gives you insights about the job execution, any errors, and the details of the run.

There are two limitations for the new Job Details page:

  • "Dataset deleted" is shown as a workflow name for deleted workflows.

  • As an admin, you can't see details of jobs run by others.

Annotation for Basic Filters

Annotations for the Basic Filter options in the Filter tool now appear on the canvas underneath the tool.

Second Auto Completion in Expression Editor

Second auto completion now works in the Expression Editor in the Formula tool. Previously, if you had entered a value with autocomplete and tried to add a second value, autocomplete would not trigger.

Updated Color and Styling in Mini-Map and Comments

Updated color and styling for the Mini-Map and Comment editing feature.

Data Profiling Optimization for Large Datasets

To reduce performance load, Data Profiling on large datasets is now calculated only for those columns which are visible to the user. For for the rest of the columns, Data Profiling will be executed per column ranges in order to reduce performance load with simultaneously calculated columns.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TBOX-9316

Fixed several scenarios that caused Data Profiling crashes by triggering some actions through the Results Grid column header:

  • Columns reordering in Results Grid with enabled Data Profiling.

  • Incorrect data type conversion with enabled Data Profiling.

TBOX-9303

Incorrect column name displayed in the Suggestion panel while renaming a column in the Result Grid header.

TBOX-9277

Enabled the scroll bar inside the Result Grid Anchors section, which improved the navigation between the anchors for the Join tool when the Result Grid is collapsed.

TFFY-1215

Improved navigation between workflows and Input anchors, ensuring that data within the Results Grid loads properly and timely.

March 17, 2023

What's New

Updated Colors and Contrast Throughout Designer Experience

Updated colors and contrast in the tool palette, canvas, and containers enhance the accessibility and usability of Designer Experience.

Open Workflows with "Unsupported Tools"

Improved the experience opening workflows that contain what used to be "unsupported tools", such as containers and comments, or the Input tool when you first connect to data. Previously this was causing a workflow error.

Resolved Issues

These issues were addressed in the current release:

ID

Description

TFFY-1215

Improved navigation between workflows and Input anchors, ensuring that data within the Results Grid loads properly and timely.

TFFY-1223

Updated workflow behavior for configured and unconfigured inputs so that you are still able to add tools to inputs with data configured and the workflow will allow you to advance in your journey. Previously the input that was not configured disabled the progression of a workflow.

TAC-262

Output validation helps identify data errors that are preventing workflows from running. For example, if the column header in the Input source contains spaces, the validation error in the Output tool will show what needs to be fixed.

March 6, 2023

What's New

Renaming Workflows

You can now rename workflows in the canvas header.

Notification When Job Added to Queue

You now receive a notification after you select Run and a new job is added to the queue.

February 16, 2023

This is the initial set of release notes for Designer Experience.

What's New

Designer Experience brings our familiar Designer Desktop interface to the browser for data profiling, preparation, blending, and analytics. Build intuitive visual workflows or analytics processes, all in the cloud, and easily scale and democratize analytics across your organization. Designer Experience will continuously be up to date with the latest features available, bringing new capabilities to your fingertips, effortlessly.

First Time Experience Tour

A new first time experience tour has been added to Designer Experience. This is designed to help new users get up and running in record time. For creators that are familiar with Designer Desktop, skip the tour and get right to work.

Library for Workflows

Create and review Designer Cloud workflows from the Cloud Portal. See Library for Assets Page.