âShow Table of Contents
The Results window is located below the canvas in Alteryx. Before you run a workflow, the window displays the characteristics of the data that will go in to the selected tool. After you run the workflow, it displays the data from the selected tool and messages, errors, and links to output files created from running the workflow.
Before you run a workflow, the Results window displays metadata which contains the characteristics of data that will go in and out of a selected tool. Metadata includes: Record #, Name, Type, Size, Source, and Description. The Source column contains the tool or file the data came from and may also contain additional information about installed data.
After you run a workflow, the metadata that passed through a selected tool or tool anchor displays in the Results window.
To view metadata:
After you run a workflow, you can view tool input and output data.
To view data:
The Results window displays the number of records shown in the window out of the total number of records in the data. For most tools, the Results window displays up to 1 MB of data, or up to 1,000 bytes of string data, for each tool anchor. If data exceeds 1 MB, the Results window displays a message stating that partial results are displayed.
To view all data from a tool in the Results window, add a Browse tool and run the workflow. See Browse Tool.
To view more than 1 MB of data in the Result window, without adding a Browse tool, adjust Memory Limit per Anchor in User Settings. See User Settings.
The results table includes:
In some cases, data does not display in Results.
|In-Database tool||Add Browse tool to workflow|
|Map or Report tool||Add Browse tool to workflow|
|Selected Disable All Browse Tools||Deselect Disable All Browse Tools in Workflow Configuration. See Browse Tool.|
|Limited hard drive space|
After you run a workflow, Results displays information about what happened during and after the workflow was run.
There are two message views:
To view messages after running a workflow:
To view messages after viewing data, click .
Results displays several types of messages as well as links to files.
Messages are limited to 256 characters. Point to a message to view the entire message.
Each message displays the name of a tool and the tool ID. Each tool, including tools that have been removed, in a workflow is numbered. Tool ID indicates the tool number in the workflow.
To highlight a message, click the icon to the left of the message. Right-click a message to copy it to the clipboard or save all messages as a .txt file. Click a tool name, in a message, to select the tool in the workflow; this automatically moves the canvas so that the selected tool is visible.
If you select Enable Performance Profiling (Workflow Configuration > Runtime) and you run a workflow, messages in the Results window display the percentage of time spent processing each tool. Using this feature may decrease workflow performance; only use it for debugging. See Workflow Configuration.
Before you run the workflow, Performance Profiling shows the amount of time required to retrieve metadata from data sources and pass the metadata to other tools in the workflow.
Â©2017 Alteryx, Inc., all rights reserved. AllocateÂ®, AlteryxÂ®, GuzzlerÂ®, and SolocastÂ® are registered trademarks of Alteryx, Inc.