Save to Gallery Messages

Last modified: August 11, 2021

There are three types of messages that may display when saving a workflow to a Gallery: Errors, Warnings, and Restricted Data Messages.


Errors are reported at the tool level and indicate that tool configurations must be fixed before you can save the app to a Gallery. Below are some common examples of error messages and how they can be resolved.

Folder Browse in Gallery

Browse(7): Browse tools cannot be used as Analytic App outputs.

  • The Folder Browse question type cannot be used in Apps published to the Web. App outputs should write a data file to the app directory. We recommend writing data files to *.yxdb format and reporting output to a *.pcxml file. These file types offer the most flexibility to app users because upon viewing app results, the user has the option to output to any supported data file type or reporting file type. They can also view a preview of reporting output.

Render Output in Gallery

Render(8): The Output Mode in the Render tool must be set to "Choose a Specific Output File".

  • Configure the Render tool to output a specific file rather than a temporary one.

Absolute Paths in Gallery

Render(9): C:\test.pcxml is outside the workflow directory

  • For all output files, type the file name and the extension so they are written to the same directory as the app itself: test.pcxml.


Warnings are reported at the tool level and indicate an app is not able to be run in the Gallery unless granted an exemption.

Email(10): The Email tool is prohibited in the Analytics Gallery.

Apply for an Exemption

These Alteryx Designer tools and events are prohibited in the Alteryx Public Gallery (, also known as the Analytics Gallery, due to the numerous possible configurations and the actions that can be performed:

Run Command tool

Run Command Tool

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Email Tool

Designer R tool

R Tool

Download Tool Icon

Download Tool

Python tool

Python Tool

If your workflow uses one of the prohibited tools or events in a safe manner, you can apply for an exemption to run the workflow in the Alteryx Analytics Gallery. To apply for an exemption...

  1. Email and explain how and why each prohibited tool is used, along with the general purpose of the workflow.
  2. Publish the workflow in your Private Studio and check the option Others may download this workflow.
  3. Add the workflow to a Collection and share it with the Alteryx Curator at
  4. Allow up to two business days for your workflow to be reviewed and an Alteryx Curator to email you the status of your request.

Restricted Data Messages

Restricted data messages are reported at the tool level and indicate that datasets used in the app are not available for use in the Alteryx Analytics Gallery. You may publish apps with restricted data to a Private Studio. A Restricted Data Message will look like this:

Allocate Input (12): The "ALTERYX_US_Experian_12A_12B" Dataset cannot be shared in the Public Gallery.

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