Output Log File

Version:
2022.3
Last modified: December 23, 2022

You can enable logging at the system or user level either from System Settings or User Settings. When logging is enabled, the content of the log file resembles the contents of the Results window each time a workflow is run, including all runs from the GUI, command line, or API.

The generated log file is named "Alteryx_Log_*sequential#*.log" in UTF-16 format.

Enable and Disable Logging

Enable Logging via System Settings

To enable logging via System Settings, you need to be an Administrator user. If you're an Admin user...

  1. In System Settings, navigate to Engine > General.
  2. In the Logging Directory field, specify a directory where you want to capture the output logs that are produced each time a workflow or app runs.

To disable logging, leave the Logging Directory field blank.

Enable Logging via User Settings

You can also enable logging via Alteryx Designer's User Settings. To enable logging via User Settings...

  1. In Designer, navigate to Options > User Settings > Edit User Settings.
  2. In the User Settings Defaults tab, select the Override System Settings check box.
  3. In the Logging Directory field, specify a directory to capture the output logs that are produced each time a workflow or app is run.

To disable logging, leave the Logging Directory field blank.

Example of a Log File

Here is an example of a log file generated from a sample workflow found in the logging directory named Engine x64_Log_1304355770.log:

Log file
Started running C:\Program Files\Alteryx\2011\Engine\RuntimeData/Samples\AdvancedSamples\DataProbFlexibility.yxmd at Mon May 02 11:02:50 2011
 
00:00:0.016 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "12 Red Patagonia" was truncated
 
00:00:0.047 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "06 Purple Sierra Design" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.078 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "06 Purple Sierra Design" was truncated
 
00:00:0.094 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "13 Yellow Mountain Hardware" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.109 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "13 Yellow Mountain Hardware" was truncated
 
00:00:0.125 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "00 Orange North Face" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.156 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "00 Orange North Face" was truncated
 
00:00:0.172 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "01 Frost ISIS" was truncated
 
00:00:0.187 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "34 Cranberry Blisswear" was truncated
 
00:00:0.203 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "45 Black OpenCasket" was truncated
 
00:00:0.218 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "90 OffWhite Frozen Tundra" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.250 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "90 OffWhite Frozen Tundra" was truncated
 
00:00:0.265 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "12 Purple Purple Haze" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.281 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "12 Purple Purple Haze" was truncated
 
00:00:0.296 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "22 Red Moab Extreme" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.312 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: "22 Red Moab Extreme" was truncated
 
00:00:0.343 - FieldConversionError - ToolId 40: Code: Field Conversion Error Limit Reached
 
00:00:0.359 - Warning - ToolId 22: The Value "89 Green Rocks and Chicks" had too many parts to fit # of output fields
 
00:00:0.374 - ToolId 7: C:\Program Files\Alteryx\2011\Engine\RuntimeData\Samples\SampleData\Clothing_Search.csv|12 records were read from "C:\Program Files\Alteryx\2011\Engine\RuntimeData\Samples\SampleData\Clothing_Search.csv"
 
00:00:0.390 - ToolId 8: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_5bb019bb934f4fbcae5368d130cac6c6.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.437 - ToolId 9: 12 records were successfully parsed and 0 were not.
 
00:00:0.468 - ToolId 10: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_18cdf349b8fd4ac99d8fec72e38357ac.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.499 - ToolId 21: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_c70fbc173cd843b6a6c097db140a9c60.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.546 - ToolId 24: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_c3c244e20c3a4f769d66b87ab940e1c7.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.608 - ToolId 26: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_f5e7901378c34138a97e540d3647f8ea.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.655 - ToolId 29: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_2d5429619edf469a9917542d02034202.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.686 - ToolId 41: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_91ffa3e9d04140aca51aadf6fcfd999e.yxdb|12 records
 
00:00:0.733 - ToolId 47: 12 records were successfully parsed and 0 were not.
 
00:00:0.749 - ToolId 45: C:\Users\tmccoyAppData\Local\Temp\Engine_1600_80489f5d99bd43cf80f3e01d622ee57f.yxdb|12 records
 
Finished in 00:00:0.796 with 11 field conversion errors and 7 warnings
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