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UnknownTool_71x71.pngGeneric / Unknown Tool

Designer tool icons represent the tool's specific task or macro. When Alteryx Designer can't find a macro referenced in a workflow, Designer displays the Unknown tool along with an error message to let you know. This gives you an opportunity to reconfigure (right-click and choose Insert > Macro to browse to the macro), which restores the intended tool.

The Generic tool, which also displays the question mark icon, is used to access a dynamic-link library (DLL) or plugin.


This tool isn't visible on the Designer tool palette.

To replace the tool...

  1. Select the Generic/Unknown tool to view its configuration.

  2. Use this information to add the appropriate Designer tool to the workflow and configure it accordingly.

  3. Delete the Generic/Unknown tool from the workflow.