Main Menus

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Windows and common actions can be accessed from the main menus.

File Menu

These options are specific to creating and working with workflows.

New Workflow (Ctrl+N): Creates a new workflow (*.yxmd).

Open Recent: Shows the most recently accessed and saved workflows.

Open Workflow: Opens a previously created workflow by browsing to the file's location.

  • Browse: Browses to a file location and saves the workflow there.
  • Private Gallery: If you have connected to your company's private gallery, you will see the connection listed by connection name.
  • Alteryx Gallery: Saves the workflow to the Alteryx Public Gallery (gallery.alteryx.com). This option is pre-configured to connect to the Alteryx Public Gallery (gallery.alteryx.com), also known as the Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Credentials are required to sign in to the Gallery.
  • Analytics Hub Connection: If you have connected to your company's Analytics Hub site, you will see the connection listed by connection name.
  • Add a Gallery: Provides the ability to create a connection to a private Gallery and saves the workflow there.
  • Add New Analytics Hub Connection: Provides the ability to create a connection to an Alteryx Analytics Hub site. See Connect to Alteryx Analytics Hub for connection instructions.
  • Open AutoRecovered Files: Opens a list of auto-saved files. Open files are automatically saved at regular intervals. The auto-save interval is enabled by default and can be modified in User Settings. See User Settings.

Open Workflow Group: Opens multiple workflows that have been saved into a workflow group. See Open a workflow group from a file directory.

Save (Ctrl+S): Saves the active workflow.

Save As: Saves the active workflow to the selected location.

  • Browse: Browses to a file location and saves the workflow there.
  • Private Gallery
    • Existing connections to a Private Gallery are listed here.
    • Add New Gallery: Provides the ability to create a connection to a private Gallery and saves the workflow there.
  • Public Gallery (Alteryx Gallery): Saves the workflow to the Alteryx Public Gallery (gallery.alteryx.com). This option is pre-configured to connect to the Alteryx Public Gallery (gallery.alteryx.com), also known as the Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Credentials are required to sign in to the Gallery.
  • Analytics Hub

Create Workflow Group: Saves all open workflows, which previously were saved as individual workflows, as a workflow group. See Save workflow groups.

Print: Offers a preview of what the workflow will look like when printed.

Print Settings: Offers settings for printing a workflow.

Exit: Closes Designer.

Edit Menu

These options are common editing functions.

Undo (Ctrl+Z): Automatically undoes the last action. Actions are recorded historically, so you can undo up to 32 actions.

Redo (Ctrl+Y): Redoes an action that you just undid.

Cut (Ctrl+X): Deletes an object and copies it to the clipboard for immediate pasting.

Copy (Ctrl+C): Copies an object to the clipboard.

Paste (Ctrl+V): Pastes a copied object.

Delete (Del): Deletes the selected object.

Find (Ctrl+F): Opens the Find and Replace window. Use the Find and Replace window to search for, find, and replace text within your workflow. Visit the Find and Replace documentation to learn more about this feature.

View Menu

These windows can be opened or closed via this menu.

Tool Palette (Ctrl+Alt+T): Displays the tool palette underneath the menu. See User Interface.

Overview (Ctrl+Alt+V): Displays the Overview window docked in its last visible position. See Overview Window.

Results (Ctrl+Alt+R): Displays the Results window docked in its last visible position. See Results Window.

Configuration (Ctrl+Alt+C): Displays the Configuration window docked in its last visible position. See Configuration Window.

Interface Designer (Ctrl+Alt+D): Displays the Interface Designer window docked in its last visible position. See Interface Designer and Interface Designer Window.

    Options Menu

    These options provide access to workflow, scheduling, license functionality, as well as user settings.

    Run Workflow: Runs the workflow. Ctrl+R will also run the workflow. The icon changes to Stop Workflow while the workflow is running.

    Schedule Workflow: Allows the user to schedule workflows to run at specific times and frequency. The Scheduler Service must be enabled as part of the Alteryx installation and the user must be licensed appropriately. The license should be installed by an Administrator to ensure all users are properly licensed and the service is properly configured. See Schedule Workflows.

    View Schedules: Allows the user to schedule workflows and applications, see the jobs in queue, and view information about completed jobs. The Scheduler Service must be enabled as part of the Alteryx installation and the user must be licensed appropriately. The license should be installed by an Administrator to ensure all users are properly licensed and the service is properly configured. See Manage Schedules.

    Run Analytic Apps: Opens the Choose Analytic App window that allows you to browse for apps and edit or run them. See Choose Analytic App.

    Export Workflow: Opens the Export Workflow window which allows the user to take the active workflow and zip it up with all of its dependencies into a *.yxzp file. See Workflow Management.

    Manage Licenses: Allows the user to view, add, and delete their Alteryx licenses via the License Manager.

    Manage Connect Credentials: Opens the Connect Sign In window that allows you to access Connect. See Use Connect Assets.

    Add Promote Connection: Opens the Promote Connection window that allows you to add connections to the Promote platform. To view all connections or delete a connection, access the Deploy tool or Score tool.

    User Settings: Offers the ability to configure a workflow's appearance and to specify system resource usage to optimize the project's performance specific to the user. See User Settings.

    • Edit User Settings: See User Settings.
    • Save Layout & Settings on Exit: Saves the GUI layout and user-specified settings upon exiting the program.
    • Save Layout & Settings Now: Saves the GUI layout and user-specified settings upon selecting this option.
    • Restore Defaults: Returns the GUI layout to its original orientation.

    Advanced Options

    • Manage Data Connections: Create and manage your data connections from a central location. View connections you created and connections shared with you, as well as add new connections. See Manage Data Connections.
    • Manage In-DB Connections: Create and manage your in-database connections from a central location. View existing in-database connections and add new in-database connections. See Manage In-DB Connections.
    • Workflow Dependencies: Controls the input and output paths associated with the workflow as well as specific datasets. See Workflow Dependencies.
    • Lock Workflow: Saves a copy of a workflow so that it can be run, but cannot be opened and edited in Alteryx Designer. See Lock Your Workflow.
    • System Settings: Offers the ability to specify system resource usage to optimize the application's performance. System Settings require Administrator privileges to change. See System Settings.

    Download Predictive Tools: The predictive tools use the R programming language. Go to Options > Download Predictive Tools and sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal to install R and the packages used by the R Tool.

    Help Menu

    These options provide quick access to help with Alteryx.

    Alteryx Help: Opens Designer Help. You can also press the F1 key.

    Tutorials: Opens tutorial workflows that provide an introduction to building workflows in Designer.

    Sample Workflows: Opens the sample workflows that are available in Designer, including external installations such as Starter Kits. See Sample Workflows.

    Community: Links to the Alteryx Community site where you will find access to our user forums, support questions, workflow exchange, FAQs, and more.

    What's New: Opens the What's New Help page for the current release version of Designer, highlighting the new features and enhancements since the last official release. See What's New.

    Check for Updates: Designer checks to see if there is a newer version available than the current version. This feature requires an internet connection. See Version Updates.

    Alteryx Downloads: Opens the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal where you can download the latest version of the software.

    About: Open a dialog box with the Designer version information and the unique serial number for the license.

    Localization Menu (Globe Icon)

    Select the language version for Designer. Choose from English, 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese), Français (French), Deutch (German), Italiano (Italian), 日本語 (Japanese), Portugués (Portuguese), and Español (Spanish). The Localization menu also provides quick access to the Localization user settings.

    Toolbar

    The toolbar, located above the main menu, provides access to these actions:

    Image showing the Designer toolbar with icons for open workflow, save, cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo.
    • Open Workflow (Ctrl+O): Browse to the file location to open a previously created workflow.
    • Save (Ctrl+S): Saves the active workflow. 
    • Cut (Ctrl+X): Deletes an object and copies it to the clipboard for immediate pasting.
    • Copy (Ctrl+C): Copies an object to the clipboard.
    • Paste (Ctrl+V): Pastes a copied object.
    • Undo (Ctrl+Z): Automatically deletes the last action. Actions are recorded historically, so you can undo up to 32 actions.
    • Redo (Ctrl+Y): Repeats the action that you just undid.
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