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Designer-FIPS 2022.2 Release Notes

Release Note Product Versions

Version

Release Date

Release

End of Support

2022.2.1.39654

August 24, 2022

Major

August 24, 2024

Important

The 2022.2 release is an Alteryx Designer-FIPS release only. Please note that there is not a 2022.2 release for the non-FIPS version of Alteryx Designer.

The most up-to-date version of Alteryx Designer (non-FIPS) is 2022.1.

Warning: Known Issue

Do not install Alteryx Designer FIPS to the same location as your non-FIPS Admin Designer.

By default, the FIPS installer recommends a different install location than the non-FIPS installer, but you can manually change it. If you change the install location, ensure it is NOT the same location as the non-FIPS Designer. If you install Alteryx Designer FIPS to the same location as a non-FIPS Admin Designer, your installation, as well as custom files and data that might be within that folder, will be significantly corrupted.

New Features

The 2022.2 release of Alteryx Designer-FIPS introduces features and tools that were not available via the initial 2022.1 release.

Designer-FIPS Interoperability with Server-FIPS

With the release of Alteryx Server-FIPS 2022.2, you now have access to these options via Designer-FIPS 2022.2:

  • Open a workflow from Server-FIPS.

  • Save a workflow to Server-FIPS. Note that the Lock Workflow feature is not available in Designer-FIPS and thus is not an option via the Save Workflow modal.

  • Add a new Server-FIPS connection via Designer-FIPS.

  • Access to System Settings via Designer-FIPS. Go to Options > Advanced Options > System Settings.

  • Schedule workflows. Go to Options > Schedule Workflow.

  • Synchronize DCM between Server-FIPS and Designer-FIPS in the Connection Manager. Go to Designer > File > Manage Connections to open Connection Manager and select Synchronize in the menu.

FIPS-Capable Python SDK

The Python SDK is now FIPS capable.

Warning

The Python SDK version 2.1.0 is FIPS-capable as delivered when used with Designer or Server-FIPS version 2022.2. However, you must install and use it as-is to maintain FIPS operation.

If you choose to add modules or dependencies to your SDK integrations, it's your responsibility to determine whether those modules and dependencies are themselves FIPS-capable or if they could jeopardize your system’s overall FIPS posture, for instance, by providing access to cryptographic primitives implemented someplace other than within the logical boundary of a NIST CMVP-certified cryptographic module.

Unlocked Tools for Designer-FIPS 2022.2

With the release of Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2, you now have access to several tools that were not available via the Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.1 release.

These tools are available:

  • In/Out Tools: The Map Input tool is now available.

  • Interface Tools: The Map tool is now available.

  • Community Data Connectors: These Connectors are now available:

    • Microsoft Azure Data Lake File Input and Microsoft Azure Data Lake File Output

    • OneDrive Input and OneDrive Output

    • PowerBI Output

    • SharePoint Input (formerly SharePoint Files Input including lists reading functionality)

    • SharePoint Output (formerly SharePoint Files Output including lists writing functionality)

Note

Restart Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2 after you finish the installation of connectors.

To fully leverage the unlocked connectors, you need to enable DCM and select Allow or AllowAll in User Settings > DCM > SDK Access Mode and restart Designer to apply changes.

Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2 requires all workflows that use the Community Data Connectors above to also use Alteryx Multi-threaded Processing (AMP)—which is the default engine for all new workflows. If you plan to use these updated connectors in older workflows, you might need to enable AMP via Workflow - Configuration > Runtime > Use AMP Engine.

Proxy Support in AMP

Support for networking via proxy has been added to AMP Engine. Support for SFTP over HTTP proxy has been added to both engines. The ability to bypass proxy has been enabled for both engines. You can now specify Proxy Protocol Type (HTTP and SOCKS5h are supported) in User Settings and System Settings. If you don't specify a type, the default is HTTP.

App and Macro Debug Run with AMP

Debug mode for Analytic Apps and Macros is available with AMP.

Display Updates in Maps

The Mapbox logo and attribute text now appear at the bottom of the basemaps.

Patch Number in About Pane

If you install a Patch update for Designer, you can now reference the Patch number in Designer via Help > About. The Patch number appears next to the Version number.

Fixed and Known Issues

Fixed

Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654

ID

Description

Version

Issue Status

TCM-306

The Dynamic Input tool errors with Excel sheets that have spaces in the sheet names.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-202

GCSE-365

The Tool Palette can't be loaded when Designer is installed in a folder that has double-byte characters in the name.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-208

GCSE-373

Designer 2021.4: Unable to enter a value in the Results Filter.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-217

GCSE-388

A CSV file created from the export functionality in the Browse tool shows question marks for double-byte characters.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-225

GCSE-399

Spatial tools: Error opening font set.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-231

GCSE-406

Multi-byte characters are shown as ? in the Contingency Table.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-239

GCSE-418

Attempts to use the Update WHERE clause of the Dynamic Input tool cause Designer to hang when a long string exists in the IN clause.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-246

GCSE-429

Some multi-byte characters are not removed by the Data Cleansing tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-251

TDT-1388

The Allocate Report tool is throwing "ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error" when opening the generated PCXML file.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-252

GCSE-434

Python: Alteryx.write returns "XmlParse Error: the attribute "type" is missing“ if there are double-quotes and the double quote is followed by a space and more characters.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-253

GCSE-433

App with Date tool: Sometimes App Results shows the date that the user selected and sometimes it shows today's date.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-257

GCSE-438

Attempts to search in the Results window fail with an error when a field name has a closed bracket symbol (]).

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-267

GCSE-451

404 error in Python tool after reopening a saved workflow from Server.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-269

GCSE-447

The Render tool doesn't output Arabic correctly when creating PDFs.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-290

DE28360

The Model Comparison tool doesn't link to the help page.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-302

GCSE-488

ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error with Report Text tool and Email tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-315

GCSE-505

The ampersand character (&) within the title of Interface tools isn't displayed.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-334

GCSE-506

Unable to switch connection of matched output anchor via Spatial Match tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-338

DE23142

The Data Cleanse tool converts the Layout tool field to text.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-348

GCSE-550

The Sample tool default annotation for the First n% of rows shows "undefined."

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TCPE-381

DE28168

Unicode rendering issue related to Reporting Layout from the Summarize tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-877

DE21115

Report Text tool: Font Size of 10 or 14 changes to 12 in Excel.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-1062

DE27857

Inability to key a semicolon in the Events "To" Email section.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-1078

DE28304

PowerPoint PPT and PPTX outputs from the Render tool are corrupt.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-1084

DE28493

The record limit of the Browse tool's Data Profiling is improperly applied to the Basic Data Profile tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-1117

DE33700

Table tool window with overlapped widgets.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4185

DE34172

Excel outputs from the Render tool (sourced via the Report Text tool) are corrupt.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4225

TCPE-102

The DoubleMetaphone Generate Key Length setting in the Fuzzy Match tool configuration lets you choose more than 8 key lengths. We have increased the backend limit to 100 to match the limit in the UI.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4306

GCSE-372

The Render tool doesn't output an empty file when it has no records to output.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4310

If you use the Select tool to change from a variable string data type to a fixed-width string data type, the field size will be limited to 16 KB if the variable string's size was above 16 KB.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4387

SegFault in Render tool (render to PDF and PNG) after LibHaru version update.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDALI-4390

Failed to render Interactive Chart to PDF via Render tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDCB-4060

Azure Databricks Bulk Proxy test failure.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDCB-4065

Unhandled exception with an invalid Databricks URL.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-3765

DE24306

If you click the splash screen while it loads, this can cause Designer to open behind other windows without initiating the Taskbar icon.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-3798

DE25925

When you print a workflow, the counts that follow each tool don't print.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4130

Designer-FIPS: When you hover over the toggle bar on the Container tool, it shows a blank pop-up.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4150

GBETA-259

FIPS DesignerSystemInformation doesn't include FIPS notation.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4151

GBETA-261

A workflow doesn't open if it has a data pack that isn't installed.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4157

GBETA-250

Installing Python YXI results in a confusing error.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4161

Server sign-in needs to persist between Designer startups.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDES-4396

The Tool Palette crashes when you drag and drop any tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4284

GENG-2511

Sorting: Dictionary Sort doesn't always sort like strings next to each other.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4314

AMP Fuzzy Match tool returns a different number of records than the original Engine.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4352

GCSE-507

Empty and Null values included within the concatenated output of Cross Tab tool via AMP engine.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4356

AMP: The Test tool doesn't work correctly with Expression is True for all Records configuration.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4366

GCSE-493

AMP ignores the Workflow Configuration > Runtime > Temporary Files > Use Specific Folder setting when you specify a UNC path.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4386

TDES-4167

"You have found a bug..." error on the Join Multiple tool that exists on initial tool configuration and after a workflow is run.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TDSL-4410

GCSE-583

The Table tool produces no output when AMP is enabled.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2867

GENG-2501

AMP is missing the field name in the truncation warnings with the CSV reader.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2869

GENG-2500

The Run Command tool in a macro runs twice with AMP.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2871

DE27659

AMP cancels running the workflow on 1st error in the Azure Data Lake File Output tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2897

Fix RunCommand in IFS.yxmc to be able to run in parallel.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2898

Fix RunCommand in Google_Analytics.Prep_Query_String.yxmc to be able to run in parallel.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2899

Fix RunCommand in UTCDateTimeConverterMacro.yxmc to be able to run in parallel.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2939

DE34028

Open Debug doesn't work with the AMP engine enabled.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2940

DE33584

21.2 AMP engine error: "The file "debug_temp.yxmd" does not exist" using Debug mode in Interface Designer.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

TELC-2995

GENG-2767

The Dynamic Input tool doesn't honor the Record Limit for AMP workflows.

2022.2.1.39654

Fixed

Known

Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654

ID

Description

Version

Issue Status

GDC-2553

GCSE-456

ESRI ArcGIS SHP file isn't opening correctly in 2021.4.2. There are various issues: lat/lon are reversed in polygons in some SHP files, Browse tool error, and Report Map tool error.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDALI-4199

Python tool won't load Jupyter Notebook in a Macro if the Detour tool is used and the path is diverted to another path where the Python tool is not on by default.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-3987

GCSE-328

Error: "The COPY failed with error: End of record reached while expected to parse column" when trying to update Snowflake using a Bulk Connection.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4038

MRR file drops some first-class spatial objects.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4047

GDC-2306

DSN created with Postgres drivers isn't recognized in the Greenplum ODBC connection.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4076

With the Data Direct driver, the Visual Query Builder and Tables tabs don't populate in the Input tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4083

The Visual Query Builder doesn't show Snowflake DBs in which all Schemas only contain Views.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4085

GSCE-513

Alteryx crashes when you use Connect In-DB with Browse In-DB tools.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4086

TSIM-1574

The Visual Query Builder displays only 1 column even if there are multiple columns with the same names (unique w.r.t case sensitivity).

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4118

GCSE-535

Stored Procedures in a Dynamic Input tool error "Unable to find Stored Procedure" when the procedure isn't created in the DBO schema.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4148

GCSE-547

Output data to Excel creates a corrupted workbook.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4149

GDC-2683

Unhandled exception when canceling a table search in the Visual Query Builder.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDCB-4179

GCSE-456

ESRI ArcGIS SHP file isn't opening correctly in 2021.4.2: lat/lon are reversed in polygons in some SHP files, and the Browse and Report Map tools generate errors.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDES-3899

TDCB-3810

Designer WString doesn't seem to handle extended multilingual plane characters properly.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDES-4419

DE23607

Browse Everywhere tells you there is no data and to rerun the workflow, when there is data.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4440

GCSE-382

Runner tool unable to run a workflow in double-byte named path.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4444

GCSE-315

The Render tool PDF reverses Arabic, Hebrew, and other right-to-left (RTL) languages.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4448

DE19725

PNG doesn't render properly to PDF from the Render tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4452

GBETA-290

Render tool output file name garbled with a multibyte character string.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4453

GBETA-289

Render tool output to PDF garbled if upstream Report Text tool font setting is different than the default.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4455

Runner tool doesn't work correctly on Japanese and Chinese versions of Designer.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4456

GCSE-458

PowerPoint outputs from the Render tool exclude default row border colors.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4457

GCSE-354

Table tag isn't output within most file types from the Render tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Known

TDSL-4458

GENG-2807

DE28817

Custom fonts don't output to various file types via the Render tool.

2022.2.1.39654

Known