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Auto Field Tool

Last modified: October 06, 2021

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One Tool Example

Auto Field has a One Tool Example. Visit Sample Workflows to learn how to access this and many other examples directly in Alteryx Designer Cloud.

Use Auto Field to read through all of the rows of an input and set the column type to the smallest possible size relative to the data contained within the column.

The tool correctly assigns a numeric field to a string data type where any record starts with zero and not a number.

Configure the Tool

In Auto Field, check the columns you want to autoconfigure. Check columns individually, or use Check All to check and uncheck all the columns at once. If your data contains 4 or more columns, you can use the search bar to search for a specific column.

While you can configure this tool in 1 step, you have to run the workflow at this point for the configured fields to be properly loaded and recognized downstream. Run the workflow before you configure additional downstream tools.

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