Designer 2018.2 Release Notes

Version:
2018.2
Last modified: October 10, 2019

New Features

Description Version Release Date

Data Sources

   
Apache Spark on Databricks supports in-database connections in a Databricks cluster. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
Snowflake supports bulk write-only support for standard and in-database connections. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
MySQL supports in-database connections. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
You can now use the Input Data tool to select one or more data files stored within a GZip (.tar.gz) file. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
You can write spatial objects to .tde and .hyper files. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

Tools

   
The Apache Spark Code tool, previously known as the Spark Code tool, now uses Apache Spark on a Databricks cluster. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
The predictive tools now use R version 3.4. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

Additional Enhancements

   
The Alteryx Designer 2018.1 user interface is now available in Japanese. You can also access the online Designer Help in Japanese by clicking the Help link in Designer or by pressing F1. 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

The Python SDK is now generally available for use in constructing the run-time of custom Alteryx tools.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can save multiple workflows as a workflow group, which can then be opened as one workflow group file (.yxwg).

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can select a default font for tools by going to Options > User Settings > Edit User Settings > Localization.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can select three or more tools and right-click to distribute the tools evenly, either horizontally or vertically on the canvas.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can update Connect credentials from the asset tool.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can save all open workflows at the same time by pressing Ctrl + Shift + S.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can save all open workflows at the same time by pressing Ctrl + Shift + S.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

You can hover over a workflow tab to see the file path for where that workflow is saved.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

We have added fourteen new tutorials, which are available from the Help > Tutorials menu.

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
We have added several new one-tool examples, including: Base64 Encoder, Block Until Done, Dynamic Input, Field Info, and Message (in the Developer tool category) and File Browse (in the Interface tool category). 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

 

New Data Connectors

As of June 13, eight new data connector tools can now be downloaded from the Data Sources district in the Alteryx Analytics Gallery.

  • ADL File Input and ADL File Output tools (Azure Data Lake Store)
  • Dynamics CRM Input and Dynamics CRM Output tools
  • OneDrive Input and OneDrive Output tools
  • Google BigQuery Input and Google BigQuery Output tools

Known and Fixed Issues

Issue ID

Description

Issue Status

Version Release Date
DE15565 A tool made with the Python SDK cannot have spaces or special characters in the name. Known NA NA
DE14190 Reports generated by the predictive tools that are more than nine records render a blank screen. Known NA NA
DE14257 Port numbers cannot be specified when adding a Promote Connection in Designer . Known NA NA
DE14964 When laptops using multiple monitors are undocked, floating windows on the secondary monitor are lost. Known NA NA
DE15261 Empty browse tools used with another browse tool with data, will populate with the data of the populated browse tool. Known NA NA
DE14439 An issue preventing the installation of Python packages during .yxi package installation has been fixed.

Fixed

2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018
DE12511

The Python SDK uses only the main interpreter to resolve a threading error, and runs an exec command after initialization to resolve a path compilation error.

Fixed 2018.2.4.47804 May 31, 2018

DE15614

An issue with some Predictive tools caused by different versions of Admin and Non-Admin installations of Alteryx on the same machine has been resolved.

Fixed

2018.2.5.48994 July 5, 2018

DE16045

The registry key to re-order encryption options has been resolved for non-admin users.

Fixed

2018.2.5.48994 July 5, 2018

DE17157

Issues found in sample data files have been corrected.

Fixed

2018.2.6.512234 August 16, 2018
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