Designer 2019.2 Release Notes

Version:
2019.2
Last modified: October 31, 2019

New Features

Version: 2019.2.5.62427

Release Date: June 07, 2019

Data Sources

  • Supported data sources are now accessible via a single point of access from the Data sources tab in the Data connections window.

Tools

  • R has been upgraded to version 3.5.
  • Input Data Tool: You can now connect to a data source and output to a data source through a data connections window.
  • Output Data Tool: You can now connect to a data source and output to a data source through a data connections window.
  • The Results window is now interactive. You can now filter, search, and sort in the results window.
  • The Python tool now has enhanced performance and data type handling due to the replacement of SQLite with YXDB as the default back-end storage format. As a result, there is also no longer a limitation of reading 2000 columns into the tool.
  • The default storage type for the Python tool has been changed from SQLite to Alteryx YXDB format. Support for SQLite will be deprecated in an upcoming release.
  • The following tools have been redesigned for improved usability: Crosstab, Transpose, Regex, Unique, and Tile. The functionality has not changed.

Connectors

  • Data connectors are now accessible via a single point of access from the Data sources tab in the Data connections window.

Known and Fixed Issues

ID

Description

Issue Status

DE18012 The caching feature fails when "Disable All Tools that Write Output" is checked in the Workflow's Runtime configuration page. Fixed
DE18678 When the data is standardized using unit scaling, an error occurs due to a typographical error in the code. Fixed
DE18385 When using interactive charting and insights, NULL values have inconsistent behavior. Fixed
DE18395 When using the Render tool, the Interactive Chart renders inconsistently in other types of output mode. Fixed
DE15135 New License activations are now treated as case-insensitive. Fixed
DE18806 Data profiling for numeric fields displays in the expected sort order on the y-axis. Fixed
DE15292 Data profiling for numeric fields displays the expected Record ID based on the data available in the results grid. Fixed
DE17713 The Interactive Chart tool now supports UTF-8 characters in field names. Fixed
DE18509 When using the Interactive Chart tool, the chart size can be configured as expected after using the clear button. Fixed
DE18818 Insights created in previous versions of Designer can be opened, modified and published as expected. Fixed
DE17146 The Email tool now supports UTF-8 characters in file names and the email body. Fixed
DE16655 Publishing to the Tableau Server tool (2.0) no longer displays errors. Fixed
DE18717 Right clicking tool downstream in large workflow causes Alteryx Designer to freeze. Fixed
DE19156 Designer intermittently fails to respond when profiling large data sizes. A fix was implemented to limit data profiling to data that is less than 40MB. Fixed
DE18627 An error occurs when using a download tool in Gallery, on a proxy server. Fixed
DE18686 Users not able to reach out via Download tool with a proxy enabled. Fixed
DE18653 Browse window blocks the Workflow complete message not allowing users to click OK. Known
DE18609 When using a tool that updates its XML, the cache gets cleared when the user hasn't made any changes in the tool. Known
DE18277 When using the legacy/depricated Salesforce tool, the GUI returns "Unable to reach SOAP API" and "Network Error" with the latest python version in environments utilizing proxy server(s) to connect to the internet. Known
DE18898 The temp path/jupyter dir (set by the engine temp path) does not work if it has a space in it. Known
DE18777 Python code disappears when created in 2018.4 and opened in 2019.1. Known
DE18729 When using the Python tool there are some issues with spaces in the temporary folder name. Known
DE18807 When using the Python tool, the temp file remains after force quit. Known
DE18621 When using the Python tool, production mode does not print double byte characters properly. Known
DE18631 When creating a calculation in an Insight tool with an @ character causes the calculation to not work. The option is selectable but it does not aggregate properly. Known
DE18644 When you make an update or modification to an Insight in Designer, the updates are not reflected for the Insight (with the same ID) in the Gallery when using IE. Known
DE18650 When writing CLOBs to Oracle, errors occur when writing out to ODBC or OCI. Known
DE18816 Google Sheets connector does not follow redirects only partially uploading the posted data. Known
DE18652 BigQuery connector shows only 50 tables per schema. Known
DE18928 Whenever creating a bubble chart and selecting varying size by Diameter, unexpected behavior may occur where the points are plotted at an unexpected (very large) size. Try using Area size mode or decreasing the magnitude of the values. Known
DE19058 Use of a carriage return in a Chart Title within an Insight tool causes an error. Remove the carriage return to resolve the issue. Known
DE19142 When user--working with the French version--tries to import an excel sheet that is currently open on the users machine, an error is displayed. Known
DE18937 While working on Download tool proxy issues, it was found that the LegacyProxyResolver::ResolveProxy2() sometimes failed to return correct results. Known
DE19016 Zipping or unipping workflows with Alias (AKA) Data Connection showing fake error in Designer > Workflow Dependencies. Known
DE19131 An error is displayed when uploading a workflow containing the PowerBI (V2) tool. Known
DE18620 Custom tools that use Python SDK fail when placed in iterative macros. Known
DE20338 Some Alteryx users have encountered connection errors when attempting to use the Salesforce Connector tools in version 2019.2 while using a proxy. As a workaround, our Support team advises users to continue using version 2018.3 for workflows that include the Salesforce tools. If you require any assistance installing/configuring 2018.3 with Salesforce Connectors and proxy configuration, please contact our Support team by emailing support@alteryx.com. Known
DE21143 Workflow events not sending email. Known

Version: 2019.2.7.63499

Release Date: July 9, 2019

ID

Description

Issue Status

DE20032

Cross Tab tool does not recognize space character as a delimiter.

Fixed
DE19534 When switching workflows, an IRG error occurs and Designer gets into bad state. Fixed
DE19394 Updates to error handling for IRG and other related message boxes. Fixed
DE19863 Charts are not displayed correctly in emails after sending from the email tool. Fixed
DE18538 Gallery schedules are randomly being disabled. Fixed
DE19852 An object reference exception prevents Alteryx from launching. Fixed
DE19768 The macro plugin help cannot be found. Fixed
DE19806 Blank admin serial number is overriding the non-admin serial number. Fixed
DE19851 When using the RegEx tool, the arrows keys don't work. Fixed

Version: 2019.2.8.18607

Release Date: October 30, 2019

DE20622 LLS failing to ignore Proxy settings. Fixed
DE19795 Designer is not using Proxy when connecting to Server to schedule workflows/add a Gallery. Fixed
DE20523 Desktop automation schedules could not be successfully migrated to Gallery. Fixed
DE21578 Proxy settings are not working for tools that are built with HTML GUI SDK. Fixed
US54739 Fix OpenBlas issue on 2019.2 stable release. Fixed
US53512 Fix OpenBlas issue on 2019.2 stable release. Fixed

 

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