Designer 2019.3 Release Notes

Last modified: December 22, 2020
Release Note Product Versions
Version Release Date Release End of Support
2019.3.2.15763  September 3, 2019 Major March 3, 2021
2019.3.5.17947 October 17, 2019 Minor April 17, 2021
2019.3.6.20285 December 16, 2019 Minor June 16, 2021

New Features

  • After you export results of a Browse tool to a file, you can click the hyperlink in the pop-up window to view that file.
  • The Input Data tool can be converted to a Dynamic Input tool through the Context menu.

  • New one-tool examples for spatial: There are thirteen new, one-tool examples including Buffer, Create Points, Find Nearest, Generalize, Heat Map, Make Grid, Poly Split, Poly Build, Spatial Info, Smooth, Spatial Match, Spatial Process, and Trade Area.

  • Designer now has a beta version of Italian available.
  • The autorecover feature automatically recovers your files in Designer.

  • The Results window (located at the bottom of your workflow) is now even more interactive. By clicking on a column headers' ellipses and selecting to Sort and/or Filter, you can add the tool(s) to your workflow by clicking on the icon at the top, far-right of the Results window. Click Revert to Original in the icon's drop-down to go back to your Results window's original state.

  • If you have more than one version of your macro, you can view which version of the macro is used through the Context menu.

  • You can enable and disable the sound that plays when a workflow completes. In the User Settings menu, select Play Sound at Completion of Workflow.

  • You can drag and drop a folder from Windows File Explorer directly onto the canvas to create a Directory.

  • Overview window enhancements:

    • The Overview window now shows you at a glance what tools have finished running.
    • Double-click anywhere in the Overview window when you are zoomed out to zoom in again.
  • Press the space bar to close the Finished running window.

  • If you clear an annotation for a file, it reverts to the original file name.

  • Designer now recognizes text (.txt) files when you drag and drop them onto the canvas.

  • A blue border now appears when you select the comment box.

  • When Designer is closed with any unsaved workflows, a prompt appears with options to save any unsaved workflows.

  • When copying and pasting tools, you can now simply point to the canvas and Designer will paste the tool there.

  • The Output Data tool can be converted to an Input Data tool through the Context menu.

  • You can now save the Browse tool as an Output Data tool page or a Macro Output tool.

  • The Browse tool configuration window displays the Sum for numeric columns when data profiling is enabled.

  • Calgary tools include file names in annotations like the other input and output tools.

  • The Email Tool can be manually configured to use SMTP authentication and encryption types.

Fixed and Known Issues


Major Release Version 2019.3.2.15763

ID Description Version Issue Status
DE12778 Bugs and inefficiencies with Multi-Field Binning Macro. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE13352 AWS Aurora MySQL Append Existing downloads all records before insert. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE13841 Error using spatial objects with SQL Server. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE16707 Japanese Characters in Temp Render Output. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE17584 Issue connecting to S3 bucket endpoint for China. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE17686 Render Tool output is cut off information. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE17845 Error when writing to Oracle and running a query with a WHERE condition filtering on accented characters. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE18181 R Tool: Unicode and Shift-JIS from R causes a garbled message in the message pane. 2019.3.2.15763


DE18252 The connection progress boxes do not move when tools are moved. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE18650 Issue writing CLOB data types to Oracle via ODBC and OCI. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE18722 ARIMA tool does not output results properly when using Japanese user interface. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19021 Unable to finish a dialog at completion of a workflow. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19086 Column name encoding issue in R tool - Japanese column names turn to "X....". 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19196 Issue loading the Designer product walkthrough while using the single point of access. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19404 Macros run the quick configuration on every keyboard move. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19436 The disable button of containers is still enabled in nested collapsed containers. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19456 Opening a second workflow from the file explorer causes Designer to crash. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19498 Issue writing large data sets to SharePoint Online lists. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19680 Dynamic Rename cannot attain new fields when using analytic app. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19834 Not interpreting Dynamic/Unknown field issue in the Japanese user interface. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE19852 Designer does not open for some users after upgrading to version 2019.2. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed
DE20103 Unable to launch System Settings on localized installs 2019.2. 2019.3.2.15763 Fixed

Minor Release Version 2019.3.5.17947

DE19142 When a French user tries to import an excel sheet that is currently open on the users machine, an error is thrown.  2019.3.5.17947 Known
DE20622 LLS is failing to ignore proxy settings. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE20778 Error while importing Scikit-learn module in Python tool. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE21143 Workflow events not sending email. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE21165 Crew Macro Runner is not working. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE20813 There are no data points displayed on the charts. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE20816 Data is lost when code page is set incorrectly with Japanese data. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE21201 Summarize tool appends prefixes to column headers and propagates them downstream. 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed
DE21695 Meiryo / MS Gothic displaying as selectable font 2019.3.5.17947 Known
US53513 openBLAS issue 2019.3.5.17947 Fixed

Minor Release Version 2019.3.6.20285

DE22248 Assigned worker not saving when publishing. 2019.3.6.20285  Fixed


ID Description Version Issue Status
DE19142 When a French user tries to import an excel sheet that is currently open on the users machine, an error is thrown.  2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19176 Designer crashes when limit keyword is used in the Data Input tool. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19269 Python tool does not work from Designer instance started from installer. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19293 Configurations panel disappears after "Run as analytic app" is clicked. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19298 Join in MySQL not properly reading in spatial data. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19299 Join in Netezza not properly reading in spatial data. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19300 Join in Postgres not properly reading in spatial data. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19304 Redshift/Snowflake Bulk overwrite 'new' table fails with append option. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19391 Adobe Analytics connector references the wrong directory for supporting macros. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19396 Workflow with Connection Downloaded from Connect cannot be published to Gallery. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19397 "Choose Table" window repeats object name 15+ times. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19408 InDB Filter 'Does Not Equal' broken for Teradata. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19455 Slow performance with the Spark Code tool when outputting data. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19541 Error reading in data from Snowflake if scale for fixed decimal is zero. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19569 The Azure Data Lake File Output tool does not report success in Results panel of Designer. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19572 Azure Data Lake traceback error when writing with Avro format. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19575 The Azure Data Lake File Output can select a file made by another user, but when they try to overwrite they get traceback error. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19636 Tools are removed from tool container when tool containers are nested. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19709 Reading NCLOBs with OCI truncates data. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19855 The Allocate macro causes Alteryx to throw an exception. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE19954 Code is executing in Jupyter notebook after it has been deleted. This is an artifact of Jupyter nbconvert. Users must execute the cells in the Jupyter notebook. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20000 Alteryx no longer remembers the last file extension saved. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20038 Incorrect default port for Hadoop 3.0. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20055 Issue accessing an HDFS filepath from Alteryx. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20061 The version of Numpy/OpenBlas that Designer uses in 19.2 and 19.3 will cause issues for Designer when trying to use a Python tool. Contact customer support for a resolution. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20074 Python tool on new workflow shows code from previous workflow. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20090 Big Query connector failing on Decimal/Numeric types. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20249 For SQL Server, fields disappear from the Visual Query Builder when using (nolock) statement in SQL editor. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20301 Broken Download predictive link is not localized. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20320 Unable to open the macro workflow because of an error. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20351 Wizard (App Interface) button in toolbar disappears after resetting to defaults. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20356 Listbox interface tool should not have an 'Include [None]' checkbox option. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20384 Python installer fails with long path error for Azure Data Lake Input/Output tools. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20430 yxdb viewer appears behind Designer main window when opening. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20501 Date dropdown in the Summarize tool is not wide enough to read fields. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20502 Connection manager files does not accept .txt, .dat, .asc, .log files for drag and drop. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20511 Connection Status not moving for some tools. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20549 Directory tool updates meta info very slowly. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20555 Python tool crashes on PC that supports AVX-512 architecture. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20566 Find Tool dialog does not handle up and down arrows intelligently. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20577 Snap to Grid does not work properly with containers. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20629 Visual Query Builder window is opening and not closing the database connection. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20649 Syntax highlighting for Annotation (CData) stops syntax highlighting. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20656 Data Profile Chart has incorrect messaging. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20750 Input Data annotation shows a large SQL query in the annotation. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20751 Connect In-Db annotations show a large SQL query instead of 'Table' or 'Query'. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20752 Exception when pasting in R Tool, XML editor, SQL editor, when FIPS is enabled. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20753 Copy/Paste can freeze the R tool, SQL editor and XML editor. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20757 The number of tiles selector doesn't work if "equal sum" or "equal records" are selected as the tile method in the tile tool in 2019.2.7. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE20813 The Arima tool now supports multi-byte character data, however, the code page selected needs to be Western European, no matter what language is installed.     2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE21143 Workflow events not sending email.    2019.3.2.15763 Known
DE23005 Intermittently unable top select/deselect assets from the export modal (Options > Export). Issue is always present with relative paths and is intermittent with absolute paths. 2019.3.2.15763 Known
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