Designer 2021.1 Release Notes
|Release Note Product Versions|
|Version||Release Date||Release||End of Support|
|2021.1.2.20534||February 10, 2021||Major||August 10, 2022|
|2021.1.3.22649||February 25, 2021||Minor||August 10, 2022|
|2021.1.4.26400||March 25, 2021||Minor||August 10, 2022|
|2021.1.5.42625||July 8, 2021||Minor||August 10, 2022|
|2021.1.6.53528||September 7, 2021||Minor||August 10, 2022|
|2021.1.7.08014||May 24, 2022||Minor||August 10, 2022|
Python Tool Base Folder Update for 2021.1.4
The Python tool base folder name was updated in version 2021.1.4. The folder is now called DesignerBaseTools_vEnv. It was previously called Jupytertool_vEnv.
Updates to Results Window Error Messages
We have updated the text for several error messages that you might encounter in the Designer Results window. These updates help you identify what caused the error and what you can do to prevent it. In addition, certain error messages are now clickable and will take you to a Community article with more information about the error and how to address it.
Licensing Update for Versions 11.7 and Older
You can’t upgrade directly from version 11.7 or older to version 2021.1. If you are using Designer version 11.7 or previous and want to upgrade to 2021.1, you have to first upgrade to version 2020.4 or previous. Then you can upgrade to 2021.1.
New Intelligence Suite Tools
The Alteryx Intelligence Suite has 4 new tools that help you assess the health of your data, set feature types, build features from multiple data streams, and automatically create machine learning models. The tools are AutoML, Build Features, Data Health, and Feature Types. You can find them in the Machine Learning category in Designer.
Text Pre-processing Tool Update
The Text Pre-processing tool now has a second input anchor that allows you to pass in lists of stop words.
Use AMP Engine for All New Workflows
You can now enable a user setting to use the AMP Engine for all new workflows that you create.
Designer Keyboard Navigation Upgrades
You can now navigate the tool palette with the keyboard and use the Enter key to place a tool on the canvas. You can also double-click a tool on the tool palette to add it to the canvas. Visit Shortcuts in Alteryx Designer to read more about this feature.
Find and Replace Update
We made several updates to the user interface of the Find and Replace window.
HTML Developer Tools
Users can now access developer tools via Options > Advanced Options > Show HTML Developer Tools.
Download Tool Update
The Download tool now has a Throttle Records checkbox. Use this to indicate the number of records that you want to pass through the tool per minute.
Analytic Applications Support in AMP
The running of Analytic Applications is already well utilized with the original engine. Now there is support for Analytic Applications with AMP.
Build Custom Formula Functions on AMP Using XML
As a Designer user working with AMP, you can now use Custom Formula Functions. You can now create specific functions with XML files and use them in workflows with AMP.
Prevent Deadlocks for Grouping and Blocking Tools with AMP
When you build and run workflows that contain grouping and blocking tools (Join, Join Multiple, Tile, Fuzzy Match, Sorting, etc.) with a low memory limit set, you won’t experience the hang issue on the Join tool anymore.
Improved Error Messaging when Connecting to Alteryx Analytics Hub
If you encounter an error when you connect Designer to Alteryx Analytics Hub, improved messaging lets you know what action you need to take to resolve the error.
New Localization User Setting
You can now customize the date format that displays in the Messages tab of the Results window.
New One Tool Examples
New One Tool Examples are available for tools in the Predictive, Time Series, AB Analysis, Data Investigation, and Machine Learning tool categories.
New One Model Example
A new One Model Example is available for Text Mining tools.
Updated Version of Hyper API
We updated the version of Hyper API to V0.0.11889. Users can now see increased performance when reading and writing Hyper files.
Snowflake Internal Stage Bulkloader Upgrade
We added options to Snowflake Bulk Loader (Local Staging). This allows users to select how to chunk and compress files for bulk loading and can increase performance.
Fixed and Known Issues
Major Release Version 2021.1.2.20534
|DE17621||Repeatable Defect: Inbound named pipe::not enough bytes read.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE18670||Incorrect DPV codes for ranges of addresses.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE21254||Append Field Map does not allow Custom Mapping for Tableau TDE and Hyper.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE22651||Unable to input/output Japanese Hyper.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE23955||Polygon with hyper file from Alteryx cannot automatically zoom.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE24294||Allocator Deadlock warning message with AMP. Warning messages related to Grouping and Blocking tools have been addressed.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE25056||ToNumber() function hangs if the string is not easily parsed.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE25966||Browse tool crashes when selecting a Date type field (large datasets).||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26015||Browse tool results in App Results are duplicated when Performance Profiling is turned on.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26027||Download tool: "InboundNamedPipe GetOverlappedResult: The pipe has been ended".||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26087||Global Search field gets hidden when Designer window size is set to the minimum possible.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26383||Tree View ordering of Actions in Interface Designer is not being used by AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26477||Report Text tool PCXML Expert Mode paired with Email tool (Blank email template).||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26519||Browse tool lands off-screen. No ability to scroll to it.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26691||Cache option doesn't function with AMP when the "Disable All Tools that Write Output" option is selected.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26702||Error when running locked workflows using AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26851||Render tool output from R anchor from the Forest Model tool is garbled.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26905||Workflow never finishes running with Skip Field Names checked in Excel XLSX.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26936||Unable to keep layout settings in other languages.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE26961||Updating values using workflow constants fails with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27026||Tile tool with no Unique Field selected - Internal Error, Anchor was not closed with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27088||Open Containing Folder: The correct folder is not opened when the path contains a comma.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27095||Alteryx Analytics Hub: Workflow name with single quotes hangs when saving.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27111||Unable to edit Paper size field in Render tool in Japanese Designer.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27143||Arrange tool over-translation.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27188||Fixed decimal produces negative zero for a sum with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27339||OleDB connection error with SQL Server on AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27350||Writing to Hyper file using "Create New Extract File" will overwrite the file if it exists.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27458||2020Q2 Data issue ConsumerView Fields not Licensed.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27664||Reports coming from Predictive tools are not translating.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27740||Generate Rows Browse Everywhere is not working with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27867||Publish to Tableau Server tool fails with error: "The file was not uploaded successfully."||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27879||Summarize tool combine groups spatial objects when it shouldn't with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE27985||Multibyte character field names read incorrectly for Tableau Hyper.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE28045||File format options with Snowflake Local Staging don't populate when creating an In DB connection.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|DE28047||The Data Cleansing tool doesn't work in 2020.4 when the field name contains line breaks.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|US72212||Abbreviations for the month of March not recognized for DateTime.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
|US73727||The calendar widget does not work in 20.3 for the Interface Date and AB Trend tool.||2021.1.2.20534||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.3.22649
|Un-updated Python library causing the Word Cloud to break.||2021.1.3.22649||Fixed|
|DE28677||Workflows and Schedules utilizing Server Data Connections get stuck in queue in an initializing state.||2021.1.3.22649||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.4.26400
|DE28650||Writing fields larger than 16 MB to MSSQL or Snowflake fails with an unknown error.||2021.1.4.26400||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.5.42625
|DE28819||Workflows with Download tool fail with a 500 error in version 2020.3.||2021.1.5.42625||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.6.53528
|TBO-836||Revert breaking change to Lock Workflow feature when in FIPS environments.||2021.1.6.53528||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.7.08014
|Unable to write to HDFS with Kerberos when Tokens are larger than a certain size.||2021.1.7.08014||Fixed|
|DE27463||Due to an issue with the way the AMP engine assigns IDs to tools when you drag them onto the canvas, Assisted Modeling might not be able to output the Machine Learning tools onto the canvas when AMP is enabled. To use Assisted Modeling, disable AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27554||OCI CLOB error with special and multibyte characters.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27905||Oracle Database Connections limit the User Name to 30 characters when using Active Query Builder.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27935||Alteryx Designer Report Map functionality broken.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27952||Sorting results returns 0 results after switching workflows.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27953||Alteryx Designer Unhandled Exception error with nested containers.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27954||Workflows using MSSQL DB failed after upgrade to version 2020.3 with an unknown error.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27955||With the original engine the Test tool checkbox "Don't report errors if there are other errors" is not working.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE27980||Cached macros lose output connection when saved and reopened.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28074||Spline Model tool in Japanese Designer does not work with its default set values.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28137||Workflow with warnings returns an irrelevant message to the caller workflow.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28143||BigQuery Input and Output Connectors only pull in 50 projects.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28167||The Message tool is incorrectly referencing data with the original engine.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28192||Oracle Store Proc in post SQL being executed twice when it fails.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28207||"The Allocator would appear to be deadlocked" warning while reading .yxdb file with 400 MB memory limitation with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28211||MBCS Getting garbled from Report Text tool and other Compose tools.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28294||Multi-byte characters turning to a question mark (?) in the body of the Email tool in Designer.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28307||Cannot output some Chinese characters using Reporting tools.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28313||Data not passing through Block Until Done when reading from Salesforce with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28328||Error messages from the original engine tools in disabled Tool Containers with AMP.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28341||Reading a zip archive from a downloaded temp file won't configure reading a file from the archive.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|DE28758||Different Designer versions execute the same workflow within different duration on non-English OS.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
|TCPE-104||Report and interactive outputs cause intermittent Designer crash.||2021.1.2.20534||Known|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.5.42625
|DE33626||Disabled external entity parsing for Excel inputs.||2021.1.5.42625||Fixed|
|DE33627||Set entity expansion limit to 0 for Excel inputs.||2021.1.5.42625||Fixed|
Minor Release Version 2021.1.7.08014
|AMP Engine may log sensitive information when processing workflows that contain Gallery Connections.||2021.1.7.08014||Fixed|