Designer-FIPS 2022.2 Release Notes

Version:
2022.2 FIPS
Last modified: September 26, 2022
Release Note Product Versions
Version Release Date Release End of Support
2022.2.1.39654 August 24, 2022 Major August 24, 2024

The 2022.2 release is an Alteryx Designer-FIPS release only. Please note that there is not a 2022.2 release for the non-FIPS version of Alteryx Designer.

The most up-to-date version of Alteryx Designer (non-FIPS) is 2022.1.

New Features

The 2022.2 release of Alteryx Designer-FIPS introduces features and tools that were not available via the initial 2022.1 release.

Designer-FIPS Interoperability with Server-FIPS

With the release of Alteryx Server-FIPS 2022.2, you now have access to these options via Designer-FIPS 2022.2:

  • Open a workflow from Server-FIPS.
  • Save a workflow to Server-FIPS. Note that the Lock Workflow feature is not available in Designer-FIPS and thus is not an option via the Save Workflow modal.
  • Add a new Server-FIPS connection via Designer-FIPS.
  • Access to System Settings via Designer-FIPS. Go to Options > Advanced Options > System Settings.
  • Schedule workflows. Go to Options > Schedule Workflow.
  • Synchronize DCM between Server-FIPS and Designer-FIPS in the Connection Manager. Go to Designer > File > Manage Connections to open Connection Manager and select Synchronize in the menu.

FIPS-Capable Python SDK

The Python SDK is now FIPS capable.

The Python SDK version 2.1.0 is FIPS-capable as delivered when used with Designer or Server-FIPS version 2022.2. However, you must install and use it as-is to maintain FIPS operation.

If you choose to add modules or dependencies to your SDK integrations, it's your responsibility to determine whether those modules and dependencies are themselves FIPS-capable or if they could jeopardize your system’s overall FIPS posture, for instance by providing access to cryptographic primitives implemented someplace other than within the logical boundary of a NIST CMVP-certified cryptographic module.

Unlocked Tools for Designer-FIPS 2022.2

With the release of Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2, you now have access to several tools that were not available via the Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.1 release.

These tools are available:

  • In/Out Tools: The Map Input tool is now available.
  • Interface Tools: The Map tool is now available.
  • Community Data Connectors: These Connectors are now available:
    • Microsoft Azure Data Lake File Input and Microsoft Azure Data Lake File Output
    • OneDrive Input and OneDrive Output
    • PowerBI Output
    • SharePoint Input (formerly SharePoint Files Input including lists reading functionality)
    • SharePoint Output (formerly SharePoint Files Output including lists writing functionality)

Restart Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2 after you finish the installation of connectors.

To fully leverage the unlocked connectors, you need to enable DCM and select Allow or AllowAll in User Settings > DCM > SDK Access Mode and restart Designer to apply changes.

Alteryx Designer-FIPS 2022.2 requires all workflows that use the Community Data Connectors above to also use Alteryx Multi-threaded Processing (AMP)—which is the default engine for all new workflows. If you plan to use these updated connectors in older workflows, you might need to enable AMP via Workflow - Configuration > Runtime > Use AMP Engine.

Proxy Support in AMP

Support for networking via proxy has been added to AMP Engine. Support for SFTP over HTTP proxy has been added to both engines. The ability to bypass proxy has been enabled for both engines. You can now specify Proxy Protocol Type (HTTP and SOCKS5h are supported) in User Settings and System Settings. If you don't specify a type, the default is HTTP.

App and Macro Debug Run with AMP

Debug mode for Analytic Apps and Macros is available with AMP.

Display Updates in Maps

The Mapbox logo and attribute text now appear at the bottom of the basemaps.

Patch Number in About Pane

If you install a Patch update for Designer, you can now reference the Patch number in Designer via Help > About. The Patch number appears next to the Version number.

Fixed and Known Issues

Fixed

Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654

ID Description Version Issue Status
TCM-306 The Dynamic Input tool errors with Excel sheets that have spaces in the sheet names. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-202
GCSE-365
The Tool Palette can't be loaded when Designer is installed in a folder that has double-byte characters in the name. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-208
GCSE-373
Designer 2021.4: Unable to enter a value in the Results Filter.  2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-217
GCSE-388
A CSV file created from the export functionality in the Browse tool shows question marks for double-byte characters. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-225
GCSE-399
Spatial tools: Error opening font set. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-231
GCSE-406
Multi-byte characters are shown as ? in the Contingency Table. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-239
GCSE-418
Attempts to use the Update WHERE clause of the Dynamic Input tool cause Designer to hang when a long string exists in the IN clause. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-246
GCSE-429
Some multi-byte characters are not removed by the Data Cleansing tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-251
TDT-1388
The Allocate Report tool is throwing "ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error" when opening the generated PCXML file. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-252
GCSE-434
Python: Alteryx.write returns "XmlParse Error: the attribute "type" is missing“ if there are double-quotes and the double quote is followed by a space and more characters. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-253
GCSE-433
App with Date tool: Sometimes App Results shows the date that the user selected and sometimes it shows today's date. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-257
GCSE-438
Attempts to search in the Results window fail with an error when a field name has a closed bracket symbol (]). 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-267
GCSE-451
404 error in Python tool after reopening a saved workflow from Server. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-269
GCSE-447
The Render tool doesn't output Arabic correctly when creating PDFs. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-290
DE28360
The Model Comparison tool doesn't link to the help page. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-302
GCSE-488
ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error with Report Text tool and Email tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-315
GCSE-505
The ampersand character (&) within the title of Interface tools isn't displayed. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-334
GCSE-506
Unable to switch connection of matched output anchor via Spatial Match tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-338
DE23142
The Data Cleanse tool converts the Layout tool field to text. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-348
GCSE-550
The Sample tool default annotation for the First n% of rows shows "undefined." 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TCPE-381
DE28168
Unicode rendering issue related to Reporting Layout from the Summarize tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-877
DE21115
Report Text tool: Font Size of 10 or 14 changes to 12 in Excel. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-1062
DE27857
Inability to key a semicolon in the Events "To" Email section. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-1078
DE28304
PowerPoint PPT and PPTX outputs from the Render tool are corrupt. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-1084
DE28493
The record limit of the Browse tool's Data Profiling is improperly applied to the Basic Data Profile tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-1117
DE33700
Table tool window with overlapped widgets. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4185
DE34172
Excel outputs from the Render tool (sourced via the Report Text tool) are corrupt. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4225
TCPE-102
The DoubleMetaphone Generate Key Length setting in the Fuzzy Match tool configuration lets you choose more than 8 key lengths. We have increased the backend limit to 100 to match the limit in the UI. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4306
GCSE-372
The Render tool doesn't output an empty file when it has no records to output. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4310 If you use the Select tool to change from a variable string data type to a fixed-width string data type, the field size will be limited to 16 KB if the variable string's size was above 16 KB. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4387 SegFault in Render tool (render to PDF and PNG) after LibHaru version update.  2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDALI-4390 Failed to render Interactive Chart to PDF via Render tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDCB-4060 Azure Databricks Bulk Proxy test failure. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDCB-4065 Unhandled exception with an invalid Databricks URL. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-3765
DE24306
If you click the splash screen while it loads, this can cause Designer to open behind other windows without initiating the Taskbar icon. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-3798
DE25925
When you print a workflow, the counts that follow each tool don't print. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4130 Designer-FIPS: When you hover over the toggle bar on the Container tool, it shows a blank pop-up. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4150
GBETA-259
FIPS DesignerSystemInformation doesn't include FIPS notation. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4151
GBETA-261
A workflow doesn't open if it has a data pack that isn't installed. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4157
GBETA-250
Installing Python YXI results in a confusing error. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4161 Server sign-in needs to persist between Designer startups. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDES-4396 The Tool Palette crashes when you drag and drop any tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4284
GENG-2511
Sorting: Dictionary Sort doesn't always sort like strings next to each other. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4314 AMP Fuzzy Match tool returns a different number of records than the original Engine. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4352
GCSE-507
Empty and Null values included within the concatenated output of Cross Tab tool via AMP engine. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4356 AMP: The Test tool doesn't work correctly with Expression is True for all Records configuration. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4366
GCSE-493
AMP ignores the Workflow Configuration > Runtime > Temporary Files > Use Specific Folder setting when you specify a UNC path. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4386
TDES-4167
"You have found a bug..." error on the Join Multiple tool that exists on initial tool configuration and after a workflow is run. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TDSL-4410
GCSE-583
The Table tool produces no output when AMP is enabled. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2867
GENG-2501
AMP is missing the field name in the truncation warnings with the CSV reader. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed

TELC-2869
GENG-2500

The Run Command tool in a macro runs twice with AMP. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2871
DE27659
AMP cancels running the workflow on 1st error in the Azure Data Lake File Output tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2897 Fix RunCommand in IFS.yxmc to be able to run in parallel. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2898 Fix RunCommand in Google_Analytics.Prep_Query_String.yxmc to be able to run in parallel. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2899 Fix RunCommand in UTCDateTimeConverterMacro.yxmc to be able to run in parallel. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2939
DE34028
Open Debug doesn't work with the AMP engine enabled. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2940
DE33584
21.2 AMP engine error: "The file "debug_temp.yxmd" does not exist" using Debug mode in Interface Designer. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed
TELC-2995
GENG-2767
The Dynamic Input tool doesn't honor the Record Limit for AMP workflows. 2022.2.1.39654 Fixed

Known

Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654

ID Description Version Issue Status
GDC-2553
GCSE-456
ESRI ArcGIS SHP file isn't opening correctly in 2021.4.2. There are various issues: lat/lon are reversed in polygons in some SHP files, Browse tool error, and Report Map tool error. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDALI-4199 Python tool won't load Jupyter Notebook in a Macro if the Detour tool is used and the path is diverted to another path where the Python tool is not on by default. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-3987
GCSE-328
Error: "The COPY failed with error: End of record reached while expected to parse column" when trying to update Snowflake using a Bulk Connection. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4038 MRR file drops some first-class spatial objects. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4047
GDC-2306
DSN created with Postgres drivers isn't recognized in the Greenplum ODBC connection. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4076 With the Data Direct driver, the Visual Query Builder and Tables tabs don't populate in the Input tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4083 The Visual Query Builder doesn't show Snowflake DBs in which all Schemas only contain Views. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4085
GSCE-513
Alteryx crashes when you use Connect In-DB with Browse In-DB tools. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4086
TSIM-1574
The Visual Query Builder displays only 1 column even if there are multiple columns with the same names (unique w.r.t case sensitivity). 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4118
GCSE-535
Stored Procedures in a Dynamic Input tool error "Unable to find Stored Procedure" when the procedure isn't created in the DBO schema. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4148
GCSE-547
Output data to Excel creates a corrupted workbook. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4149
GDC-2683
Unhandled exception when canceling a table search in the Visual Query Builder. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDCB-4179
GCSE-456
ESRI ArcGIS SHP file isn't opening correctly in 2021.4.2: lat/lon are reversed in polygons in some SHP files, and the Browse and Report Map tools generate errors. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDES-3899
TDCB-3810
Designer WString doesn't seem to handle extended multilingual plane characters properly. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDES-4419
DE23607
Browse Everywhere tells you there is no data and to rerun the workflow, when there is data. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4440
GCSE-382
Runner tool unable to run a workflow in double-byte named path. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4444
GCSE-315
The Render tool PDF reverses Arabic, Hebrew, and other right-to-left (RTL) languages. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4448
DE19725
PNG doesn't render properly to PDF from the Render tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4452
GBETA-290
Render tool output file name garbled with a multibyte character string. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4453
GBETA-289
Render tool output to PDF garbled if upstream Report Text tool font setting is different than the default. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4455 Runner tool doesn't work correctly on Japanese and Chinese versions of Designer. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4456
GCSE-458
PowerPoint outputs from the Render tool exclude default row border colors. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4457
GCSE-354
Table tag isn't output within most file types from the Render tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
TDSL-4458
GENG-2807
DE28817
Custom fonts don't output to various file types via the Render tool. 2022.2.1.39654 Known
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