Designer-FIPS 2022.2 Release Notes
|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.
Warning: Known Issue
Do not install Alteryx Designer FIPS to the same location as your non-FIPS Admin Designer.
By default, the FIPS installer recommends a different install location than the non-FIPS installer, but you can manually change it. If you change the install location, ensure it is NOT the same location as the non-FIPS Designer. If you install Alteryx Designer FIPS to the same location as a non-FIPS Admin Designer, your installation, as well as custom files and data that might be within that folder, will be significantly corrupted.
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
Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654
|TCM-306||The Dynamic Input tool errors with Excel sheets that have spaces in the sheet names.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|Designer 2021.4: Unable to enter a value in the Results Filter.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|A CSV file created from the export functionality in the Browse tool shows question marks for double-byte characters.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Spatial tools: Error opening font set.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Multi-byte characters are shown as ? in the Contingency Table.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|Some multi-byte characters are not removed by the Data Cleansing tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Allocate Report tool is throwing "ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error" when opening the generated PCXML file.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|404 error in Python tool after reopening a saved workflow from Server.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Render tool doesn't output Arabic correctly when creating PDFs.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Model Comparison tool doesn't link to the help page.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|ComposerDoc::GetCSSProperty: Unknown error with Report Text tool and Email tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The ampersand character (&) within the title of Interface tools isn't displayed.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Unable to switch connection of matched output anchor via Spatial Match tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Data Cleanse tool converts the Layout tool field to text.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Sample tool default annotation for the First n% of rows shows "undefined."||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Unicode rendering issue related to Reporting Layout from the Summarize tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Report Text tool: Font Size of 10 or 14 changes to 12 in Excel.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Inability to key a semicolon in the Events "To" Email section.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|PowerPoint PPT and PPTX outputs from the Render tool are corrupt.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The record limit of the Browse tool's Data Profiling is improperly applied to the Basic Data Profile tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Table tool window with overlapped widgets.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|Excel outputs from the Render tool (sourced via the Report Text tool) are corrupt.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|FIPS DesignerSystemInformation doesn't include FIPS notation.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|A workflow doesn't open if it has a data pack that isn't installed.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|AMP ignores the Workflow Configuration > Runtime > Temporary Files > Use Specific Folder setting when you specify a UNC path.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|"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|
|The Table tool produces no output when AMP is enabled.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|AMP is missing the field name in the truncation warnings with the CSV reader.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Run Command tool in a macro runs twice with AMP.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|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|
|Open Debug doesn't work with the AMP engine enabled.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|21.2 AMP engine error: "The file "debug_temp.yxmd" does not exist" using Debug mode in Interface Designer.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
|The Dynamic Input tool doesn't honor the Record Limit for AMP workflows.||2022.2.1.39654||Fixed|
Major Release Version 2022.2.1.39654
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Alteryx crashes when you use Connect In-DB with Browse In-DB tools.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|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|
|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|
|Output data to Excel creates a corrupted workbook.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Unhandled exception when canceling a table search in the Visual Query Builder.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|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|
|Designer WString doesn't seem to handle extended multilingual plane characters properly.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Browse Everywhere tells you there is no data and to rerun the workflow, when there is data.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Runner tool unable to run a workflow in double-byte named path.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|The Render tool PDF reverses Arabic, Hebrew, and other right-to-left (RTL) languages.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|PNG doesn't render properly to PDF from the Render tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Render tool output file name garbled with a multibyte character string.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|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|
|PowerPoint outputs from the Render tool exclude default row border colors.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Table tag isn't output within most file types from the Render tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|
|Custom fonts don't output to various file types via the Render tool.||2022.2.1.39654||Known|