What’s New in Alteryx Designer 2021.1

This article originally appeared on the Alteryx page: https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/whats-new-designer



Version: 2021.1.2.20534

Release Date: February 10, 2021

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.

Desinger 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 use Custom Formula Functions. Now you are able to 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 used to V0.0.11889. Users can 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.