Powershell Script Works Correctly in Alteryx Designer but not on Alteryx Gallery

  • Feb 28, 2024
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I asked this over on the Alteryx forums and unfortunately didn't get any answer. Hopefully someone here with Alteryx/PS experience will know the issue. I have a workflow that runs a batch file with a tabcmd command to export data from tableau into a csv in a share drive folder. Then a powershell script runs that reorders the columns, and moves them to another folder. Finally, a second powershell script runs, converts the csv to xlsx and exports that to another folder. When I run it locally in Alteryx Designer, it works just fine and I get the expected output. When I run it in Alteryx Gallery, the workflow completes with no errors but it doesn't give me the expected out. It goes through the tabcmd step and the first powershell script with the correct output, but does not perform the second powershell script correctly. Please see below for script, the --- are there to omit sensitive information.

Answers (1)

It sounds like there might be a permissions issue or a difference in environment settings between running the workflow locally in Alteryx Designer and running it in the Alteryx Gallery. Here are a few troubleshooting steps you can try:

  1. Check Permissions: Ensure that the user running the workflow in the Alteryx Gallery has the necessary permissions to access the share drive folder and perform the required operations (such as writing files).

  2. Environment Variables: Double-check that any environment variables or paths referenced in your PowerShell scripts are set correctly in the Alteryx Gallery environment. Sometimes, differences in environments can lead to issues with paths or environment variables not being set correctly.

  3. Logging: Add some logging to your PowerShell scripts to see if they are encountering any errors or unexpected behavior when running in the Alteryx Gallery. This can help you pinpoint where the issue is occurring.

  4. Error Handling: Make sure your PowerShell scripts include proper error handling to catch any issues that may arise during execution. This can help you identify any errors that are occurring but not being surfaced by the Alteryx Gallery interface.

  5. Test with Simplified Scripts: If possible, try simplifying your PowerShell scripts to isolate the issue. For example, try running a basic PowerShell script that just writes a test file to the target folder to see if it executes correctly in the Alteryx Gallery.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to identify the cause of the issue and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your workflow runs correctly in the Alteryx Gallery environment.

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