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Easy way to get a quick list of all input files to a workflow

Carluccio555
9 - Comet

Im currently acquainting myself with a large workflow with many inputs, what's an easy way to get a list of all the paths for every 'input data' tool?

 

thanks

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alexnajm
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Options > Advanced Options > Workflow Dependencies 😊

cjaneczko
13 - Pulsar

In the menu go to Options > Advanced Options > Workflow Dependencies. This should show you all of the file locations.

Carluccio555
9 - Comet

Thanks this is helpful, but I meant full path with every file name input used. It should be a single list in browse or spreadsheet output of some kind

 

 

cjaneczko
13 - Pulsar

That has the info. You can copy all of the information in the Dependency column and paste it into Excel as one column. Click on the Show Individual Tools link at the top.

Carluccio555
9 - Comet

Thanks! Didn't see the 'Show individual tool' option before.

Carluccio555
9 - Comet

I noticed this doesn't include text inputs, how can i get a list of those too?

 

thanks

cjaneczko
13 - Pulsar

I don't believe there is a way to capture those. They aren't files.

ChrisTX
15 - Aurora

Also check out these posts:

 

01-03-2019 08:00 AM

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works-Blog/Auto-Documentation/ba-p/344528

  • An Alteryx Analytic App has been created to let you point to the workflow you would like to document
  • Select the YXMD file you’d like to document and click Finish (hint: you may need to change File Types to search for all files).
  • At this point, the magic starts.
  • The workflow uses an XML reader macro to organize and parse the workflow XML into distinct data sections for each supported tool.
  • These data points are then fed into Alteryx Reporting tools to piece together sections of your output report.
  • …and voilà! A PDF report is generated that begins telling you the story of the workflow.

 

Auditing Alteryx Workflows

Using this macro, you can output a list of all tools and their respective configurations in a neatly formatted table - the trick is to read in an Alteryx workflow (.yxmd) as a text...

 

ByL GaneshBo, Alteryx

Date: ‎09-15-2020

 

Path: Alteryx Community > Blogs and Podcasts > Engine Works > Auditing Alteryx Workflows

Link: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works/Auditing-Alteryx-Workflows/ba-p/633913

Link: Audit_Workflow.yxzp: https://community.alteryx.com/pvsmt99345/attachments/pvsmt99345/Engine-Works-Blog/2472/1/Audit_Workf...

 

Notes:

  This macro has been reconfigured from "Sample Workflows > Use scripting and automation tools > Build a Macro > Identify tools and macros used in a workflow" to include the settings of the tools in the output.

  This macro does not extract configuration information of macros used in a workflow.

 

 

Chris

 

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