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Can we use "Sendkeys" excel method in Alteryx or any similar function

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Can we use "Sendkeys" excel method in Alteryx or any similar function

@Seshu

If I understand the question correctly... 

Download AutoHotKey https://autohotkey.com/ 

You can insert the Send Keys into an AHK filetype and call AutoHotKey to execute it from Alteryx.

 

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Hi @Seshu,

 

You cannot send keys inherently from Alteryx, but you should be able to run a VB script or batch file that are written to perform the same functionality from Alteryx using the Run Command tool. Here are a few links to help get you started:

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works-Blog/More-VBS-Scripting/ba-p/1942

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Data-Preparation-Blending/Run-VB-script/m-p/64153#M11922

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17038282/press-keyboard-keys-using-a-batch-file

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9709474/sendkeys-from-command-prompt

 

@patrick_mcauliffe - Thank you for your continued contributions to the Alteryx Community! Looks like you had a couple of extra characters in your hyperlink address.

 

Here is the corrected link: https://autohotkey.com/

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Dan Chapman
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Thanks @DanC  I corrected it in the original post too.

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Great, thanks @patrick_mcauliffe!

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