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Comb Through Folder/Subfolders Looking For Files By Type Or Name


Hey Alteryx fans, I'm back with another question.


Is there a macro, or a way to build a workflow, that will comb through a specified folder containing subfolders looking for, as an example, the existence of Excel files.  I need to make sure that a directory of of folders does or does not contain any Excel workbooks.  Thanks!!

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The DIRECTORY tool has the option to search through directories and sub directories and get you a complete "DOS" listing of all files.  You can specify a "File Specification" of *.xls*



Your output will have all of your Excel files.




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Thank you!  Much appreciated!!