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File Copying and Moving

9 - Comet

If you want to move or copy files without using cmd or powershell solutions you can now install this tool made with the Python SDK.




You can choose to keep the filenames the same but you can also rename them at the same time. It's a yxi package you can download and install from my Github site.


Happy moving!

7 - Meteor


I am facing the same trouble/error as @JMart2135. Can someone please reply? The File Copy/Move works perfectly fine when run on the local machine, but fails when uploaded to Alteryx Gallery. Do we need any additional setup that needs to be done on the server?

Please help!!!

5 - Atom

Absolute hero, this is exactly what i needed. Even managed to work out how to change file name at the same time. I've pasted my example flow if anyone is struggling to work this out. 






Hi @psubramanian 


In order to utilize this tool on the server machine, it will need to be installed on the Server machine. Following the steps below will ensure the tool is installed properly.


1) Run Designer as admin on Server machine

2) Click File top left in designer

3) Click Open workflow

4) Browse to the .yxi file to install the tool for all users.


Below are the directories for the tool installation:


Client machine (non admin install) - C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Alteryx\Tools

Server Machine (Admin install) - C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\Tools


Hope this helps, if it does please like this message so other users can see.

5 - Atom

Thanks this makes so much sense.