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Input Tool- File - Optional

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Hi all,

 

I want to create an Analytic App in which the App prompts the user to enter manual input parameter or path to a file.

 

The workflow runs perfectly, if I enter manual input and the path to the file. It throws me an error, if I do not enter a path to a file ("Filename is empty").

Is there a way to make the input for the path optional?

 

Thanks and best regards

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Yes!

 

 Try this simple trick:

 

 input question (optional)

 

 that will do it.  You almost guessed it. 

cheers,

 

 mark

Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

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8 - Asteroid

Sounds greate. Where would I find that or do you have a screenshot?

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Open an input question and use (optional) as a suffix. 

cheers,

 

 mark

Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

Chaos reigns within. Repent, reflect and reboot. Order shall return.
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8 - Asteroid

Okay, I am pretty new to Alteryx. So were do I find the Input Question? Is it in the data in tool, in the textbox or somewhere else? Where do I enter suffix?

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Here's a help article:

 

https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/tools/interface/macro-input-tool

 

cheers,

 

 mark

 

Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

Chaos reigns within. Repent, reflect and reboot. Order shall return.
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