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Referencing a Tool ID in Workflow

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Is it possible to dynamically pull the Tool ID number from a step in Alteryx and use it in the workflow? I’m including an “Audit Trail” field in a workflow that records the steps a record has been processed through, but the numbers change as I copy/paste portions of the logic. A dynamic reference would ensure the ID reference is always up to date.

 

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Hi @AJ3 

 

I don't think you can do this in the same workflow. Let's say, pass the ID ahead.

 

But you can create a separate workflow and parse the XML of the .yxmd file to get the tool ID's.

 

Cheers,

 

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Thanks @Thableaus - 

 

To clarify, I don't want to pass the tool ID ahead to another tool. I want to reference it within the same tool. Do you know if that's possible? 

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@AJ3 

 

I don't think so.

 

This Tool ID is directly associated with the workflow. Not even with the Tool itself. This information can only be seen in the XML of the workflow.

 

The purpose to do this is documentation, right?

 

Cheers,

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