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World's simplest question - file formats with detour tool




Quick question! I've been building a basic analytic application which summarizes some customer purchase data. I first built out the basic workflow to transform and summarize the data, and then added in a few interface elements to allow users to customize the workflow. However, as soon as I added in a detour start and stop, I no longer had the option to save the file as an application, and had to resave it as a macro. Is there something I'm missing here? Does anything that includes a detour need to be a macro?



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Hey @talbert140


I think the only tools the would force you to make your workflow a macro would be control parameter, Macro Input & Macro Output.


Do you have any of these in your workflow?



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