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I'm using output csv file to provide the data steward with a quick view on any missing mappings etc... So in the flow I have a branch with conditionals and aggregators to identify erroneous/missing values, then output that to csv on a designated place. The data steward reviews these files and knows what to do.
However, the csv is generated even when there are no records. Is there a way to prevent creating the empty csv ?
I just wanted to add on a little more to @MarqueeCrew's answer.
If you set up a formula with a filename, and modify your output data tool to "Take file/Table name from field", then if there are no records passed through, alteryx will not create any files. That should skip the need for a "required data element", based on your use case.
Basically, I think you could modify step 1 of the prior answer to a Formula of