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Chaining Workflows

I would like to see Designer offer me the ability to chain workflows together where once Workflow A completes, Workflow B will automatically start.  There are times when linear processing is required in order to avoid dependency issues and/or for making it easier to organize complex processes. It would require outputting results to static files and it would take longer to process than the standard approach, but that is an expected trade-off.  Offering a GUI drag-drop "orchestrator" to tell Designer the order of operation would be even better than having to manually open each workflow and tell it which workflow to kick off next.

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cgoodman3
13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

You can achieve this on server using the runner macro which will execute workflow B after A has completed.

 

https://help.alteryx.com/20223/designer/runner-tool

There have also been lots of community post about orchestration, where the status of the idea has recently been updated, so I’m hoping 2023 will be the year we see this added to desktop.

amtraker1777
6 - Meteoroid

Thanks, cgoodman. I don't have server, just desktop. I would like them to include this functionality in desktop. Transitioning from ACL to Alteryx has not been easy. I am used to doing things in a particular order and modularizing my "code/logic" in multiple scripts/subscripts. I know Alteryx doesn't operate in this manner natively but offering a way to simulate a linear, ordered approach would be very much appreciated.

alexnajm
11 - Bolide

@amtraker1777 There are Desktop workarounds that could work at least in the interim! Let me know if you'd be interesting in learning more

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