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[Enhancement Request] Convert Input to Dynamic

Would be great if we could right click on an input and in addition to having "convert to macro input" there was an option for "convert to dynamic input".

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Hi Patrick,

 Just making sure I understand the use case.  If I've built out a workflow with a single input and then I realize I want to add multiple files or put in a SQL statement from a field, it'd be nice if we could start with the current configuration and then just switch to dynamic input.  How much of the configuration would you expect to keep?  Is there another part of this I'm missing?

Thanks for the idea,
You've got it.

I have several workflows that were built for one specific input - and a few weeks later I realized that I had several spreadsheets with hundreds of rows in a single field each that I would need to input.
I'd like to be able to right click and use the input I alread have as the template for a dynamic input; then use the directory input tool to get data inputs from my folder of spreadsheets.
All speadsheets have the same formatting - but I've received them over time from several individuals which is why the data is not in a single sheet.
Status changed to: Coming Soon

Thank you for the suggestion. This will be included in the 2019.3 release.

Status changed to: Implemented

This is now available in the 2019.3 release. Download it at