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on 08-15-201603:17 PM - edited on 04-22-201903:30 PM by CristonS
What is the difference between applications and workflows?
An Alteryx Workflow (module, for you old-school folks) is the standard Alteryx file format .yxmd. Workflows are what you build and save when you drag and drop tools into Alteryx Designer. Note: the Workflow - Configuration Type is set to Standard Workflow.
Workflow = yxmd
An Alteryx Analytic App is "a self-contained program that performs a specific function for the user" and is saved as a .yxwz. It is an easy to use GUI interface for users. Apps can be opened and used without opening Alteryx Designer, simplifying the look and feel for the user. Apps and workflows are both built with Alteryx Designer, but Apps make use of Interface tools to create user interfaces. Apps can be processed inside of Alteryx Designer (click the wizard wand), in the Gallery, or as a stand-alone.
click the wizard wand to watch the magic!
For Analytic Apps, the Workflow - Configuration Type is set to Analytic App.