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Reading XML in Alteryx is a little different than other input types and the reason for this is simple - XML is not a tabular data format and the data structure can vary from one file to the next. To effectively read and parse XML data in Alteryx, you need to use a combination of tools, namely the Input tool and the XML Parse tools.
Emily Chen from the Information Lab wrote a great article that describes the steps necessary to read and parse XML in Alteryx:
"XML files are different from flat columnar tables (the ones we’re used to!) because instead of headers and rows, the data is nested within tags, where the field headers are identified for every record with <> brackets." See the full article here.