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I'm trying to find a simple way to select between two input files in my workflow. The two files are identical except for time period. One is "current" and the other is "month-end previous month." I'd like to use the same workflow on each. Sometimes I want the outputs based on today, and sometimes based on last month. The file names and paths will be static. Ideally, I'd just like to have a menu to select between the two inputs. I'm sure this is possible, but I'm very new to Alteryx so I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Ok. I replicated your suggestion in my workflow, but when I click the wand and hit finish, it returns "there were no output files." I know you said, "If you want to see the output from the browse you need to set the option in the Interface," but I'm not certain what that means. Also, do I need to save my workflow as an app or can I use this procedure in a workflow file?
In Interface Designer click the setting icon (wrench), select Browse tool
It's set up to run as an app or as a standard workflow. If you click the Run button it will run using the filename preset in the Input Tool. If you run as an App via the Wand icon it will ask the question
It now runs without error as an app, but nothing happens in the workflow. The tools all still use the default file from the Input tool. I think I might be too much of a novice, and I may have asked a question I can't understand the answer to. I haven't used / created apps. I'm still just running everything as a basic workflow. All I'm trying to do is make it easier to run the same workflow for two different identical files with different names/paths.