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Build Multiple workflow and Publish them all on server

Sasthana25
7 - Meteor

Hi, 

 

I have a question where I am looking for an answer and on how to do it step. 

  • Is it possible to build multiple workflows in one place and publish them all to the server?
  • If so, When you run the workflow on the server do you get the choice of selecting which workflow to run? 

 

Would appreciate the response and experience with the same use-case

 

Cheers!
Swati

JoseNavarro
8 - Asteroid

Hi Sasthana25!

 

Yes, you can create a Workflow Group

 

Have a look at his post:

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/What-is-a-Workflow-Group-and-what-are-...

 

Hope It helps!

 

Regards

 

José

jagdeeshn
11 - Bolide

Hi @Sasthana25 ,

 

Please find below some thoughts:- 

 

  • Is it possible to build multiple workflows in one place and publish them all to the server?

Alteryx Designer is where you can develop all the workflows at the same place from a development perspective. If you are looking towards more of a storage and access perspective, you can possibly explore using GitHub or a network drive to have one common development and storage area.

 

Additionally as @JoseNavarro  mentioned, you can make use of Workflow Groups to tag the workflows together. This would be majorly helpful in opening all related workflows on Designer at the same time. Groups however does not specifically address server deployment as it is only applicable on Designer.

 

 

  • If so, When you run the workflow on the server do you get the choice of selecting which workflow to run? 

Currently once the workflows have been published on the gallery, user can select which workflow to run using the Gallery GUI. But if you are looking to create a custom interface, you can probably implement a solution using the following steps:-

 

1. Create a Shell Workflow which uses the Crew Macro Runner tool to execute other alteryx workflows. The name of the workflow to be executed can be changed dynamically, depending on what the user has selected in a configured drop down interface element.

 

2. The workflows themselves are made available to the shell workflow within the same package, by making use of relative paths.

 

Please do let me know if this helps.

 

Best,

Jagdeesh Narayanan

Sasthana25
7 - Meteor

Thanks @jagdeeshn for the detailed information this was helpful. 

 

As grouping is not supported in server can we put multiple workflows in one or more containers?
- if we put these multiple workflows in the container can we schedule these containers to run at different times. Is it something achievable in Alteryx server or gallery?