How to run a workflow from an event
A Run Command Event can run another workflow automatically when the first workflow finishes.
A Desktop Automation, Engine API, or Server license is required to use Run Command Events.
Click in a blank space on the Canvas, then go to the Workflow – Configuration screen and select the Events tab. Next, click on Add and Run Command.
The Run Event When options are:
- Before Run: Runs the command before the workflow runs.
- After Run: Runs the command after the workflow runs.
- After Run with Errors:Runs the command after the workflow, but only if the workflow ran with errors.
- After Run Without Errors: Runs the command after the workflow, but only if the workflow ran without error.
- Disabled:Turns the event off.
Command: should be set to C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxEngineCmd.exe
(change C: if necessary to the drive with the Alteryx installation)
Command Arguments: list the workflow name run by the event, including the file extension .yxmd.
Working Directory: set to the folder location of the workflow run by the event
If there is a space in the folder directory, the folder path and the file name must all be in the Command Arguments surrounded by quotes.image.pngAlternatively, you can have the event run the workflow from a batch file. Other commands can run from a batch file as well.
Start with a new Notepad document and add the commands using this syntax.
“C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxEngineCmd.exe” C:\Alteryx\Workflows\ EventWorkflow.yxmd
First, call the AlteryxEngineCmd with the full path enclosed in double-quotes. Use quotes for any command where the folder path has a space, such as between the words in the folder name Program Files. Next, add a space, and then the location of the workflow the event will run, including the workflow name and file extension.
After saving the file, right-click, select Rename, and then change the file extension from .txt to .bat. The file is ready to use in a Run Command Event. Just call the batch file in the Command, for example:
Workflow Configuration Help Page
Scheduling Workflows Using Event Run Command
Chaining Workflows Together