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A workflow consists of connected tools that perform different functions to process data. Building a workflow involves adding and connecting tools and configuring tools and workflow properties. To build a new workflow, click on the toolbar, or click File > New Workflow.
You can also build a workflow based on an existing workflow. The tools and connections in a workflow can be edited and saved as a new copy. To access a saved workflow, click File > Open Workflow and select the location where the workflow is saved.
To add a tool to a workflow, click any tool from the tool palette and drag it onto the workflow canvas, or right-click the workflow to access a menu to insert tools. See Tools.
To remove a tool from a workflow, select the tool and press the Delete key.
To connect tools in a workflow:
Workflow connection moves in a downstream direction, vertically or horizontally, based on the workflow layout you choose in the workflow Configuration window. See Workflow Configuration.
Connections go in through the left side, or top of a tool, and out through right side, or bottom of a tool. Some tools accept multiple inputs indicated by multiple input anchors . Some tools have optional inputs indicated by a gray input anchor. All tools with an output anchor can be outputted to multiple streams.
To change the shape of a connection, click and drag the connected downstream tool to the desired location.
To delete a connection, select it and press Delete. Downstream tools are not deleted.
To insert a tool between a connection:
For wireless connections, a wireless connection icon with colored bars indicates the number of connection coming into or out of an anchor: one bar = one connection; two bars = two connections; three bars = three or more connections. The connection becomes invisible.
Click a tool on the canvas to select it, then right-click to display a menu with these options:
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