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An analytic app is a workflow with a user interface. Create an analytic app to enable the app user to execute a workflow using their own data and parameter without having to build the workflow.
Save an app as a .yxwz file to be run in Designer or uploaded and run in the Alteryx Analytics Gallery or a private Gallery.
An app consists of a workflow with a user interface created using Interface Tools. Build a workflow, add Interface tools, and design the interface in the Interface Designer. When you create an app, you are creating the workflow and the interface the app user will use. See Interface Tools and Interface Designer Window.
You can create an app from a new or existing workflow. With a new or existing workflow open, click the canvas to view the Workflow Configuration window. Click Workflow and select Analytic App.
When a workflow is saved as an app or macro, the anchors of tools in the workflow change to . Only Interface Tools can connect to these anchors. This anchor indicates that there are interface elements and actions updating a workflow tool.
To run app, open it in Designer or click the app icon on your desktop. Each app has a series of questions spread across tabs. The app user must complete the questions and follow prompts to run the app.
The navigation tools are available to the app user:
Clears all user-entered values and returns to default design settings.
Imports saved app values in a .yxwv extension.
Saves the app user's selections as an app values .yxwv file to use for future runs of the same app.
Runs the app
Apps are included in Alteryx Designer to help you learn to use and create apps:
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