Input Data Tool

The Input Data tool brings data in to your workflow by connecting to a file or database.

Use the Input Data tool to connect to the following supported data sources:

Use other tools to connect to other supported data sources. For a complete list of data sources supported in Alteryx, see Supported Data Sources.

Configure the tool

  1. In the Configuration window, type a file path in Connect a File or Database or select an option:
  2. Select file format options. Options vary based on the file or database to which you connect. See File Format Options.
  3. Preview the data layout.

For best performance and data integrity, close inputs before you build and run a workflow.