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Blob Output Tool

Version:
2021.3
Last modified: August 11, 2021

One Tool Example

Blob Output has a One Tool Example. Visit Sample Workflows to learn how to access this and many other examples directly in Alteryx Designer.

Use Blob Output to write out each record into its own file.

Configure the Tool

  1. File Name: Specify the file name of the Blob to write. All file types are supported.
  2. Modify File Name By: Choose the action to replace what was specified in file name above. For example, the file name is set to: .\data\images\image.png
  3. Modify File Name By: Choose the action to replace what was specified in the file name above. For example, the file name is set to .\data\images\image.png
    • Appending Field To File Name: The contents of the specified field are added after the file name and before the extension. Using the example above, if the value of the specified field is apple, the resulting file name is  .\data\images\imageapple.png
    • Prepending Field To File Name: The contents of the specified field are added before the file name.
      • If the value of the specified field is banana, the resulting file name is  .\data\images\bananaimage.png
      • Replacing File Name With Field: The contents of the specified field will be used as the file name before the extension. If the value of the specified field is grape, the resulting file name is  .\data\images\grape.png
      • Replacing Entire Path With field: The contents of the specified field will be used as the location directory, file name, and extension. If the value of the specified field is C:\Temp\rainbows_and_unicorns.jpg, the resulting file name is: C:\Temp\rainbows_and_unicorns.jpg
  4. Using this field: Use the dropdown list to select the incoming field that contains the data replacement for file name.
  5. Blob Field: Use the dropdown list to select the incoming field that contains the Binary Large Object data.
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