Drop Down Tool
One Tool Example
Drop Down has a One Tool Example. Visit Sample Workflows to learn how to access this and many other examples directly in Alteryx Designer.
Use Drop Down to display a single selection list in an app or macro to an end-user. The end user's selection passes downstream.
Configure the Tool
Use these options to configure the Drop Down tool:
- Enter the text or question to be displayed: Instruction text displayed to the end-user.
- List Values: Drop down selection to determine how the end-user list is populated.
|Field Types||Populates the list with the Designer-supported field types.|
Populates the list with values from a specified file or database connection.
The end-user selects a name from the list to generate the corresponding value. The file can be a relative path to the saved workflow, but the end-user must have the external source file saved to the same path.
|Fields from Connected Tool||
Populates the list with the fields found in a connected tool. A tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.
|Manually set values||
Populates the list with manually-entered values.
Select a dataset to populate the list.
If the end-user does not have access to the dataset, the workflow displays an error when the application or macro runs.
|File Browse in this Analytic App/Macro||
Populates the list with the fields found in the connected File Browse Tool. A File Browse interface tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.
|Fields from Macro Input||
Populates the list with the fields found in the connected Macro Input tool. A Macro Input tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.
- Default Selection Name: Specify a default value for the Drop Down window. End-users can change the selection from the default. This is an optional control.