The In/Out category includes tools for providing inputs and outputs for workflows. The Input Data and Output Data tools have different configuration properties, depending on the file type that is used. The Browse tool offers a temporary view of what the data looks like in table, map, or report format.
Browse Tool: The Browse tool displays data from a connected tool as well as data profile information, maps, reporting snippets, and behavior analysis information in the data.
Date Time Now Tool: The Date Time Now tool returns a single record: the Date and Time at the workflow runtime, and convert the value into the string format of the user's choosing.
Directory Tool: The Directory tool returns all the files in a specified directory. Along with file names, other pertinent information about each file is returned, including file size, creation date, last modified, and much more.
Input Data Tool: The Input Data tool brings data in to your workflow by connecting to a file or database.
Map Input Tool: The Map tool makes it possible to draw or select map objects (points, lines, and polygons) to be stored in the workflow.
Output Data Tool: The Output Data tool writes the results of a workflow to a file or database.
Text Input Tool: The Text Input tool makes it possible to manually type text to create small data files for input, which can be useful for creating Lookup tables.
XDF Input Tool: The XDF Input tool reads data from an XDF (.xdf) file, which is the format used by Microsoft R ScaleR functions to scale predictive analytics to millions of records for either using the .xdf file as input to a predictive analytics tool or reading the file into an Alteryx data stream for further data cleansing or blending.
XDF Output Tool: The XDF Output tool writes an Alteryx data stream to an XDF (.xdf) file, which is the format used by Microsoft R ScaleR functions to scale predictive analytics to millions of records.