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A workflow consists of connected tools that perform different functions to process data. When you build a workflow, you add and connect tools. You also configure those tools and workflow properties. To build a new workflow, select File > New Workflow or use the Alt+n keyboard shortcut.
Workflow connections move in a downstream direction horizontally.
Add or Remove Tools
To add a tool to a workflow, select any tool from the tool palette and drag it onto the workflow canvas. Go to Tool Categories for more information.
To remove a tool from a workflow, select the tool, and use the Delete key on your keyboard.
To connect tools in a workflow, drag a tool from the tool palette onto the canvas near the output anchor of another tool. You can also drag the output anchor from an existing tool to the tool you just added.
Connections go in through the left side of a tool and out through the right side of a tool.
- Some tools accept multiple inputs indicated by multiple input anchors.
- Some tools have optional inputs indicated by a gray input anchor.
- All tools with an output anchor can be output to multiple streams.
To delete a connection, select the connection and use the Delete key on your keyboard. Downstream tools are not deleted.
Drag a tool from the tool palette (or a tool that's already on the canvas) and place it on top of the existing connection.
Double-click any connection to add a name or rename the connection.
Copy and Paste
To control where an item pastes onto the canvas, select the item, copy it (Ctrl+C), select where you want to paste the item, and then paste it (Ctrl+V). Designer pastes the item at the same point as the cursor.