Alteryx: I don’t want to keep overwriting an output in a workflow…

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I have a basic workflow and I am working on testing the data. There are roughly ten different .yxdb outputs, and I don’t want to continue overwriting them while testing. I have been copying and pasting my workflow in a new yxmd file then deleting the outputs in this second workflow for testing.

Is there a better way to test without overwriting the output files?

Thanks.

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I would accomplish this in one of two ways:

  1.  Add the outputs into a tool container (or multiple tool containers if they aren't next to one another) and disable the container. The tools inside those disabled containers will not process when you run the workflow.
  2. The easiest thing to do would be to click on a blank space on the canvass and then go to the configuration window. There are 5 tabs across the top of the window. Click the third tab titled 'Runtime'. At the bottom of this view there are six boxes which default to being unchecked. Click the third box from the bottom titled 'Disable All Tools that Write Output'. While that is checked, all of your output files will grey out and not process when you click run.

Hope that helps!

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