The first step to bring data into Alteryx is connecting to it. There are four connection options we will review that will prepare you to connect to a variety of files and databases. These include the following tools,
Map Input, and
Connect In-DB as shown in the following image:
Input Data tool can be found under the In/Out tool palette. Connect to a file or database to bring data into your workflow. Let's look at how we can connect to a file by configuring the tool:
- Open Alteryx. You should see a blank canvas with the tool palettes at the top and the workflow configuration on the left.
- Drag the
Input Datatool from the In/Out tool palette onto the canvas.
- In the Configuration window, select a file.
- In the
Opendialogue box, navigate to the
\Learn Alteryx\Chapter 02\directory and select the
Florida Local Data for Better Health.csvfile.
- You will now see that you are connected to the file, with the Options and Preview sections populated as...