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Use Output Data to write results of a workflow to supported file types or data sources.

Select the Output Data tool in the palette, and drag it onto the workflow canvas.

Tool Components

Figure: Output Data tool with anchor.

The Output Data tool has 1 anchor.

Input anchor: Connect the output anchor to your workflow to write your workflow results to a data source or supported file type.

Configure the Tool

Download File

To download the results of your workflow, select Download File:

  1. Enter a File Name.
  2. Select your File Format:
    • Comma Separated Values (.csv)
    • Microsoft Excel 1997 - 2003 (.xls)
    • Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
  3. If you select a CSV file format, select a Delimiter.
  4. Select your Output Options:
    • Include Quotes (CSV file format only)
    • Include Headers as First Rows
  5. Select Save to save your download details. 
  6. Save and run your workflow. The output file appears in the Recent Job section of the tool configuration window.
  7. Select the output file, then select Download Output File.


You cannot specify names of individual Excel sheets. If an workbook of the same name exists in the target location, the file is overwritten.

Save to Connections

To write the results of your workflow to a data source:

  1. Select a connection from Connections.
  2. Select your Table Options:
    • Create New: Creates a new table. Enter a new Table Name.
    • Override Existing Table: Replaces an existing table with the one from your workflow.
  3. From the list, select the schema to save your table to, then select Continue.
  4. Your Table Path shows where your table will be written.
  5. Select your Output Actions on Every Run:
    • Create New
    • Append
    • Truncate
    • Drop
    • Merge
  6. Select Save.
  7. Save and run your workflow. The output file appears in the Recent Job section of the tool configuration window.
  8. Your table is saved to your chosen connection.

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