The Alteryx Select tool is useful to select or detect the columns, and we can rename the column’s names. You can also use this Alteryx select tool to change the required column data type and size.
Drag the Input Data Tool, and select the Customers_text text file from the configuration tab. From the below image, you can see that the file has fifteen records.
If you look at the text file metadata, all the columns are of the string data type.
Alteryx Select Tool Example
Drag and drop the Select tool to the canvass and connect the Input tool to it.
Within the Alteryx Select tool Configuration tab, you can see the source column names, data type, column size, empty field to rename the column and provide the description.
By clicking the down arrow beside the column type shows you the list of available data types. Please change the data type of a Alteryx column as per your requirement.
Here, we changed the yearly income, sales columns to double and EmpID to a 32-bit integer. Then we renamed the Yearly Income as Income and Occupation column as Profession.
Hit the Run button to see the Alteryx select tool result.
Let me load this output into SQL Server new table AlteryxSelectTool. We have already explained the steps in Load Alteryx Text File into SQL Server article.
The below image shows you the Alteryx SQL configuration settings.
Run the Select tool workflow.
Within the Management Studio, you can see the AlteryxSelectTool table result.
For the column datatype, you can look at the table definition.