Wednesday 8 November 2023

Introducing Our Latest Innovations: CReW Macros - Ensure Path and ZIP Output

 Greetings, data enthusiasts and Alteryx aficionados! We are thrilled to unveil two exciting additions to our Chaos Reigns Within Alteryx Macro family. Say hello to "Ensure Path" and "ZIP Output," two remarkable macros designed to take your data workflow to the next level.

Available now on Alteryx Marketplace...

Key Take-Away:

These macros were designed to give you more flexibility in automation of your workflows.  They permit you to message, warn and error so that you can take full advantage of the control containers.  

They use Python tool for the execution of the creation of paths and zip output.  As such, we capture error codes returned (if any) in a STATUS message on each macro.  Python takes time to load, so there is a penalty to pay for using the tools.

Ensure Path

Ensuring Smooth Sailing in Your Data Journey

Managing directory paths can be a daunting task, often leading to errors and disruptions in your data processing. But fear not! Our "Ensure Path" macro is here to simplify your life. Here's why it's a game-changer:

✅ **Dynamic Directory Checking**: This macro intelligently reads incoming directory or full-path file names and dynamically checks the existence of all distinct directories.

✅ **Versatile Path Handling**: Whether you're working with absolute or UNC (Universal Naming Convention) path types, Ensure Path seamlessly accommodates both.

✅ **Comprehensive Status Updates**: Stay in the loop with detailed status reports on all directories, empowering you to monitor your workflow with confidence.

✅ **Swift Error Resolution**: In case of path creation failures, the macro provides clear error messages, enabling quick identification and resolution of issues.

✅ **Workflow Automation**: Designed with a dynamic structure, Ensure Path seamlessly integrates into your workflows, enhancing automation capabilities and eliminating manual path management.

Ready to streamline your data workflow and bid farewell to path-related hassles? Download "Ensure Path" now: [](

ZIP Output

Effortless File Archiving and Sharing**

If you've ever found yourself drowning in a sea of output files, our "ZIP Output" macro is here to rescue you. This macro simplifies file archiving and sharing:

✅ **Space-Saving Magic**: Combine multiple output files into a single, compressed ZIP folder, reducing clutter and saving valuable disk space.

✅ **Simplified Sharing**: Easily share your results with colleagues, clients, or collaborators by sending a single, compact ZIP file.

✅ **Workflow Efficiency**: Automate the archiving process within your Alteryx workflows, ensuring a smooth and organized data pipeline.

Ready to streamline your file management and sharing? Download "ZIP Output" now: [](

**Get Started Today!**

Empower your data journey with these innovative CReW Macros. You can access and download them directly from the Alteryx Marketplace using the following links:

๐Ÿ“ **Ensure Path**: CReW_EnsurePath

๐Ÿ“ **ZIP Output**: CReW_ZIPOutput

We believe that these macros will greatly enhance your Alteryx experience, making your data workflows more efficient and error-free.

Stay tuned for more updates and additions to our Alteryx Macro collection on We can't wait to see how these macros help you conquer your data challenges! Happy data crunching! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“Š✨

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