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How to copy a process flow to a new data set?

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Occasional Contributor SMR
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How to copy a process flow to a new data set?

Is there a way to copy and paste a process flow from one data input set to another data input set?

For example, I created a process flow for a data set say 'Jan', that includes a series of tasks say import, query, tranpose, analyse, etc. Now if I want to repeat the same process for another data set say 'Feb', how can I copy the process flow and link it with a new set of 'Feb' data.

Further, how is it possible to copy a query from one process flow and paste in another process flow with its input data changed?
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Re: How to copy a process flow to a new data set?

I'm having similar difficulties. Have you been able to make a process flow repeatable? I'd rather not have to re-enter the individual queries over and over or change the code over and over.

Any suggestions out there?
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Re: How to copy a process flow to a new data set?

Could you put an icon at the start of the process flow that does a filter & query which copies the desired dataset into work.temp. Then, have the flow process things from work.temp. To change the dataset, just go into that first icon and move a different dataset into work.temp. Alternately, if you store the various datasets in different folders, you can do a temp assign of a library nickname to different folders each time you want to run the flow.
New Contributor JPC
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Re: How to copy a process flow to a new data set?

I know this thread is old, but here is what I do.

Duplicate the .egp file, then repoint the first dataset to the new file. Save the project as a new egp file.

This works nicely, but beware that the two projects will share any temporary/working datasets.

Cheers
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