User Input node

The User Input node provides an easy way for you to create synthetic data--either from scratch or by altering existing data. This is useful, for example, when you want to create a test dataset for modeling.

Creating data from scratch

The User Input node is available in the nodes palette under Import and can be added directly to the flow canvas.

  1. Open the nodes palette and click the Import category.
  2. Drag and drop or double-click to add the User Input node to the stream canvas.
  3. Double-click to open the node's settings and specify fields and values.
Note: User Input nodes selected from the nodes palette will be completely blank, with no fields and no data information. This allows you to create synthetic data entirely from scratch.