What is the difference between an AQS and Output action in workflows?

Both AQS and Output actions are used to generate input from nothing.
What are the differences between these two actions and when is it recommended to use each one of them?

The AQS Query Action is limited to output the results from an AQS query. The Output Action however can be used to output an array of item ids which could be the result of an AQS query but equally should be a list formed by a scripted process such as the first 5 items of a bespoke sort for example.

When deciding which Action to use, if the items you are after can be identified simply through an AQS query, use the AQS Query Action. If however it is something more specific, the Output Action should do the trick.

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