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Custom HDFS URL when using Knox Gateway in the HDFS loader

Hi Alteryx team,


Would it be possible to implement custom URL in the HDFS loader when using Knox Gateway? This could be implemented in the same way as in the normal Input Data tool.


When connecting to HDFS using the Input Data tool, the URL is automatically generated, however, it is possible to change it. Sometimes this is necessary as the 'sandbox' part of the URL is for some companies not applicable, they have for example their company names instead of it:


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However, in the Alteryx Connect HDFS loader, this is not possible as there is no such field in the interface:



The 'sandbox' part of the URL is then automatically brought through 2 formula tools:


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This makes it impossible to load the HDFS metadata into Connect using the out-of-the-box Alteryx loader. Implementing a field into the interface like in the standard input data tool would solve this problem.


Thank you very much for considering this idea.



Jan Laznicka