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Metadata loader for SharePoint

Hello Alteryx Team,


Would you consider creating a metadata loader for SharePoint? A lot of companies that we are working with have a lot of data stored in SharePoint and they would like to catalog their metadata.


I am aware that it is possible to use the Files Loader when the SharePoint drive is mapped as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer, but the mapping and subsequent scheduling is very problematic, also because of security policies in large enterprises.


Having a SharePoint dedicated loader would be a great benefit.


Thank you very much for considering this idea.



Jan Laznicka

Alteryx Community Team
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11 - Bolide

I have struggled with this. Closest I've been able to come is a Nintex workflow that frequently copies the sharepoint file to a shared drive that Alteryx can access. This is a lot of extra work and outside my core skillset and permissions to make this happen. It usually requires assistance from 2-3 others

Status changed to: Accepted

Hi @JanLaznicka ,


I would actually love to see such loader as well, this I'm putting this idea into Accepted. And let's see what future brings.

9 - Comet

Hi @VojtechT ,


Thanks for the information, looking forward to the future then! 🙂



Jan Laznicka