Currently, it is only possible to map first name, last name and email via SAML. Would it be possible to enable mapping of aliases? The idea is, that we cannot map first name and last name with the Full Name field because they are not unique. At the moment, we are pushing email into both Full Name and Email fields, because emails are unique for us. In addition to this, it would be convenient if the Alias(es) field could be mapped via SAML as well. In this way, not only emails but also real names would be automatically present in Connect.
Would it be possible to implement a toggle for switching between business and technical names of metadata objects? We have both business people as well as technical IT people using Connect. While technical people are interested to see the original names of tables, views, schemas etc. from the sources, the business would like to see some names they can more relate too.
We are using the alternate names, which works well, however we are missing a toggle, in which each user can define what he wants to see.
Would it be possible to implement an option to enable a banner with custom notification for users? This would be meant to inform users about scheduled maintenance windows, that they can experience slow performance (e.g. during metadata loading) or to inform them about any important information.
Certified objects should appear in the top of any search.
Today it has no effect on the search if a object is certified. Certified objects should be boosted in the search.
In the administration console, Connect configuration, search boost it should be possible to ad weight to certified objects
Unavailability of Connect during H2 DB backup (using backup button in administration console as described in documentation - https://help.alteryx.com/connect/current/Administration/DBBackup.htm?tocpath=Administer%7C_____8) while even View is not possible, no matter the capacity of Java Virtual Maschine, can be limiting while large number of data is stored (so backup and following rerun takes a lot of time).
This would be a great improvement for Connect.
We spend hours on structuring the content within Alteryx Connect so that it serve all users.
We group schemas and databases into themes like "Sales", "Finance", "HR" and so on.
This makes it very easy for users to find what data we have available.
The same we do for workflows, macros and other content.
The problem is that our metadata loaders run every day to make sure our data is up-to-date.
Each run resets custom grouping. Making organizing content totally pointless.
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In a large environment- especially an analytical environment - copies of data will often appear in multiple places. an example of this is where a copy of a shared dimension or a shared piece of reference data is copied in multiple different data marts.
In order to manage this - we need to be able to mark these as copies of each other so that we can point folk to the golden-source; and so that we don't need to document this asset multiple different times.
- Client List appears in the data lake; on the Sales data mart; on the Finance data mart; etc
- We would want to group all 3 of these together; and mark the Data Lake version as the master; and all the others as copies.
NOTE: There are circumstances where a copy may be deliberately filtered or incomplete (for example - regional subsets of clients) - in this case the relationship needs to be "Partial Copy" not "Copy"
Connect has the ability to visually see 1 level of dependancy (in the Nexus view).
For an asset owner - it is very important to be able to see ALL upstream / downstream dependancies to be able to understand impact. Key here is answering the question "who will be impacted if I change XX"
This should include asset; owner; and depth - preferrably in a tree format.
We are new to Alteryx and we could see that the Supported Data Sources from IBM are of below :
How about adding IBM Sterling to this?
We want Alteryx to support connection with IBM Sterling OMS which will help the Business requirements
Can anyone post some suggestions on this? How we can connect to Sterling?
I'd like to suggest a "view as" on each page (like facebook) or a clear identifier that only certain people can view page.
As an admin, I have to set permission setting for different group. It would be helpful to clearly see the permission setting as sometimes I forgot.
In order to ensure that assets are managed through the process from discovery through correct tagging - a configurable workflow is required to ensure that this process can be managed.
Our department has a site that manages request access to database, application...etc. The user will have better experience with the tool when they can click on the request access button and it directs them to the form that we use.
The asset sniffers are currently rudimentary - they are Alteryx Analytical Apps which need to be created by the admin team and then scheduling these.
This could be better controlled by a simple UI in the Connect Admin portal rather than requiring users to create their own jobs in Alteryx to do the sniffing.
Connect offers functionality for users to chat about data & analytical assets.
However - in order to meet regulatory obligations in a regulated Financial Services company - this communication needs to be surveiled by compliance.
Please could you provide an API for this data to be monitored by compliance teams in near-real-time?
@OndrejCsummarizes connect as "a state-of-the-art Data Catalog with a social twist".
I define it in a broader fashion as data analytics social network, a collective intelligence or #datahive...
I would propose adding Analytics projects and related documents and the relevant relationship data;
into the picture so that any team can track their Data Science project progress there...
Here is a nice process flow view of a DS process
A Microsoft Project view of the Analytics projects at hand...
Wouldn't it be great if Alteryx Connect can show badges earned in a user profile like how you have it in the Alteryx community? It would give people more incentive to contribute their knowledge and engage in the tool. This also give visibility to the leaders.
It would be great if there is a way to highlight all the certifications ( ex. Alteryx, Tableau...etc.) that our users earned in their profile. This will help promote data literacy in our community and help users connect to the experts.
In order for us to make sense of Connect assets in an environment with hundreds of users; thousands of canvasses and databases etc - we need to strongly categorise and describe every asset using mandatory tags.
Every asset needs to have mandatory tags
- The admin team set up the list of tags which are required for different types of assets
- For example - every Alteryx Canvas may need Product; Process; Team - every DB table may need Product and Tech Team
Admin team need to be able to define these tags and the acceptable values (which can be a tree)
When searching for assets - these meta-tags need to be available as filters
When Alteryx connect is first installed to a company with a small alteryx designer base, you do not benefit from lineage.
There are not much workflows at hand. So in order to realize Alteryx connect's immediate benefits I'd like to suggest;
a company-wide Data Quality Score.
And as soon as we install connect we'll have a grand vision of our data and even we'll be able to track the status of our whole distributed data assets with a trend line if we are going better or worse... Here is an example;
Change localization from the system level to the user level. This allows select interface language individually for each user.
Some of our potential customers - multi-cultural companies would like to have this flexibility.
Each workflow state has a very useful option: «Persistent» flag.
I understand how it works, but I would like to setup the system somehow to allow users to see public state by default.
My approach is simple. A lot of users visit Alteryx Connect for searching and reading. And I want to show them ‘public’ (official, approved) state of objects by default, not draft versions.
If the user would like to edit an asset, he/she can exit from public mode explicitly.