Currently, there is no way users get notified that more metadata/reports have been loaded in Connect. Would it be possible to enable notifications for these newly loaded assets? The idea would be that if e.g. somebody is an owner of a project (or any folder), he/she would be notified when a new dashboard (or any other object) within that project/folder is loaded.
From 2019.2 version of Alteryx Connect, there is a new functionality of adding custom fields. However, right now, it is only possible to add plain text (text type) in there.
Would it be possible to add there also URLs (hyperlinks)? We want to add new custom fields with hyperlinks pointing to other Connect pages.
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
Connect currently provides lineage for a datasource at the table level but we would like to be able to have this at a more granular level i.e. the column level so if a specific column changes in the table (e.g. data type change), we are notified of the change and able to identify quickly assets that will be affected.
When reading in multiple files/tabs with different field schema, there will be an error. It can be done by using macro. It would be great if there is a tool to read in all.
We had an idea, when you have an yxdb file, you have all the metadata including the field descriptions column from previous formulas or selects, it would be so usefull to have that in connect so that you can easily write a dictionnary from alteryx designer.
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.
For assets identified in Connect - we are currently not able to identify an asset as being a UAT version of a Prod asset. Instead, these are listed as 2 completely different assets with no relationship between them.
This will be confusing for consuming users since they won't know which to use; and wasteful for the people capturing data about this asset since they will need to capture the info several times.
Request: Please create the ability to tag a given Alteryx / Tableau / Database server as "UAT / Dev / Prod", which will automatically tag the asset with this type. Then allow asset owners to relate the prod and Dev version together as the same thing, but in different states.
Thus, when you search you will find 1 asset with several different states rather than 3 assets.
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?
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.
Would be good to create an Alteryx Connect plugin for Tableau so that you can access Connect from Tableau? Would improve user experience if the user can access the information catalog without leaving their BI tool. So for example, have an Alteryx Connect sidebar in Tableau to allow you to search for a table or file then click and add as a data source and immediately start data discovery/analysis.
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?
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;