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.
currently, when running loaders from the Administration Console - Connections pane, there is no information about the status of the load. Would it be possible to include information such as success/fail message, run length, completion time or next scheduled run time?
This would much simplify monitoring of the scheduled loads and managing the schedule.
Thank you very much.
we have noticed that when drilling up/down in the "all mode" in Nexus, it is not possible to see all subsequent relations for assets related to the object, where Nexus was opened.
For example, when opening the Nexus view on a business term:
We are unable to drill into the outgoing relationships for the highlighted Tableau dashboard, the only relation we see is its parent.
Would it be possible to show all relations when drilling up/down in the Nexus view?
Thank you very much.
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
Would it be possible to allow some basic customization of the login page? In our use case, we have the access into Connect restricted for the users and when they navigate to the login page and find out they don’t have access, we want to inform them they need to contact some internal Connect support to grant them access. So generally, it may only be like a one line with a custom text.
Currently, when a user edits an asset, all the contributors (those who have made the changes to this asset in the past hence listed as contributors of that asset) are notified by email. As a result, these contributors have their mailboxes often flooded with notifications.
In our use case, we rather want to apply pull principle (users can subscribe if they want to be notified) instead of push principle (users are notified on every single change).
Would it be possible to implement a maybe a toggle for turning off the notifications for contributors? Thus, only owners and users who subscribed would be notified when an asset is changed.
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.
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.
Hi Alteryx team,
Would it be possible to add functionality to restrict selected Designer users/licenses Input Data tool to only show a Connect source/file?
This would remove the risk of users investigating data through Designer that they are not be entitled to, and could be used to support/strengthen a data governance/compliance model by ensuring users are only using vetted data, but still gives each user freedom to self-serve and create their own workflows.
Thanks for considering,
Connect applies a standard set of weightings to different categories of information (people, terms etc.) when returning search results. When combined with likes/dislikes, these determine the order in which results are returned - details below:
Alteryx Connect uses the following scoring parameters for the Lucene engine:
It would be useful to have control over this weighting, e.g. when you have large numbers of Person records being returned before Terms; but advice from Customer Support has been that these are not currently customisable. I'd like to request that this ability be considered for inclusion in a future release of Connect.
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.
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.
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.
Please vote for this idea
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?
If you remove the configuration of the SMTP server while you are in development, (the current solution to spamming users with notifications during the setup period of the data catalog) then put the SMTP server configuration back in when you are finished setup, all the changes that have happened in the interim will not be sent as a bulk send. This a risk when an email server is unavailable for a period of time that notifications for changes/comments/tasks will be missed.
Once the ability to switch notifications on and off is implemented, I think it would be worth reviewing how feasible this is.
The email notifications that are received are not easily marked or flagged/prefixed as coming from Alteryx. I expect that this may be on purpose so that data owners can't "hide" from changes/comments on their areas of expertise, but from a time management point of view, it would be good to be able to flag them in some way so that a rule can be run on them in the users inbox, and they can batch up their reviews/answers.
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;