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.
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.
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"
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 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?
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.
We can tag all objects but when we want to find all the objects with a specific tag that is not possible.
In the advanced search it should be possible to search for all objects. with a specific tag.
The tag should be a part to the search boost.
Example. I have 10 tables that I tag "Finance". When users search for finance the tables should appear even though finance is not a part of the table name, column names or description
Connect provides users an ability to Certify/Decertify asset or mark the asset as "Do Not Use".
Problem Statement: Canvases are published to production gallery and scheduled when there is a need for the output without any single person dependency. but when the canvas output is no longer required, users not always remove the canvases or schedules from production gallery.
Idea: In order to ensure the Server is utilized only for those canvases that are in use, we would like to have a re certification process of assets at regular intervals. eg. Re certification of a canvas required every 6 months from the date of publication to gallery.
With Connect - we can request users to certify or decertify or mark as Do not use but we will not be able to capture or track the re certification of an asset.
Ask: Functionality in Connect to recertify assets at regular intervals or ability to decertify assets in bulk based on the publication date, so that we can request the users to certify again.
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).
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.
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.
If files/tables with the same name are registered, it is impossible to identify on the data sources list.
Our client would like a feature that to classify data sources by folder as like "All Schemas, Tables and Views".
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.
PowerBI Report Server is now offered as an on-prem solution. It would be great if there was a loader available to capture PowerBI reports not in Azure. If this could also capture SSRS reports which also reside on the PowerBI Report Server this would also be very beneficial.
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.
Currently, the Files Loader in Connect loads all files in a directory regardless of whether they are used in an asset (e.g Alteryx workflow, Tableau dashboard, etc). This becomes a problem when you have folders containing hundreds or even thousands of files that may not actually be linked in anyway to Alteryx or Tableau as those are all populated into Connect.
It would be beneficial if the Files loader was more selective about what files to load into the Connect UI by picking up file relationships discovered using the Alteryx and Tableau loaders for example.
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.
It would be great if we can have a conversation feed like twitter or yammer in Alteryx Connect Homepage!!! That will up the social platform a notch. #PleaseMakeItHappen! 😄
The current "File_Loader" only pushes data to the Data Sources section in connect. We have a number of reports that are stored in a file location. Our current option is to bring the report into connect under 'Data Sources' and manually move them to 'Reports'. We have to do this every time the file_load is ran. Additionally, the are currently shown as inputs to workflows when they should be outputs.
Having a file loader for Reports would be greatly beneficial to document within the Connect Platform.
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.