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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.
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.
Would it be possible to implement an overview table with a complete history of metadata loads? I can imagine there could be a table in the administration console (in Jobs) where you could see the history and number of runs for each source system so that it can be referred to at any time when you need to know the frequency and past runs?
We have noticed that the sequence of objects in the Nexus diagram is not unified for different modes. For example, for user defined references the sequence in the „Joins“ mode is different from the lineage displayed in „All“ mode. The same stands for lineage, the arrows are often pointing in the opposite direction than in the “All” mode.
Would it be possible to unify the sequences of objects in the Nexus view?
I understand that the “All” mode just lists all relations without the actual sequence, but this is quite confusing for the users and it may be more intuitive if the arrows always pointed the same way.
Alternatively, would it make sense to have the arrows on both sides for user defined references?
apart from the current known issue of format of email notifications (which in some cases shows a code instead of a proper notification), can you work further to improve the visual of the email notifications?
Currently, the notifications do not contain any indication (information) that it is coming from Alteryx Connect so very frequently, it is even captured by the spam filters or users have no idea what they are receiving.
The expectation would be to include perhaps the Alteryx Connect logo, perhaps name of the instance or some other details, possibly even customizable by the administrator (to some extent only, obviously).
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.
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.
When an asset is discovered – first step is to associate an owner.
If the database already has an owner, and this is a new table – default to the DB owner. For Tableau or Alteryx assets you can see the owner from the canvas. If no owner is obvious - this then goes to an Admin to assign an owner
Owner can re-assign
Needs to be two owners for every asset
Once the owner is confirmed – meta-data needs to be captured
Then this needs to be checked against standard taxonomy
Then this description is pushed out
Admin team need to be able to spot and manage items which are not yet correctly captured or described
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.
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.