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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 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.
Are you considering building a standard SAP BW loader for Alteryx Connect. I am concious there are some custom solutions available on the market (like DVW loader), but that is not standard and does not allow data lineage with other systems?
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.
Dean has inspired me to want Voice Activated Alteryx Connect so while I'm having my coffee in the morning I can have Alterexa explain the new data sources that were curated yesterday! Please make this happen!