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Edit DB Connections

Hi there,


When you use DB connection aliases that are saved in Alteryx, it's currently not easy to edit them when you move a database to a different location.


Can we do something simliar to the "Edit Password" function, but which allows the user to also edit the database or server, so that this applies to all workflows using this alias?


Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Accepted

Thank you for your ideas and feedback!


Our product team has reviewed this idea and determined we're able to include it in the near future roadmap! We'll do our best to update this idea again once we are closer to release and appreciate your patience while we work on this enhancement.

10 - Fireball

fantastic news @KylieF thank you! 

5 - Atom

My team was just looking for a way to do this today, excited to see it coming! 

5 - Atom

Hopefully this is on the radar to be implemented soon! In the meantime, I found that editing the UserAlias.xml found in the user directory \AppData\Roaming\Alteryx\Engine did the trick. Maintaining the same database name was critical to testing I was performing with cloned data across different servers, and I did not love the idea of deleting and re-creating the connection over and over just to re-use the alias name.

8 - Asteroid



Agree with this idea. We need this feature.



13 - Pulsar

Just to up @NicoleJ  This was accepted more than 2 years ago...

7 - Meteor

2021.4 version and still not implemented...