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Parallel Installers for every version (including Beta)

At present, Alteryx allows for users to run 2 versions of Alteryx at once - one installed using the "Admin Installer" and one via the "non-admin installer"


However, in corporate environments, only the Admin Installer can be used (all installers are repackaged for corporate environment / endpoint management)


This leads to a situation were we cannot run two or more different versions of Alteryx on one machine (like you can with Visual Studio or other platforms).   This also prevents us from participating in the BETA program because the BETA version would overwrite the users's current version.    Finally - this also makes version upgrades more risky since we cannot run the new version in parallel for a period to evaluate and identify any issues.


Request: Please can you change the installer for Alteryx to default to parallel install per version - so that a user can run 2019.1; 2019.2; and 2019.2 BETA on one machine in a way that is fully isolated (i.e. no shared components - have to be able to uninstall one instance cleanly and leave the others in a fully functional state).


Many thanks




12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

This would be really helpful and would encourage participation in the beta program!

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Under Review

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10 - Fireball

This is a great idea @SeanAdams . 


Will enable more contributions to the beta program and also possibly sooner upgrades, because testing of newer functionalities for existing development projects will be done and once that is good, upgrade choices are driven by the tech teams with  data backing.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Not Planned

Thank you for your patience and feedback!


Our product team has completed a thorough review of this feature, including technical requirements and timeline, and we've determined at this time that the best status for this idea is Not Planned. While we like this idea, we're unable to include it in the near future road map due to several factors. However, we are looking into ways to improve our installer experience, and hope to include updates to this component of our product in the future.


Should we be able to return to this idea or should the road map change to include this feature, we'll be sure to update this idea accordingly.