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Recognize user restrictions made in Excel

Right now it is not possible to open .xlsx files in Alteryx that has restricted access to specific users from the excel file, even when you are logged in to Alteryx and Excel with the same user. If it is possible to make Alteryx recognize which users/email addresses should be able to input a file to Alteryx I think it would be a great enhancement. To get around the problem we are currently changing the file restrictions through right clicking on it -> Properties -> Security, but this is time consuming and not a smooth fix. 


All the best,


Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi @elinvangbo your feedback is appreciated - that sounds frustrating! Our product team is constantly striving to make our products better, especially for spreadsheet users, and the user feedback we receive is critical in that mission. This idea will be reviewed and commented on by Alteryx when the necessary criteria are met. 

6 - Meteoroid

Thanks for getting back to me! 

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Accepting Votes
16 - Nebula

Can we revive this idea? Much needed in 2023!