I believe I'm doing something wrong in Alteryx since I'm a new user. My company uses Alteryx as its dataflow tool and I need to extract the data from a simple query (below) and saved to some local file. I'm using CSV. The results have 5.7M rows.
Issue: When exporting the data from this query using MS SQL Server Management Studio, the total time is 0:40 to 0:60s. When running the same query in Alteryx using either in the Input Tool or the In-Db (Connect DB + Data Stream Out) it takes around 20-25 minutes. My guess is that I'm doing something very wrong.
I followed all the connection instructions in Alteryx website for both data connections and In-Db Connections and I'm still getting very slow extraction times. My colleagues have the same issues (though most of them never used other tools before - they believe this to be normal).
Before posting here, I browsed the forum for similar issues and while found some complaints on the extraction being slow, no real solution was provided. So I decided to come here and ask the community how to make the SQL Server data extractions faster in Alteryx as we (me and my team) must be doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance.
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