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I have an Alteryx workflow built where i am downloading all the files and tuning the data. What i am looking for is can i send this tuned data back onto FTP and connect it using Tableau?
For the same workflow i want to set a sort of alert when there is a change like when credentials change or data file missing or a new column added etc. I saw EMAIL TOOL, is there any better approach?
I appreciate your Help.
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To answer your first question, here are a couple of community articles that describe hot to upload to an FTP:
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Upload
Upload to SFTP/FTP - More Examples with Alteryx 10.5
If you are wanting to upload files directly to Tableau, there a Publish to Tableau Server macro that may do what you want:
Publish to Tableau Server Tool
To answer your second question, you may have a couple of options depending on what suits you best.
There is an option within the workflow configuration to send an email on error:
When workflow fails, send an email notification of workflow error messages
This option would alert you of any error, so an authentication error (like a change in credentials) would be sent.
Also, you could design a workflow with our developer tools that might be able to alert you if there was a change in the field info.
This would likely involve the Field Info tool and the Message tool.
About the Field Info Tool
About the Message Tool