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How to locate the author of a data file in Alteryx

8 - Asteroid

Hello everybody,


I am currently managing a large alteryx data flow with data from SAP, PAS-X & Excel. Specifically, I have this file (using an in-DB tool to output it):




Do any of you know how I can find out who authored/edits this document? Please note that I am very new to Alteryx, so simple instructions to find out how would be amazing, thank you! 🙂



14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

The only way I know that might work is to do this:


  1. Go to the file (yxmd for example) and right click on the file > properties
  2. Click on the "Details" tab in the properties window
  3. Go down to "Owner" 

Hope that helps! 

Joshua Burkhow - Alteryx Ace | Global Alteryx Architect @PwC | Blogger @ AlterTricks
8 - Asteroid

Hello Joshua,


Thank you very much!


When I click on properties, here:





Nothing happens. Not sure if this is a bug or something? I've been clicking it 1000 times and waiting patiently, but nothing happens