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Where can I find the sample data for the Alteryx Tutorials

5 - Atom

Where can I find the sample data for the Alteryx Tutorials (built in tutorials)? I looked where it says it is installed but the folder is empty.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

If Alteryx was installed on a 64 bit machine using all the standard installation recommendations you should be able to find them at:

C:\Program Files\Alteryx\Samples\SampleData

5 - Atom

C:\Program Files\Alteryx\Samples\SampleData Doesn't seem to be the place where my SampleData is on my machine.  Are there any other common locations it gets loaded by default?

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

For Non-Admin installation, sample data could be found in :




%localappdata% is an environment variable which will usually look like : C:\users\MyUsername\AppData\Local\ 







8 - Asteroid

the ALTERYX I have is and under samples data folder i see only these two folders

1.  CalgaryData

2. PresidentImages 


unable to make any connection to the files referenced in tutorials ( the following files are referenced in the tutorials - 




5 - Atom

In my case, the "CO_Sales.xlsx" seems to be missing - the "CO Store File - North.yxdb" ... etc. exists, not the xlsx-file. 

Can I download that file somewhere?


Thanks for any help/hint.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hi @Kopinski,


File CO_Sales.xlsx is not part of a standard Alteryx Designer installation. Did you see it in any particular example?


Kind regards,


Paul Noirel

Sr Customer Support Engineer, Alteryx


5 - Atom

Hi, I reviewed a youtube-video which I believe was linked from the and that examples used also the xls next to the yxdb-files. 

Should be this one:



Coming to Alteryx from other tools and unfamiliar with the idea of a visual workflow? This session shows how visual workflows cut out the repetitive steps yo...
5 - Atom

Hi, I have the same issue as I cannot see where I can find the CO_Sales.xlsx file.



7 - Meteor


This one refers to CO_sales.xlsx and is part of the introduction course to Alteryx.

If you (like I do) want to follow step by step, it's not possible. PITY.