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on 04-14-201603:11 PM - edited on 07-15-202002:51 AM by kcsrestapiuser
How To: Create an In-Database (In-DB) Connection
Apart from making standard database connections, which allow for data to be pulled from the database directly into Alteryx, Designer also has In-Database functionality. The In-Database tools allow for the workflow created to be converted into a query which will then be executed on the database, and not locally in Designer.
Windows Operating System
In Designer, drag and drop the Connect In-DB tool (located in the In-Database tool palette) onto the canvas
Select the “Manage Connections…” option to establish a new In-DB connection
The Manage In-DB Connections window should appear. To configure this window:
Select the Data Source/Database type from the Data Source drop-down.
Under Connection Type, select User, System or File connection.
Under Connection Name, enter a name for this connection.
Under Driver, select the method of connection to use.
Click the Connection String drop-down. You can choose to use an existing connection or create a new connection by clicking the New database Connection…option. You can also paste in the full connection string if you have it available.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the Write tab.
Click OK. If the connection was successful, the Choose Table or Specify Querywindow should appear.
The connection will now be stored in the Connection Name drop-down.