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Unable to create System Connection/System Connection type missing

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Issue

 

I am trying to set up a System alias, but the System option is missing.

 

Standard Connection - System connection is missing from Options > Advanced Options > Manage Data Connections > Add Connection

 

 In-DB Connection - System connection is not an option:

 

 

Environment

 

  • Alteryx Designer
  • Windows Operating System

 

Cause

 

The Designer is not running Elevated (aka running as an Administrator). Alteryx must be run with elevated privileges in order to be able to create a System Connection within Alteryx. 

 

 

Solution

 

  1. Right click on the Alteryx program (or on the Alteryx icon on your Desktop) and choose Run as administrator
  2. Please contact your IT department if you are unable to run Alteryx as an administrator
Comments
Asteroid

Is there any additional info you can provide?

 

I am set up to run as an administrator:

admin.jpg

 

But I don't have a menu option to manage aliases:

no_option.jpg

 

Thanks!

 

Asteroid

Hi @JDelgado

 

Manage Data connections is where the Alias are stored for Alteryx Version 11 and above and from there you can access the system vs user connection

 

Alias Connectons.png

 

 

Asteroid

Thanks!