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System Alias Not Available/Greyed Out in Alias Manager

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Question

I am trying to set up a System alias, but the System option is grayed out or missing. How can I create a System alias?

 

Standard Connection - System connection is grayed out:

Screenshot.png

 

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

Screenshot_InDB.png

 

Answer

Alteryx must be run with elevated privileges in order to be able to create a System alias connection within Alteryx. If you have certain permissions, you can run Alteryx as an administrator and then try and create it. Simply right-click on the Alteryx program (or on the Alteryx icon on your desktop) and choose 'Run as administrator' (see below). Otherwise, you will have to get administrative rights in order to add a System alias.

 

RunAsAdmin.png

 

 

More information from the Help section:

Standard Alias

In-DB Alias

 

Thanks for reading!

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!