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Upgrade Alteryx in 10 Steps


Upgrade from Alteryx 11.7 or prior to the latest version


Dr. Seuss said sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Wondering how to upgrade from Alteryx 11.7 or prior? Here's the fun part. You can upgrade in 10 easy steps!


If you are upgrading from 11.8 or newer, you can use your valid license key and download the latest version of Alteryx from the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal.


Step 1. Review release notes.

At Alteryx, things, well, things change. No daylight burnin' here. Like you, we are GeeYX who can't help but want to make things better. You can find out the latest alteryngs for each version of each product in our release notes documentation center. 


Step 2. Review system requirements.

Got a hankering for tech specs? Here are instant links to all of our most recent system requirements.

Step 3. Get to know the secure licensing portal. 

You'll wanna high tail it over to a video tour of the licensing portal. The licensing portal is also the place where all your Alteryx products are kept behind a sign in screen. It's where all the goods are at.


Step 4. Review your license keys.

After Alteryx 11.7 things got a little, um, wild, here. Raves and all sorts of stuff. Kidding. (Maybe). You can find out all about the new Alteryx license keys by visiting About Alteryx License Keys. Then, take a look at what license keys you have on hand and then contact our friendly Fulfillment office if you have any questions.


Step 5. Gather credentials.

You know that license key email you received from your Alteryx account representative that contains your sign in credentials and valid license keys? Yes, that one! Scrounge it up cuz you'll need it! To find out more and even view an example of this very nice email message, visit How to License Alteryx


Step 6. Perform the upgrade.

The ball is already rolling around on the ground. So, while you're at it...


Step 7. Choose an activation path.

You are the sherriff. You get to pick an activation path. Depending on the number of users in your company and how software is distributed you may want to follow the standard online activation path, the offline activation path, or the command line activation path. Visit Activate Alteryx Overview for an overview of all activation paths. 


Step 8. Review the admin checklist.

So, you're still the sherriff and Alteryx allots special permissions to sherriffs and license admins. Like the ability to administer machines and users in the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal. Even regular folk can view information about their computers (but not much else). See: License Administrator Checklist.


Step 9. Plan for your next upgrade.

It's not complicated. These are your deputies - the release notes page and the Alteryx community (hey! you're there now!).


Step 10. Notify your user community.

Send the pony express around to your Alteryx folk and let them know about the upgrade. They'll appreciate release notes and Alteryx community for training and getting started.


There now. Like lickin' butter off a knife. That's the whole caboodle.