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What is the best way to manage connections- gallery vs system DSN on the server?


I'm trying to understand which is the best way to manage connections at enterprise level. The current setup is small - one admin cum developer and multiple users who will run workflows via gallery. 


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My opinion is DSN-less connection strings are best.  There are no aliases to manage and no passwords to maintain by an administrator.  For some assistance in creating the strings, you can rely upon for help.  





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Thanks Mark!

But wont it be harder to make changes? 

My confusion is between whether to use a gallery administered data connection or a system data connection(alias) while building and publishing workflows.





Thats a great way of moving away from ODBC creation in each machine. When i place the connection string in the input data then iam getting error. How should we use the connection string along with the driver in the Alteryx Input tool?