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Support .YXI files in Alteryx Gallery

So, .YXI files are great, they allow a much simpler installation process of macros from the Gallery to your local machine and server. 

 

However one problem; they are not supported to be hosted on the Alteryx Gallery. This means that in order to share .yxi files they have to be hosted on some other drive and then you have to have a workflow in the alteryx gallery which provides users with the download link.

 

This makes that clean process a bit less clean, and it also causes problems with big customers who cannot whitelist these share drives for which the .yxi files are hosted. I myself have had about 20 emails from one global consulting firm in the US requesting access to a macro, I can't link them to the content as they are blocked, and therefor I have to email them individually. 

 

It's a tad tedious and ruins the 'install experience'.

 

If you don't know what I'm talking about you can follow my colleagues (Peter Gamble-Beresfords) blog here:

 

https://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2017/10/05/create-share-alteryx-tool-installer-yxi-file/

 

What I'm asking for is simple, support for .yxi files in the Alteryx gallery, in the same way you do with macros.

 

Ben

3 Comments
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hey @BenMoss  - what may work better in our world is the ability to either push from the central server down to a set of users, or for users to be able to select like an appstore!

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula
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Status changed to: Under Review

Thank you for your idea!

 

Our product team is current digging into the technical requirements and feasibility of this idea. We'll update this status again once we have a better grasp on the technical requirements and can better speak on if or when we'd be able to include this idea on the road map.