Currently the e-mail settings for the server are set up using a wizard and are not available within the admin UI.
Please could you add an explicit section to the Admin UI to allow the admin team to set up approved SMTP settings, allowing this all to be managed in one admin console.
Further: Can you allow the admins to push these settings down to the desktop users. This would allow the admin team to control the SMTP usage and prevent data leakage. It would also reduce complexity for the user since the SMTP settings are all pre-set making eMail tools; and Events easier to set up.
As the Server Admin I'd like to have the ability to view ALL "Workflow Results" for all Subscriptions.This will give the highest level admin the ability to monitor all schedules (on the entire server instance) and monitor if they are unable to complete successfully (example- unable to allocate memory) and any other errors are occurring.
Knowing this information will help the server administrator understand if there are issues with the server itself (e.g. if we need more workers or to simply adjust actual server system settings..etc..)
Below you can see few of my suggestion to improve Alteryx Server.
Idea for Alteryx Server monitoring:
Give server more functionality with:
Hopefully you will find these suggestions interesting and useful.
Please Enable OAuth 2.0/OpenID Support for Alteryx Server & Connect. Currently, it supports only AD , SAML .
Current SAML has limitations, Unable to import Security groups from LDAP/AD if SAML is enabled.
We have installed Server on Azure VM and have looked into options such as a replica AD Domain Controller in the Azure environment for authentication, however, we would like to have Server authenticated using Azure AD.
Currently there are certain locations on server that are paginating content results:
Each of these pages require users to either know exactly what they want to find by using keyword filtering or know exactly what page they want to go to and use the bottom arrows/page numbers to navigate to that page. Ditching pagination for something more intuitive helps users that may not be as acclimated with the depth of content when there are a lot of results, and also saves users multiple click interactions to find what they want.
There are tons of solutions for this, but infinite scroll is the most user-friendly & least taxing server & client side.
https://infinite-scroll.com/ has code & examples, and jquery seems to be the most widely used implementation.
If you run an Alteryx app on your desktop or hard drive, a help button will appear in the bottom right. This button defaults to sending you to help.Alteryx.com, but you can adjust it to send you to any location by adjusting the app in the interface designer. This means that you could use the help button to send users to a location detailing how to actually use the app built. The issue comes that when you upload an Alteryx app to the Alteryx Gallery, the "help" button disappears. I propose that the help button be made available in the Alteryx gallery for apps so that designers can use it to direct users to locations detailing how to use the apps.
It would be great if each user could persist their gallery UI sorting/view changes and leave them as default. When I log in I nearly always immediately switch to list view and sort by most recent modified. This means everytime I access a set of workflows there are at least 3 click actions before I can even start working.
The admin (aka curator) needs to be given more control. The admin should have greater control than the users of the system.
My organization is in the Healthcare industry and we have HIPAA laws to abide by when it comes to data. Not all users should be able to see all data. Developers should not have complete control over the data they publish.
Get tips from Tableau as they have admin controls down with their permissions process.
When you enable SAML authentication for Alteryx Server it does allow Single Sign IN but it does not support Sign OUT. This means that after you close your browser the session remains active. If the browser is opened again and the Gallery page is loaded it will pick up the session that was activated before instead of creating a new session. At the very least a session time out limit should be added.
I would love the ability to select multiple workflows at once to disable/edit/move workflows to a different studio or disable the schedule all at once (so like a check box to select them)- instead of having to manually select each one and move them and have to go back and forth.
This would also help during update time- as the longest part of the updates is waiting for the service to stop. If i could select all/multiple schedules to disable at once- then the service would be able to stop when I chose (instead of waiting for scheduled workflows to run)
One of our biggest areas of confusion for new users of our Gallery is the Download button. They often click it thinking that will give them their information right away. It would be great if the person didn't see that or the scheduler option if they were not an Artisan, since they can't use the workflow anyway. It would be even better if selecting the workflow took them straight into the question portion.
As we continue to build Alteryx Workflows for the business, there is a continued need for an organizational structure for saving and storing Alteryx Workflows within the Alteryx Gallery. Organizing the workflow repository through a "folder hierarchy" will allow users to quickly navigate and find the appropriate workflow. Currently, the workflows are listed in alphabetical order and requires the user to remember the Alteryx Workflow name and click to the proper page.
Any enhancements to the Alteryx Gallery organization structure would be greatly appreciated!
Now, under the Job Tab, it is only show the status of running job.
Suggest to add one new page for showing the run history of each workflow/job.
1. Workflow name
3. Assigned Worker
4. Start time
5. End time
8. Job Type (schedule or manual tracker)
10. Message ( e.g. error log)
The scale of the column width in Alteryx Gallery is fixed.
Sometime may not show the whole word of that column, it is very inconvenience.
Actually, not only in gallery but also in designer. Like the Manage Data Connections pop-up window.
Even in 2019.4, the display problem hasn't been improved.
Can Alteryx improve the UI of gallery and designer asap?
My company uses R Shiny and maybe in the future Python Dash to create multiple analytic apps, dashboards, etc for multiple people to run across our company. One thing that would be nice to to have these R Shiny workflows run off of the Alteryx Server as that would allow us to use Alteryx Server to keep permissions and ease of use.
I propose an update to the Alteryx Server that would allow for R Shiny apps to be run in the Alteryx Server with all functionality of custom R interactive plots, etc etc just like what you'd see in one hosted on a R Shiny Server.
The benefits of this would allow for my company to only have to manage one server instance (Alteryx) to run all of this. Since R/Python is allowed/used in Alteryx workflows already, can you add the ability to visualize R Shiny code/plots/interactions/etc within Alteryx Server itself?
When building a complicated or resource heavy workflow, it would really useful to be able to have menu option upon right-clicking a tool output to add all the downstream steps to a container. With that one option, a user could then
I would like to have the ability to configure my company's Gallery to display more than five applications/workflows to a page. This is a waste of screen space and creates unnecessary clicks for browsing.
The Inputs to an Alteryx App look very clunky and are not formatted well on the Gallery. The App Inputs look fairly decent when executed from Designer, but the Gallery input tabs looks like a work-in-progress that never got out of beta. We desperately need some way to make the app input tabs aesthetically pleasing and functional. An "artisan" does not like to create a masterpiece app that has a Model-T front end.