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Hello,

Now it is possible to share a collection which a user who is not granted to access Alteryx server.

 

We use AD to grant users access to Alteryx Gallery. However, when a user is not in this group, it is still possible to choose him as a person to share. 

 

In my opinion, such user should be indicated as someone who won't be able to use a shared collection, or he should be presented at all.

 

Best,

Piotr

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Hello,

I need to monitor which applications are shared with who on regular basis. We follow the 19.2 subscription model to share applications. 

Can you extend server usage reports to include such data?

 

Best,

Piotr Zawistowski

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A nice to have is a connector for Microsoft Flow to trigger workflows.  With Microsoft Flow, users can automate processes, or set conditions that can trigger services across many different providers.  

 

Having the ability to use a Microsoft Flow can enable alteryx users to run workflows and feed in data that could be used by Microsoft Flow to feed into other processes. 

 

This would be a game changer for many users.

 

 

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I'd like the ability to embed my Alteryx Gallery apps into another webpage (Google Sites, etc.). It would be great to see a feature on the gallery to generate this embed code much like how Tableau uses this feature for dashboards.

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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.

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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

 

  • Pause all the down line tools while troubleshooting or adding and testing an upstream set of tools without having to wait for the remainder of the workflow to play out.
  • Move the entire set of down line tools to make room for more tools upstream.
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Following up on this post (https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Server-Discussions/Server-logs-do-not-include-download-tool... ), inclusion of the activity of the download tool in the Server logs would be very useful in monitoring this high-risk capability within an enterprise tech environment.

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Would like to see an Admin API endpoint added to Jobs that would allow for the cancellation of queued jobs. The idea would be that you can get a list of all jobs in the queue and then cancel anything you may need to.  Currently cancellation can only be done from the web front end of gallery admin section

Please keep in mind that this is a suggestion from a container novice! 🙂

 

However, our situation is such that our release upgrade deployments are taking significant time to install, test and sign-off from DEV through PROD for the four main life-cycles involved in our server environment. Even if we script the deployment to save time, there's still manual configuration needed to confirm the new version works in the next server environment.

 

Similar to how Promote can deploy from DEV through PROD using images/containers, my suggestion is to package the Server components into images/containers that can be similarly deployed through the life-cycles. While the container with mongoDB doesn't need to move to the next life-cycle, the containers with the web server, load balancer, and engine nodes could move with the click of a button. And if needed, reverted to prior version with similar ease.

 

I forgot to ask about this idea at the UX lab during Inspire, but would be very happy to hear if it's already in the pipeline!

 

Thank you for your consideration!

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Hello,

 

I think there should be option to test save data connection during setup and after. Perfectly, if there was possibility to schedule connectivity check, however, just adding option to test it manually will be the step forward.

 

Best,

Piotr

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Hello,

 

Current Data Connections options are limited to db connections: MSSQL, Oracle and Others.

 

In my opinion, it should be expanded by at least:

- FTP/SFTP addresses

- URLs to webservices or resources

- Cloud resources like AWS S3

 

The server should manage resources as much as possible

 

Best,

Piotr

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Hello,

 

I've used a standard configuration to set up an Alteyx server. The gallery is available at https://alteryx.samplecompany.com/gallery

 

I'd would be really helpful if you enable to create a landing page at https://alteryx.samplecompany.com/ and add a possibility to host add extra pages. The easiest way to do this is to add an option to the Alteryx Server configuration wizard and read the pages from Alteryx workspace location.

 

Additionally, such landing page should have redirection from HTTP to HTTPs.

 

Best,

Piotr

 

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Hello,

 

I can't find an option in Alteryx Server wizard to enable redirection from http to https. Alteryx Service occupies both ports so I can't (and I don't want) to deploy a redirection on port 80. Such feature would be really helpful if it comes out of the box.

 

Best,

Piotr

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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.

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Version 4.0 and 4.1 of the Salesforce Input Connector doesn't work on Alteryx Server - I'm on 2019.2.  I'm in the process of migrating workflows onto Server, which we recently purchased and the fact that I can't move my Salesforce ETL processes without downgrading Server is a big problem.  I've been wrestling with this for two weeks - it was a big distraction during Inspire before I realized there was a known issue here.

 

Others are having this problem:

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Dev-Space/Publishing-workflows-with-encrypted-password-to-the-Galle...

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Dev-Space/Publishing-workflows-with-encrypted-password-to-the-Galle...

 

@BlytheE , can we PLEASE prioritize this?!?  Thanks!

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The ability to create multiple fields in the Multi-Field Formula and Multi-Row Formula tools. Currently I have to drag 3 tools to the canvas which can become cluttered. We should be able to create multiple formulas in one tool, similar to how the formula tool works.

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Hello Alteryx Team,

 

we would like to customize SAML login with additional claims (departement)?

 

We want to grant authentication based on claims we are using in addition of firstname, lastname, email. 

 

So we need custom code as well, is this possible to integrate or merge with alteryx code ?

 

simple example would be:

we add city to the claims and on user with from city "New York" will be accepted all others will get access denied page.

 

Best regards,

 

Heinrich

Hello,

 

The Analytics team for our company services 9 different lines of business, and it would be helpful to create sub folders within each line of business. It would be helpful to be able to restrict the access for each individual sub folder also. Our team deals with different teams within each line of business, and they may need to have different access due to sensitive content. 

 

Thanks,

 

Erik M

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My company is using SSO which prevents us from publishing datasets to Tableau or Wave/Einstein Analytics. Is there a workaround for SSO? 

Thanks!

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Hey there,

 

Below you can see few of my suggestion to improve Alteryx Server. 

 

Idea for Alteryx Server monitoring:

  • Increase data what could be seen on workflow results.
  • Possibly create a report with filter option (to filter by user, gallery, workflow and etc.), which would at least contain data like:
    • Successfully ran workflows, count, percentage.
    • Failure rates, counts and etc.
    • Live data for monitoring purposes.
    • etc.
  • Possibility to connect to workflow results data (live data) with other tools like Tableau or Power BI to create dashboards and etc. to monitor and act on the error as soon as possible.
  • Give a chance for other users to check on the workflow statuses and etc same like workflow owner.

Give server more functionality with:

  • Ability for server automatically retry workflow based on configurations: in example:
    • retry flow in specific time (for example in 30 minutes)
    • number of possible retries
    • based on specific workflow (other) results ability to trigger to run another workflow
    • (Maybe there is a better way) ability to run macros which would for example open MS Excel, and run macro inside it. I have some of the workflows where workflow opens excel, runs macro inside, that macro triggers special Add In which connects to Essbase, it pulls the data, saves excel file, and then alteryx continues working with the file. So if such or similar workflows could be run on Server that would be awesome.
    • This is extremely exiting one: possibility to create environment for self-service users, which it would not be something like gallery (because gallery is more suitable for Alteryx Designers/users).
      • in that one environment admin could grant access for user and tick what specific user could see and run.
      • so for admin it would be one environment, and user would see only what is needed for him/her.
      • in that environment user would also be able to schedule self-service workflows to be received in example by email, or BOX drive or any other way. Scheduled workflow would have to be approved by an admin before it would be actually scheduled. 
    • I have not tried this one myself, but that would also be great if all alteryx server environment could be accessed by mobile devices (of course, some features would be limited).

 Hopefully you will find these suggestions interesting and useful. 

 

Regards,

Aurimas

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