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How To: Update the Time Zone Database for the Alteryx Gallery
In the Alteryx Server 2019.3 release, we introduced the ability for users of the Alteryx Gallery to set the time zone they work out of. This created the ability for users to schedule their Gallery workflows to execute according to their time zone, rather than the Alteryx Server's. As countries may decide to update the current time zone they are in, this can cause scheduled workflows to run outside of the time they were set. The following "How-To" article provides our procedure for updating your Alteryx Server instance with updated time zone data.
Product - Alteryx Server 2019.3+
Stop the AlteryxService Note: If on a multi-node deployment, stop the service on each server in the recommended order: 1. Gallery nodes 2. Worker nodes 3. Controller node
Download the latest Data Only Distribution Time Zone Database from https://www.iana.org/time-zones
Extract the downloaded file to a folder on the Desktop
Rename the extracted folder from tzdata<version> to tzdata
Open a web browser and go to https://github.com/unicode-org/cldr/blob/master/common/supplemental/windowsZones.xml
Right click the Raw button found above and to the right of the actual XML document and click Save link as
Save the windowsZones.xml file into the tzdata folder on your Desktop
Open a Windows File Browser and navigate to the Alteryx RuntimeData directory. On a default installation this will be found in C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\RuntimeData
Rename the tzdata folder in this directory to tzdataBackup
Copy the extracted tzdata folder from your Desktop into the RuntimeData directory.
If you have set up a multi-node deployment repeat steps 2 - 10 on all Alteryx Nodes
Restart the AlteryxService Note: If on a multi-node deployment, start the service on each server in the opposite order: 1. Controller node 2. Worker nodes 3. Gallery nodes
DST changes in Windows for Brazil and Morocco
Alteryx Server 2019.3 Release Notes