Select connection types may be made available through the Alteryx® Analytics Cloud prior to general availability and full support. These Early Preview connection types are intended to enable customers to get connected to their source data to begin building their data wrangling pipelines. The currently available Early Preview connection types are described below.
Early Preview connection types provide early access to and use of new connection types so that you may begin working with data in your connected datastores. Avoid deploying Early Preview connections into a production environment before testing in Dev/Testing environments. To send feedback, please contact Alteryx Support.
Unless explicitly stated below, each Early Preview connection type has the following limitations:
- Cloud/SaaS only. Early Preview connections are not available for self-managed deployments.
- Read-only. Writing back through the connection is not supported.
- Authentication. Access to the datastore must be completed through the listed and supported method for the connection type. Depending on the connection, the method may be limited to one of the following:
- Basic credentials (username/password)
- OAuth 2.0
- Methods of authentication not listed with the connection type are not supported.
- Limited data type support. All imported data is mapped to the following basic data types:
- Other data types, such Datetime, are not officially supported for Early Preview connections. They might be processed properly.
Additional possible limitations include:
- SSO is unlikely to be supported.
- Connect String Options cannot be applied to data modeling.
- Import uses a default schema, which may not show all of the available tables in the connected database.
- Of the available tables, some tables may not show all columns due to limitations in the data source.
- Performance through an Early Preview connection may be slower than for generally available connections.
- Connector-specific functionality that may require additional engineering may not be supported through the Early Preview connection.
Early Preview connections are made available through the Cloud Portal with the intention of making them generally available and fully supported at some point in the future.
These connections are supported with the following limitations:
- These connections are supported only for importing datasets and generating samples.
- The configuration, supported use cases, supported data types, and limitations are subject to change prior to making the connection generally available.
- While it is the intention of Alteryx Inc to make all Early Preview connections generally available for our customers, Alteryx Inc reserves the right to remove the connection from availability at all or to change the connection at any time prior to general availability.
- Bugs found in Early Preview connections may not be fixed before general availability.
Avoid using Early Preview connections in production environments without testing them first in Development/Staging environments.
Coming Soon connections:
Connections that are labeled Coming Soon in the Cloud Portal may be made available in the future. If you are interested to getting early access, please contact Alteryx Support.
NOTE: To be able to create a connection, you must be assigned the appropriate privileges in your roles through the Cloud Portal. For more information, see Roles Page.
Please complete the following steps to create any Early Preview connection.
- Login to the Cloud Portal.
- In the left nav bar, click the Connections icon.
- In the Connections page, click Create.
- Select the appropriate card for the connection type. The cards for the connections below are marked: Early Preview.
- Specify the connection according to the instructions provided below.
- Verify the connection by creating an imported dataset.
For more information, see Connections Page.
Create Connection via API
Depending on your product edition, you may be able to create your connection via API.
To create an API connection, you must acquire the vendor, vendorName, and type information from the appropriate section below.
This section contains basic information on using connections to various types of supported storage.
- Connect to data: For more information, see Connect to Data.
Early Preview Connections
|Airtable Connections||Airtable is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. For more information, see https://airtable.com/.|
|Amazon Athena Connections||Amazon Athena is a service that enables a data analyst to perform interactive queries in the AWS public cloud on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) For more information, see https://aws.amazon.com/athena/ .|
|Amazon DynamoDB Connections||Amazon DynamoDB is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing non-relational document based databases. For more information, see https://aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/.|
|Apache Impala Connections||Apache Impala is a MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) SQL query system for processing volumes of data stored in a Hadoop cluster. For more information, see https://impala.apache.org/.|
|Asana Connections||Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. For more information, see https://asana.com/.|
is a payment gateway service provider that allows merchants to accept credit cards, contactless payments, and eChecks through their website and over an IP connection. For more information, see https://www.authorize.net/.
|Cassandra Connections||Cassandra DB is a distributed system for deployment of a large number of nodes across multiple data centers. For more information, see https://cassandra.apache.org/.|
|CockroachDB Connections||Cockroach DB is a cloud-native SQL database for building global and scalable cloud services that survive disasters. For more information, see https://www.cockroachlabs.com/.|
|DB2 Connections||IBM DB2 connects the different applications in your enterprise to your mainframe. For more information, see https://www.ibm.com/products/db2-connect.|
|Exact Online Connections||Exact Online is an online business software for business owners and accountants. The combination of accounting and CRM offers the perfect basis for any healthy business. For more information, see https://www.exact.com/us/software/exact-online.|
|Freshdesk Connections||Freshdesk by Freshworks is a cloud-based customer engagement service for managing customer interactions and the sales pipeline. For more information, see https://www.freshworks.com/.|
|Google Analytics 4 Connections||Google® Analytics 4® is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Version 4 represents the latest schema for Google Analytics data. For more information, see https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/provision/#/provision.|
|Google Contacts Connections||Google Contacts is an online contact management service.|
|Greenplum Connections||Greenplum uses a high-performance architecture to distribute the load of multi-terabyte data warehouses and can leverage a system's resources in parallel to process a query. For more information, see https://greenplum.org/.|
|HubSpot Connections||HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that offers marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software. For more information, see https://www.hubspot.com/.|
|JIRA by Atlassian Connections||Jira by Atlassian is a software application used for issue tracking and project management. For more information, see https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira.|
|LinkedIn Ads Connections||is a paid marketing tool that offers access to LinkedIn social networks through various sponsored posts and other methods. For more information, see https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions.|
|Magento Connections||Magento is an e-commerce platform that provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system and offers powerful marketing, search optimization, and catalog-management tools. For more information, see https://magento.com/.|
Mailchimp is a marketing application that enables you to maintain contact management practices and powerful data analysis. For more information, see https://mailchimp.com/ .
|MariaDb Connections||MariaDb is a popular open source relational database. It has been integrated into various cloud offerings and is the default database for many Linux distributions. For more information, see https://mariadb.org/.|
|Marketo Connections||Marketo is a marketing automation platform that enables marketers to manage personalized multi-channel programs and campaigns to prospects and customers. For more information, see https://developers.marketo.com/.|
|Microsoft Advertising Connections||Microsoft Advertising is a service that provides pay per click advertising on the Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines. For more information, see https://ads.microsoft.com/.|
|Microsoft Dataverse Connections||You can create connections to your Microsoft Dataverse instance from the Alteryx® Analytics Cloud.|
|Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Connections||Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (Deprecated) is a set of interconnected, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services designed to both transform and enable your core customers, employees, and business activities. For more information, see https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/sales/overview/.|
|NetSuite Connections||NetSuite is the leading integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce software.|
|Pinterest Connections||Pinterest is a visual discovery engine for finding ideas like, fashion, home, and style inspiration. For more information, see https://in.pinterest.com/business/hub/.|
|Presto Connections||Presto is a high-performance, distributed SQL engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from Gigabytes to Petabytes. The architecture of Presto enables users to query various data sources such as Hadoop, MYSQL, MongoDB, and Teradata. For more information, see https://prestodb.io/.|
|QuickBase Connections||Quickbase is an application development platform that unites business and IT teams by enabling problem solvers to work together to safely, securely, and sustainably create an ecosystem of applications. For more information, see https://www.quickbase.com/.|
|QuickBooks Online Connections||QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based software that can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. This software includes access to all product and feature updates, automatic data backups, as well as the ability to restore company data from backups. For more information, see https://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/.|
|Redis Connections||Redis (Remote Dictionary Server), is a fast, open-source, in-memory key-value data store for use as a database, cache, message broker, and queue. For more information, see https://redis.io/.|
|SAP HANA Connections||SAP HANA® (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is a multi-model database that stores data in its memory instead of keeping it on a disk. For more information, see https://www.sap.com/products/hana.html.|
|SendGrid Connections||SendGrid is a cloud-based SMTP provider that allows you to send email without having to maintain email servers. For more information, see https://sendgrid.com/.|
|ServiceNow Connections||ServiceNow provides technical management support, such as IT service management and help desk functionality, to the IT operations of large corporations. For more information, see https://www.servicenow.com/|
|Shopify Connections||Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides online retailers with a suite of services such as payments, marketing, shipping, and customer engagement tools.|
|Smartsheet Connections||Smartsheet is a project management and collaboration tool served in a simple spreadsheet layout. For more information, see https://www.smartsheet.com/ .|
|Splunk Connections||Splunk® is a software platform used for monitoring, searching, analyzing, and visualizing machine-generated data in real-time. For more information, see https://www.splunk.com/.|
Trello is a visual collaboration tool that enables you to organize and prioritize projects in a flexible and rewarding way. For more information, see https://trello.com/en-US.
|Trino Connections||Trino is a distributed SQL query engine designed to query large data sets distributed over one or more heterogeneous data sources. For more information, see https://trino.io/.|
|Workday Connections||Workday is a cloud-based system that allows you to manage finances, human resources, and student-faculty lifecycles. For more information, see https://workday.com/.|
|Xero Connections||Xero is cloud-based accounting software for small businesses. It performs bookkeeping functions such as invoicing and payroll and allows you to connect to a live bank feed. For more information, see https://www.xero.com/ .|
|Zendesk Connections||Zendesk is a service-first CRM company that builds software designed to improve customer relationships. For more information, see https://www.zendesk.com/.|
|Zoho CRM Connections||Zoho CRM is an online sales CRM software that manages your sales, marketing, and support in one CRM platform. For more information, see https://www.zoho.com/in/crm/.|
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