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This section covers the following areas around general connectivity of the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.

Additional configuration may be required for individual connection types. For more information, see Connection Types.

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.


Before you begin, you must enable the Alteryx Service within your database infrastructure. For more information, see Whitelist Platform Service.

Custom SQL Query

As needed, users can create custom SQL queries to import datasets through their relational connections. This capability enables more specificity to your imported data and can be used to limit the volume of data that is transferred, which improves import performance. For more information, see Create Dataset with SQL.

Configure SSH Tunnel Connectivity

As needed, you can configure SSH tunneling between the Designer Cloud application and your cloud-based database infrastructure. SSH tunneling provides a more secure method of connecting to your databases.

NOTE: SSH tunneling is enabled on a per-connection basis. If enabled for a connection type, the SSH options appear under the Advanced options in the Connection window.

Relational Long Loading

When you are importing a dataset, the import process can be tracked through the Import Data page and the Library for Data page, and you can continue working in other areas while the data is imported.

Type inference

By default, the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform attempts to infer the data type from schematized sources during import. In some cases, you may wish to disable type inference, which can be applied through the following mechanisms:

Enable OAuth 2.0 Connectivity

Some supported relational datastores support authentication using OAuth 2.0.

  • For each system to which you want to connect, you must create a client app in the target system. For more information, see Enable OAuth 2.0 Authentication.
  • For a target system for which you have created a client app, you must create at least one client in the Designer Cloud application. For more information, see Create OAuth2 Client.

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