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You can create connections to one or more Microsoft SQL Server databases from the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform


  • This is a read-only connection. 


  • If you haven't done so already, you must create and deploy an encryption key file for the Alteryx node to be shared by all relational connections. For more information, see Create Encryption Key File.
  • If you plan to create an SSO connection of this type, additional configuration may be required. See Enable SSO for Relational Connections.


To create this connection:

  • In the Import Data page, click the Plus sign. Then, select the Relational tab. Click the SQL Server connection box. 
  • You can also create connections through the Connections page. 
  • See Connections Page.

For additional details on creating a SQL Server connection, see Enable Relational Connections.

This connection can also be created using the CLI or API. 

Modify the following properties as needed:

Enter your hostname. Example:
PortSet this value to 1433.
Connect String options

Please insert the following as a single string (no line breaks):



  • <DATABASE_NAME> is the name of the SQL DB database to which you are connecting

Tip: If you have access to the SQL DB database through the Azure Portal, please copy the Connect String from that configuration. You may omit the username and password from that version of the string.

Credential Type


  • basic - (default) You provide the username and password to use as part of the connection definition.
  • Kerberos delegate - Connection uses the Kerberos-delegated principal to connect to the database. No credentials are submitted as part of the connection definition. This method requires additional configuration. see Enable SSO for Relational Connections.
User Name(basic credential type only) Username to use to connect to the database.
Password(basic credential type only) Password associated with the above username.
Default Column Data Type Inference

Set to disabled to prevent the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform from applying its own type inference to each column on import. The default value is enabled.

Test ConnectionAfter you have defined the connection credentials type, credentials, and connection string, you can validate those credentials.
Connection NameDisplay name of the connection
Connection DescriptionDescription of the connection, which appears in the application.


For more information, see Database Browser.

Data Conversion

For more information on how values are converted during input and output with this database, see SQL Server Data Type Conversions.


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