You can create connections to one or more PostgreSQL databases from Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition. For more information on PostgreSQL, see https://www.postgresql.org/.
If the Alteryx databases are hosted on a PostgreSQL server, do not create a connection to this database.
- 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.
To create this connection:
- In the Import Data page, click the Plus sign. Then, select the Relational tab. Click the PostgreSQL card.
- You can also create connections through the Connections page. See Connections Page.
For additional details on creating a PostgreSQL connection, see Enable Relational Connections.
This connection can also be created using the API.
- For details on values to use when creating via API, see Connection Types.
- See API Reference.
Enter your fully qualified hostname. Example:
|Port||Set this value to |
|Connect String Options|
Insert any additional connection parameters, if needed. See below.
Select the checkbox to enable SSL connections to the database.
NOTE: Additional configuration may be required in the database server. For more information, please consult the documentation that was provided with the distribution.
|Database||Enter the name of the database on the server to which to connect.|
|User Name||Username to use to connect to the database.|
|Password||Password associated with the above username.|
|Test Connection||After you have defined the connection credentials type, credentials, and connection string, you can validate those credentials.|
|Default Column Data Type Inference|
|Connection Name||Display name of the connection|
|Connection Description||Description of the connection, which appears in the application.|
The properties that you provide are inserted into the following URL, which connects Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition to the connection:
Connect string options
The connect string options are optional. If you are passing additional properties and values to complete the connection, the connect string options must be structured in the following manner:
<prop>: the name of the property
<val>: the value for the property
?: any set of connect string options must begin with a question mark.
&: all additional property names must be prefixed with an ampersand (
=: property names and values must be separated with an equal sign (
This connection uses the following driver:
- Driver version:
- Driver documentation: https://jdbc.postgresql.org/documentation/head/index.html
|Class 08 Connection Exception|
Connection failure: the web client or Alteryx node is unable to establish a connection.
|Class 28 Invalid Authorization Specification|
Typically, this error occurs when an invalid password has been submitted.
Tip: Use the Test Connection button to validate your credentials.
For more information on error messages for this connection type, see https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/errcodes-appendix.html.
NOTE: Please note the version number in the URL above.
For more information, see Database Browser.
For more information on interacting with data, see Using Databases.
For more information on how values are converted during input and output with this database, see Postgres Data Type Conversions.
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