Load Metadata from Amazon S3

Last modified: April 02, 2020

Use the S3 Loader to upload metadata to Alteryx Connect for data files (such as .yxdb, .csv, .xlsx, .xls) in a specified Amazon S3 bucket.

Review Loader Requirements

The Alteryx Connect Loaders must be installed on the machine where Alteryx Server is installed. To install the loaders:

  1. Download the loaders installer. For compatibility, the Loaders installer version must match the Alteryx Connect version.
  2. Run the installer as an administrator.

The JavaScript tool must be installed. For more information, search for "JavaScript tool" in the Alteryx Community.

Open the Loader

  1. Open Alteryx Designer.
  2. Click Help > Sample Workflows > Alteryx Connect Metadata Loaders > S3 Loader > S3 Loader.

Run the App

  1. Click Run as Analytic App Run as analytic app button.
  2. In the Amazon S3 tab:

    • Type the AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Key.

      Use the AWS Management Console to manage access keys of IAM users.

    • Type the AWS Bucket name.
    • In Files to load, type a comma-separated list of file types to load.
  3. In the Alteryx Connect tab, type the URL for your Alteryx Connect instance and your credentials. 

  4. Before running the app, click Save button and save the app configuration to the following directory: 

    The .yxwv app values file is used for scheduling the loader to run in the Gallery. See Schedule Metadata Loaders.

  5. Click Finish to run the app.
    • If the run succeeds, "Success" appears in the App Results window.
    • If the run fails, a "There were Errors" message appears.

    Depending on how much metadata is being imported, the app can take a long time to run.

View the Metadata

  1. Go to the Alteryx Connect URL and log in.
  2. From the main menu, click Data Sources > Files > Amazon S3 > your-bucket-name.
  3. Select a folder to view its contents.
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