Install Custom Tools
Last modified: November 18, 2020
Alteryx provides several options for creating custom tools. One method for deploying a custom tool is to package the tool and its dependencies into a single YXI file. See Package a Tool.
Install a Custom Tool in Designer
Designer users can open a YXI file to install the custom tool for use in workflows. Installing a YXI tool, adds. it to the tool palette in Designer. Designer installs the YXI file and its supporting macros in this directory:
Install a Custom Tool for all Server Users
Server admins can install a custom tool (YXI) for all Server users.
- Open Designer as an administrator on Server. To do so, right-click the Designer icon and select Run as administrator,
- Open the YXI file.
- Select Install for all users, and select Install.
Server installs YXI tools in this directory:
Alteryx loads tools in the Designer from these locations in the following order:
- Alteryx install folders