Box

Version:
2022.1
Last modified: August 03, 2022
Connection Type

Alteryx Tool. The latest version is available from the Alteryx Community.

Type of Support

Read and Write

Release Notes
Version Description
v 2.4.0
  • Compatible with Alteryx Designer 2021.4.2 and later.

  • Append and Overwrite options now create a new version of the file rather than deleting the old file and creating a new one. This preserves the file’s version history and shared links.

  • Removed the limit of 100 files downloaded from a single folder.

v 2.3.0
  • Authentication occurs using user's browser instead of embedded CEF in Designer to comply with modern security policies.

  • Minor bugfixes.

v 2.2.0
  • Added an option to pass column information (column names and data types) to connected tool without the need to run the workflow.

  • Added Dynamic Output

  • Added an option to upload local files to Box using Box Output.

  • Write Headers checkbox is now enabled by default.

  • Minor bugfixes.

v 2.1.1
  • Fixed blank screen issue when authenticating in Designer 2021.3.2.54175. Note that you also need to update to Designer 21.3.3.63061 or later. A whitelisting header need to be added in your Box app after you update.

v 1.0.0
  • Supports OAuth (including SSO) and Access Token Authentication Methods 
  • Allows users to download the folders and files locally. 
  • Requires Alteryx Designer 2021.3 and Later 

Alteryx Tools Used to Connect

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Box Input Tool

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Box Output Tool

Use the Box connector to run, schedule, and publish workflows from Designer, using files stored in your Box workspace. Supported file types are XLSX, CSV and YXDB.

Box App Registration

  1. Log in to https://alteryx.app.box.com/developers/console using your Box credentials.
  2. Select Create New App.
  3. Select Custom App.
  4. In Authentication Method, select User Authentication (OAuth 2.0). Enter App Name and select Create App.
  5. On the Configuration tab in Application Scopes, select Write all file and folders stored in Box to provide permission to the app.
  6. Select Save Changes.
  7. To generate a new developer token, select Revoke and then select Generate Developer Token.
  8. You can use Client ID and Client Secret from OAuth 2.0 Credentials for authentication.

Custom Application Setup

To avoid a Box CORS issue when using the app with OAuth authentication or Access Token and JWT, use a custom configuration:

  1. Box app with OAuth authentication:
    1. Add Redirect URI https://cef.alteryx.com/designer/oauthcallback to resolve the CEF window CORS issue.
      BoxOAuth
    2. Enter file://* for Allowed Origins.
      BoxOAuthCORS
  2. Box app with Access Token and JWT authentication:
    1. Enter file://* for Allowed Origins.
      BoxTokensCORS

 

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