Control Designer Access to Server

Version:
2023.1
Last modified: May 17, 2023

The Open and Save options for the Server UI under the File menu in Designer can be configured using the RuntimeSettings.xml. If the RuntimeSettings.xml file does not exist, you need to create a new RuntimeSettings.xml file in the directory specified below based on the examples below. Or you can copy it from another Alteryx Designer installation.

The configuration options enable you to:

  • Disable all Save and Open options for the Server
  • Prevent users from adding or removing Server connections
  • Provide a default Server location for use instead of the Alteryx Analytics Gallery

XML Options

To configure the Server options, add the following XML options to a <Designer> child node within <SystemSettings> in the RuntimeSettings.xml (C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\RuntimeSettings.xml). Each XML option is optional and only needs to be added if the specified value is different from the default value.

<SaveToGalleryEnabled>True</SaveToGalleryEnabled>: Enables or disables all of the Save/Open Server options. The default is True and the options are True or False.

<ManageGalleriesEnabled>True</ManageGalleriesEnabled>: Enables or disables the ability for end users to add or remove Server connections. The default is True and the options are True or False.

<DefaultGalleryUrl>https://gallery.example.com</DefaultGalleryUrl>: Specifies the URL for the default Server. The default points to https://gallery.alteryx.com

Example 1

  • Enable all Save and Open options for the Server
  • Allow users to add or remove Server connections
  • Change the default Server location to gallery.example.com 

"SaveToGalleryEnabled" is not included as the default value is "True".

xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding ="UTF-8"?>
<SystemSettings>
    <Designer>
        <DefaultGalleryUrl>https://gallery.example.com</DefaultGalleryUrl>
    </Designer>
</SystemSettings>

Example 2 

  • Enable all Save and Open options for the Server
  • Prevent users from adding or removing Server connections
  • Change the default Server location to gallery.example.com 

"SaveToGalleryEnabled" is not included as the default value is "True".

xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding ="UTF-8"?>
<SystemSettings>
    <Designer>
        <ManageGalleriesEnabled>False</ManageGalleriesEnabled>
        <DefaultGalleryUrl>https://gallery.example.com</DefaultGalleryUrl>
    </Designer>
</SystemSettings>

Example 3

Disable all Save and Open options for the Server.

"ManageGalleriesEnabled" and "DefaultGalleryUrl" are not included as they are not applicable when Save/Open options for the Server are disabled.

xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<SystemSettings>
    <Designer>
        <SaveToGalleryEnabled>False</SaveToGalleryEnabled>
    </Designer>
</SystemSettings>
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