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Release Notes for Alteryx Analytics Cloud Platform

November 3, 2023

What's New

Workflow Sharing

  • By default, workflow sharing is enabled now in production workspaces.

    • Both Cloud Workflows and Desktop Workflows (if Cloud execution for Desktop is enabled).

October 27, 2023

What's New

Dataset Management

  • You can now replace an existing dataset with a new dataset on the Library for Data Page.

  • Deleting a dataset now also deletes the initial dataset sample.

Sharepoint Files Write Support

Added write support for CSV files to Microsoft SharePoint Files Connections.

Additional Updates

Updated the CData driver for LinkedIn Ads Connections.

October 20, 2023

What's New

Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Added support for Two Factor Authentication. For more information, go to Getting Started for Workspace Users.

  • You must provide a One Time Passcode (OTP) every 14 days or on next sign in if you deleted the OTP cookie.

Single Sign On (SSO)

Admins can now self-configure SSO using the OpenID Connect (OIDC) protocol. For more information, go to Single Sign-On.

  • Configuration applies to a single workspace.

  • Single Log Out is optional.

User Sessions Updates

  • Sessions now timeout after 12 hours of inactivity, with a maximum lifespan of 30 days.

    • Admins can no longer adjust the session idle timeout setting on a workspace-by-workspace basis.

  • The Session Duration setting has been sunset.

    • To apply a custom session idle timeout setting to a workspace, admins should enable Single Sign-On.

  • You can now view a session’s location details, in addition to IP, operating system, browser and timestamp details.

  • You can have up to 10 browser sessions active at a time.

UI Improvements

  • The sign-in flow has a new look and feel.

  • The password reset flow has a new look and feel.

  • The Sessions page has a new look and feel.

  • The Roles page has a new look and feel.

Expanded Regional Availability of Private Data Processing on AWS

Expanded regional availability of Private Data Processing on AWS beyond the US and Europe.

  • Added 9 new regions in Canada, LATAM, and APAC.

  • These private data handling regions are available from any regional AAC instance (Oregon, Frankfurt, Sydney).

  • For more information on available regions, go to Private Data Processing.

Additional Updates

  • Databricks Spark and Databricks SQL are now available on Azure.

  • All JDBC sources now publish DateTime and Date data types with the appropriate data types for that database.

  • BigQuery to BigQuery Pushdown is now available.

  • You can now write a new sheet to an existing Excel workbook when you output data.

  • Admins can now re-invite users from the Users page in the Admin console. For more information, go to Manage Users.

October 13, 2023

What's New

Define Sites for SharePoint Files Connections

You can now define 1 or more Sites for your SharePoint Files connections. For more information, go to Microsoft SharePoint Files Connections.

Box Connections

Added Box Connections with read-only support for CSV and Excel files. For more information, go to Box Connections.

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where random sampling sometimes didn't work when you executed the workflow in Snowflake.

  • Resolved an issue where some workflows failed when using Photon to run a workflow that output to a Snowflake database.

October 6, 2023

What's New

Improved Databricks Experience

Moving data across Databricks is now faster. AAC converts your workflow into corresponding SQL and then runs it on a SQL warehouse in Databricks.

  • Source and destination must be a Databricks table.

  • AAC can't transform some tools into SQL. In this case, AAC uses the normal job cluster.

  • This process is automatics and doesn't require additional setup.

Excel Overwrite Support

You can now overwrite existing Excel files in your configured storage locations (for example, ADS or Amazon S3).

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where some flows succeeded with Photon but failed with Spark with a memory allocation error.

  • Resolved an issue where some REST API connection calls failed with this error: HTTP protocol error. 500 Server Error.

September 29, 2023

What's New

YouTube Analytics Connections

Added YouTube Analytics Connections as an Early Preview (read-only) connection.

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where workflows using the DateTime tool failed in Designer Experience when Snowflake was used as an execution engine.

  • Resolved an issue where Snowflake was listed as an execution engine when Snowflake accounts with different roles were used in a workflow.

September 22, 2023

What's New

Plans Added to the Library Page

Added a Plans section to the Library page. You can now open or delete your plans from the Library page.

September 14, 2023

What's New

Workflow Import and Export

You can now import and export your Designer Desktop and Designer Experience workflows between your workspaces. To learn more, go to the Library for Assets Page.

Workflow Sharing

Added the option to share your Designer Desktop and Designer Experience workflows with other members of your workspace. To learn more, go to the Library for Assets Page.

Integration of Plans and Reporting

Added Report Tasks to Plans. You can now generate and then download PDF reports in Plans. Use the output of Designer Cloud Workflow Tasks to generate a Report from new data.

Audit Logging

AAC now logs audit events for licensing and billing. These audit events are available upon request.

New Data and Connections Tiles

Added Data and Connections tiles to the landing page. Use these tiles to quickly view your Data page or set up a new Connection.

Parquet File Support

Added Parquet file support to AAC. The maximum file size supported is <1 GB. For information on encoding support, go to Parquet Data Type Conversions.

September 7, 2023

What's New

  • The Default role no longer includes permissions to Flows by default. Instead, the Designer Cloud Creator role now includes Author permissions to Flows.

  • You now have access to your Reports on the Library page. Use the 3-dot menu next to each Report to open, schedule, or delete a Report.

  • Improved performance for users with over 1000 files and folders.

  • AAC now restricts file uploads to supported file types only.

  • Added Parquet file support to the Data page. You can now upload Parquet files and then use them with the Input Data tool in Designer Experience.

  • Added support for Excel output to an external S3 location.

  • Added the option to append data to a sheet in an existing Excel file.


Fixed Issues

  • The Flows tab was sometimes hidden from users that had sufficient permissions.

  • Designer Cloud Workflow runs sometimes failed after changing engine selection.

  • An option to export Designer Cloud Workflows was exposed, even though the user could not use it.

August 31, 2023

What's New

  • Added a Browse Data button when you hover over your connections on the Connections page. Select Browse Data to go to that connection's Import Data page.

  • Added a Connect to Data link to the Input Data tool configuration panel in Designer Experience. Select Connect to Data to go to the Data page, then select a dataset for the Input Data tool.

August 24, 2023

What's New

  • Alteryx Analytics Cloud is now hosted within the EMEA and APJ regions. This regional availability supports EU and Asia Pacific customers who have tightly regulated data. Additionally, this availability helps customers conform to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Australian Privacy Act requirements, along with other rules and regulations on data usage.


Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where you could create a Plan with an empty Flow task.

August 17, 2023

What's New

  • Location Intelligence assets now show on the Library page.

    • Select the asset link to go to the Location Intelligence asset.

  • Workspace admins can now view the job history of Designer Cloud and Designer Desktop workflow jobs from all users on the workspace.

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where the Connections page could not be opened in Firefox.

August 10, 2023

What's New


Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

August 3, 2023

What's New

Excel File Support for Designer Cloud Input Data Tool

You can now upload Excel files with the Input Data tool in Designer Cloud. Available through Input Data tool > Upload File.

  • Support for XLSX and XLS files.

  • You can create 1 dataset per workbook per sheet.

  • You can select if the first row includes headers or not.

  • Maximum file size of 500 MB. For larger files, upload your data through the Data page.

Auto Encoding for the Designer Cloud Input Data Tool

The Input Data tool in Designer Cloud now automatically detects the encoding of your CSV files during upload (for example, UTF-8). Admins can enable or disable this feature from Admin console > Workspace settings > Enable detect auto encoding. Note that AAC enables this feature by default.

Single Sign-On (SSO) Using OpenID Connect (OIDC)

Use SSO to apply authentication and security policies to individual AAC workspaces. SSO provides a seamless and secure login experience for workspace users. To enable SSO, admins can go to the Single Sign-On page in the Admin Console. Coordination with an admin of your Identity Provider is necessary to enable SSO.


July 28, 2023

What's New

Event Triggers for Schedules

  • Added an event trigger Run option for your Schedules. Use event triggers to schedule a Workflow, Flow, or Plan when an application creates or updates an existing file. Use this capability for real-time responses to external events. To learn more, go to Add Schedule Dialog.

Connectivity Updates

July 21, 2023

What's New

Databricks Unity Catalog

  • Added integration with Databricks Unity Catalog:

    • Data Input from Databricks—Use the Databricks Connection to access data stored in your Databricks workspace. Connect to Databricks tables, views, and other data assets. You can then pull these assets into your AAC workflows for data preparation and analysis.

    • Data Output to Databricks—Push your AAC results back to Databricks for further collaboration and exploration.

Databricks AWS Spark Support in Designer Cloud

  • You can now use Databricks as your Spark engine to run workflows. Leverage Databricks' advanced capabilities for distributed data processing while you work in your familiar AAC environment.

Other Connectivity Updates

July 14, 2023

What's New

  • For Workspaces using a Private Data Plane, you can now run Spark jobs in Amazon EMR. To learn how to enable EMR, go to Private Data Processing.

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where you couldn't use datasets as Designer Cloud inputs when the datasets came from relational connections and the columns had duplicate names with numerical suffixes (for example, column and column1).

  • Resolved an issue where the number of columns attribute was sometimes incorrect for input datasets in Designer Cloud.

  • Resolved an issue so that you can now create an AWS connection when aws mode is set to user.

July 7, 2023

What's New

  • We now support the Google Analytics 4 connector. Use the new connector to create a GA 4 connection to one of the two schemas: Universal Analytics and Google Analytics 4.

  • The Shopify connector now supports both an API key and a new Access Token authentication method. We recommend that you move to the new Access Token authentication method.

    • Per Shopify, the use of API key authentication has been deprecated. Shopify now only supports the Access Token method. However, CData continues to provide backward compatibility for existing connections. It is highly recommended to move to the new Access Token authentication method. There is no guarantee provided by CData and Alteryx to support the old authentication method.

  • In the Designer Cloud Output tool, you can now browse through a list of your files and folders. You can also perform a search within a particular directory. The search keyword only applies to files and folders under the directory you are currently in, it won't continuously search for downstream folders.


Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where newly uploaded files were not immediately visible in the list of datasets in the Input tool in Designer Cloud.

  • Resolved an issue where Snowflake datasets created from XLSX files couldn't be used in the Designer Cloud Input tool.

  • Resolved an issue where workflows failed when Snowflake was the selected engine and the workflow included an input imported via an SFTP connection.

June 30, 2023

What's New

  • You can now create a dataset with parameters to import multiple CSV files at once (go to Create Dataset with Parameters for more information). Use the parameterized dataset with the Input tool in Designer Cloud to get results from all the data that match the parameters.

  • You can now share datasets with other users in your workspace.

    • Dataset sharing is enabled by default. To disable dataset sharing, admins can go to Profile Menu > Admin Console > Settings.

    • To share a dataset, go to the Data tab, then select the Share button next to your dataset.

      • You can share datasets through the API as well, this includes bulk operations.

      • You can also share datasets within the Flow canvas in Trifacta Classic.

    • When you share a dataset, you can grant Viewer or Editor permissions. Workspace roles and privileges can't be overridden with this functionality.

    • If you have sufficient access to a dataset, you can view and manage sharing.

    • To avoid sharing data credentials unintentionally, AAC validates the source data permissions at the point of sharing a dataset.

    • Added a new Dataset privilege within user roles. Admins can now manage the level of dataset access for each user.

Fixed Issues

  • Resolved an issue where workflow jobs showed "Dataset deleted" instead of the asset name.

  • Resolved an issue where workflows could be run in Designer Cloud when the output tool wasn't configured properly. An appropriate error is now shown.

  • Resolved an issue where the Designer Cloud output tool didn't retain publish settings when incompletely configured, using a connection, and closed by clicking somewhere else on the canvas.

  • Resolved an issue where files saved directly under the S3 bucket were incorrectly displayed under a folder with a blank name.

  • Resolved an issue where characters were not allowed in an output file name, but were accepted until a workflow was run, then it failed. Now an error is displayed when the incompatible characters are entered.

June 23, 2023

What's New

  • Updated the Auto Insights tile on the landing page to directly go to Auto Insights, rather than opening a pop-up window. If you are eligible, you will automatically sign in to Auto Insights, or a new Auto Insights trial will be created for you.

  • Added functionality to the Switch Workspace list in the Profile menu. If you have access to multiple workspaces, you can now search and scroll through a list of the workspaces. Additionally, a checkmark next to a workspace name indicates your current workspace.


Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the Run button was available for Workflows with a misconfigured output tool on the Designer Cloud canvas.

  • Resolved an issue where the scheduling window disappeared when the hourly frequency field was displayed but the start field was manually emptied.

  • Resolved an issue where the default storage showed as N/A when AWS credentials were already set up for the workspace. Default storage now reflects the AWS connection defined for the workspace.

  • Resolved an issue where S3 connections could get into a bad state when aws.mode = 'user'.

  • Resolved an issue where Dataset imports were failing for Redshift IAM connections.

June 16, 2023

What's New

  • You can now pushdown to Snowflake and then output to a file. Pushdown provides faster processing and lower compute costs. These are the supported file types for Snowflake pushdown:

    • Avro

    • CSV

    • JSON

    • Parquet

    • Hyper

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the Logout button didn't work on some pages when SSO was enabled on the workspace.

  • Resolved an issue where ValidInt returned false positives when using Snowflake pushdown.

  • Resolved an issue where Snowflake pushdown was sometimes incorrectly recommended by default when multiple output tools to multiple locations were used in a single workflow.

  • Resolved an issue where users were able to run a Snowflake full pushdown job with an External S3 source, resulting in a job failure. This isn't supported at the moment; AAC only supports the admin/user level S3 for full pushdown.

  • Resolved an issue where Avro previews sometimes failed to display.

  • Resolved an issue where some production workspace admins couldn't view all jobs.

June 9, 2023

What's New

  • You can now Browse and Publish XLS or XLSX workbooks on these file stores:

    • Alteryx Data Storage (Previously TFS)

    • Customer S3 Bucket

    • External S3

  • You can now use the Designer Cloud Output tool to define a Sheet Name when you output an Excel file.

  • Added a Contact Admin button to apps on the landing page that you don't have permission to yet. To request permission, select Contact Admin to view a list of active admins on your workspace.

  • Updated the Auto Insights tile on the landing page to directly go to Auto Insights, rather than opening a pop-up window.


Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where job run options included Snowflake when it wasn't a valid option.

  • Resolved an intermittent issue where auto-linked tasks prevented successful Plan runs.

June 2, 2023

What's New

Machine Learning Upload Task

  • Use the recently released Machine Learning Upload task in Plans to train an ML model in an existing project. The ML Upload task connects to existing task outputs.

    • Note that using this task removes the old training data from the project but doesn't automatically retrain the model.

Save CSV Files to S3 Storage

  • You can now use the Output tool in Designer Cloud to save CSV files to customer-provided Base S3 Storage or Alteryx Data Storage, which is an Alteryx-managed S3 storage. Use this capability to easily output a CSV file to Alteryx Analytics Cloud. You can then use this file as input for another workflow or application without downloading data onto your physical machine or leaving Alteryx Analytics Cloud.

Improved Asset Table UI Loading Times

  • Improved load time for asset table UI when displaying more than 100 records.

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a vulnerability where some of the connectors we support might have been able to access unauthorized resources that were available in its container or within the cluster.

  • Resolved an issue where some errors were rendered as empty when editing a Dataset name or description from within the Designer Cloud Input tool.

  • Resolved an issue where an error was incorrectly shown in the tool config of a newly added output tool after a former job run had already been completed. Now, messaging indicates that the user needs to run the job to see the output.

    • Incorrect error: “We can’t load the tool’s configuration. Please delete and re-add the tool."

  • Resolved an issue where users of the Designer Cloud Input tool were unable to select a dataset that was uploaded on the Import Data page.

  • Resolved an issue where CSV output differs from its input when ToNumber is used.

  • Resolved an issue where some previously successful Snowflake connections were unable to connect, with the error: "SSLPeerUnverifiedException: Certificate doesn't match any of the subject alternative names: [*,]."

  • Resolved an issue with ingesting data via an Oracle database connection with SSH tunneling when running a Designer Cloud workflow.

  • Resolved an issue with ingesting data via configured Snowflake connection with an OAuth client when running a Designer Cloud workflow.

  • Resolved an issue where Plans were failing, even though associated flows were succeeding.

  • Resolved an issue where Schedules could not be opened from the Plans UI.

  • Resolved an issue where the POST /v1/schedule endpoint was unresponsive.

  • Resolved an intermittent issue where auto-linked tasks prevented successful Plan runs.

  • Resolved an issue where jobs failed when using Snowflake only and feature.enableEMRExecutionViaJPL was set to true.

  • Resolved an issue where only 25 records were displayed on Library pages when a higher limit was selected.

May 30, 2023

What's New

Admin Console: Bulk User Operations

  • Admins can now assign roles to users while inviting those users to the workspace.

  • Admins can now select multiple users at once and apply an action such as adding roles or disabling users.

  • Admins can now sort and filter their users.

  • Added these updated operations to the Alteryx Analytics CloudAPI.

May 19, 2023

What's New

ML Upload and ML Prediction Task Types Supported in Plans

  • Use the ML Upload task type upstream of a task with a CSV output. Note that uploading a new CSV input to an existing ML project will not automatically retrain your model. To retrain your model, go to the Auto Model stage in Machine Learning.

  • Use the ML Prediction task type downstream of a task that outputs a CSV file. The CSV file must be compatible with the model session selected.

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where Plans failed even though the underlying workflows were succeeding.

May 12, 2023

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue with imported plans where the nodes were placed in a different order on the canvas.

  • Resolved an issue where downstream plan tasks were not executed after a workflow task failed.

April 26, 2023

What's New

Private Data Handling:

Introducing Private Data Handling, a new capability for the Alteryx Analytics Cloud that allows you to run data workloads on your own AWS infrastructure. Private Data Handling enables you to deploy a private data processing cluster into your virtual private cloud environment secured with your own permissions and backed by your own dedicated S3 storage. For more information, see Private Data Handling.

April 21, 2023

What's New

S3 available as default storage environment:

By default, the Alteryx Analytics Cloud uses ADS as the default storage environment. ADS is a managed storage service provided by Alteryx. If preferred, you can configure your workspace to use your own S3 bucket as default storage, relying on your IAM roles for an extra layer of control.


If you are already using ADS as your default storage environment, you can migrate to using S3. You should retain access to ADS so that you can continue to use assets that you may have already created. Some assets, such as samples, must be recreated in the new storage environment.

For more information, see Configure Storage Environment.


  • Access to the Plans feature has been moved from the global header to the platform landing page and the App Switcher, where it is available from anywhere in the Alteryx Analytics Cloud. See App Switcher.

Platform Landing Page and App Switcher:

  • Workspace roles are respected in Platform Landing Page and App Switcher. The Applications and services available to your user account are displayed in the Landing Page and App Switcher.


    Some applications and services may be available in your workspace, but you do not have access to them. For access, contact your workspace administrator.

  • See Platform Landing Page.

  • See App Switcher.

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the Analytics Cloud link didn't open from the empty state of the "Available to You" section of the landing page.

  • Removed the Use in flow option when working with datasets. This option applies only if the Trifacta Experience has been enabled.

April 11, 2023

What's New

Job History page:

Workflow jobs are now available for tracking and review in the Job History page. See Job History Page.

April 6, 2023

What's New

  • A new landing page is available! Users can now see all the apps that are released in their environment. Launch your available applications as soon as you login.


    The Available to You section lists all applications within the workspace. You may not have access to some of these applications. For more information, contact your workspace administrator.


Support for the following Early Preview (read-only) connections under OAuth 2.0 authentication:

March 31, 2023

Key Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where users were not automatically redirected to their original URL after logging in.

March 24, 2023

What's New

  • You can now view and expand the history of jobs to debug errors and view job-related metadata details.


    If you own Designer Cloud workflows, you can see the job history of job executions of your workflows.

    For more information, see Job History.

  • The schedule modal and its page have been updated to simplifies schedule creation. For more information, see Add Schedule Dialog.

Key Bug Fixes

  • The Learn more link that was broken in the Data page is now fixed.

New Known Issues

Designer Cloud workflow names are currently shown as Dataset deleted . However, the Job Group ID on the Job History page is the same as the Job Group ID in the Job Run details found in Designer Cloud.

March 17, 2023

What's New

  • The New Library page displays all workflows, flows, and Machine Learning models.


    Flows are displayed only if Trifacta Classic is enabled.

    For more information, see Library for Data.

  • Users with multiple workspaces can now select their preferred workspace through the Profile menu.

  • The icon in the header can now be selected to open the Home page of your current application.

  • A Help menu has been added to the header, which includes links to documentation, Community, and Alteryx Support.

Key Bug Fixes

  • Issues during logout when multiple tabs are open are now resolved.

  • Resolved issues where users with multiple workspaces were redirected to another workspace when they tried to log out.

  • Execution across a large number of parallel plan runs has been improved.

  • The schema drift job queue shutting down before the active job completion is now resolved.

  • The behavior of the error banner, even if all API requests succeeded whenever users shared flow in Trifacta Classic, has been fixed.

  • Resolved a problem that prevented a plan from running after the plan had been transferred to a new owner.

  • Resolved an issue with saving the Default user role. With or without making any changes, saving the Default role overwrote hidden privileges and left assignees unable to create or access folders.

March 14, 2023

What's New


Support for the following Early Preview (read-only) connections under OAuth 2.0 authentication:

  • LinkedIn Ads

For more information, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Changes in System Behavior

Application roles:

When an application role is added to a user and there are insufficient seats available for the application license, then a Failed to save role changes error is displayed. See Users Page.

February 16, 2023

What's New

Library for Workflows:


Support for the following Early Preview (read-only) connections under OAuth 2.0 authentication:

  • SalesForce

  • Smartsheet

  • Xero

For more information, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Change in System Behavior

Required user roles:


Beginning in this release, all existing and new workspace users must be assigned roles through the Cloud Portal in order to access the platform and applications. For more information, see Users Page.

S3 encryption:

Amazon has announced that as of January 5, 2023, all S3 buckets now have server-side encryption with Amazon S3 managed keys (SSE-S3) applied as the base level. This change is being rolled out across all S3 services across all regions and does not impact cost or performance.


In Designer Cloud, you can still select None for your choice of server-side encryption. While the product does not apply any additional encryption when None is selected, AWS S3 automatically applies SSE-S3 as the default encryption on your stored assets. This change has no impact on cost or performance.

For more information, see

February 2, 2023

New Known Issues




Column output order is not as expected when publishing to relational databases other than Snowflake.

January 27, 2023

This is the initial set of release notes for the Alteryx Analytics Cloud.