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Connection Types

You can create the following types of connections from the Alteryx Analytics Cloud. You can use the given links to create connection.

Create Connection

  1. Click Connections in the left nav bar.

  2. In the Connections page, click Create.


Search: Enter a search string in the search bar to locate connections of interest.


Search scans the selected category. For broadest search results, select the All types tab.


You can create connections to datasources hosted on Amazon RDS. Search for Amazon RDS for the available connection types, or select the Amazon RDS version of the connection type of interest. Required configuration information is very similar.

Early Preview: Early Preview connections are read-only connection types that get you connected to your data, so that you can begin exploring and importing as soon as possible. For more information, see Early Preview Connection Types.

I'm interested: Click I'm interested to upvote adding the connection type to the Trifacta Application. Help chart the future direction of connectivity!

For more information, see Create Connection Window.

Connection Categories

In the Create Connection window, connections are organized according to the following categories.


Connect to data storage for your web-based applications.

REST API connectivity:

Build connections to API endpoints that can be accessed by the Trifacta Application. For more information, see REST API Connections.


These connections enable you to access data in your CRM or ERP systems.


General relational connectivity:

Relational connectivity is available for the following product editions:


Availability of individual connection types may vary. Please see the documentation for the specific connection type for details.


This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

These connections pertain to relational database sources.


Unless otherwise noted, authentication to a relational connection requires basic authentication (username/password) credentials.

If you are connecting the Alteryx Analytics Cloud to any relational source of data, such as Redshift or Oracle, you must add the Alteryx Service to your whitelist for those resources.


The database to which you are connecting must be available from the Alteryx service over the public Internet.

For more information, see Whitelist Platform Service.


Click the Amazon RDS version of a connection type to create a connection to your Amazon RDS instance of the selected database.


You can create connections to the listed file-based datastores or to other API-based storage.


You can create connections to the datastores for popular marketing solutions.

Connections to Base Storage Layer

Connections of these type are automatically created for you.

Amazon S3 (layer)

This connection type refers to using S3 as the base storage layer.

Supported Versions: n/a

  • Read: Supported

  • Write: Supported

Create New Connection: n/a


Supported Versions: n/a

  • Read: Supported

  • Write: Supported

Create New Connection: n/a


A single public connection to TFS is supported.

For more information:

Default Connections

These connections are automatically enabled and configured with the product.


Enable: Automatically enabled.

Create New Connection: n/a