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Early Preview Connection Types


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

Select connection types may be made available through the Alteryx Analytics Cloud prior to general availability and full support. These Early Preview connection types are intended to enable customers to get connected to their source data to begin building their data wrangling pipelines. The currently available Early Preview connection types are described below.

General Limitations


Early Preview connection types provide early access to and use of new connection types so that you may begin working with data in your connected datastores. Avoid deploying Early Preview connections into a production environment before testing in Dev/Testing environments. To send feedback, please contact Alteryx Support.

Unless explicitly stated below, each Early Preview connection type has the following limitations:

  • Cloud/SaaS only. Early Preview connections are not available for self-managed deployments.

  • Read-only. Writing back through the connection is not supported.

  • Authentication. Access to the datastore must be completed through the listed and supported method for the connection type. Depending on the connection, the method may be limited to one of the following:

    • Basic credentials (username/password)

    • APIKey

    • SecurityToken

    • OAuth 2.0

    • Methods of authentication not listed with the connection type are not supported.

  • Limited data type support. All imported data is mapped to the following basic data types:

    • String

    • Integer

    • Decimal

    • Boolean

    • Other data types, such Datetime, are not officially supported for Early Preview connections. They might be processed properly.

Additional possible limitations include:

  • SSO is unlikely to be supported.

  • Connect String Options cannot be applied to data modeling.

  • Import uses a default schema, which may not show all of the available tables in the connected database.

  • Of the available tables, some tables may not show all columns due to limitations in the data source.

  • Performance through an Early Preview connection may be slower than for generally available connections.

  • Connector-specific functionality that may require additional engineering may not be supported through the Early Preview connection.

Support Policy

Early Preview connections are made available through the Trifacta Application with the intention of making them generally available and fully supported at some point in the future.

These connections are supported with the following limitations:

  • These connections are supported only for importing datasets and generating samples.

  • The configuration, supported use cases, supported data types, and limitations are subject to change prior to making the connection generally available.

  • While it is the intention of Alteryx to make all Early Preview connections generally available for our customers, Alteryx reserves the right to remove the connection from availability at all or to change the connection at any time prior to general availability.

  • Bugs found in Early Preview connections may not be fixed before general availability.


Avoid using Early Preview connections in production environments without testing them first in Development/Staging environments.

Coming Soon connections:

Connections that are labeled Coming Soon in the Trifacta Application may be made available in the future. If you are interested to getting early access, please contact Alteryx Support.

Create Connection


To be able to create a connection, you must be assigned the appropriate privileges in your roles through the Trifacta Application. For more information, see Roles Page.


Please complete the following steps to create any Early Preview connection.

  1. Login to the Trifacta Application.

  2. In the left nav bar, click the Connections icon.

  3. In the Connections page, click Create.

  4. Select the appropriate card for the connection type. The cards for the connections below are marked: Early Preview.

  5. Specify the connection according to the instructions provided below.

  6. Verify the connection by creating an imported dataset.

For more information, see Connections Page.

Create Connection via API

Depending on your product edition, you may be able to create your connection via API.

To create an API connection, you must acquire the vendor, vendorName, and type information from the appropriate section below.

"vendor": "<Vendor>",
"vendorName": "<VendorName>",
"type": "<typeIdentifier>"

Use Connection

This section contains basic information on using connections to various types of supported storage.

Early Preview Connections



Adobe Analytics Connections

Adobe Analytics provides reporting, visualizations, and analysis of customer data that allows to discover actionable insights. For more information, see

Airtable Connections

Airtable is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. For more information, see

Amazon Athena Connections

Amazon Athena is a service that enables a data analyst to perform interactive queries in the AWS public cloud on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)For more information, see

Amazon DynamoDB Connections

Amazon DynamoDB is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing non-relational document based databases. For more information, see

Apache Impala Connections

Apache Impala is a MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) SQL query system for processing volumes of data stored in a Hadoop cluster. For more information, see

Asana Connections

Asanais a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. For more information, see Connections

Authorize.Net is a payment gateway service provider that allows merchants to accept credit cards, contactless payments, and eChecks through their website and over an IP connection. For more information, see

Cassandra Connections

Cassandra DB is a distributed system for deployment of a large number of nodes across multiple data centers. For more information, see

CockroachDB Connections

Cockroach DB is a cloud-native SQL database for building global and scalable cloud services that survive disasters. For more information, see

DB2 Connections

IBM DB2 connects the different applications in your enterprise to your mainframe. For more information, see

DocuSign Connections

DocuSign is the fast, reliable way to electronically sign documents and agreements on practically any device across the globe. For more information, see

Exact Online Connections

Exact Onlineis an online business software for business owners and accountants. The combination of accounting and CRM offers the perfect basis for any healthy business. For more information, see

Facebook Ads Connections

Facebook Ads are paid messages that businesses place on Facebook. Ads appear in News Feed on desktop and mobile. For more information, see

Freshdesk Connections

Freshdesk by Freshworks is a cloud-based customer engagement service for managing customer interactions and the sales pipeline. For more information, see

Google Ads Connections

Google Ads is an online advertising platform that allows you to create online ads to reach audiences interested in the products and services that an advertiser offers. For more information, see

Google Calendar Connections

Google Calendar is an online scheduling calendar service. For more information, see

Google Contacts Connections

Google Contacts is an online contact management service.

Google BigQuery JDBC Connections

Google BigQuery JDBC (Private Preview)is a fully managed enterprise data warehouse that helps you manage and analyze your data with built-in features like machine learning, geospatial analysis, and business intelligence. For more information, see

Greenplum Connections

Greenplumuses a high-performance architecture to distribute the load of multi-terabyte data warehouses and can leverage a system's resources in parallel to process a query. For more information, see

HubSpot Connections

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that offers marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software. For more information, see

Instagram Ads Connections

Instagram Ads is a method of paying to post sponsored content on the Instagram platform to reach a larger audience. For more information, see

JIRA by Atlassian Connections

Jira by Atlassianis a software application used for issue tracking and project management. For more information, see

LinkedIn Ads Connections

Magento Connections

Magento is an e-commerce platform that provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system and offers powerful marketing, search optimization, and catalog-management tools. For more information, see

Mailchimp Connections

Mailchimpis a marketing application that enables you tomaintain contact management practices and powerful data analysis.For more information, see

MariaDb Connections

MariaDb is a popular open source relational database. It has been integrated into various cloud offerings and is the default database for many Linux distributions. For more information, see

Marketo Connections

Marketois a marketing automation platform that enables marketers to manage personalized multi-channel programs and campaigns to prospects and customers. For more information, see

Microsoft Advertising Connections

Microsoft Advertising is a service that provides pay per click advertisingon the Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines. For more information, see

Microsoft Dataverse Connections

You can create connections to your Microsoft Dataverse instance from the Alteryx Analytics Cloud.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Connections

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (Deprecated)is a set of interconnected, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services designed to both transform and enable your core customers, employees, and business activities. For more information, see

NetSuite Connections

NetSuite is the leading integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce software.

Pinterest Connections

Pinterestis a visual discovery engine for finding ideas like, fashion, home, and style inspiration. For more information, see

Presto Connections

Presto is a high-performance, distributed SQL engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from Gigabytes to Petabytes. The architecture of Presto enables users to query various data sources such as Hadoop, MYSQL, MongoDB, and Teradata. For more information, see

QuickBase Connections

Quickbase is an application development platform that unites business and IT teams by enabling problem solvers to work together to safely, securely, and sustainably create an ecosystem of applications. For more information, see

QuickBooks Online Connections

QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based software that can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. This software includes access to all product and feature updates, automatic data backups, as well as the ability to restore company data from backups. For more information, see

Redis Connections

Redis (Remote Dictionary Server), is a fast, open-source, in-memory key-value data store for use as a database, cache, message broker, and queue. For more information, see

SAP HANA Connections

SAP HANA® (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is a multi-model database that stores data in its memory instead of keeping it on a disk. For more information, see

SendGrid Connections

SendGrid is a cloud-based SMTP provider that allows you to send email without having to maintain email servers. For more information, see

ServiceNow Connections

ServiceNow provides technical management support, such as IT service management and help desk functionality, to the IT operations of large corporations. For more information, see

Shopify Connections

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides online retailers with a suite of services such as payments, marketing, shipping, and customer engagement tools.

Smartsheet Connections

Smartsheet is a project management and collaboration tool served in a simple spreadsheet layout.For more information, see

Snowflake JDBC Connections

You can create connections through the Trifacta Application to a Snowflake JDBC (Private Preview) database, which provides column-oriented in-memory data storage, processing, analytic solutions.

Splunk Connections

Splunk® is a software platform used for monitoring, searching, analyzing, and visualizing machine-generated data in real-time. For more information, see

SurveyMonkey Connections

SurveyMonkey is an online survey software that helps you to create and run professional online surveys. For more information, see

Trello Connections

Trello is a visual collaboration tool that enables you to organize and prioritize projects in a flexible and rewarding way. For more information, see

Trino Connections

Trinois a distributed SQL query engine designed to query large data sets distributed over one or more heterogeneous data sources. For more information, see

Workday Connections

Workday is a cloud-based system that allows you to manage finances, human resources, and student-faculty lifecycles. For more information, see

Xero Connections

Xero is cloud-based accounting software for small businesses. It performs bookkeeping functions such as invoicing and payroll and allows you to connect to a live bank feed. For more information, see

YouTube Analytics Connections

YouTube Analytics enables you to measure the success of your YouTube marketing efforts. For more information, see

Zendesk Connections

Zendesk is a service-first CRM company that builds software designed to improve customer relationships. For more information, see

Zoho CRM Connections

Zoho CRM is an online sales CRM software that manages your sales, marketing, and support in one CRM platform. For more information, see