Quick Start with Connect Loader SDK

Last modified: March 27, 2020

To create a custom loader for Connect

  1. Download and install:
    1. the latest version of Alteryx Connect.
    2. the latest Connect Loaders package.

Loader Workflow Guidelines

Adhere to the following guidelines for a consistent loader experience.

  • Align workflow elements to improve readability.
  • Group similar elements, such as credentials.
  • Check input values for expected patterns, such as URLs containing "http://"
  • Use the Input Data tool to connect to the database rather than the Dynamic Input tool to ensure a consistent toolset experience when working with the metadata loaders.
  • Create wireless connections from input parameters, such as credentials, to improve legibility.
  • Verify that every loader has sample data to show full capabilities of the connector, including the UI elements to display in Connect.
  • Each workflow is in a separate sub-directory containing the workflow and the related sample data.

Quick Start Examples

Configuration Files: An example demonstrating how to create and manually upload configuration files to Connect.

Configuration File Upload Workflow: An example demonstrating how to upload configurations to Connect via the REST API.

Data Upload Workflow: An example demonstrating the transfer of metadata from Designer to Connect.

  1. Download and install:
    1. The latest version of Alteryx Connect.
    2. The latest Connect Loaders package.
  2. Using Alteryx Designer, create a new workflow.
    1. Use the Connect Json Builder tool to build JSON out of your incoming dataset.
    2. Use the Connect Output tool to push JSON to Alteryx Connect.
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