Connect Loader SDK
Alteryx Connect helps you explore your company's data by providing important metadata information, such as the author or location, or social information, such as use frequency or related data.
Connect uses loaders to load data, regardless of location or format. Loaders are available for more-widely used servers and database systems; however, the Connect Loader SDK allows you to create custom loaders for existing databases, as well as create and integrate custom metadata and object types into Alteryx Connect.
New loaders for existing object types are fully supported, including migration to future versions. This includes database structures. Loaders for new object types, such as data models, are not full supported. Migration to future versions of Connect may not be supported.
Connect SDK overview
The Connect Loader SDK consists of two major Components: the REST API and the Designer Connect Tools. The API provides communication between your organization's data system and Connect. You can use the REST API and the Designer Connect tools to customize the loading conditions.
- A metadata loader harvests data from a data source. The metadata loader can be:
- One of the Alteryx Connect metadata loaders that are supplied with the product.
- A custom Alteryx workflow created in Designer using the Connect Json Builder tool to create formatted JSON out of the dataset and the ConnectOutput tool to call a set of Webservices that are stored and created in Connect.
- A custom metadata loader that extracts metadata from the source system and call the REST API.