Connect 2018.2 Release Notes

Last modified: October 10, 2019

New Features

Data Sources

You can now upload metadata to Connect from the following data sources:

  • Azure Data Lake Stores
  • Snowflake Server
  • MySQL Server
  • Qlik Sense
  • QlikView

Additional Enhancements

  • Connect can be configured to harvest metadata from Alteryx Gallery without leaving the Connect platform.
  • The process for registering a single sign-on service using SAML protocol has been streamlined.
  • The Connect REST API is now publicly available, allowing users to pull data from Connect.
  • Deleted assets are marked as inactive. Inactive assets can be purged by an administrator.
  • Administrators can restrict the file types that can be uploaded.
  • Asset lineage now supports MSSQL and Oracle Synonyms.
  • Loading jobs now support blobs.
  • The field editor has additional functionality, including video.
  • The popularity indicator provides a summary of the inputs that lead to that asset's popularity score.
  • The Advanced Search page has been adjusted for consistency.
  • Lucene Index has minor performance improvements.

Known and Fixed Issues


Issue Status

.xls file support has been corrected.


Tables in the field editor occasionally produce merged cells Known
Clicking a Tableau project opens the site instead of the project due to REST API constraints. Known
Tools containing assets created by Connect are not recognized by Gallery, causing Gallery to reject workflows containing them. Known
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