Connect 2020.2 Release Notes

Last modified: November 10, 2021
Release Note Product Versions
Version Date Release
2020.2 June 3, 2020 Major

New Features

New Admin Menu 

The new Admin Menu has been reorganized and simplified. You can now find sections such as Security, Performance, Maintenance, and Export and Import.

Active Directory Integration

You can now use Connect to enable administrators to pre-load all users and groups from their Active Directory (AD) into Alteryx Connect. To load users and groups from the Active Directory, go to Administration > Settings > Single Sign-On, and select the +ADD button. To open the dialog for adding a new AD connection, select Active Directory and fill in all of the mandatory fields. To harvest users from the Active Directory, select the icon next to the created line with the AD connection.

Disable Export from Connect

Administrators now have the ability to disable all Connect export tools and options. To disable export, go to Administration > Security > User Settings and select the Disable Export for All Users checkbox. Administrators will still be able to export.

Manage Duplicate Workflows Coming from AYX Gallery

You are now able to load workflows with duplicate names from the AYX Gallery. After you finish loading analytic workflows using the Alteryx Loader in Designer, go back to Connect and select Analytic Workflows to see even workflows with duplicate names.

Google BigQuery Loader 

Connect now supports loading metadata from Google BigQuery. You now have increased speed of loading, especially on larger datasets. The new BigQuery Loader can be executed and tested for the previous release of Connect (2020.1). Use the loader package for your existing Connect instance. 

PostgreSQL Support instead of H2 

With Connect 20.2, you can now switch to custom PostgreSQL. For more information, see How to Deploy Alteryx Connect on PostgreSQL Database. By default, Connect is using the embedded H2 database. 

Email Notifications Subject Prefix

Administrators are now able to specify a subject prefix for all emails sent from Connect. You can set your email rules based on such prefix. 

Show Only Direct Children Switch

When creating a folder, you can now select whether to show all children assets recursively from all subfolders (default), or only the direct children of the given folder. To refine your selection, use the Show only direct children switch. 

Additional Enhancements

  • Set SSL Certificate for Longer Period: The SSL certificate is valid by default for 1825 days. To change this value, update the Validity Period (days) parameter during the installation. 
  • AYX Loader: Endpoint pagination of schedules has been implemented. 
  • PowerBI Loader: The loader is now able to load all available datasets regardless the API throttling limit. 
  • S3 Loader: Optional parameter for the s3 region endpoint has been added. 
  • Salesforce Loader: Asset Column Identity has been implemented.
  • Tableau Loader: Owners for Tableau Projects are loaded into Connect.
  • Tableau Loader Performance Improvements: Improved metadata for loading performance from large Tableau instances, to include faster load time.
  • Packaging of Python Modules: The packaging of Python modules in relevant loaders has been switched to CONDA packages. 
  • SSL: We have now implemented SSL support for all loaders.


Fixed and Known Issues

Major Release Version 2020.2


ID Description Version Issue Status
DE22993 Checkbox state changes are not saved in custom fields. 2020.2 Fixed
DE23279 Can't find certified assets. 2020.2 Fixed
DE23378 Displaying of the default text depends on multiple selection and is inline editable in Custom fields. 2020.2 Fixed
DE23742 Entry name gets unwanted prefix during inline editing. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24112 Inline editing of entry name is not available anymore. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24240 Unable to attach file mainly in Japanese. 2020.2 Fixed
DE23434 Tableau loader: Value too long for column "EXPRESSION VARCHAR(2000)". 2020.2 Fixed
DE23443 Microsoft Power BI loader: Value too long for column "CATALOG_ENVIRONMENT VARCHAR(500)". 2020.2 Fixed
DE23493 Impala loader: Custom query returning inconsistent column structure. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24238 Problem with showing Japanese file names. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24427 Microsoft PowerBI On-Premises lineage parsing issue. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24825 Fast Deployment: When enabled and saved, the Schedule toggle stays disabled. 2020.2 Fixed
DE24870 LDAP issue: Fix Membership field limit on 2000 characters. 2020.2 Fixed


ID Description Version Issue Status
DE23498 Export dump gives 500 error if MS SQL database is used. 2020.2 Known
DE23499 Request access does nothing on the Versions Compare page. 2020.2 Known
DE23908 Long entry name is out of tooltip. 2020.2 Known
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