Connect 2021.4 Release Notes

Last modified: May 27, 2022
Release Note Product Versions
Version Date Release End of Support
2021.4.4.a6331280 February 2, 2022 Major August 2, 2023
2021.4.5.cdab664b March 17, 2022 Minor August 2, 2023
2021.4.5.10a1771c* May 12, 2022 Minor August 2, 2023

*Fix for CVE-2022-22965 Spring4Shell Vulnerability

You can find more information on the CVE-2022-22965 Spring4Shell vulnerability in the Community article Alteryx’s Response to CVE-2022-22965 Spring4Shell Vulnerability. We upgraded the Apache Tomcat Server to version 9.0.62 in Connect version 2021.4.5.10a1771c.

New Features

Security Configuration Update for SAML

Connect is now using SHA-256 algorithm for SAML by default. For more information about SAML, visit the Settings help page. 

XLSX Export Available 

You now have the option to export your data not only as XLS files but as XLXS files as well. The XLSX export is available for Advanced Search, in the three-dot menu for each asset, and in Nexus. Note that if you export larger data sets, the operation may have a timeout of up to 8 minutes. For such exports we recommend you to use XML export. For more information, visit the Search for Data and Contribute to Data help page. 

Additional Enhancements

  • The following third-party software—jQuery, moments.js, and bootstrap—has been upgraded to the latest stable release. 

  • In the Admin Menu, the Single Sign-On tab in the Settings section has been updated: The option Actions for each of the configured SAMLs has been removed and replaced by the three-dot menu

  • Connect received a new logo. 

Metadata Loaders

Power BI Loader Lineage

After removing the DataMashup file by Microsoft for the newly created Power BI reports, the possibility to create a lineage for new Power BI reports has been lost. In case you can't see the lineage for your report, republish the report for the lineage to be corrected and re-run the PowerBI metadata loader. Check the Load Metadata from Microsoft Power BI help page for more information.  


Fixed and Known Issues

In 21.4, Connect temporarily does not support new API endpoints metadata registration and lineage metadata for dynamic named files.


Major Release Version 2021.4.4.a6331280

ID Description Version Issue Status
TCON-534 Saving changes in SAML causes the "Access denied." error message.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-542 Error occurs when Tableau password contains special character.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
Asset Details tags are not saved correctly if the tag name is enclosed in double quotes.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-545 Adding an image to a Glossary is impossible when the image file extension is written in upper case.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-553 The ‘Save as Virtual Folder’ button doesn't store asset type.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-554 Some special characters in an asset name are not allowed.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-559 Bulk actions "Select all entities" doesn't work.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed
TCON-561 Export to XML: Header info isn't in the XML format.   2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed


Date-Picker field: Unable to clear the ‘Date Created At’ and ‘Updated At’ fields once selected.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Fixed

Minor Release Version 2021.4.5.cdab664b

TCON-612 The configuration field 'Maximum number of elements in Nexus' in Settings was not applied and therefore the Connect performance has dropped. 2021.4.5.cdab664b Fixed


The icon field from the graphical element 'Plus X more' in Nexus was removed to have a better overview.  2021.4.5.cdab664b Fixed



Major Release Version 2021.4.4.a6331280

ID Description Version Issue Status
TCON-552 Timeout in case of exporting larger data sets using XLS/XLSX export.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Known
Server API Endpoints GET Workflows and GET Jobs with no search criteria return nothing.  2021.4.4.a6331280 Known

Security Updates


Minor Release Version 2021.4.5.10a1771c

ID Description Version Issue Status



To be disclosed. (*) 2021.4.5.10a1771c Fixed

* In accordance with security best practices and to prevent potential manipulation by bad actors, Alteryx does not disclose the details of any open vulnerability until all supported versions are updated with a fix. Beginning with 21.4, releases will become available this month, continuing through June, until the fix has been applied to all versions. To ensure that all versions you use are promptly fixed, regular updates during this period are strongly recommended. More information will be made available once the vulnerability has been fixed for all impacted versions.

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