Export Query Results to Plot.ly

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

Alation integrates directly with Plot.ly so you can easily send your query results to the tool for creation of plots, visualizations, and dashboards.

Plot.ly must be enabled on your company’s instance of Alation. If you don’t see it listed and are interested in this integration, contact your Alation Server Admin.

Enabling Plot.ly Export

The role of a Server Admin is required for enabling export to Plot.ly. If storing created visualizations is desired, an account with Plot.ly will also be necessary.

Enabling of Plot.ly exports is completed by a Server Admin within the Alation Catalog UI:

  1. Select the Settings icon on the upper-right area of the page.

  2. Select Miscellaneous in the Server Admin section.

  3. Toggle the Plot.ly Integration slider to the On position.

  4. If storing or associating visualizations with Plot.ly account is desired, enter the Plot.ly instance URL in the field to the right.

  5. From the drop-down, select the Plot.ly version desired for export.

Downloading to Plot.ly

In Compose, select the down arrow on the Download button in the Results pane.


Clicking on Plot.ly will trigger a new tab to open in your browser. Your results will be automatically uploaded, so you can start building your plot immediately.