Add Connections

Add a connection

Add New Connection

Click Add New Connection.

Connection Name

Enter a unique connection name here.

Tip: Connection names must be unique. It cannot exist in another group.

Connector Type

Select the connector type here

The available connector types are:

  • Oracle Data Provider (ODP) Connector
  • Microsoft SQL Server Connector
  • ODBC Connector
  • OLEDB Connector
  • Azure Blob Storage Connector
  • Master Data Services Connector
  • Kepion Planning Connector
  • XMLA Connector
  • SharePoint Connector
  • Salesforce Connector
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connector
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector
  • Google Analytics Connector
  • Google AdWordsConnector
  • MailChimp Connector
  • YouTube Connector
  • YouTube Analytics Connector
  • QuickBooks Online Connector
  • JIRA Connector
  • Google BigQuery Connector
  • Azure Storage Connector
  • MySQL Connector
  • Excel Connector
  • Twitter Connector
  • Facebook Connector
  • Active Directory Connector

Connection String

Enter the connection string for the connection here.

Connection Examples

Data Governor provides the ability to select a template for connection strings from the example drop down.

The available connection example options are:

  • Oracle Data Provider (ODP) Connector
  • Microsoft SQL Server Connector
  • ODBC Connector
  • OLEDB Connector
  • Azure Blob Storage Connector
  • Master Data Services Connector
  • Kepion Planning Connector
  • XMLA Connector
  • SharePoint Connector
  • Salesforce Connector
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connector
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector
  • Google Analytics Connector
  • Google AdWordsConnector
  • MailChimp Connector
  • YouTube Connector
  • YouTube Analytics Connector
  • QuickBooks Online Connector
  • JIRA Connector
  • Google BigQuery Connector
  • Azure Storage Connector
  • MySQL Connector
  • Excel Connector
  • Twitter Connector
  • Facebook Connector
  • Active Directory Connector

Connection User

If a user ID and password are required to connect to the data Source (E.G. using SQL Server Standard example), enter the user ID here. The format of the user ID can be either domain\username or an email address.

Connection Password

If a user ID and password are required to connect to the data Source (E.G. using SQL Server Standard example), enter the password here.

Confirm Password

Reenter the password.

Cache Table Listings

Check this box to cache the table listings for large connections.

Connections with a large number of objects (tables and views) can take a long time to retrieve from the source. This delay can degrade the responsiveness of the Data Governor user interface. The table caching feature allows objects in a connection to be cached locally (text file) in Data Governor so that they don’t need to be retrieved every time a new task is setup.

Tip: Table caching is recommended only for connections with a very large number of tables or views.

Cache disk icon

A disk icon will display against the connection if it has been saved with this option checked. When a connection is deleted the cached table listing will be removed for the database table. When you edit a connection with the Cache Table Listings option, you will be presented with the following :

Cache options

You can select to refresh the table list cache or remove the table cache altogether.

Groups for this Connection

In this section, you can choose to add groups which this connection can be used in. By default the group where you create this connection will be selected. Add more groups for this connection by selecting the checkboxes.

Tip: At least one group must be selected.

Action Buttons

When you have entered all the necessary connection details, click Verify Connection to validate the syntax and connectivity of the connection string.

You can choose to verify the connection at a later time by clicking Bypass Verify. Unverified connections will be highlighted in red in the connections list and a lock icon will display under the verified column.

Unverified connection

Click Insert to save the verified/unverified connection.

Tip: Unverified connections will not be available for you to select when creating tasks.

List of connections

To make changes to a connection, click on the corresponding pencil icon.

The list of connections will display the following columns:

  • Connection Type - the connection type
  • Connection Name - the connection name
  • Connection String - the connection string
  • User - the connection user (if applicable)
  • Verified - whether the connection has been verified

Tip: A cross against a connection means that it is not being used and it can be deleted. Connections that are currently being used by other processes or datasets cannot be deleted. You will need to remove all references to the connection first before you can delete it.

Show Usage/ Hide Usage

Data Governor 5.2 gives you the ability to toggle between connection usage views.

Show Usage link

Click Show Usage under the header to show 2 extra columns:

  • Used in Task - shows the tasks where the connection is being used
  • Used in Dataset - shows the datasets where the connection is being used

Show Usage extra columns