Step 3: Data Sources

Summary: This article will help you set up your Data Sources by explaining every bullet point seen on the Dashboard.

Step3_Dashboard

How to Add an Active Data Source

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  1. Click on the link highlighted in the picture above. Alternatively, you can click on Data Sources in the navigation panel.

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  1. Click on add new data source.

Step3_Datasourcesoverview

  1. After clicking add new data source a popup will open (sreenshot seen above)

  2. In this popup you can choose the data source you want to add.

Tip: When hovering your mouse over the question mark symbol a small description will appear describing the respective data source.

  1. After clicking the desired data source a new popup will open. For the purpose of an example we will look at the MySQL data source.

Step3_Mysqloverview

  1. Fill in the required data.

  2. After having entered the data, you can test the connection.

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You can see if your test was successful by the popup or the check besides button! (Data source in the screenshot above was successfully tested)

Step3_MYSQLUnsuccessful

This screenshot features an unsuccessful test. You can see this by the red popup saying what went wrong or by the red cross besides the test button.

  1. After having successfully tested the connection, click save connection to save and exit the popup.

Step3_MYSQLOverview

  1. After closing the popup you can see the data source in the overwiew. You can also choose to edit it by clicking the edit button or check the connection status by clicking the button below status (OK in this screenshot).

  2. You’ve successfully set up a Data Source.

How to Add a Virtual Data Source

  1. Click on the link highlighted in the picture above. Alternatively, you can click on Data Sources in the navigation panel.

Step3_AddDatasource

  1. Click on add new data source.

datasourcesoverview

  1. After clicking add new data source a popup will open (sreenshot seen above)

  2. In this popup choose the Virtual data source.

Tip: When hovering your mouse over the question mark symbol a small description will appear describing the respective data source.

VDS Popup

  1. After clicking the desired data source a new popup will open. This article is dedicated to the Oracle data source.

  2. Fill in the required data.

    This is how it might look after filling in the data:

VDS Example

  1. Click save connection to save and exit the popup.

VDS Overview

  1. After closing the popup you can see the data source in the overwiew. You can also choose to edit it by clicking the edit button or check the connection status by clicking the button below status.

  2. You’ve successfully set up a Virtual Data Source.

For more information on Data Sources check out the dedicated article!