Learn about the fields used to create a Cassandra connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Here is a list of the fields for a Cassandra connection in ThoughtSpot DataFlow. You need specific information to establish a seamless and secure connection.

Connection properties

Connection name
Name your connection.
Mandatory field.
Example:
CassandraConnection
Connection type
Choose the Cassandra connection type.
Mandatory field.
Example:
Cassandra
Host
Specify the hostname or the IP address of the Cassandra system
Mandatory field.
Example:
www.example.com
Port
Specify the port associated to the Cassandra system
Mandatory field.
Example:
1234
Default:
9042
User
Specify the user to connect to Cassandra. This user must have data access privileges.
Mandatory field.
Example:
userdi
Password
Specify the password for the User.
Mandatory field.
Example:
pswrd234%!
Authentication
Specifies the type of security protocol to connect to the instance. Based on the type of security select the authentication type and provide details.
Mandatory field.
Example:
Kerberos
Valid Values:
None, SSL, LDAP, Kerberos
Default:
None
Row scan depth
The maximum number of rows to scan to look for the columns available in a table. Set this property to gain more control over how the provider applies data types to collections.
Optional field.
Example:
-1
Default:
100
Other notes:
Advanced Configuration
KDC host
Specify KDC Host Name where as KDC (Kerberos Key Distribution Center) is a service than runs on a domain controller server role.
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
[email protected]
User keytab
To authenticate via a key-tab you must have supporting key-tab file which is generated by Kerberos Admin and also requires the user principal associated with Key-tab ( Configured while enabling Kerberos)
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
/app/keytabs/labuser.keytab
Default realm
A Kerberos realm is the domain over which a Kerberos authentication server has the authority to authenticate a user, host or service.
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
name.example.com
Kerberos service KDC
Specify the Kerberos KDC of the service.
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
www.example.com
Kerberos service realm
Specify the Kerberos realm of the service.
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
EXAMPLE.COM
Kerberos SPN
Specify the service principal name (SPN) for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
Mandatory field.
For Kerberos authentication only.
Example:
cassandra/[email protected]
LDAP user
Specify the default LDAP user used to connect to and communicate with the server, it must be set if the LDAP server do not allow anonymous bind.
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
userdi
LDAP password
Specify the password for the LDAP User.
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
pswrd234%!
LDAP server
Specify the host name or IP address of the LDAP server.
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
[email protected]
LDAP port
Specify the port number that is associated to the LDAP server
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
1234
Search filter
Specify the search filter for looking up usernames in LDAP.
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
sAMAccountName=
Default:
uid
Search base
Specify the search base for the LDAP server, used to look up users.
Mandatory field.
For LDAP authentication only.
Example:
DC=maxcrc,DC=com
Trust store path
Specify the TLS/SSL client certificate store for SSL Client Authentication (2-way SSL)
Mandatory field.
For SSL authentication only.
Example:
trust store path
Trust store password
Specify the password for the TLS/SSL client certificate.
Mandatory field.
For SSL authentication only.
Example:
password
Certificate type
Specify the type of key store containing the TLS/SSL client certificate.
Mandatory field.
For SSL authentication only.
Example:
JKSFILE
Certificate subject
Specify the subject of the TLS/SSL client certificate.
Mandatory field.
For SSL authentication only.
Example:
CN=www.example.com
Default:
*
JDBC options
Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.
Optional field.
Example:
jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName][:portNumber]]
Other notes:
Advanced configuration

Sync properties

Column delimiter
Specify the column delimiter character.
Mandatory field.
Example:
1
Valid Values:
Any printable ASCII character or decimal value for ASCII character
Default:
1
Enclosing character
Specify if the text columns in the source data needs to be enclosed in quotes.
Optional field.
Example:
DOUBLE
Valid Values:
SINGLE, DOUBLE
Default:
DOUBLE
Other notes:
This is required if the text data has newline character or delimiter character.
Escape character
Specify the escape character if using a text qualifier in the source data.
Optional field.
Example:
\"
Valid Values:
Any ASCII character
Default:
\"
TS load options
Specifies the parameters passed with the tsload command, in addition to the commands already included by the application. The format for these parameters is:
--<param_1_name> <optional_param_1_value>
--<param_2_name> <optional_param_2_value>
Optional field.
Example:
--max_ignored_rows 0
Valid Values:

--null_value ""
--escape_character ""
--max_ignored_rows 0
Default:
--max_ignored_rows 0