Learn about the fields used to create an Exadata connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Here is a list of the fields for an Exadata 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:
ExadataConnection
Connection type
Choose the Exadata connection type.
Mandatory field.
Example:
Exadata
Host
Specify the hostname or the IP address of the Exadata system
Mandatory field.
Example:
www.example.com
Port
Specify the port associated to the Exadata system
Mandatory field.
Example:
1234
User
Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the Exadata system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases.
Mandatory field.
Example:
userdi
Password
Specify the password for the User
Mandatory field.
Example:
pswrd234%!
Service name
Service name is the TNS alias that you give when you remotely connect to your database and this Service name is recorded in Tnsnames.ora file on your clients and it can be the same as SID and you can also give it any other name you want
Mandatory field.
Example:
idxdb03
Version
Specify the Exadata version being connected to
Optional field.
Example:
11.x
Other notes:
Advanced configuration
JDBC options
Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.
Optional field.
Example:
jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName][:portNumber]]
Other notes:
Advanced configuration

Sync properties

Data extraction mode
Specify the extraction type.
Optional field.
Example:
JDBC
Valid Values:
JDBC, OCI
Default:
JDBC
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
Null Value
Specifies the string literal that should indicate the null value in the extracted data. During the data load the column value matching this string will be loaded as null in the target.
Optional field.
Example:
NULL
Valid Values:
Any string literal
Default:
NULL
Other notes:
Specific only to OCI data extraction mode
Escape character
Specify this if the text qualifier is mentioned. This should be the character which escapes the text qualifier character in the source data.
Optional field.
Example:
"
Valid Values:
Any ASCII character
Default:
"
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.
Max ignored rows
Abort the transaction after encountering 'n' ignored rows
Optional field.
Default:
0
Fetch size
Specify the number of rows to be fetched at a time and processed in memory. If the value specified is zero then, all rows are extracted at once.
Optional field.
Example:
1000
Valid Values:
Any numeric value
Default:
1000
File Type
Specify type of the file
Optional field.
Default:
Delimiter
LF String
Specifies if the data has new line characters or not, so that these new line characters can be identified separately.
Optional field.
Example:
OFF
Valid Values:
OFF, ON
Default:
OFF
Compression
Specify this if the file is compressed
Optional field.
Example:
NO
Valid Values:
NO, YES
Default:
NO
Encryption
Specify if the data needs to be encrypted
Optional field.
Example:
NO
Valid Values:
NO, YES
Default:
NO
Date Style
Specifies how to interpret the date format
Optional field.
Example:
YMD
Valid Values:
YMD, MDY, DMY, DMONY, MONDY, Y2MD, MDY2, DMY2, DMONY2, and MONDY2
Default:
YMD
Other notes:
MDY: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year
DMY: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year
DMONY: 2-digit day, 3-character month name, 4-digit year
MONDY: 3-character month name, 2-digit day, 4-digit year
Y2MD: 2-digit year, 2-digit month, 2-digit day
MDY2: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 2-digit year
DMY2: 2-digit day, 2-digit month, 2-digit year
DMONY2: 2-digit day, 3-character month name, 2-digit year
MONDY2: 3-character month name, 2-digit day, 2-digit year
Date Delimiter
Specifies the separator used in the date format.
Optional field.
Example:
-
Valid Values:
Any printable ASCII character
Default:
-
Time Style
Specifies the format of the time portion in the data.
Optional field.
Example:
24 hour
Valid Values:
12 Hour, 24 Hour
Default:
24 Hour
Time Delimiter
Specifies the character used as separate the time components.
Optional field.
Example:
:
Valid Values:
Any printable ASCII character
Default:
: