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

Here is a list of the fields for an SQL Server 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:
SQLServerConnection
Connection type
Choose the SQL Server connection type.
Mandatory field.
Example:
SQL Server
Host
Specify the hostname or the IP address of the SQL Server system
Mandatory field.
Example:
www.example.com
Port
Specify the port associated with the SQL Server system
Mandatory field.
Example:
1234
User
Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the SQL Server 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%!
Instance
Specify an instance with all SQL Server databases run by a single SQL Server service
Optional field.
Example:
diazsql
Other notes:
Advanced configuration
Version
Specify the SQL Server version being connected to
Optional field.
Example:
2016
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.
Mandatory field.
Example:
JDBC
Valid Values:
JDBC, BCP
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 indicates the null value in the extracted data. During the data load, the column value matching this string loads as null in the target.
Optional field.
Example:
NULL
Valid Values:
Any string literal
Default:
NULL
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:
--user "dbuser" --password "$DIWD" --target_database "ditest" --target_schema "falcon_schema"
Default:
--max_ignored_rows 0
Reference:
tsload flag reference