Add a MongoDB database connection

You can add a connection to a MongoDB database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, click Add connection in the top right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, enter the Connection name, and select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the MongoDB Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    • Connection name
      Name your connection.

    • Connection type
      Choose the MongoDB connection type.

    • Host
      Specify the hostname or the IP address of the MongoDB system

    • Port
      Specify the port associated to the MongoDB system

    • User
      Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the MongoDB system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases.

    • Password
      Specify the password for the User

    • Database
      Collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated

    • Flatten arrays
      The FlattenArrays property can be used to flatten the elements of nested arrays into columns of their own. Set FlattenArrays to the number of elements you want to return from nested arrays.

    • 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.

    • JDBC options
      Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

  5. Click Create connection.